Home Page arrow Clubs & Tournaments arrow Plan Ahead Calendar
Plan Ahead Calendar Print E-mail
By US Chess   

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.

2020

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

August 21-25:CANCELED: 2020 U.S. Masters Championship - Greensboro, NC (N)

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

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

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

NEW DATE: September 16-17:2020 U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

NEW DATE: September 16-10, 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20:2020 National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

October 9-13, 10-13 or 11-13:CANCELED: Washington Chess Congress - Reston, VA

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 6-8 or 7-8: Stamford Open - Stamford, CT

November 20-22 or 21-22: Niagara Falls Open - Niagara Falls, NY

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

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

December 11-13: 2020 National K-12 Grade Championships - Orlando, FL (N)

December 18 (postponed from July 17): 2020 U.S. G/10 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

December 19 (postponed from July 18): 2020 U.S. G/30 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

December 20 (postponed from July 19): 2020 U.S. G/60 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

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

December 27-30, 26-29: 2020 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship - Toronto, Canada

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

February 20-22 or 21-22: George Washington Open - Reston, VA

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

March 19-21 or 20-21: Southern Class Championships - Orlando, FL

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)

April 23-25 or 24-25: Eastern Class Championships - Sturbridge, MA

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 18-20 or 19-20: Continental Class Championships - Reston, VA

June 25-27 or 26-27: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

June 25-29: 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: Southern Open - Orlando, FL

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

August 27-29 or 28-29: Atlantic Open - Reston, VA

October 8-11: 2021 U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship - Grapevine, TX (N)

October 8-12, 9-12 or 10-12: Washington Chess Congress - Reston, VA

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)

April 29-May 1 or April 30-May 1: Eastern Class Championships - Sturbridge, MA

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 24-26 or 25-26: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

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 30-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 23-25 or 24-25: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

June 24-28: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

July 29-August 6: 2023 U.S. Open - Grand Rapids, MI (N)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

July 27-August 4: 2024 U.S. Open Championship - Norfolk, VA (N)

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)

May 22-26, 23-26, 24-26 or 25-26: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 24-28: 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

2026

March 27-29: 2026 National High School (K-12) Championship - Chicago, IL (N)

 
Advertisement