Plan Ahead Calendar

North American Directory of Major Tournaments

If you have a major event (a USCF 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 Phil Smith with your questions or submissions.


2014

April 16-20, 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

April 25-27: National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Atlanta, GA (N)

April 25-27 or 26-27: 21st Space Coast Open - Cocoa Beach, FL

April 25-27: Western Pacific Open - Los Angeles, CA

May 2-4 or 3-4: Pittsburgh Open - Greensburg, PA

May 9-11: US Championship - Saint Louis, MO (N)

May 9-11: US Women's Championship - Saint Louis, MO(N)

May 9-11: National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Dallas, TX (N)

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

May 23-26: US Amateur West Championship - Tucson, AZ (N)

May 24-26 or 25-26: 70th Annual US Amateur East - Morristown, NJ (N)

May 24-26 : US Amateur North - Boise, ID (N)

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

June 7-8: US Amateur South Championship - Memphis, TN (N)

June 12: US Game/10 Championship - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 12-13: US Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 13-15 0r 14-15: National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 18-22: 7th New York International - New York, NY

June 19-29: US Junior Closed Championship - Saint Louis, MO (N)

June 26-30: DC International - Arlington, VA

June 30-July 6,July 2-6, 3-6, or 4-6: World Open - Arlington, VA

July 4-6: Pacific Southwest Open - Los Angeles, California

July 11-13: US Junior Open - Houston, TX (N)

July 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20: Pacific Coast Open - Agoura Hills, CA

July 18-20 or 19-20: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

July 18-20 or 19-20: Bradley Open - Windsor Locks, CT

July 26 - August 3: US Open - Orlando, FL (N)

July 27: US Open Scholastic - Orlando, FL (N)

July 30: US Game15 Championship - Orlando, FL (N)

August 1: US Blitz Championship - Orlando, FL (N)

August 8-11, 9-11, or 10-11: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

August 15-17 or 16-17: Central California Open - Fresno, OH

August 16-18 or 17-18: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

August 22-24 or 23-24: Atlantic Open - Washington, DC

August 22-24 or 23-24: Indianapolis Open - Indianapolis, IN

August 29 - September 1 or August 30 - September 1 or August 31 - September 1: New York State Championship - Albany, NY

September 14-21: US Senior Open - Cruise from Fort Lauderdale, FL (N)

September 19-21 or 20-21: Benjamin Franklin Open - Philadelphia, PA

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

September 26-28 or 27-28: Hartford Open - Windsor Locks, CT

October 8-13, 10-13, 11-13 or 12-13: Washington Open - Arlington, VA

October 10-12 or 11-12: Midwest Class Championships - Wheeling, IL

October 24-26 or 25-26: Boardwalk Open - Galloway, NJ

November 15-17 or 16-17: King's Island Open - Mason, OH

November 28-30 or 29-30: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 12-14: National Scholastic K12 Championships - Orlando, FL (N)

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

2015

January 9-11, or 10-11:Boston Chess Congress - Boston, MA

January 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

March 6-8 or 7-8: Western Class Championships - Agoura Hills, CA

March 13-15 or 14-15: Mid-America Open, Saint Louis, MO

April 1-5, 2-5, 3-5 or 4-5: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

April 10-12: National High School Championship - Columbus, OH (N)

April 24-26 or 25-26: 22nd Space Coast Open - Cocoa Beach, FL

April 24-26 or 25-26: Eastern Class Championships - Sturbridge, MA

April 25-27: National Junior High Championship (N)

May 8-10: 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, 3-5 or June 29-July 5: World Open - Arlington, VA

July 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19: Pacific Coast Open - Agoura Hills, CA

July 17-19 or18-19: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

August 1-9: US Open - Phoenix, AZ (N)

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

August 28-30 or 29-30: Indianapolis Open - Indianapolis, IN

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

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

October 23-25, or 24-25: Boardwalk Open - Galloway, NJ

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

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

December 4-6: National Scholastic K12 - Lake Buena Vista, FL (N)

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

2016

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

March 11-13, or 12-13: Western Class - Agoura Hills, CA

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: National High School (K-12) Championship - Atlanta, GA (N)

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

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

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

June 30-July 4, July 1-4, 2-4 or June 30-July 5: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17: Pacific Coast Open - Agoura Hills, CA

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

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

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

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

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

November 11-13 0r 12-13: Kings Island Open - Mason, OH

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

December 16-18: National K-12 Championship - Nashville, TN (N)

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

2017

January 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, 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

May 12-14: SUPERNATIONALS VI - Nashville, TN (N)

May 25-29, 26-29,27-29 or 28-29: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 30 - July 4, July 1-4, July 2-4 or June 28 - July 4: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 14-16 or 15-16: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

October 6-8 or 7-8: Midwest Class - Wheeling, IL

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

November 24-26: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 8-10: National Scholastic K12 Championship - Lake Buena Vista, FL (N)

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

2018

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

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

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

July 4-8, 5-8, 6-8 or 2-8: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

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

December 14-16: National Scholastic K12 Championship - Orlando, FL (N)

2019

May 10-12: National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Nashville, TN (N)

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

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

2020

May 8-10: National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Nashville, TN (N)

December 14-16: National Scholastic (K-12) Championship - Orlando, FL (N)

2021

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