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.

 

2022

August 13-17:  Washington International - Rockville, MD

August 19-21:  Bridgeport Open Featuring Maxime Vachier-LaGrave - Bridgeport, CT

August 26-28 or 27-28: Atlantic Open, Arlington, VA

Sept 2-5, 3-5 or 4-5: New York State Championship - Albany, NY

Sept 16-18 or 17-18: 2022 Glenn Snow Memorial (FIDE) - Noblesville, IN

Oct 7-9 or 8-9: Midwest Class Championships - Wheeling, IL

Oct 8-10: U.S. Armed Forces Open Championship - Joint Base McGuire-Dix, Lakehurst, NJ (N)

October 28-30 or 29-30: Eastern Chess Congress, Princeton, NJ

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 23-27: U.S. Masters - Charlotte, NC (N)

November 23-27: 2nd Annual Forester Open - $30,000 - Dallas/Frisco, TX

November 25-27 or 26-27: North Carolina Open - Charlotte, NC

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

December 26-29 or 27-29: Eastern Open, Arlington, VA


2023

January 5-8: PanAmerican Intercollegiate Team Championship - Seattle, WA (N)

Jan 6-8 or 7-8: Boston Chess Congress - Boston, MA

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

Jan 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Golden State Open - Concord, CA

Feb 16-20, 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20: Southwest Class Championships - Fort Worth, TX

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 Middle School (K-8) Championship - Round Rock, TX (N)

April 28-30: 2023 All-Girls National Championship - Chicago, IL (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 14-15: U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV

June 14-18: National Open - Las Vegas, NV

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 13-16: National Junior Chess Congress - Orlando, FL (N)

July 14-16 or 15-16: Chicago Class, Wheeling, IL

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

August 11 – 19: 2023 Pan American Youth Championship, Chicago, IL

October 6-8 or 7-8: Midwest Class, Wheeling, IL

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

December 15-17: 2023 National K-12 Grade Championships - Orlando, FL (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 Middle School (K-8) 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 11-14: National Junior Chess Congress - Orlando, FL (N)

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

Jan 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia, PA

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

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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