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

November 18-20 or 19-20: 20th Annual Turkey Bowl - Miami, FL

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 9-11: 2022 Music City Open - Nashville, TN

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

December 26-29, 27-29 or 28-29: Eastern Open, Arlington, VA

December 29: North American Blitz, Las Vegas, NV


2023

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

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

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

January 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16: Golden State Open - San Rafael, CA

January 14-16: 2023 Charlotte Open - Charlotte, NC

February 16-20, 17-20 or 18-20: Southwest Class Championships - Irving, TX

February 24-26 or 25-26: George Washington Open - Reston VA

March 17-19 or 18-19: Southern Class, Orlando, FL

March 17-19 or 18-19: Eastern Class Championships - Windsor Locks CT

March 24-26 or 25-26: Mid-America Open, Clayton, MO

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 6-9: 4th Colonial Open - Dulles, VA

April 14-16: Cincinnati Open - Blue Ash (Cincinnati), OH 

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 5-7 or 6-7: Niagara Falls Open, Niagara Falls, NY

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

May 24-29: 10th Cherry Blossom Classic - Dulles, VA

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

June  9-11 or 10-11: Cleveland Open - Cleveland OH

June 14-15: U.S. Women's Open - Las Vegas, NV

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

June 23-25: World Open lower sections - Philadelphia PA

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

June 24-28: Philadelphia International - Philadelphia, PA

June 28-29: World Open Junior - Philadelphia PA

June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4: World Open top 6 sections - Philadelphia PA (revised)

July 4: World Open Blitz - Philadelphia PA

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

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

July 14-16 or 15-16: Continental Open, Marlborough, MA

July 21-23 or 22-23: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys, CA

July 21-23 or 22-23: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh, PA

July 28-30 or 29-30: Southern Open, Orlando, FL

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

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

August 25-27 or 26-27: Atlantic Open - Arlington VA

October 5-9: 2nd Skyline Open - Dulles, VA

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

November 3-5 or 4-5: Los Angeles Open - Irvine CA (revised)

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 22-24 or 23-24: Mid-America Open, Clayton, MO

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 or 25-27: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL (revised)

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)

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

 

2025

January 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

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

December 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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