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.


A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!

July 22-23, New Hampshire

4SS, 40/90 SD/30 +30. Nashua Sheraton, 11 Tara Blvd (near exit 1 of Everett Tnpk, US Route 3), Nashua, NH 03062; 603-888-9970. $$Gtd 4,172. Five sections. Open: $$Gtd 400-250-200, U2100 150. NH Champion title & $72 bonus to top-scoring NH resident. Tim Chevalier Memorial Prize $100 to top-scoring NH resident under age 21. Under 1950 or Unr: $$Gtd 300-220-180-120 (Unr may win up to 180). Under 1750 or Unr: $$Gtd 270-190-150 (Unr may win up to 150), U1600 140. Under 1450 or Unr: $$Gtd 250-180-160-140 (Unr may win up to 140). Under 1200 or Unr: $$Gtd 220-160-120 (Unr may win up to 100), U1000 100, Unr 100. All: EF $79 in advance or $85 at door, free to GM/IM in Open. Masks optional. NHCA memb. required for rated NH residents: $8 adult, $6 age 18/under. Reg.: Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Rds.: 10-4, 9:30-3:30. H-bye okay for any one round (except Open rd 4) if requested before start of rd 2. No player may have both H-bye and full-point bye. NHCA membership meeting 9 a.m. Sun. HR: $159 (plus 8.5% tax) if reserved directly with hotel or online; reserve by 6/30. Ent: NHCA, c/o John Elmore, 20 Holmgren Rd., Stratham, NH 03885. Online advance entry available at www.nhchess.org until 8:00 p.m. on July 20. Info only: [email protected].

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