The New Hampshire Chess Association (NHCA) is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to promote chess in the state of New Hampshire. The NHCA runs six major tournaments a year, these include:

  1. Queen City Tornado
  2. New Hampshire Quick Chess Championship
  3. New Hampshire Open
  4. New Hampshire Senior Championship
  5. New Hampshire Amateur Championship
  6. New Hampshire Scholastic Individual Championships
  7. New Hampshire Scholastic Team Championships

Upcoming Events

17th Annual

Wacky May Scholastic Chess Tournament  – ONLINE!

The NHCA Scholastic committee agreed that the 2019-2020 Scholastic Championships event will NOT be held this year. 

UPDATE-  NEW DATE for WACKY MAY SCHOLASTIC –  May 30, 2020  10:00 am

The 17th annual Wacky May Scholastic Chess tournament WILL be held… for the very first time:


Tom and Vince are working hard learning the nuances of safe online scholastic tournaments.  

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2019-2020 NH Scholastic  Championships

We were ever hopeful,  however we no longer believe that holding any  scholastic Championship, regardless of format, is a viable option for this year  given the ongoing concerns and severity  of the Corona-virus pandemic. The NHCA Scholastic committee agreed that the 2019-2020 Scholastic Championships event will NOT be held this year.

Thank you for your understanding.

Anyone with questions, concerns, or suggestions should contact  John Elmore at johnpelmore@yahoo.com or Vince Bradley at nhchess@yahoo.com



GM Fidel Corrales

Nashua library has cancelled all activities through May

May, 9, 2020
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St, Nashua, NH

Play chess against a grand master! Fidel Corrales will give a simultaneous exhibition, playing multiple opponents at one time. Limited to 40 players; others can watch – quietly please! Players must register by clicking the link below. Observers need not register. Bring your chess set. Standard chess pieces only please. The event starts at 11 and ends when the last game is finished.