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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.

2017

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

August 2: 2017 U.S. G/15 National Championship - Norfolk, VA (N)

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

August 11-13 or 12-13: Central California Open - Fresno, CA

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

August 17-21: 2017 U.S. Cadet Championship (Invitational) - Manchester, NH (N)

August 18-20 or 19-20: Manhattan Open - New York, NY

August 23-27: 2017 U.S. Masters - Greensboro, NC (N)

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

August 25-27 or 26-27: Indianapolis Open - Indianapolis, IN

September 1-4, 2-4 or 3-4: New York State Championship - Albany, NY

September 15-16 (Fri & Sat): 2017 U.S. Blind National Championship - Lindsborg, KS (N)

September 22-24 or 23-24: Hartford Open - Windsor Locks, CT

September 23: 2017 U.S. Game/30 National Championship - Santa Clara, CA (N)

September 24: 2017 U.S. Game/60 National Championship - Santa Clara, CA (N)

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 3-5 or 4-5: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, CA

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

November 10-12 or 11-12: Chess Stars 16th Annual Turkey Bowl - Sunrise, FL

November 10-12: 2017 U.S. Class Championships - 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

December 27-30: 2017 Pan American Intercollegiate Championships - Columbus, OH (N)

December 28-30 or 29-30: Empire City Open - New York, NY

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

February 16-18: 2018 U.S. Amateur Team Championship - North - Schaumburg, IL (N)

February 17-19: 2018 U.S. Amateur Team Championship - West - Santa Clara, CA (N)

February 23-25: 2018 U.S. Amateur Team Championship - South - Orlando/Kissimmee, FL (N)

February 23-25 or 24-25: George Washington Open - Falls Church, VA

March 16-18 or 17-18: Southern Class Championships - Orlando, FL

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 20-22: 2018 All-Girls National Championships - Chicago, IL (N)

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

April 27-29: 2018 National High School (K-12) Chess Championship - Columbus, OH (N)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - Falls Church, VA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022

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

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

 
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