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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.


2015

September 4-6 or 5-6: American Chess Promotions Open - Chamblee, GA

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

September 5-7 or 6-7: Illinois Open - Northbrook, IL

September 25-27 or 26-27: Hartford Open - Windsor Locks, CT

September 26: 2015 U.S. Game/60 Championship - Santa Clara, CA (N)

September 27: 2015 U.S. Game/30 Championship - Santa Clara, CA (N)

October 7-12, 9-12, 10-12 or 11-12: Washington Chess Congress - Arlington, VA

October 8-12 or 9-12: 2015 Millionaire Chess Open II - Las Vegas, NV

October 9-11, or 10-11: Midwest Class - Wheeling, IL

October 10-12: 56th Annual (2015) - U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship - Fort Belvoir, VA (N)

October 30-November 1 or October 31-November 1: Boardwalk Open - Galloway, NJ

November 6-8 or 7-8: Eastern Chess Congress - Stamford, CT

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

November 13-15: 2015 U.S. Class Championships - Houston, TX (N)

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

November 27-29, or 28-29: 2015 U.S. Amateur North Championship - Schaumburg, IL (N)

December 4-6: 2015 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championships - Lake Buena Vista, FL (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: 2015 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship - Cleveland, OH (N)

2016

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 Championships - Fort worth, TX

February 26-28 or 27-28: George Washington Open - Herndon, VA

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

March 11-13 or 12-13: Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

March 18-20 or 19-20, 25-27: Mid-America Open - St Louis, MO

March 23-27, 24-27, 25-27 or 26-27: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

April 1-3:2016 National High School (K-12) Championship - Atlanta, GA (N)

April 15-17:2016 National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Indianapolis, IN (N)

April 22-24: 2016 All-Girls National Championship - Chicago, IL (N)

April 22-24 or 23-24: Eastern Class Championships - Sturbridge, MA

May 6-8: 2016 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Nashville, TN (N)

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

June 17-19 or 18-19: Continental Class Championships - Herndon, VA

June 23-27: 2016 US Girls Junior Championship (Closed) - Manchester, NH (N)

June 24-26: National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

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

July 5-10: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

July 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17: Pacific Coast Open - Van Nuys, CA

July 15-17 or 16-17: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

July 22-24 or 23-24: Southern Open - Orlando, FL

July 30 - August 7: 2016 US Open - Indianapolis, IN (N)

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

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

August 26-28 or 27-28: Atlantic Open - Arlington, VA

August 26-28 or 27-28: Indianapolis Open - Indianapolis, IN

September 2-5, 3-5 or 4-5: New York State Championships - Albany, NY

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

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

October 28-30 or 29-30: North Jersey Open - Basking Ridge, NJ

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

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

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

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

2017

January 8-10 or 9-10: 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

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

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

March 17-19 or 18-19: Mid-America Open - St Louis, MO

April 12-16, 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Philadelpia 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 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 29-August 6: 2017 US Open Chess Championship - Norfolk, VA (N)

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

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

November 24-26: 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

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

March 16-18 or 17-18: 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020

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

August 13-17, 14-17 or 15-17: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

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)

 
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