spacer NHCA - New Hamsphire Chess Association spacer

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 six major tournaments a year, these include:
  1. Queen City Tornado
  2. New Hampshire Open
  3. New Hampshire Amateur Championship
  4. New Hampshire Individual Scholastic Championships
  5. New Hampshire Team Scholastic Championships
  6. New Hampshire Quick Chess Championship
Play chess online

Online Payment Now Available for Memberships and Tournament Entries!

The NHCA has implemented an online credit card payment option for membership renewals and tournament entries, through the Square Market. Go to this link:

Just click on the item you wish to purchase and follow the directions for checkout. You will receive an e-mailed receipt in a day or so when the transaction is complete.



Heritage Event!
A State Championship Event!

July 11-12, 2015
Radisson Hotel Nashua, 11 Tara Blvd (near Exit 1 of Everett Turnpike, US Route 3), Nashua, NH 03062; 603-888-9970.

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

4SS, 40/100, SD/60 d5. $$G 3,565. 4 sections. Open, $$G 400-230-170, U2215 215, U2065 200. NH Champion title to top-scoring NH resident. Under 1965, $$G 300-200-150 (no Unr may win more than 180), U1765 200. Under 1665, $$G 300-200-150 (no Unr may win more than 120), U1465 200. Under 1365, $$G 200-150-100 (no Unr may win more than 90), U1165 120-80. All, EF $59 in advance or $65 at door, except $49/$55 for Under 1365 section, free to GM/IM in Open. NHCA memb. req. for rated NH residents: $8 adult, $6 age 18/under. Reg Sat 8:30-9:30 a.m., Rds 10-4, 9:30-3:30. Half-point bye okay for any one round (but not for Rd 4 in Open). NHCA membership meeting 9 a.m. Sun. HR: $99 (plus 9% tax) if reserved directly with hotel; reserve by 6/26, mention NHCA. Ent: NHCA, c/o Robert Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr Apt 12, Nashua, NH 03062. To enter online using credit card, start by visiting Info: or 603-891-2484 (home).

Click here to download PDF

Special extra prizes! In each section, one player will receive an EF rebate for the 75th New England Open, to be held Sept. 5-7, 2015. Winners will be selected by random drawing during the NH Open.

Online hotel registration is available! Go to and use the code "NHCHES" to get the discounted rate of $99.00.


August 29, 2015
Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Avenue, Keene, NH 03431

4SS, G/60 d5. Open to U2300/Unr. Two sections. Under 2300, $$G: 200-120, U2050 100, U1850 110-70. Under 1650, $$G: 120-80, U1450 100, U1250 60-40. Both, Total $$G $1,000, $$ may be increased in one or more categories; total $$ will exceed $32 per entrant. EF: $32 in advance or $37 at door; both $10 less to U1050/Unr. in U1650 section, No unrated player may win more than $50. Reg. 8:35-9:35 a.m., Rds. 10-1-3:45-6:30. Half-point bye okay for any one of first 3 rounds. Ent: Vincent Bradley, PO Box 374, Gilsum, NH 03448; or (603) 757-3760.


Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

January 16-17, 2016
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801

In 2 Sections Open: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment. Analog clocks not allowed in this section. FIDE rated. $$GTD: $550-300. U2250 $150, U2000 $150. U1750: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment, Analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Open to 1749 & under. $$GTD: $450-250. U1500 $100, U1250 $100. ALL: EF: $55 in advance, $60 at site. Reg: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 1/9/2016. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. Accelerated pairings may be used. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea HR: $79 until 18 December, (603) 431-8000, mention Relyea Chess. JGP. NS W.

Click here to download PDF

© Copyright New Hampshire Chess Association. All Rights Reserved.