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Welcome!

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 Quick Chess Championship
  3. New Hampshire Open
  4. New Hampshire Amateur Championship
  5. New Hampshire Individual Scholastic Championships
  6. New Hampshire Team Scholastic Championships
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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:

https://squareup.com/store/nh-chess-assn-dot-inc/

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.

OUR NEXT SCHEDULED EVENTS:

PORTSMOUTH OPEN

January 14-15, 2017
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801

Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced)

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. $$GTD: $550-300. U2250 $125, U2000 $125. U1750: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment, Analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Open to 1749 & under. $$GTD: $500-250. U1500 $100, U1250 $100. ALL: EF: $60 in advance, $65 at site. Reg: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 1/7/2017. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. Accelerated pairings may be used. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $89 until 15 December, (603) 431-8000, mention Relyea Chess. JGP. NS W.

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2017 NH CLOSED

Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2017
Homewood Suites, 1000 Perimeter Road, Manchester, NH 03103

FIDE Rated

Five (5) round robin event limited to qualifiers from NHCA tournaments from 2016, with any remaining spots going to the highest rated active New Hampshire US Chess Members on the list linked on the website. Qualifiers are: Queen City Tornado, NH High School Individual, NH Quick Chess Championship, NH Open-NH Amateur. Time Control: 40/90, SD/60 + 30 second increment both time controls. $1,000 GTD Prize Fund: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200. Hotel Rate: $149/night; Suites $159/night. Rounds: Drawing of lots on Friday at 3:00pm. Players need not be present. NO BYES or WITHDRAWS Round 1: Friday at 5pm, Rounds 2 & 3: Saturday at 10am & 5pm Rounds 4 &am; 5: Sunday at 10am & 5pm. Contact: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. NS W.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE QUICK CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

April 1, 2017
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Ave. Portsmouth, NH 03801.

Grand Prix Points: 6

8SS, G/25;d3, EF: $20 postmarked by 25 March, $25 at site. 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 rounds 1-7, limit two. Must be requested before round four. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. NS W.

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