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

 

2021 U.S. Junior Open Championship July 30 - August 1
Elmhurst University
Elmhurst, IL
email:  Kevin Bachler, Kevin_Bachler@cavemanchess.com
 

 

2021 U.S. Senior Open Championship July 30 - August 1
Elmhurst University
Elmhurst, IL
email:  Kevin Bachler, Kevin_Bachler@cavemanchess.com
 

 

2021 US Amateur North Championship - August 28
Online (on www.lichess.org) 
Register at http://BayAreaChess.com/my/amat 
Event Contact: Dr. Salman Azhar, https://bayareachess.com/contact 
NOTE: Register for 2021 US Amateur North, West, and South and get a $20 discount ($10 discount if you register for two of them)

 


2021 US Amateur West Championship - September 11
Online (on www.lichess.org)
Register at http://BayAreaChess.com/my/amat 
Event Contact: Dr. Salman Azhar, https://bayareachess.com/contact
NOTE: Register for 2021 US Amateur North, West, and South and get a $20 discount ($10 discount if you register for two of them)

 


2021 US Amateur South Championship - September 25
Online (on www.lichess.org)
Register at http://BayAreaChess.com/my/amat
Event Contact: Dr. Salman Azhar, https://bayareachess.com/contact
NOTE: Register for 2021 US Amateur North, West, and South and get a $20 discount ($10 discount if you register for two of them)

 

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 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 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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