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

May 18 – The 20th Annual Wacky May Scholastic  Harrisville REGISTER HERE

2024 New Hampshire Open

July 13th and 14th in Manchester, New Hampshire

4SS, 40/90 SD/30 +30. Manchester DoubleTree, 700 Elm St (Granite St exit off I-293), Manchester, NH 03101; 603-625-1000. $$Gtd 3,173. Four sections. Open: $$Gtd 320-230-140-100, U2100 180, U1950 170. NH Champion title & $73 bonus to top-scoring NH resident. Tim Chevalier Memorial Prize $100 to top-scoring NH resident under age 21. Under 1800: $$Gtd 260-140-120-100 (Unr may win up to 140), U1600 170. Under 1400: $$Gtd 200-140-120-90 (Unr may win up to 120). Under 1200: $$Gtd 140-100-80-50 (Unr may win up to 80), U1000 85, Unr 65. All: EF $58 in advance or $64 at door, except $53/$59 for Under 1200 section, free to GM/IM in Open. 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: $164 (plus 8.5% tax) if reserved directly with hotel or online; reserve by 6/12. Ent: NHCA, c/o John Elmore, 20 Holmgren Rd, Stratham, NH 03885. Online advance entry available at nhchess.org until 8:00 p.m. on July 12. Info only: [email protected].

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