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


February, 29, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton, 700 Elm St. (Granite St. exit off I-293), Manchester, NH.

4SS, G/60 d5. $$G 1,400. Three sections. Open, EF: $37 if rec’d by 2/27, free to GM/IM. $$G: $200-130-100, U2100 $110, U1950 $100. Under 1800, EF: $37 if rec’d by 2/27. $$G: $150-100-70, U1600 $110. No Unr. may win over $100. Under 1400, EF: $31 if rec’d by 2/27. $$G: $110-70-50, U1200 $60, U1000 $40. No Unr. may win over $55. All, EF $5 more if paid at site. Online advance entry available at nhchess.org until 6 p.m. on 2/28. NHCA membership required of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 age U19. Reg.: 8:30-9:35 a.m. Sat. 2/29. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Half-point bye OK for any one rd, must commit before rd 2; no player may request a half-point bye after receiving a full-point bye. Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. Unit 23, Manchester, NH 03103. Info: halterrie@comcast.net.

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January 19, February 9, March 1, 2020
RWB Community Center - 112 Community Lounge
48 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH 03755

  • Starting Time : 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Break time after 2nd round
  • Onsite Registration time : 12:15 PM
  • Register online: $25 per person. $30 at the door
  • Rounds : G30 d/5, 4SS
  • Tournament sections : U 8, U 10, U 14 USCF rated
  • There is minimum of 10 players in all sections. Maximum 50.
  • For more info email: prathibalance@gmail.com

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March 15, 2020
RWB Community Center - 112 Community Lounge
48 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH 03755

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GM Fidel Corrales

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.

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