Plan Ahead Calendar

If you have a major event (US Chess National Tournament or an event with a guaranteed prize fund of at least $5000), let us know as soon as possible. This list will only be useful if tournaments are listed well in advance. National championship events are indicated by an (N) following the State. For details related to these events check our Upcoming Tournaments area. You can email Melinda Matthews with your questions or submissions.


May 10-12: 2024 National Middle School (K-8) Championship, Atlanta, GA (N)

May 10-12: Annual Northern Class Championship, Langhorne, PA

May 22-27: 11th Cherry Blossom Classic, Dulles, VA

May 23-27: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL 

May 31-June 2: Niagara Falls Open, Niagara Falls, NY

May 31-June 2: 11th Summer Solstice Open, Boca Raton, FL

May 31-June 2: 2nd Annual Pennsylvania Classic, Langhorne, PA

June 7-9: Cleveland Open, Cleveland, OH

June 7-9: Eastern Class Championships, Windsor Locks, CT

June 21-23: 2024 Chicago Summer Open, Lisle, IL

June 27-July 1: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, PA

June 28-30: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia, PA

July 3-7: World Open, Philadelphia, PA

July 11-14: National Junior Chess Congress, Orlando, FL (N)

July 12-14: 2nd Annual DMV Open, Dulles, VA

July 19-21: Chicago Class, Wheeling, IL

July 19-21: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys, CA

July 19-21: Southern Open, Orlando, FL

July 26-28: Bradley Open, Windsor Locks, CT

July 26-28: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh, PA

July 27-August 4: 2024 U.S. Open Championship, Norfolk, VA (N)

August 30-September 2: 2024 Illinois Open, Lisle, IL

August 10-14: 11th Annual Washington International, Rockville, MD

August 15-18: Continental Open, Marlborough, MA

August 29-September 2: New York State Championship. Albany, NY

September 6-8: 3rd Annual Beltway Open, Dulles, VA

September 27-29: 1st Annual Capital Open, Dulles, VA

October 10-14: 3rd Skyline Open, Dulles, VA

October 11-13: Midwest Class Championships, Wheeling, IL

October 18-20: 2024 South Dakota Governor's Cup, Sioux Falls, SD

October 18-20: Hartford Open, Windsor Locks, CT

October 25-27: Eastern Chess Congress, Princeton NJ

October 25-27: 1st Annual Old Dominion Open, Dulles, VA

November 1-3: Los Angeles Open, Irvine, CA

November 15-17: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash, OH

November 29-December 1: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia, PA

December 6-8: 2024 National K-12 Grade Championships, National Harbor, MD (N)

December 13-15: 1st Annual Federal Open, Dulles, VA

December 20-22: 1st Annual Benjamin Franklin Open, Langhorne, PA

December 26-29: Eastern Open, Arlington, VA

December 26-30: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV



January 3-5: Boston Chess Congress, Boston, MA

January 3-5: Tim Just Winter Open XLI, Schaumburg, IL

January 17-20: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia, PA

January 17-20: Golden State Open, San Rafael, CA

January 31-February 2: Land of the Sky, Asheville, NC

February 13-17: Southwest Class, Irving, TX

March 21-23: Mid-America Open, St. Louis, MO

April 3-5: KCF All-Girls National Championship, Chicago, IL (N)

April 16-20: Princeton Open, Princeton, NJ

May 9-11: SuperNationals VIII, Orlando, FL (N)

May 2-4: Niagara Falls Open, Niagara Falls, NY

May 22-26: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 20-23: 2025 Chicago Summer Open, Schaumburg, IL

June 26-30: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, PA (corrected)

June 27-29: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia, PA

July 2-6: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 18-20: Chicago Class, Wheeling, IL

August 28-September 1: New York State Championship, Albany, NY

October 10-12: Midwest Class Championships, Wheeling, IL

November 28-30 or 29-30: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia, PA

December 26-30: North American Open, Las Vegas, NV



January 9-11: Tim Just Winter Open XLII, Schaumburg, IL

January 16-19: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia, PA

January 30-February 1: Land of the Sky, Asheville, NC

March 27-29: 2026 National High School (K-12) Championship, Chicago, IL (N)

June 25-29: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, PA

June 26-28: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia, PA

July 1-5: World Open, Philadelphia, PA

November 27-29: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia, PA



January 15-18: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia, PA

February 5-7: Land of the Sky, Asheville, NC

June 24-28: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia, PA

June 25-27: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia, PA

June 30-July 4: World Open, Philadelphia, PA

November 26-28: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia, PA