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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.

2019

March 18-April 2: 2019 U.S. Championship (Invitational) - Saint Louis, MO (N)

March 18-April 2: 2019 U.S. Women's Championship (Invitational) - Saint Louis, MO (N)

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

April 5-7: 2019 U.S. Junior Chess Congress - Irvine, CA (N)

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)

April 26-28 or 27-28: 26th Space Coast Open - Cocoa Beach, FL

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

May 25-27 or 26-27: 2019 75th Annual U.S. Amateur East Championship - Morristown, NJ (N)

May 25-27: 2019 U.S. Amateur West Championship - Tucson, AZ (N)

June 7-9 or 8-9: Northeast Open - Stamford, CT

June 11-12: 2019 U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 12-16, 13-16, 14-16, 15-16: 2019 National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

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

June 20-23: 2019 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) - Milpitas, CA (N)

June 21-23 or 22-23: Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

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

June 28-30: 2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship - Naperville, IL (N)

June 28-30: 2019 U.S. Junior Open Championship - Naperville, IL (N)

June 28-30 or 29-30: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

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

July 10-21: 2019 U.S. Junior Championship (Invitational) - Saint Louis, MO (N)

July 10-21: 2019 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship (Invitational) - Saint Louis, MO (N)

July 10-21: 2019 U.S. Senior Championship (Invitational) - Saint Louis, MO (N)

July 19: 2019 U.S. Game/10 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

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

July 19-21 or 20-21: Southern Open - Orlando, FL

July 19-21 or 20-21: Manhattan Open - New York, NY

July 20: 2019 U.S. Game/30 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

July 21: 2019 U.S. Game/60 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

July 26-28 or 27-28: Bradley Open - Windsor Locks, CT

July 26-28 or 27-28: Pacific Coast Open - Van Nuys, CA

August 2-4 or 3-4: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

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

August 7: 2019 U.S. National G/15 Championship - Orlando, FL (N)

August 10: 2019 U.S. Open National Blitz Championship (BLZ) - Orlando, FL (N)

August 14-18, 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

August 21-25: 2019 U.S. Masters Championship - Greensboro, NC (N)

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

September 20-22 or 21-22: Hartford Open - Windsor Locks, CT

September 27-29: 2019 U.S. Class Championship - San Jose, CA (N)

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 1-3 or 2-3: Stamford Open - Stamford, CT

November 15-17 or 16-17: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

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

December 27-30: 2019 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship - Charlotte, NC (N)

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

March 25-27 or 26-27: Mid-America Open - Saint Louis, MO

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

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

April 17-19: 2020 All-Girls National Championships - Wheeling, IL (N)

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

June 19-21 or 20-21: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

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

July 24-26 or 25-26: Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

August 5-9, 6-9, 7-9 or 8-9: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

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

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

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

October 24-26 or 25-26: Eastern Chess Congress - Princeton, NJ

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

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

January 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17: 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

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 24-28: 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: 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

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 Scholastic (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

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 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 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)

August 10-14, 11-14, 12-14 or 13-14: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

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 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

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 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

March 27-31, 28-31 or 29-31: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 26-28: 2024 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Columbus, OH (N)

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

May 9-11: SuperNationals VIII - Orlando, FL (N)

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