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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2021

 

2021 U.S. Blind Championship, October 30-31
Holiday Inn Express Hotel (9 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport)
5311 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh PA 15277
Hotel Rate: $94/night (call 412-788-7400 for reservations; mention US Blind Chess Championship)

All players must be classified as legally blind and bring proof of classification.
Blind memberships ($18/year) available from US Chess; email membership@uschess.org or call 931-787-1234.
Event Contact: Alex Relyea  relyeachess@gmail.com

 

2021 U.S. Masters Championship, November 24-28, 2021
Hilton University Place - Charlotte
8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Event Contact: Peter Giannatos  peter.giannatos@charlottechesscenter.org

 

2021 National K-12 Grade Championships, December 3-5
Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
(866) 996-6338 or (407) 996-6338
HR: $129 - Cutoff date: November 8, 2021

 

2022

 

2022 Pan-American Intercollegiate Championships, January 6-9
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Drive
Dulles VA 20166-7506
(703) 471-9500
HR: $96 (Reservation link on Event website)
Event website: https://www.capitalareachess.com/panam2022
Event contact:  Anand Dommalapati, panam2022@capitalareachess.com

 

 

2022 U.S. Amateur Team - South, February 4-6 (NEW DATES)
Ramada West Palm Beach
1901 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
West Palm Beach FL 33409
(561) 855-0031
HR: $109

Event contact:  Jon Haskel, jon@bocachess.com, website: https://www.bocachess.com/

 

2022 U.S. Amateur Team - North, February 18-20
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
1800 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg IL 60173
(847) 605-1234
HR: $105 single-quad (deadline 2/4/2022)

Event information: Glenn Panner, www.chessweekend.com, glenn@chessweekend.com.

 

2022 U.S. Amateur Team - West, February 18-20
Site:  Santa Clara Convention Center

Hotel:  Santa Clara Marriott

2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara CA 95054
(408) 988-1500
HR: $99 (deadline 10/28/2021)

Event information: Salman Azhar, salman@bayareachess.com, www.bayareachess.com

 

2022 National High School (K-12) Championship, April 8-10
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
250 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-7300
HR: $151 - Cutoff date: March 11, 2022

 

2022 All-Girls National Championship, April 22-24
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-1234 or (877) 803-7534
HR: $169 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

http://allgirls.rknights.org/

 

2022 National Junior High (K-9) Championship, April 29-May 1
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 778-1000
HR: $159 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

 

2022 National Elementary (K-6) Championship, May 13-15
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).

 

2022 US Junior Chess Congress, July 1-3
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World Hotel
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 351-5555 or (800) 380-7917. Mention "2022 National Junior Chess Congress" in order to get the group rate.
HR: $139/night

 

2022 U.S. Open, July 30-August 7
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(888) 627-7086 or (760) 328-5955
HR: $139/139 Cutoff date: July 8, 2022

 

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 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 Junior High School (K-9) Championship, April 21-23
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
3001 Kalahari Drive
Round Rock, TX 78665
Rate: $179 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 US Junior Chess Congress, July 14-16
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

 

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 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 Junior High School (K-9) 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 12-14
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

 

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

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