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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

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

December 27-30: 2017 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship - Columbus, OH (N)

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

2018

January 5-7 or 6-7: 4th Gulf Coast New Year's Open - Estero, FL

January 5-7 or 6-7: 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 15-19, 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19: Southwest Class Championships - Fort Worth, TX

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

February 17-19: World Amateur Team & U.S. Team East - Parsippany, NJ (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 2-4 or 3-4: Western Class Championships - Van Nuys, CA

March 9-11: U.S. Junior Chess Congress - San Jose, CA (N)

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: 25th Space Coast Open - Cocoa Beach, FL

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 20-21: 2018 U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 21-24, 22-24 or 23-24: 2018 National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

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 2: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

July 12-15: 2018 U.S. Cadet Championship (Invitational) - Milpitas, CA (N)

July 20-22 or 21-22: Pacific Coast Open - Van Nuys, CA

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 10-12 or 11-12: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

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

August 24-26 or 25-26: Atlantic Open - Falls Church, VA

August 24-26 or 25-26: Indianapolis Open - Indianapolis, IN

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 2-4 or 3-4: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, CA

November 9-11 or 10-11: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

November 9-11: 2018 U.S. Class Championship - Plymouth, MN (N)

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 4-6 or 5-6: Boston Chess Congress - Boston, MA

January 18-21 or 19-21: Golden State Open - Concord, CA

January 18-21, 19-21 or 20-21: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

February 14-18, 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18: Southwest Class Championships - Fort Worth, TX

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

March 1-3 or 2-3: Western Class Championships - Van Nuys, CA

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

April 26-28: 2019 National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Grapevine, TX (N)

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 1: 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 3-11: 2019 U.S. Open - Orlando, FL (N)

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

August 9-11 or 10-11: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

August 23-25 or 24-25: Atlantic Open - Falls Church, VA

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 1-3 or 2-3: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, CA

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: 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

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

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

August 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

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

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

March 28-April 1, March 29-April 1 or March 30-April 1: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

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

May 28-31, 29-31 or 30-31: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 25-29: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

July 1-5, 2-5, 3-5 or June 30-July 5: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 31-August 8: 2021 U.S. Open - Cherry Hill, NJ (N)

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

April 29-May 1: 2022 National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Grapevine, TX (N)

May 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

November 25-27 or 26-27: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

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

2023

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

 
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