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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.

2018

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

May 25-28: 2018 U.S. Amateur West Championship - Tucson, AZ (N)

May 26-28 or 27-28: 2018 U.S. Amateur East Championship - Morristown, NJ (N)

June 8-10 or 9-10: Northeast Open - Stamford, CT

June 15-17 or 16-17: Continental Class - Falls Church, VA

June 20-21: 2018 U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 21-24, 22-24 or 23-24: 2018 National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 21-24: 2018 U.S. Junior Open - Kenner, LA (N)

June 22-24: 2018 U.S. Senior Open - Kenner, LA (N)

June 28-July 2: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

July 12-15: 2018 U.S. Cadet Championship (Invitational) - Milpitas, CA (N)

July 13-22: 2018 U. S. Junior Championship (Invitational) - Saint Louis, MO (N)

July 13-22: 2018 U. S. Girl's Junior Championship (Invitational) - Saint Louis, MO (N)

July 20: 2018 U. S. Game/10 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

July 21: 2018 U. S. Game/30 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

July 22: 2018 U. S. Game/60 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

July 20-22 or 21-22: Pacific Coast Open - Van Nuys, CA

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

July 27-29 or 28-29 Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

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

July 27-29 or 28-29: Southern Open - Orlando, FL

August 4: 2018 U.S. Open National Blitz Championship - Middleton, WI (N)

August 10-12 or 11-12: Central California Open - Fresno, CA

August 10-12: International Mid Atlantic - Cherry Hill, NJ

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

August 16-20, 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

August 17-21: 2018 U.S. Masters Chess Championship - Greensboro, NC (N)

August 24-26 or 25-26: Atlantic Open - Falls Church, VA

August 24-26 or 25-26: Indianapolis Open - Indianapolis, IN

August 25-26: 2018 U.S. Amateur South Championship - Memphis, Tennessee (N)

August 31-September 3, September 1-3 or 2-3: New York State Championship - Albany, NY

September 21-23 or 22-23: Hartford Open - Windsor Locks, CT

October 4-8, 5-8 or 6-8: Washington Chess Congress - Falls Church, VA

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

October 26-28 or 27-28: Eastern Chess Congress - Princeton, NJ

November 2-4 or 3-4: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, CA

November 2-4 or 3-4: Stamford Open - Stamford, CT

November 9-11 or 10-11: 17th Annual Turkey Bowl - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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

November 9-11: 2018 U.S. Class Championship - Plymouth, MN (N)

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

December 27-30: 2018 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship - Burlingame, CA (N)

2019

January 4-6 or 5-6: Boston Chess Congress - Boston, MA

January 18-21 or 19-21: Golden State Open - Concord, CA

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

February 14-18, 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18: Southwest Class Championships - Fort Worth, TX

February 22-24 or 23-24: George Washington Open - Falls Church, VA

March 1-3 or 2-3: Western Class Championships - Van Nuys, CA

March 15-17: 2019 National High School (K-12) Championship - Schaumburg, IL (N)

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

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

April 12-14: 2019 All-Girls National Championships - Chicago, IL (N)

April 17-21, 18-21 or 19-21: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 26-28: 2019 National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Grapevine, TX (N)

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 14-16 or 15-16: Continental Class - Falls Church, VA

June 27-July 1: 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

July 26-28 or 27-28: Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

August 3-11: 120th (2019) U.S. Open - Orlando, FL (N)

August 15-19, 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

August 9-11 or 10-11: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

August 23-25 or 24-25: Atlantic Open - Falls Church, VA

August 23-25 or 24-25: Indianapolis Open - Indianapolis, IN

August 30-September 2, August 31-September 2 or September 1-2: New York State Championship - Albany, NY

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

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

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

December 13-15: 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

August 20-24, 20-23, 21-23 or 22-23: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

August 14-16 or 15-16: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

August 28-30 or 29-30: Atlantic Open - Falls Church, 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

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

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

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

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

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

June 25-29: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

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

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

2022

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

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

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

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

December 9-11: 2022 National K-12 Grade Championship - 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

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 Championship - Washington, DC (N)

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

2024

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

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

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

2025

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

 
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