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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.

2016

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

May 28-30 or 29-30: 72nd Annual (2016) U.S. Amateur Championship East - Morristown, NJ (N)

May 28-30: 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship West - Tucson, AZ (N)

June 16-19: 2016 U.S. Senior Open - Kenner, LA (N)

June 17-19: 2016 U.S. Junior Open - Kenner, LA (N)

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

June 22-23: 2016 U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 23: Walter Browne Memorial National Open Blitz Championship - Las Vegas, NV

June 25-29 (not June 23-27): 2016 U.S. Girls Junior Championship (Invitational) - Manchester, NH (N)

June 24-26 or 25-26: 2016 National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 27: 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship - 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 7-18: 2016 U.S. Junior Championship (Invitational) - Saint Louis, MO (N)

July 9-10: 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship South - Memphis, TN (N)

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

July 22-24 or 23-24: Bradley Open - Windsor Locks, CT

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

July 23-27 not July 16-20: 2016 U.S. Cadet Championship (Invitational) - Rockville, MD (N)

July 29-31 or 30-31: Manhattan Open - New York, NY

July 30 - August 7: 117th Annual U.S. Open - Indianapolis, IN (N)

August 3: U.S. Open G/15 Championship (QC) - Indianapolis, IN (N)

August 5-7 or 6-7: Northeast Open - Stamford, CT

August 6: U.S. Open Blitz Championship (BLZ) - 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 12-14 or 13-14: Pacific Coast Open - Ontario, CA

August 19-21 or 20-21: Central California Open - Fresno, CA

August 19-21 or 20-21: Southern Chess Congress - Atlanta, GA

August 25-29: U.S. Masters - Greensboro, NC 27409 (N)

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 Championship - Albany, NY

September 23-25 or 24-25: Hartford Open - Windsor Locks, CT

September 23-25 or 24-25: Southern Class Championships - Orlando, FL

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

October 6-10 or 7-10: Millionaire Chess Open III - Atlantic City, NJ

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

October 8-10: 2016 (57th Annual) U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship - Annapolis, MD (N)

October 28-30 or 29-30: Eastern Chess Congress - Basking Ridge, NJ

November 4-6 or 5-6: Los Angeles Open - Ontario, CA

November 4-6 or 5-6: Stamford Open - Stamford, CT

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

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

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

December 26-29: 2016 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championships - New Orleans, LA (N)

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

December 27-29 or 28-29: Empire City Open - New York, NY

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 7-9: 2017 All-Girls National Championship - Chicago, IL (N)

April 12-16, 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Philadelphia 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 9-11 or 10-11: Northeast Open - Stamford, CT

June 24-29: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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: 118th Annual U.S. Open - 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 3-5 or 4-5: Stamford Open - Stamford, CT

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

November 24-26 or 25-26: 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 6-8: 2018 National Junior High (K-9) Chess Championship - Atlanta, GA (N)

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

June 28-July 3: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

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

July 28-August 5: 119th Annual U.S. Open - Middleton, WI (N)

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

August 24-26 or 25-26: Atlantic Open - Arlington, VA

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

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

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

June 27-July 2: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

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 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 7-12: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

November 26-28 or 27-28: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

 
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