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

In Memoriam: Albert French

The New Hampshire Chess Association mourns the passing of Albert “Al” French, a member of the policy board and a long-standing supporter of chess in New Hampshire. Al’s work in chess was considerable, including significant contributions in teaching chess in prisons. Beyond that, Al was a strong chess player, with a successful career achieving its peak when he became the New Hampshire Amateur Champion in 2017. More than his competitive achievements, however, he will be remembered for his friendly and casual approach to chess competition. He was easy to like, and he’ll be missed.

47th NH Amateur Championship

A Heritage Event!
Sheraton, Nashua
11 Tara Blvd.
Nashua, NH 03062
October, 28, 2023

4SS, G/60 d5. 4 sections, $2,145 in prizes gtd: Championship: open to U2100 or Unr. EF: $55 if rec’d by 10/26, $61 at site. $$G: $270-200-160; U1950 $165; trophy to 1st. No Unr. may win over $160. U1800: open to U1800 or Unr. EF: $55 if rec’d by 10/26, $61 at site. $$G: $200-130-100; U1600 $110; trophy to 1st. No Unr. may win over $100. Under 1400: open to U1400 or Unr. EF: $55 if rec’d by 10/26. $$G: $180-130-110. No Unr. may win over $110; trophy to 1st. U1200: open to U1200 or Unr. EF: $55 if rec’d by 10/26, $61 at site. $$G: 130-80-65, Top U1000 $60, Top Unr $55, trophy to 1st. All sections: No Unrated may win more than 3rd in any section. NHCA membership required of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 under 19. Reg.: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sat. 10/28, Rds.: 10-1:00-3:30-6:00. Half-point bye okay in any one Rd except Rd 4 of Champ section, must commit before Rd 2. No half-point byes for players receiving full-point byes. Online advance entry available at nhchess.org until 10/26 at 8 p.m. Ent: NHCA, c/o John Elmore, 20 Holmgren Rd., Stratham, NH 03885. Online advance entry available at https://nhchess.org until 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 26. Info only: [email protected].

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2023 ChessEmpireKids Scholastic Tournament

Event Organizer: Chess Empire Kids VISIT ORGANIZER WEBSITE
Event Location: Golden Crane, 46 Lowell road, suite 6, Windham, NH 03087 [ DIRECTIONS ]
Event Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Time Control: 4SS; G30
Rounds Time: First round 2:00pm , other rounds upon completion.
Byes: One Half Point bye allowed if informed prior to the round.
Prize Info: Top 3 Trophies in each section
Inquiry: [email protected] 603-416-9028
Event Webpage: www.chessempirekids.com

Entry Fee: $25 if paid online , Onsite $30.Uscf ID required for all rated sections.
Registration – Onsite: 1:30-1:50pm
Registration – Online: Available till END OF DAY OF 9/16/2023.
Membership Requirement: USCF Membership required for rated sections