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North American Directory of Major Tournaments

If you have a major event (US Chess National Tournament or an event with a guaranteed prize fund of at least $5000), let us know as soon as possible. This list will only be useful if tournaments are listed well in advance. National events are indicated by an (N) following the State. For details related to these events check our Tournament Life Announcement area located at: TLA Listings. You can email Joan DuBois with your questions or submissions.

2019

September 20-22 or 21-22: Hartford Open - Windsor Locks, CT

September 27-29 or 28-29: 2019 U.S. Class Championship - Burlingame, CA (N)

October 10-14, 11-14 or 12-14: Washington Chess Congress - Falls Church, VA

October 11-13 or 12-13: Midwest Class Championships - Wheeling, IL

October 12-14: 2019 (60th Annual) U.S. Armed Forces Open (USAFO) Chess Championship - MCB Camp Lejeune, NC (N)

October 25-27 or 26-27: Eastern Chess Congress - Princeton, NJ

November 1-3 or 2-3: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, CA

November 1-3 or 2-3: Stamford Open - Stamford, CT

November 15-17 or 16-17: 18th Annual Turkey Bowl - Coral Springs, FL

November 15-17 or 16-17: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

November 29-December 1 or November 30-December 1: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 13-15: 2019 National K-12 Grade Championships - Lake Buena Vista, FL (N)

December 21-22: 2019 U.S. Amateur North Championship - Milwaukee, WI (N)

December 26-28 or 27-28: Empire City Open - New York, NY

December 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

December 27-30: 2019 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

2020

January 3-5 or 4-5: Boston Chess Congress - Boston, MA

January 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20: Golden State Open - Concord, CA

January 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

February 13-17, 14-17 or 15-17: Southwest Class Championships - Fort Worth, TX

February 15-17: 2020 U.S. Amateur Team West Championship - Burlingame, CA (N)

February 15-17: 50th World Amateur Team & U.S. Team East Championship - Parsippany, NJ (N)

February 21-23: 2020 U.S. Amateur Team North Championship - Schaumburg, IL (N)

February 21-23 or 22-23: George Washington Open - Reston, VA

March 6-8 or 7-8: Western Class Championships - Van Nuys, CA

March 27-29 or 28-29: Mid-America Open - Clayton, MO

March 27-29 or 28-29: Southern Class - Orlando, FL

April 3-5: 2020 National High School (K-12) Championship - Columbus, OH (N)

April 8-12, 9-12 or 10-12: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 17-19: 2020 All-Girls National Championships - Wheeling, IL (N)

April 24-26: 2020 National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Jacksonville, FL (N)

April 24-26 or 25-26: Eastern Class Championships - Sturbridge, MA

May 8-10: 2020 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Nashville, TN (N)

May 21-25, 22-25, 23-25 or 24-25: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

May 23-25: 2020 U.S. Amateur Championship - West - Tucson, AZ (N)

June 5-7: 2020 U.S. Junior Open - Pomona, CA (N)

June 5-7: 2020 U.S. Senior Open - Pomona, CA (N)

June 12-14 or 13-14: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

June 19-21 or 20-21: Continental Class - Reston, VA

June 24-25: 2020 U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 24-28: 2020 National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 25-28: 2020 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) Championship - San Francisco, CA (N)

July 1-5, 2-5 or 3-5: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 8-12: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

July 17-19 or 18-19: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

July 17: 2020 U.S. G/10 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

July 18: 2020 U.S. G/30 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

July 19: 2020 U.S. G/60 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

July 24-26 or 25-26: Pacific Coast Open - Van Nuys, CA

July 24-26 or 25-26: Southern Open - Orlando, FL

July 24-26 or 25-26: Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

August 5-9, 6-9, 7-9 or 8-9: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

August 8-16: 121st (2020) U.S. Open - Saint Charles, MO (N)

August 26-30: 2020 North American Youth Championship - Chicago, IL

August 28-30 or 29-30: Atlantic Open - Reston, VA

September 4-7, 5-7 or 6-7: New York State Championship - Albany, NY

October 10-12 or 11-12: Midwest Class Championships - Wheeling, IL

October 24-26 or 25-26: Eastern Chess Congress - Princeton, NJ

October 30-November 1: 2020 U.S. Class Championship - Dulles, VA (N)

November 6-8 or 7-8: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, CA

November 13-15 or 14-15: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

November 27-29 or 28-29: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 14-16: 2020 National K-12 Grade Championships - Orlando, FL (N)

December 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

2021

January 8-10 or 9-10: Boston Chess Congress - Boston, MA

January 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18: Golden State Open - Concord, CA

January 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

February 11-15, 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15: Southwest Class - Fort Worth, TX

March 5-7 or 6-7: Western Class Championships - Van Nuys, CA

March 26-28 or 27-28: Mid-America Open - Clayton, MO

March 31-April 4, April 1-4 or 2-4: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 23-25: 2021 All-Girls National Championships - Chicago, IL (N)

May 7-9: SUPERNATIONALS VII - Nashville, TN (N)

May 27-31, 28-31 or 30-31: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 4-6: 2021 U.S. Junior Open - Pomona, CA (N)

June 4-6: 2021 U.S. Senior Open - Pomona, CA (N)

June 11-13 or 12-13: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

June 16-20: 2021 National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 17-18: 2021 U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 24-28: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

July 1-5, 2-5, 3-5 or June 30-July 5: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 16-18 or 17-18: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

July 23-25 or 24-25: Pacific Coast Open - Van Nuys, CA

July 23-25 or 24-25: Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

July 31-August 8: 122nd (2021) U.S. Open - Cherry Hill, NJ (N)

August 11-15, 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

November 5-7 or 6-7: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, CA

November 12-14 or 13-14: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

November 26-28 or 27-28: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 3-5: 2021 National K-12 Grade Championships - Orlando, FL (N)

December 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

2022

January 7-9 or 8-9: Boston Chess Congress - Boston, MA

January 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

March 4-6 or 5-6: Western Class Championships - Van Nuys, CA

March 25-27 or 26-27: Mid-America Open - Clayton, MO

April 8-10: 2022 National High School (K-12) Championship - Memphis, TN (N)

April 13-17, 14-17 or 15-17: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 29-May 1: 2022 National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Grapevine, TX (N)

May 13-15: 2022 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Columbus, OH (N)

May 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 10-12 or 11-12: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

June 24-28: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or July 2-4: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 15-17 or 16-17: Pacific Coast Open - Van Nuys, CA

July 29-August 7: 2022 U.S. Open - Rancho Mirage, CA (N)

August 10-14, 11-14, 12-14 or 13-14: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

November 4-6 or 5-6: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, CA

November 11-13 or 12-13: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

November 25-27 or 26-27: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 9-11: 2022 National K-12 Grade Championships - National Harbor, MD (N)

December 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

2023

January 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

March 31-April 2: 2023 National High School (K-12) Championship - Washington, DC (N)

April 5-9, 6-9 or 7-9: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 21-23: 2023 National Junior High School (K-9) Championship - Round Rock, TX (N)

May 12-14: 2023 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Baltimore, MD (N)

May 25-29, 26-29, 27-29 or 28-29: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

November 24-26 or 25-26: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 15-17: 2023 National K-12 Grade Championships - Washington, DC (N)

December 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

2024

March 27-31, 28-31 or 29-31: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 26-28: 2024 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Columbus, OH (N)

May 10-12: 2024 National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Atlanta, GA (N)

June 27-July 1: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

July 2-7, 3-7, 4-7 or 5-7: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 or Nov. 30-Dec. 1: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 6-8: 2024 National K-12 Grade Championships - National Harbor, MD (N)

Dec. 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

2025

May 9-11: SuperNationals VIII - Orlando, FL (N)

June 26-30: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

July 1-6, 2-6, 3-6 or 4-6: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

Nov. 28-30 or 29-30: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 12-14: 2025 National K-12 Grade Championships - Washington, DC (N)

Dec. 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

 
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