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2021

 

2021 National Online Scholastic Championships (Internet Chess Club)
Qualification Weekend 1:  April 24-25  (K-12 and K-9 Divisions)
NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
email: nationalevents@uschess.org

 

2021 All-Girls National Championship April 23-25 (CANCELLED)
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 567-1234 or (877) 803-7534
HR: $169 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

 

SUPERNATIONALS VII May 7-9 (CANCELLED)
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-1000 or (888) 777-6779

 

2021 National Online Scholastic Championships (Internet Chess Club)
Qualification Weekend 2:  May 8-9  (K-6, K-5, K-3, and K-1 Divisions)
NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
email: nationalevents@uschess.org

 

2021 US Amateur East  - May 29-30 (Internet Chess Club)
Additional details coming - see www.njscf.org starting April 15
email: akiedes@gmail.com

 

2021 U.S. Junior Open Championship June 4-6 (CANCELLED)
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center
601 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(888)627-8074 - refer to "US Chess Junior/Senior Tournament" if calling
HR: $169 single/double - Cutoff date: May 12, 2021

 

2021 U.S. Senior Open Championship June 4-6 (CANCELLED)
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center
601 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(888)627-8074 - refer to "US Chess Junior/Senior Tournament" if calling
HR: $169 single/double - Cutoff date: May 12, 2021

 

2021 National Online Scholastic Championships (Internet Chess Club)
Championship Weekend:  June 12-13  (K-12, K-9, K-6, K-5, K-3, and K-1 Divisions)
Registration is by qualification only!
email: nationalevents@uschess.org

 

2021 National Open - June 16-20 - Las Vegas, NV - additional details coming.

 

2021 U.S. Women's Open - June 16-17 - Las Vegas, NV - additional details coming.

 

2021 U.S. Class Championships July 23-25
DoubleTree by Hilton
15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032
(855) 610-8733
HR: $89 (plus applicable taxes) until June 21, 2021

 

2021 U.S. Open July 31-August 8
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 665-6666
HR: $119

 

2021 62nd Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship - October 8-11
Great Wolf Lodge
100 Great Wolf Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
(844) 554-9653
Event Contact: Jim Hollingsworth, texasarmedforceschess@gmail.com, (817) 779-0640
NOTE: Restrictions since this is not open to just anyone: Active Duty, Military Retirees, Cadets, Midshipmen, College ROTC, Mobilized, and all other honorably discharged veterans. Show military ID card, DD 214, or Veterans Affairs ID card.

 

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 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

 

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 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 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
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20008-4106
(202) 328-2000
HR: $149 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 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

 

2025 National K-12 Grade Championships, December 12-14
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20008-4106
(202) 328-2000
HR: $155 single/double/triple/quad - Cutoff date: November 17, 2025

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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