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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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New Chess Club in New Boston!
New Boston Public Library
67 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston, New Hampshire
Initial Meeting Date: April 26, 2017 at 2 p.m.
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In Memoriam

The New Hampshire Chess Association mourns the passing of Timothy Chevalier, a chess player who left us too soon. Tim was a stalwart within New Hampshire's scholastic chess program and later became an accomplished player at the adult level. His love for our great game was unquestionable, and while his chess abilities never had the chance to fully mature, he nevertheless managed a peak rating of 2000. On behalf of New Hampshire's chess-playing community, the NHCA offers its condolences to Tim's family and friends.

The New Hampshire Chess Association also wishes to honor the memory of Joan Schlich, a longtime chess player and volunteer. In a labor of love she shared with her husband, Ernest "Ernie" Schlich, Joan was an active chess player, tournament director and chess volunteer. Joan enjoyed working with young people, as a chess teacher, as a member of the NHCA's scholastic committee and as founder of the Southern NH Scholastic Chess League. The NHCA extends its condolences to Joan's friends and family, and particularly to Ernie, a longtime friend and supporter of New Hampshire chess.

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:

ChessEmpireKids Fall Chess session in Nashua

Dates: Oct: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov: 5, 12, 19 Dec: 3.

Time:
Pawn Class USCF under 400: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Knight Class USCF Above 400: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Fee: 9 weeks/$200 per kid (10% sibling discount).
Pay online: http://www.chessempirekids. com/index.php/payments/

Location: 505 Hollis street, Unit #103, Nashua NH , 03062.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

October 21-22, 2017
Courtyard Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 700 Huse Road, Manchester NH

Grand Prix Points: 10

A state championship event!

4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 Sec. Increment. DOB MUST be included with entry. Open to players born before 22 Oct 1967. EF: $50 postmarked by 14 Oct. $55 at site. $$GTD: $300-200. 50-54 $100, 55-59 $100, 60-64 $100, 65-69 $100, 70-74 $100, 75+ $100. Ages as of 22 Oct. $100 bonus and plaque to top New Hampshire resident. Reg: 9-9:45. Rds: 10-4, 10-4. One ½ point bye rounds 1-3. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $119, 603-641-4900, mention Relyea Chess. NS W.

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42ND NEW HAMPSHIRE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

November 4, 2017
Holiday Inn, 9 Northeastern Blvd. (exit 4 off Everett Tnpk/Rte. 3), Nashua, NH

4SS, G/60 d5. 3 Sections: Championship, open to U2100 or Unr. EF: $37 if rec'd by 11/2, $42 at site. $$G: $180-120-60; trophies to top 2, top 2 U1850. Intermediate, open to U1750 or Unr. EF: $37 if rec'd by 11/2, $42 at site. $$G: $130-80-50; trophies to top 2, top 2 U1500. Novice, open to U1350 or Unr. EF: $31 ($26 to jrs. U21) if rec'd by 11/2, $36 at site ($31 jrs. U21). Trophies to top 3, top 2 U1100. All, NHCA membership req'd of rated NH residents; dues $8 adult, $6 under 19. Reg: 8:30-9:35am Sat. 11/4, Rds: 10-1:00-3:30-6:00. Bye: All Rds. (except no final Rd. bye in top section), limit 1, must commit before Rd. 2. No half-point byes for players receiving full-point byes. Online advance entry available until 11/3 at 6 PM. Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. #23, Manchester, NH 03103. Info: halterrie@comcast.net; no phone calls.

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PORTSMOUTH OPEN

January 13-14, 2018
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 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: $62 in advance, $67 at site. Hotel requests that you consume all outside food in your sleeping room. Reg: Registration 9:00-9:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 1/6/2018. 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 13 December, (603) 431-8000, mention RCT. JGP. NS W.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE QUICK CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

March 24, 2018
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Ave. Portsmouth, NH

Grand Prix Points: 6

8SS, G/25;d3, Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Ave. Portsmouth NH 03801. EF: $22 postmarked by 17 March, $27 at site. Memb. Req'd: $8, Juniors $6. $10 with printed NHCJ. 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. Hotel requests that all outside food be eaten in your sleeping rooms. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com. HR: $119, 603-641-4900, mention Relyea Chess. NS W.

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