National Events Calendar

This calendar is for events that award national championship titles, as well as any non-invitational events directly organized by US Chess.  If you have questions about the calendar, please email nationalevents@uschess.org.

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2022

2022-2023 National Online Scholastic Quick Championships, November 12-13
Held on lichess.org
Information:  nationals@chessstream.com

 

2022 U.S. Masters, November 23-27
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Dr.
Charlotte NC 28262
Information:  Dr. Walter High, organizer, wmhigh@nc.rr.com

 

2022 National K-12 Grade Championships, December 9-11
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965-4000
HR: $159/159 Cutoff date: November 12, 2022

 

2023

 

2023 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship, January 5-8
Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Information:  Florian Helff, organizer, florian.helff@cea.gg

 

2023 US Amateur Team North, February 17-19
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
1800 E. Golf Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-605-1234
HR:  $115/night until 2/3/23
Information:  glenn@chessweekend.com

 

2023 National High School (K-12) Championship, March 31-April 2
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-3000
HR: $179 single/quad - Cutoff date: March 13, 2023

 

2023 National Middle School (K-8) Championship, April 21-23
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
3001 Kalahari Drive
Round Rock, TX 78665
Rate: $179 single/double/triple/quad

 

2023 All-Girls National Championship, April 28-30 
Palmer House Chicago
17 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 726-7500
HR: $169 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

 

2023 National Elementary (K-6) Championship, May 12-14 
Playing Site: Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tournament hotels:
Hilton Baltimore
Sheraton Innter Harbor Hotel
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
Note: all are attached to Baltimore Convention Center

 

2023 U.S. Women's Open, June 14-15
vegaschessfestival.com/us-womens-open/
Tournament hotel: vegaschessfestival.com/hotel/reserve-a-room/

 

2023 National Open, June 14-18
vegaschessfestival.com/national-open/
Tournament hotel: vegaschessfestival.com/hotel/reserve-a-room/

 

2023 US Junior Chess Congress, July 13-16
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World Hotel
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 351-5555 or (800) 380-7917
Information:  Joe Hanley,hanleychessacademy@gmail.com
Website: www.hanleychessacademy.com/2023NJCC.html

 

2023 U.S. Open Championship, July 29-August 6
DeVos Place
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave. N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(800) 253-3590
HR: $144 single/double/triple/quad - Cutoff date: June 26, 2023

 

2023 National K-12 Grade Championships, December 15-17
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 284-1234
HR: $169 single/double/triple/quad - Cutoff date: November 20, 2023

 

2024

 

2024 US Amateur Team North, February 16-18
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
1800 E. Golf Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-605-1234
Information:  glenn@chessweekend.com

 

2024 National Elementary (K-6) Championship, April 26-28
Playing Site: Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Tournament hotels:
Columbus Hyatt Regency
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown
Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center
(all are attached to GCCC).

 

2024 National Middle School (K-8) Championship, May 10-12
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
HR: $169 single/double/triple/quad

 

2024 US Junior Chess Congress, July 11-14
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World Hotel
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 351-5555 or (800) 380-7917
Information:  Joe Hanley, www.hanleychessacademy.com

 

2024 U.S. Open Championship, July 27-August 4
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 622-6664
HR: $144 single/double

 

2024 National K-12 Grade Championships, December 6-8
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965-4000
HR: $159/159 Cutoff date: November 12, 2024

2025

 

2025 US Amateur Team North, February 21-23
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
1800 E. Golf Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-605-1234
Information:  glenn@chessweekend.com

 

SuperNationals VIII, May 9-11
Playing Site: Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Tournament hotels: (all attached to the OCCC)
Rosen Centre
Rosen Plaza
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Hilton Orlando

 

2026

 

2026 National High School (K-12) Championship, March 27-29
Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E. North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1000
HR: $179 single/double/triple/quad

Justus Williams, National Chess Champion
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— Justus Williams, National Chess Champion
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