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.

 

2021

October 1-3 or 2-3: Eastern Chess Congress, Princeton, NJ

October 8-11: 2021 U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship - Grapevine, TX (N)

October 7-11, 8-11 or 9-11: Washington Chess Congress - Reston, VA

October 8-10 or 9-10: Midwest Class Championships - Wheeling, IL

October 22-24 or 23-24: Central New York Open, Syracuse, NY

October 30-31: U.S. Blind Championship, Pittsburgh, PA (N)

November 5-7 or 6-7: Los Angeles Open - Irvine, CA

November 12-14 or 13-14: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

November 19-21 or 20-21: Niagara Falls Open - Niagara Falls, NY

November 24-28 or 26-28: Forester Open - Dallas, TX

November 24-28: 2021 US Masters - Charlotte, NC (N)

November 25-28 or 26-28: 56th American Open - Orange, CA

November 26-28 or 27-28: 2021 North Carolina Open - Charlotte, NC 

November 26-28 or 27-28: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 3-5: 2021 National K-12 Grade Championships - Orlando, FL (N)

December 19-23: 2021 North American Junior Championships, Charlotte, NC

December 26-28 or 27-28: Empire State Open, Albany, NY

December 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

 

2022

January 6-9: Pan-American Intercollegiate, Dulles VA (N)

January 7-9 or 8-9: Boston Chess Congress - Boston, MA

January 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

January 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17: Golden State Open, Concord, CA

February 11-13: U.S. Amateur Team – South, West Palm Beach, FL (N)

February 17-21, 18-21, 19-21 or 20-21: Southwest Class, Fort Worth, TX

February 18-20: U.S. Amateur Team – North, Schaumburg, IL (N)

February 18-20: U.S. Amateur Team – West, Santa Clara, CA (N)

March 4-6 or 5-6: Western Class Championships - Van Nuys, CA

March 18-20: Southern Class, Orlando, FL

March 25-27 or 26-27: Mid-America Open - Clayton, MO

April 8-10: 2022 National High School (K-12) Championship - Memphis, TN (N)

April 13-17, 14-17 or 15-17: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 29-May 1: 2022 National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Grapevine, TX (N)

April 29-May 1 or April 30-May 1: Eastern Class Championships - Sturbridge, MA

May 13-15: 2022 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Columbus, OH (N)

May 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 10-12 or 11-12: Cleveland Open - Cleveland, OH

June 24-26 or 25-26: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

June 24-28: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or July 2-4: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 15-17 or 16-17: Pacific Coast Open - Van Nuys, CA

July 22-24: Southern Open, Orlando, FL

July 30-August 7: 2022 U.S. Open - Rancho Mirage, CA (N)

August 10-14, 11-14, 12-14 or 13-14: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

November 4-6 or 5-6: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, CA

November 11-13 or 12-13: Kings Island Open - Blue Ash, OH

November 25-27 or 26-27: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 9-11: 2022 National K-12 Grade Championships - National Harbor, MD (N)

December 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV


2023

January 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

March 31-April 2: 2023 National High School (K-12) Championship - Washington, DC (N)

April 5-9, 6-9 or 7-9: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 21-23: 2023 National Junior High School (K-9) Championship - Round Rock, TX (N)

May 12-14: 2023 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Baltimore, MD (N)

May 25-29, 26-29, 27-29 or 28-29: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 23-25 or 24-25: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

June 24-28: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 29-August 6: 2023 U.S. Open - Grand Rapids, MI (N)

November 24-26 or 25-26: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

December 15-17: 2023 National K-12 Grade Championships - Washington, DC (N)

December 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

 

2024

January 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15: Liberty Bell Open - Philadelphia, PA

March 27-31, 28-31 or 29-31: Foxwoods Open - Mashantucket, CT

April 26-28: 2024 National Elementary (K-6) Championship - Columbus, OH (N)

May 10-12: 2024 National Junior High (K-9) Championship - Atlanta, GA (N)

May 23-27, 24-27, 25-27 or 26-27: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

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

July 2-7, 3-7, 4-7 or 5-7: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

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

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 or Nov. 30-Dec. 1: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

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

Dec. 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

 

2025

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

May 22-26, 23-26, 24-26 or 25-26: Chicago Open - Wheeling, IL

June 24-28: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

July 1-6, 2-6, 3-6 or 4-6: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

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

December 12-14: 2025 National K-12 Grade Championships - Washington, DC (N)

Dec. 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29: North American Open - Las Vegas, NV

 

2026

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

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