National Events Calendar 

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2019

2019 National Open June 12-16, 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
HR: $69 ($95 Friday & Saturday nights)
(800) 732-7117 ask for CHESS rates

2019 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) Championship June 20-23
Playing venue: Bay Area Chess Center
Nearby hotel: Courtyard Marriott Silicon Valley in Milpitas
1480 Falcon Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035 (Reservation link coming soon)
Event contact: BayAreaChess, Dr. Judit Sztaray, [email protected] or 408-409-6596

2019 U.S. Junior Open Championship June 28-30
Playing venue: North Central College
Wentz Science Center-Ratio Hall
125 S. Loomis St.
Naperville, IL 60540
Room Rate: $55 chess rate dorm single, $100 double; $145 triple by 5/31, $10 more per person thereafter. (No taxes/tips for dorm rooms) – See www.cavemanchess.com/events for info on nearby hotels (23 withn 2.5 miles).

2019 U.S. Senior Open Championship June 28-30
Playing venue: North Central College
Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center
171 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
Room Rate: $55 chess rate dorm single, $100 double; $145 triple by 5/31, $10 more per person thereafter. (No taxes/tips for dorm rooms) – See www.cavemanchess.com/events for info on nearby hotels (23 withn 2.5 miles).

2019 U.S. Junior Championship (Invitational), July 10-21
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-2437

2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship (Invitational), July 10-21
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-2437

2019 U.S. Senior Championship (Invitational), July 10-21
Saint Louis Chess Club
4657 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-2437

2019 U.S. G/10 Championship, July 19
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226
Hotel #: 704-547-7444
HR: $109-$109 reserve by July 1.

2019 U.S. G/30 Championship, July 20
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226
Hotel #: 704-547-7444
HR: $109-$109 reserve by July 1.

2019 U.S. Blind Championship, July 20-21
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
5311 Campbells Run Road (near airport)
Pittsburgh, PA 15277
Hotel #: (412) 788-8400 Free shuttle to/from airport.
HR: $99 night + tax – mention US Blind Chess Championship
Contact: Nita Patel, [email protected], (603) 716-3040 or Joan DuBois, [email protected], (931) 200-3412.
Note: All players must be classified as Legally Blind and bring proof.

2019 U.S. G/60 Championship, July 21
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226
Hotel #: 704-547-7444
HR: $109-$109 reserve by July 1.

2019 U.S. Amateur South Championship – July 27-28
Playing Site: Lausanne Collegiate School
1381 W. Massey Rd.
Memphis, TN 38152
Hotels: Many hotels nearby Extended Stay America & La Quinta $60-80 range per night; Hyatt Place, Hampton Inn, and Sonesta $85-115 per night; Marriott Courtyard & Hilton Embassy Suites in the $145-165 range.
Contact Organizer: Arlene Kleiman [email protected]

2019 U.S. Open August 3-11
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 996-9840 or (800) 204-7234
HR: $129 Single/Double/Triple/Quad, Mention “US Chess”

2019 U.S. National G/15 Championship August 7
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 996-9840 or (800) 204-7234
HR: $129 Single/Double/Triple/Quad, Mention “US Chess”

2019 U.S. Open National Blitz Championship (BLZ) August 10
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 996-9840 or (800) 204-7234
HR: $129 Single/Double/Triple/Quad, Mention “US Chess”

2019 U.S. Masters Championship August 21-25
Embassy Suites Hotel (direct link for making reservation)
Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 668-4535
HR: $104 until Aug. 6, 2019, Mention code “CCI”.

2019 U.S. Class Championship – September 27-29 or 28-29
SFO Airport Hyatt Regency
1333 Bayshore Hwy.
Burlingame, CA 94010
HR: $145/night – (650) 347-1234 – Mention: US Chess Class

2019 (60th Annual) U.S. Armed Forces Open (USAFO) Chess Championship – October 12-14
MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
For all questions contact: Sara Walsh [email protected] or (910) 546-5250

2019 National K-12 Grade Championships December 13-15
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000
(407) 939-4686
HR: $135 Single/Double/Triple/Quad – Mention “US Chess”

2019 U.S. Amateur North Championship December 21-22
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
6401 S. 13th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 764-5300
HR: $75 – Mention “US Chess”
Organizer: Alex Betaneli [email protected] is best, (608) 334-2574 (text better than calling)

2019 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, December 27-30
Hilton University Place Charlotte
8629 JM Keynes Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28262
Hotel #: 704-547-7444
HR: $101 chess rate king bed or 2 doubles (up to 4 in room), reserve by December 1
Contact: [email protected] or website: www.charlottechesscenter.org

2020

2020 National High School (K-12) Championship, April 3-5
Playing Site: Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Tournament Hotel: Columbus Hyatt Regency (connected to GCCC)
405 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Rate: $155 single / $165 double

2020 All-Girls National Championships, April 17 – 19
Westin Chicago North Shore
Wheeling, IL 60090
(888) 937-8461 or (847) 777-6500
HR: $164 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

2020 National Junior High (K-9) Championship April 24-26
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(888) 421-1442
HR: $145

2020 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 8-10
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-1000 or (888) 777-6779
HR: $176 Single/Double/Triple/Quad

2020 U.S. Women’s Open – June 23-24 – Las Vegas, NV – additional details coming.

2020 National Open – June 24-28 – Las Vegas, NV – additional details coming.

2020 U.S. Open August 8-16
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis-St. Charles Hotel
Two Convention Center Plaza – Saint Charles, MO 63303
(636) 946-5544
HR: $147 (Suites, made-to-order breakfast included!)

2020 National K-12 Grade Championships December 11-13
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 996-3154 or (866) 996-9939
HR: $135 Single/Double/Triple/Quad – Mention “US Chess”

2021

2021 All-Girls National Championship April 23-25
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
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-1000 or (888) 777-6779

2021 U.S. Women’s Open – June 15-16 – Las Vegas, NV – additional details coming.

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

2021 U.S. Open July 31-August 8
Crown Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(888) 233-9527
HR: $119

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 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 29-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 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).

2014 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 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

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