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:
- Queen City Tornado
- New Hampshire Quick Chess Championship
- New Hampshire Open
- New Hampshire Senior Championship
- New Hampshire Amateur Championship
- New Hampshire Scholastic Individual Championships
- New Hampshire Scholastic Team Championships
Walter Fabian 1953-2020
The NHCA mourns the passing of Walter Fabian, an avid supporter of chess in New Hampshire. Walter was a kind and intelligent man, with an eagerness to serve that led him to a position on the NHCA’s Policy Board. Walter was also a talented chess player, with his most noteworthy accomplishment being his performance at the 2017 New Hampshire Senior Championship, where he emerged as co-New Hampshire Senior Champion. Walter’s friendly, welcoming and easy-going nature embodied what the NHCA strives for in our chess-playing community. He’ll be sorely missed.
70TH NEW HAMPSHIRE OPEN
A Heritage Event!
A State Championship Event!
JULY 24-25, NEW HAMPSHIRE
4SS, G/90 +30. Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Blvd near exit 4 of Everett Turnpike (Rte 3), Nashua, NH 03062; 603-888-1551. $$ 1,515 Gtd. 12 players max per section (NH players given preference) in 3 sections; preregistration required. Championship: open to all. EF: $50. $$Gtd: $200-150-100, U2000 $120. NH Champion title to top NH resident. Tim Chevalier Memorial Prize $100 to top NH resident under age 21. Under 1850: EF: $50. $$Gtd: $150-120-100, U1650 $100. Under 1450: EF: $50. $$ Gtd: $120-100-80, U1000 $75. All sections: NHCA membership required of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 under 19. Adherence to NHCA Covid protocols is required. Reg.: Must preregister by July 19th. Rds 10-3, 9:30-2:30. Half-point bye okay in any one Rd except Rd 4 of Champ section; must commit before start of Rd 2. No half-point byes for players receiving full-point byes. HR: $119, reserve directly with hotel at 603-888-1551 (mention NH Chess). To secure a spot, apply by e-mail to email@example.com before 6 p.m. on Monday 7/19. NH players may apply starting June 1st. If capacity is not reached by July 1st, out-of-state players will be permitted to apply. Note that achieving balanced numbers in the three sections will be a priority and may influence who is accepted. The final list of those accepted will be posted shortly after Monday 7/21; players will also be notified by e-mail and instructed to pay the EF on Square Market. Tournament-related questions, withdrawals etc. to Bob Messenger at firstname.lastname@example.org.