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

June 16-20: 2021 National Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 16-17: 2021 U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV (N)

June 18-20: 2021 Carolinas Classic - Charlotte, NC 

June 25-27 or 26-27: Philadelphia Open - Philadelphia, PA

June 25-29: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

July 1-5, 2-5, or 3-5: World Open - Philadelphia, PA

July 16: 2021 U.S. Game/10 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N) (CANCELED)

July 16-18 or 17-18: Chicago Class - Wheeling, IL

July 16-18 or 17-18, 2021: Bradley Open, Windsor Locks CT

July 17: 2021 U.S. Game/30 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N) (CANCELED)

July 18: 2021 U.S. Game/60 Championship - Charlotte, NC (N) (CANCELED)

July 23-25: 2021 U.S. Class Championships - Houston, TX (N)

July 23-25 or 24-25: Pacific Coast Open - Van Nuys, CA

July 23-25 or 24-25: Southern Open - Orlando, FL

July 23-25 or 24-25: Pittsburgh Open - Pittsburgh, PA

July 31-August 8: 122nd (2021) U.S. Open - Cherry Hill, NJ (N)

July 30-August 1:  U.S. Junior Open Championship - Elmhurst, IL (N)

July 30-August 1:  U.S. Senior Open Championship - Elmhurst, IL (N)

August 12-16, 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15: Continental Open - Sturbridge, MA

August 27-29 or 28-29: Indianapolis Open - Indianapolis, IN

August 27-29 or 28-29: Atlantic Open - Reston, VA

September 3-6, 4-6 or 5-6: New York State Championship - Albany, NY

October 1-3 or 2-3, 2021: 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

November 5-7 or 6-7: Los Angeles Open - Van Nuys, 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 26-28 or 27-28: National Chess Congress - Philadelphia, PA

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

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

 

2022

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

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

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 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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