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The New Hampshire Chess Association (NHCA) is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to promote chess in the state of New Hampshire. The NHCA runs five major tournaments a year, these include:
  1. Queen City Open
  2. New Hampshire Open
  3. New Hampshire Amateur Championship
  4. New Hampshire Individual Scholastic Championships
  5. New Hampshire Team Scholastic Championships

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NEWS:

Just Released! Read the 2013 NH Chess Journal!

Chess news, articles, games (many annotated), and much, much, more.

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New Time and Location for Manchester Chess Club

Myriad Games, 1525 South Willow Street, Manchester, NH
Meeting every Thursday night, 7-10pm
For more information, contact:
Karl T. Cooper, Club TD



2014 NH Scholastic Team Chess Championships

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Pelham Elementary School, 61 Marsh Road, Pelham, New Hampshire

Open to teams of four students (plus one alternate if desired) grades K-12 who are residents of NH or who are residents of other states attending NH schools. No players over grade 3 in the Primary; no players over grade 6 in the Elementary; no players over grade 9 in the Junior High.

In general, teams must be formed by players from the same school district, but it is not necessary that they play for the same school within that district provided they meet the above restrictions on grade levels. If a player’s school district does not have a chess program but that player actively participates in another scholastic chess club, that player may request an exception to this rule by contacting John Elmore (see below). However, this request must be made in advance of the tournament, not left to the day of registration.

All players must be members of the NH Chess Association as well as regular or premium members of the U.S. Chess Federation.

In four sections: High School, Grades 10-12 Game/60 min, each player 4 Games, No Eliminations; Jr. High School, Grades 7-9, Game/45 min, each player 4 Games, No Eliminations; Elementary, Grades 4-6, Game/30 min, each player 4 Games, No Eliminations; Primary, Grades K-3, Game/30 min, each player 4 Games, No Eliminations.

Registration: 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Advance entrants may arrive 15 minutes before game time.
First Round: 10:00 AM; Rounds 2-4 as soon as possible.
Prizes: Trophies to the top five teams in each section. Medals to the top scorers for boards 1-4 in each section; Medals also to any players who score 4-0 with no forfeit wins or byes.

Players should bring with them chess set, board and clock (if they have them) and pencil or pen to record moves.

For further information, call John Elmore at (603) 918-0386 or (preferably) e-mail: johnpelmore@yahoo.com

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A State Championship Event.

NEW HAMPSHIRE QUICK CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

April 26, 2014
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Ave. Portsmouth, NH

Grand Prix Points: 6

8SS, GAME/25 Delay/3, 03801. EF: $20 postmarked by 19 April, $25 at site. NHCA Memb. Req'd: $8, Juniors $6. OSA. $$GTD: $200-100. U2000 $100. U1600 $100. Plaque and $100 bonus to top finishing NH resident. Reg: 9:00-9:45. Rds: 10-11-1-2-3-4-5:30-6:30. Byes available any round, limit two. Must be requested before round four. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. HR: (603) 431-8000. www.relyeachess.com. NS W.

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ST. JOHNSBURY OPEN

May 10, 2014
Comfort Inn & Suites, US Rte 5 South, St. Johnsbury VT
Grand Prix Points: 6

In 2 Sections Open: 4SS, GAME/65;d/5, $$GTD: $200-100. U1600 $100. U1200: 4SS, GAME/65;d/5, Open to 1199 & under. Adult unrated not allowed in this section. $$GTD: $150-50. ALL: EF: $30 postmarked by 3 May, $35 at site. Reg: 9:00-9: 45. Rds: 10:00am - 1:00pm - 3:30pm - 6:00pm. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea relyea@ operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $129.99 as long as they last. Mention "Relyea Chess". 802-748-1500 JGP. NS W.

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PORTSMOUTH OPEN

June 7-8, 2014
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth NH
Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

In 2 Sections Open: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment, Analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, FIDE rated. $$GTD: $500-250. U2250 $150, U2000 $150. U1750: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment, Analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Open to 1749 & under. $$GTD: $400-200. U1500 $100, U1250 $100. ALL: EF: $50 in advance, $55 at site. Reg: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 5/31/ 2014. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. Accelerated pairings may be used. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@ operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $119 until 16 May. (603) 431-8000, mention Relyea Chess. JGP. NS W.

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KEENE OPEN

Aug. 16, 2014
Best Western Plus Sovereign Hotel, 401 Winchester Street, Keene NH
Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced)

In 2 Sections Open: 4SS, GAME/65;d/5, $$GTD: $300-200. U2000 $150 U1750 $150. U1500: 4SS, GAME/65;d/5, Open to 1499 & under. $$GTD: $200-75. U1250 $75 Unrated $50. ALL: EF: $32 in advance, $37 at site. Reg: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 8/9/2014. Rds: 10-1:00-3:30-6:00. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: relyea@ operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. JGP. NS W.

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