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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.

2016

September 23 (Fri) - 24 (Sat): U.S. Blind Championship - Pittsburgh, PA (N)

September 23-25 or 24-25: Hartford Open - Windsor Locks, CT

September 24: U.S. G/30 Championship - San Mateo, CA (N)

September 25: U.S. G/60 Championship - San Mateo, CA (N)

September 23-25 or 24-25: Southern Class Championships - Orlando, FL

September 30-October 2 or Oct. 1-2: 43rd Annual Lipkin/Pfefferkorn Open - Winston-Salem, NC

October 5-10, 7-10, 8-10 or 9-10: Washington Chess Congress - Arlington, VA

October 6-10 or 7-10: Millionaire Chess Open III - Atlantic City, NJ

October 7-9 or 8-9: Midwest Class - Wheeling, IL

October 8-10: 2016 (57th Annual) U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship - Annapolis, MD (N)

October 28-30 or 29-30: Eastern Chess Congress - Basking Ridge, NJ

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

November 4-6 or 5-6: Stamford Open - Stamford, CT

November 11-13: U.S. Class Championship - Burlingame, CA (N)

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

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

December 16-18: 2016 National K-12 Grade Championships - Nashville, TN (N)

December 27-30: 2016 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships - New Orleans, LA (N)

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

December 27-29 or 28-29: Empire City Open - New York, NY

2017

January 6-8 or 7-8: Boston Chess Congress - Boston, MA

January 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Golden State Open - Concord, CA

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

January 21-22: U.S. Junior Chess Congress - Livermore, CA (N)

February 16-20, 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20: Southwest Class Championships - Fort Worth, TX

February 17-19: U.S. Amateur Team North - Schaumburg, IL (N)

February 17-19: U.S. Amateur Team South - Orlando, FL (N)

February 18-20: World Amateur Team & U.S. Team East - Parsippany, NJ (N)

February 18-20: U.S. Amateur Team West - Santa Clara, CA (N)

February 24-26 or 25-26: George Washington Open - Herndon, VA

March 3-5 or 4-5: Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

March 24-26 or 25-26: Mid-America Open - St Louis, MO

March 24-26 or 25-26: Southern Class Championships - Orlando, FL

April 7-9: 2017 All-Girls National Championship - Chicago, IL (N)

April 12-16, 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

April 28-30 or 29-30: Eastern Class Championships - Sturbridge, MA

May 12-14: SUPERNATIONALS VI - Nashville, TN (N)

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

June 9-11 or 10-11: Northeast Open - Stamford, CT

June 14-15: U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 16-18 or 17-18: National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 24-29: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

July 14-16 or 15-16: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

July 21-23: U.S. Senior Open - Northfield, MN (N)

July 21-23: U.S. Junior Open - Northfield, MN (N)

July 29-August 6: 118th Annual U.S. Open - Norfolk, VA (N)

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

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

August 25-27 or 26-27: Atlantic Open - Arlington, VA

October 6-8 or 7-8: Midwest Class - Wheeling, IL

October 6-9, 7-9 or 8-9: Washington Chess Congress - Arlington, VA

November 3-5 or 4-5: Stamford Open - Stamford, CT

November 10-12 or 11-12: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

November 10-12: U.S. Class Championship - Houston, TX (N)

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

December 8-10: 2017 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championships - Lake Buena Vista, FL (N)

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

2018

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

January 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

January 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15: Golden State Open - Concord, CA

March 2-4 or 3-4: Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

March 23-25 or 24-25: Mid-America Open - Saint Louis, MO

March 28-April 1, March 29-April 1, March 30-April 1 or March 31-April 1: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

April 6-8: 2018 National Junior High (K-9) Chess Championship - Atlanta, GA (N)

April 27-29 or 28-29: Eastern Class Championships - Sturbridge, MA

May 11-13: 2018 National Elementary (K-6) Championship -

May 24-28, 25-28, 26-28 or 27-28: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 28-July 3: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

July 3-8, 4-8, 5-8 or 6-8: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 20-22 or 21-22: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

July 28-August 5: 119th Annual U.S. Open - Middleton, WI (N)

August 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

August 24-26 or 25-26: Atlantic Open - Arlington, VA

October 5-7 or 6-7: Midwest Class Championships - Wheeling, IL

November 9-11 or 10-11: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

November 23-25 or 24-25: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 14-16: 2018 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championships - Orlando, FL (N)

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

2019

January 18-21, 19-21 or 20-21: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

March 22-24 or 23-24: Mid-America Open - Saint Louis, MO

April 5-7 or 6-7: Eastern Class Championships - Sturbridge, MA

May 10-12: 2019 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Nashville, TN (N)

May 23-27, 24-27, 25-27 or 26-27: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 27-July 2: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

July 19-21 or 20-21: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

August 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

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

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

December 8-10: 2019 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championships - Lake Buena Vista, FL (N)

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

2020

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

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

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

July 7-12: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

August 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

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

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

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

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

2021

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

June 25-30: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

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

 
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