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Past Events Page

This page serves as an archive of past chess events.  Hopefully it will serve as a guide for possible dates of upcoming annual events.  There are no guarantees, of course!

 

 

 

Danville Quick Chess

Date:  August 26, 2017

Location:  Danville Community Center, Danville, VT

Organizer:  Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com ; www.relyeachess.com

Summary:  Six round swiss, cash prizes.  For details, click here.

 

 

Continental Open

Date: Aug 11-13, 2017

Location: Host Hotel, Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, MA

Organizer: Continental Chess  

Summary: Six round tournament in seven sections, $30,000 in cash prizes.  See details here:  http://www.chesstour.com/cono17.htm

 

 

Vermont Amateur

Date:  July 29, 2017

Location:  Middlebury Recreation Center, 154 Creek Rd., Middlebury, VT

Organizer:  Parker Montgomery, PO Box 831, Middlebury, VT 05753; vermonty64@earthlink.net, mobile 802-349-7739

Summary: Two sections, four round swiss, cash prizes.  Flyer here.  For more details, click here.

 

 

Peter Henner Memorial

Date: July 28-30, 2017

Location:  Albany, NY

Organizer: Continental Chess  

Summary:  Five round tournament in four sections, $4,000 in cash prizes.  See details here:  http://www.chesstour.com/phm17.htm

 

 

Bradley Open

Date: July 21-23, 2017

Location:  Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, Cedar Lake, Windsor Locks, CT

Organizer: Continental Chess  

Summary: Five round tournament in five sections, $8,000 in cash prizes.  See details here:  http://www.chesstour.com/brad17.htm

 

 

Bennington Spring Open

Date:  May 6, 2017

Location:  Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver Street, Bennington, VT

Organizer: Parker Montgomery, PO Box 831, Middlebury, VT 05753; vermonty64@earthlink.net, mobile 802-349-7739

Summary: Three sections, four round swiss, cash prizes.  For details, click here.

 

 

2017 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 8th, 2017

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, Tournament Director: mike@vtchess.info  (802) 223-1948

Summary: The 30th Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Click here for full details and registration information.

 

 

Quick Chess Again in Middlebury

Date: April 1, 2017

Location:  Middlebury Recreation Center, 154 Creek Rd., Middlebury, VT

Organizer: Parker Montgomery

Summary: Six round swiss (affects quick rating only), cash prizes.  For details, click here.

 

 

14th Annual Berlin Fall Scholastic Open

Date: November 12, 2016

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.  For full details click here.

 

 

Vermont Open

Date: October 29-30, 2016

Location: Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, Burglington, VT

Organizer: Vermont Chess Association   

Summary: Three sections, top Vermonter becomes State Champion.  See details here:  http://www.uschess.org/tlas/16972.ctla

 

 

Lyndonville Quick Chess

Date: October 2, 2016

Location:  The Grindstone Cafe, Lyndonville, VT

Organizer: Alex Relyea

Summary: Six round swiss, G/25 delay 3 (affects quick rating only).  $600 in cash prizes.  See details here:  http://www.uschess.org/tlas/6646.tla

 

 

Schenectady Open

Date: July 16-17, 2016

Location: Proctors Theater, Schenectady, NY

Organizer: Continental Chess  

Summary: Five round 2 day tournament in three sections, $2000 in cash prizes.  See details here:  http://www.chesstour.com/sco16.htm

 

 

Continental Open

Date: Aug 11-14, 12-14 or 13-14, 2016

Location: Host Hotel, Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, MA

Organizer: Continental Chess  

Summary: Six round tournament in seven sections, $30,000 in cash prizes.  See details here:  http://www.chesstour.com/cono16.htm

 

 

Bennington Open

Date: August 20, 2016

Location: Bennington Free Library, Bennington, VT

Organizer: Parker Montgomery  

Summary: Four rounds, two sections, cash prizes.  See details here:  http://www.uschess.org/tlas/16716.ctla

 

 

Sunday G/45 in Middlebury

Date: April 10, 2016

Location: Courtyard Marriott, Middlebury, VT

Contact: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, PO Box 831, Middlebury, VT 05753-0831; vermonty64@earthlink.net, mobile 802-349-7739

Summary: See details here.

 

 

Saturday Super-Amateur in Middlebury

Date: April 9, 2016

Location: Courtyard Marriott, Middlebury, VT

Contact: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, PO Box 831, Middlebury, VT 05753-0831; vermonty64@earthlink.net, mobile 802-349-7739

Summary: See details here.

 

 

2016 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 2nd, 2016

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, Tournament Director: mike@vtchess.info  (802) 223-1948

Summary: The 29th Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Qualifying event for the Denker Tournament of State High School Champions, the National Girls Tournament, and the Barber K-8 Nationals.  Full details and registration info here

 

 

13th Annual Berlin Fall Scholastic Open

Date: November 21, 2015

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.  Click here for details.

 

 

2015 Vermont Open

Date: October 24-25, 2015

Location: Courtyard Marriott, 309 Court St (Route 7), Middlebury, VT

Organizer: Vermont Chess Association, c/o Parker Montgomery, PO Box 831, Middlebury, VT 05753-0831; greenmonty@earthlink.net, mobile 802-349-7739.

Summary: Three sections: Open, Saturday Under 1800, Sunday Under 1500. State Champion title awarded in Open section. See details here.

 

 

New York State Open

Date: May 15-17, 2015

Location: Tiki Resort, Lake George, NY

Organizer: Continental Chess  

Summary: Five round 2 or 3 day tournament in four sections, $3000 in cash prizes.  The top finisher in each grade/section at the Vermont State Scholastics will be given a free entry into the New York State Open!  See details here:  http://www.chesstour.com/nyso15.htm

 

 

Spring Chess Camp

Date: April 20-24, 2015

Location: Endeavor Middle School, Shelburne, VT

Contact: Chunka Mui 802-985-1180, chunka@cornerloft.com

Summary: See details here.

 

 

2015 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 18th, 2015

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, Tournament Director: mike@vtchess.info  (802) 223-1948

Summary: The 28th Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Qualifying event for the Denker Tournament of State High School Champions, the National Girls Invitational, and the Barber K-8 Nationals.  Full details and registration info here

 

 

Burlington Open

Date: April 11-12, 2015

Location: Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT

Tournament Director: Alex Relyea, email: relyea@operamail.com  

Summary: Four round Swiss in 3 sections, Trophies, Grand Prix Points and cash prizes.  See details here: http://www.relyeachess.com/subpages/tournaments.html

 

 

Chittenden County Chess Club - Open Chess Tournament

Date: December 6, 2014

Location:  S.D. Ireland Center for Global Business and Technology, 391 Maple St., Burlington, VT

Tournament Director: David Carter, email: carterd253@hotmail.com, cell/text: 802-324-1143

Summary: Three round swiss in two sections.  Cash prizes.  See details here.

 

 

12th Annual Berlin Fall Scholastic Open

Date: November 15th, 2014

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.  Click here for details.

 

 

2014 Vermont Open

Date: November 1-2, 2014

Location: Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT

Tournament Director: David Carter, email: carterd253@hotmail.com, cell/text: 802-324-1143

Summary: Trophy and State Champion title awarded.  Three sections: Open, U1825, U1425.  $2,300 in guaranteed prizes.  Registration Saturday 9:45 - 10:30 AM.  See details here.

 

 

New York State Open

Date: May 16-18th, 2014

Location: Tiki Resort, Lake George, NY

Organizer: Continental Chess

Summary: Near Vemont's western border, this tournament is presented by Continental Chess, benefactors of the VT State Scholastics.  Full details available here.

 

 

St. Johnsbury Open

Date: May 10th, 2014

Location: Comfort Inn & Suites, 703 US Rte 5 South, St. Johnsbury, VT

Organizer: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com

Summary: Four round Swiss in two sections, 6 Grand Prix Points, cash prizes.  Click here for details and an entry form.

 

 

2014 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 19th, 2014

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, Tournament Director: mike@vtchess.info  (802) 223-1948

Summary: The 27th Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Qualifying event for the Denker Tournament of State High School Champions, the National Girls Invitational, and the Barber K-8 Nationals.  For full details and registration info, click here

 

 

Middlebury Open

Date: April 5th, 2014

Location: Courtyard Marriott, 309 Court St. (Route 7), Middlebury, VT

Organizer: Parker Montgomery, PO Box 831, Middlebury, VT 05753-0831; greenmonty@earthlink.net , cell phone
802-349-7739.

Summary:  Four round Swiss in two sections, time control G/60 d5. Open Section, entry fee $33 if received by 4/3, $40 later. Prize fund $640 based on 16 entries. Under 1500 Section, entry fee $25 if received by 4/3, $30 later. Prize fund $400 based on 16 entries. Both sections: Registration 9-10 a.m., Rounds at 10:30, 1:15, 4:00 and 6:45. Half-point bye okay for any one round.

 

 

11th Annual Berlin Fall Scholastic Open

Date: November 9th, 2013

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.  Click here for details.

 

 

2013 Vermont Open

Date: October 26-27, 2013

Location: Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT

Tournament Director: David Carter, email: carterd253@hotmail.com, cell/text: 802-324-1143

Summary: Three sections: Open, U1750, U1450.  $2,500 in prizes.  Registration Saturday 9:45 - 10:30 AM.  See details here.

 

 

Chittenden County Chess Club presents The April Quads

Date: April 14th, 2013

Location: Community Room – Shaw’s Supermarket, 570 Shelburne Road (Route 7), Burlington, Vermont

Organizer: David Carter, carterd253@hotmail.com or (802) 324-1143

Summary: USCF Rated 3 round "quads" - four players grouped by similar ability. Entry fee $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  Registration 10:00-10:30am, rounds at 11:00am, 1:30pm, and 4:00pm.  For full details and registration info, click here

 

 

2013 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 13th, 2013

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, Tournament Director: mike@vtchess.info  (802) 223-1948

Summary: The 26th Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Qualifying event for the Denker Tournament of State High School Champions, the National Girls Invitational, and the Barber K-8 Nationals.  For full details and registration info, click here

 

 

2012 Vermont Open

Date: October 26-28, 2012

Location: Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT

Tournament Director: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, greenmonty@earthlink.net,  cell phone 802-349-7739

Summary: Three sections: Open, U1850, U1450.  Rounds Friday 7:15 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Sunday 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM.  See details here.

 

 

Hanover Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: April 14th, 2012

Location: Hanover High School, Hanover, NH

Organizer: Vince Bradley, vbradleychess@gmail.com

Summary: Swiss System,  Four Sections: Novice: Under 450, Beginner: Under 650, Intermediate: Under 900, 4 rounds, G/30d5.  Open: Over 900 SS, 3 rounds, G/45d5  (the cutoffs for each section will be adjusted to fit the grades and ratings of participants.)  Trophies awarded in each section.  Registration: 8:30-9:45 am (Entries after 9:45 may not be accepted until after the start of the first round.)  1st round at 10am, subsequent rounds ASAP. Awards: 3:00pm  Entry Fee $5 if info received by 3/30 or $9 @ door.  USCF membership required for all entrants.

 

 

2012 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 14th, 2012

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, Tournament Director: mike@vtchess.info  (802) 223-1948

Summary: The 25th Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Qualifying event for the Denker Tournament of State High School Champions and the Barber K-8 Nationals.  For full details and registration info, click here

 

 

St. Johnsbury Correctional Facility USCF Rated Tournament

Date: Monday, January 16, 2012 (MLK Day) 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Location:  St. Johnsbury Correctional Facility, St. Johnsbury, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, William.Storz@state.vt.us

Summary: USCF Rated Tournament inside the Correctional Facility with inmates and guests participating.  There is no entry fee for outside players, but participants must register in advance by calling Bill Storz at 802-751-1422 no later than 1/9/2012 at 5:00 PM.  Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player).  USCF membership required.  Please bring your own lunch. 

 

 

9th Annual Berlin Fall Scholastic Open

Date: November 12th, 2011

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizers: Mike and Corinne Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.  Click here for details.

 

 

2011 Vermont Open

Date: October 22-23, 2011

Location: Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main Street, Middlebury, VT

Tournament Director: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, PO Box 831, Middlebury, VT 05753–0831; email greenmonty@earthlink.net

Summary: Play either day or both days.  3-SS, G/85 (Saturday); Rds.: 10•2•5:30.  2-SS, G/120 (Sunday); Rds.: 10•3.  Entry Fee: $24 per day; $3 less if paid in advance.  Registration: 8:50–9:40 a.m.  Cash prizes = 100% of Entry Fees each day.
State champion titles (overall & amateur) to top two Vermonters.

 

 

Harmony Quads

Date: May 7, 2011

Location: Harmony Music Café & English Tea Room, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, VT

Organizer: Ben Karren (802) 247-3683 or bkarren@uvm.edu

Summary: USCF Rated, 3 rounds, G/90, cash prizes.  Click here for details.

 

 

White River Open

Date: May 14, 2011

Location: Fairfield Inn, White River Junction, VT

Organizer: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Drive #89, Bedford, NH 03110  email: relyea@operamail.com

Summary: Game/65, 4 Round SS in 2 sections.  Registration 9:00-9:45 AM, first round 10:00 AM.  Cash Prizes.  For full details, click here.

 

 

Vermont Versus The Rest of the World

Date: April 30, 2011

Location: Hampton Inn, 1378 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT

Tournament Director: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, (802) 877-6336; email greenmonty@earthlink.net

Summary:  Two sections: Open, Under 1520.  Each Vermonter will play one non-Vermonter twice and another non-Vermonter once. Merchandise prizes to all. Entry Fee: $12 in advance or $18 at door. Registration: 8:40-9:40 a.m. Rounds: 10:00, 1:50, and 5:20.

 

 

2011 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 9th, 2011

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, Tournament Director: mike@vtchess.info  (802) 223-1948

Summary: The 24th Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Qualifying event for the Denker Tournament of State High School Champions and the USCF K-8 Nationals.  For full details and registration info, click here

 

 

Vermont Resort Open

Date: March 25-27 or 26-27, 2011

Location: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

Organizer: Continental Chess Association

Summary: 5 Round SS in 3 sections.  For full details, click here to visit the Continental Chess page.

 

 

Thursday Night Lights 5

Date: March 17, 2011

Location: Rutland Recreational Center, Rutland, VT

Organizer: Ben Karren (802) 247-3683

Summary: USCF Quick Rated, 6 rounds, G/10.  Click here for details.

 

 

Greater Burlington YMCA Scholastic

Date: March 12, 2011

Location: Burlington YMCA

Organizer: Evan LeCompte, elecompte@gbymca.org

Summary: An unrated event for students in grades K-6.  Click here for details.

 

 

The 9th Annual February Freeze Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011  Registration 9-9:45am, First Round 10:00am

Location: Wells Memorial School, 235 Chesham Rd, Harrisville, NH

Organizer: Vince Bradley  vbradleychess@gmail.com  or 603-352-4046
Summary: Four round Swiss in 3 sections for grades K-12, Game/30, registration $5 in advance or $9 at the door.  USCF Membership required.

 

 

Thursday Night Lights Chess Tournament

Date: December 2, 2010

Location: Rutland Recreational Center, Rutland, VT

Organizers: Presented by Southern Vermont Chess, Directed by Ben Karren

Summary: Six round Swiss, G/10, USCF rated.  Click here for more details.

 

 

8th Annual Berlin Fall Scholastic Open

Date: November 13th, 2010

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizers: Mike and Corinne Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.  For details, click here.

 

 

Vermont Open and Vermont Open Side Tourneys

Date: November 6-7, 2010

Location: Courtyard Marriott, Middlebury, VT

Tournament Director: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, (802) 877-6336; email greenmonty@earthlink.net

Summary: Three sections: Vermont Open (November 6-7th), Under 1450 (November 6th) and Under 1700 (November 7th).  For more information, click here.

 

 

Vermont Amateur Chess Tourney

Date: April 17, 2010

Location: Courtyard Marriott, Middlebury, VT

Organizer: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, cell phone 603-499-2139; email greenmonty@earthlink.net

Summary: Rated swiss tournament in 3 sections, 4 rounds, cash prizes.  For more information, click here.

 

 

2010 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 10th, 2010

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, Tournament Director: mike@vtchess.info  (802) 223-1948

Summary: The 23rd Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Qualifying event for the Denker Tournament of State High School Champions.  For full details, click here

 

 

Rye Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: March 13, 2010

Location: Rye Public Library, Rye, NH

Organizer: Mike Sullivan, mike@talestoldtall.com

Summary: Scholastic Swiss tournament in 3 sections, 3 rounds, G/30. For more information, click here.

 

 

Middlebury Open Chess Tourney

Date: March 6, 2010

Location: Courtyard Marriott, Middlebury, VT

Organizer: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, cell phone 603-499-2139; email greenmonty@earthlink.net

Summary: Swiss tournament in 3 sections, 4 rounds, cash prizes.  For more information, click here.

 

 

Salem Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: February 13, 2010

Location: Salem High School, Salem NH

Organizer: Mike Sullivan, mike@talestoldtall.com

Summary: Scholastic Swiss tournament in 3 sections, 3 or 4 rounds, trophies awarded.  For more information, click here.

 

 

St. Johnsbury Correctional Facility Adult Open

Date: January 18, 2010, 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Location:  St. Johnsbury Correctional Facility, St. Johnsbury, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, William.Storz@ahs.state.vt.us or 802 751-1422.

Summary: Participants must be over 18 years of age.  No entry fee, but players must register in advance.  Register by phone or email; registration deadline is January 12th at 5:00PM.

Format: Unrated, 4 or 5 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player) with one or two divisions depending on attendance.  USCF membership NOT required.

 

 

Howe Library Seven Round Swiss

Date: December 19, 2009

Location: Howe Library, Hanover, NH

Organizer: Michael Wijaya, hanover.chess.club@gmail.com

Summary: Seven round Swiss, G/15. No entry fee. USCF-rated Open and Unrated sections.  First round at 10:30 am. Subsequent rounds at 11:15, 12:00, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, and 3:45.  For more information, click here.

 

 

Middlebury Amateur Chess Tournament

Date: December 5, 2009

Location: Courtyard Marriott, Middlebury, VT

Organizer: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, home phone 802-388-7215, cell phone 603-499-2139; email greenmonty@earthlink.net

Summary: Open tournament, 5 rounds, Game 45, Novice and Advanced sections.  For more information, click here.

 

 

7th Annual Berlin Fall Scholastic Open

Date: November 14th, 2009

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizers: Mike and Corinne Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.

Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

 

St. Johnsbury Correctional Facility Adult Open

Date: November 11, 2009, 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Location:  St. Johnsbury Correctional Facility, St. Johnsbury, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, William.Storz@ahs.state.vt.us or 802 751-1422.

Summary: Participants must be over 18 years of age.  No entry fee, but players must register in advance.  Register by phone or email; registration deadline is November 4th at 5:00PM.

Format: Unrated, 4 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player) with one or two divisions depending on attendance.  USCF membership NOT required.

 

 

Middlebury Open Chess Tournament

Date: September 26, 2009

Location: Courtyard Marriott, Middlebury, VT

Organizer: Parker “Monty” Montgomery, home phone 802-388-7215, cell phone 603-499-2139; email greenmonty@earthlink.net

Summary: Open tournament, 5 or 6 rounds, Game 40, prizes include cash and merchandise.  For more information, click here.

 

 

2009 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 11th, 2009

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT

Organizer: Mike Stridsberg, Tournament Director: mike@vtchess.info  (802) 223-1948

Summary: The 22nd Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Qualifying event for the Denker Tournament of State High School Champions and the Susan Polgar National Invitational Tournament for Girls.

Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

 

Simultaneous Exhibition by Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn

Date: Sunday, April 5th, beginning at 3:00 PM

Location: Papagallos Restaurant, 9 Monadnock Hiway, Keene, NH

Summary: Cost per seat: $20  Only 25 seats available. Reserve quickly.  Spectators welcome.

Click here for full details.

 

 

Simultaneous Exhibition by Parker "Monty" Montgomery (former USCF National Master)

Date: Saturday, April 4th, registration 2:30 PM, Play begins at 3:00 PM

Location: 51 Main, downtown Middlebury, VT

Summary: Cost per seat: $3.  Prizes given to all challengers.

Click here for full details.

 

 

1st St. Johnsbury Community High School of Vermont Adult Open

Date: March 27, 2009, 11:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:  St. Johnsbury Correctional Facility, St. Johnsbury, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, wstorz@doc.state.vt.us or 802 751-1422.

Summary: Community High School of Vermont is the school for incarcerated persons in Vermont.  Participants must be over 18 years of age.  No entry fee, but players must register in advance.  Register by phone or email; registration deadline is March 23rd at 4:00PM.

Format: USCF rated, 4 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player) with one or two divisions depending on attendance.  USCF membership required.

 

 

Neshobe School 4th Annual Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: March 14, 2009.  Registration 9:00 - 9:30am -- First round 10:00am.

Location: Neshobe Elementary School, Brandon, VT

Organizer: Philip Keyes, call 802-247-3728  or email prk2406@verizon.net

Summary: Unrated scholastic 4 round Swiss, G/30, for grades K-8.
Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

2009 Lake Champlain Plus Score

Date: January 31, 2009

Location: Comfort Suites, South Burlington, VT

Organizer: Alex Relyea, relyea@operamail.com

Summary: Four round Swiss, Game/65, prizes based on score.  Registration starts at 9:00 AM, first round at 10:00 AM.  Details and entry form here: Lake Champlain Plus_08.pdf

 

4th Annual North Country Simultaneous Chess Exhibition
When:  Saturday November 22, 2008 at 1PM
Where:  UU Congregation of St Johnsbury, 47 Cherry St,  St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Who:  USCF Master Doug Grant
Why:  For the Benefit of the UU Congregation of St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Details: $4/board. Please bring [Staunton] sets.  Re-entries will be generally permitted.  Plenty of on-street parking is available. 
Contact:  Doug Grant at dgrant116@gmail.com.

 

6th Annual Central Vermont Scholastic Open

Date: November 15th, 2008

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizers: Mike and Corinne Stridsberg, mike.stridsberg@comcast.net

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.

Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

13th Green Mountain Open:  Vermont Championship and New England Scholastic Championship

Date: November 7-9, 2008

Location: Grand Summit Resort, Mount Snow, VT

Organizer: Continental Chess

Summary: Vermont Championship:  http://www.chesstour.com/gmo08.htm

New England Scholastic: http://www.chesstour.com/nes08.htm

 

2008 South Burlington Plus Score

Date: October 25, 2008

Location: Comfort Suites, South Burlington, VT

Organizer: AlexRelyea, relyea@operamail.com

Summary: Four round Swiss, Game/65, prizes based on score.  Registration starts at 9:00 AM, first round at 10:00 AM.  Details and entry form here: South_Burlington_Plus_08.pdf

 

19th Annual Vermont Resort Open

Date: July 11-13 or 12-13, 2008

Location: Grand Summit Resort, Mount Snow, VT

Organizer: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577,  (845) 496-9658

Summary: Details here:  http://www.chesstour.com/vro08.htm

 

Marlow Summer Octos

Date: July 27, 2008

Location: Marlow, NH

Organizer: Knight’s Chess Club of Keene. Questions: Clay Bradley, 603-446-3555, keenechess@earthlink.net

Summary: 3 Round SS, 8 Player Sections based on rating, $125 for the winner of each full Octo.  Details here: http://www.knightschessclub.org/club-activities.shtml#marlow

 

16th Annual New York State Open

Date: June 20-22 or June 21-22

Location: Lake George, NY

Organizer: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577,  (845) 496-9658

Summary: Details here: http://www.chesstour.com/nyso08.htm

 

Chess Championship of the Northeast Kingdom

Date: June 14, 2008, Registration 9:00 - 9:45 AM, First round 10:00 AM

Location:  City Hall, Newport, VT

Organizers: Bill Storz, wstorz@yahoo.com and Charles Aronowitz, charlesaronowitz@sympatico.ca

Summary: USCF Rated 4 round Swiss in two sections, open to all players regardless of residence.  USCF Membership required.

Format:

Section 1:  Open to all.  $15 Entry fee in advance, $20 at the site.  Game/45.  Rounds at 10:00, 11:45, 2:00 and 3:45.  Prizes: 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, plus $25 each to the best rated 1400-1599, 1200-1399, 1000 - 1199, under 1000, and unrated.  Championship trophy for best Northeast Kingdom resident (Orleans, Essex & Caledonia counties.)

Section 2:  Open to players under 16.  $10 Entry fee in advance, $15 at the site.  Game/30.  Rounds at 10:00, 11:15, 1:00 and 2:15.  Prizes: 1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25, plus $25 each to the best rated under 800 and best unrated.  Junior Championship trophy for best Northeast Kingdom resident (Orleans, Essex & Caledonia counties.)

 

6th Community High School of Vermont USCF Rated Adult Chess Tournament

Date: May 23, 2008, 10:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:  Newport State Correctional Facility, Newport, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, wstorz@doc.state.vt.us or 802 334-8955.

Summary: Community High School of Vermont is the school for incarcerated persons in Vermont.  Participants must be over 18 years of age.  No entry fee, but players must register in advance.  Register by phone or email. 

Format: USCF rated, 4 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player) with one or two divisions depending on attendance.  USCF membership required.

For more information and an entry form, click here.  

 

Howe Library Chess Tournament

Date: May 10, 2008

Location: Howe Library (Mayer Room) Hanover, NH

Organizer: Kathy Jones, jonesperovich@verizon.net

Summary: Open to Adults and Children, Unrated. USCF membership is NOT required, no entry fee. 4 rounds G/40.  Two sections: Open (all ages) and Under 14 (players must be under 14 years old.)  For more information, click here.

 

2008 Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championships

Date: April 12th, 2008

Location: Camels Hump Middle School, Richmond, VT

Organizer: Everett Marshall, Tournament Director: vt_chess@gmavt.net (802) 434-4872

Summary: The 21st Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championship tournament for grades K through 12, in memory of John Balch.  Preliminary qualifier for the Denker National competition for high school champions and the Polgar National competition for girls.

Click here for full details and registration information.

 

Doug Grant's Speed Chess Tournament and Book Giveaway

Date: April 5th, 2008, 1:00 PM

Location: Doug's Place, 136 Maple Street, Littleton, NH

Organizer: Doug Grant

Summary: From Doug: "FREE tournament! I am moving from Littleton to Franconia, and have decided that I would like to give away almost all of my chess books, about 500, if any one wants them.  Speed chess, 5 or 7 minutes per side per game, perhaps with a small increment if there are enough capable clocks.  All ages, All abilities.  Bring sets and clocks  - I don't have them!  I will provide pizza, drinks, coffee, and prizes ($50, 20, 10).  I have lots of room here for people with sleeping bags, if necessary, so I would not be averse to running two tournaments with the books giveaway in between. The 2nd tournament wouldn't have any prizes (except computer books) . Lots of glory, though!  RSVP,  please, because if there is no interest I will cancel it…"
 

5th Community High School of Vermont USCF Rated Adult Chess Tournament

Date: March 21, 2008, 10:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:  Newport State Correctional Facility, Newport, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, wstorz@doc.state.vt.us or 802 334-8955.

Summary: Community High School of Vermont is the school for incarcerated persons in Vermont.  Participants must be over 18 years of age.  No entry fee, but players must register in advance.  Register by phone or email. 

Format: USCF rated, 4 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player) with one or two divisions depending on attendance.  USCF membership required.

For more information and an entry form, click here.  

 

Neshobe School 3rd Winter Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: March 15, 2008.  Registration 9:00 - 9:30am -- First round 10:00am.

Location: Neshobe Elementary School, Brandon, VT

Organizer: Philip Keyes, 247-3728 (evening) 247-0054 (daytime) or email prk2406@verizon.net

Summary: Unrated scholastic 4 round Swiss, G/30, for grades K-8.
Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

Newport Open Chess Tournament

Date: January 19, 2008, 10:00 AM

Location: Newport Municipal Building, Newport, VT

Organizer: John Ward @ (802) 334-5136 or Bill Storz @ (802) 626-4339

Summary:  USCF Rated 4 round Swiss, G/30, for all ages and abilities (kids and adults.)  Free registration, USCF Membership required for rated play.

 

Marlow Winter Octos

Date: January 27, 2008

Location: Marlow, NH

Organizer: Clay Bradley 36 Cross St. Marlow NH 03456

Summary:  USCF Rated 3 round Swiss, in 8-player sections by rating.  For details, click here.

 

Simul with USCF Master Doug Grant

Date: February 2nd, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Location: UU Congregation of St Johnsbury, 47 Cherry St,  St Johnsbury Vermont

Organizer: Doug Grant at dgrant116@gmail.com

Summary:  $4/board. Please bring [Staunton] sets. Re-entries will be permitted to some extent. Plenty of on-street parking is available. Pre-registration not necessary, but please RSVP as a courtesy to the organizer.

 

4th Community High School of Vermont USCF Rated Adult Chess Tournament

Date: December 28, 2007, 12:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Newport State Correctional Facility, Newport, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, wstorz@doc.state.vt.us or 802 334-8955.

Summary: Community High School of Vermont is the school for incarcerated persons in Vermont.  Participants must be over 18 years of age.  No entry fee, but players must register in advance by December 21st @ 4:00 pm. Can register by phone or email. 

Format: USCF rated, 4 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player) with one or two divisions depending on attendance.  USCF membership required.

For more information and an entry form, click here.  

 

5th Annual Central Vermont Scholastic Open

Date: November 10th, 2007

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizers: Mike and Corinne Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.

Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

3rd Community High School of Vermont USCF Rated Adult Chess Tournament

Date: October 26, 2007, 12:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Newport State Correctional Facility, Newport, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, wstorz@doc.state.vt.us or 802 334-8955.

Summary: Community High School of Vermont is the school for incarcerated persons in Vermont.  Participants must be over 18 years of age.  No entry fee, but players must register in advance.  Deadline October 19th @ 4:00 pm. Can register by phone or email. 

Expected Format: USCF rated, 4 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player) with one or two divisions depending on attendance.  USCF membership required.

For more information and an entry form, click here.  

 

New London ChessFest

Date: July 28, 2007

Location: New London, NH

Organizer: Rob Roy, Tournament Director, www.RobRoy8.com

Summary:  Four rounds Swiss G/30 in 3 sections for adults and junior players.  For more information, click here.

 

Howe Library Chess Tournament

Date: June 23, 2007

Location: Howe Library (Mayer Room) Hanover, NH

Organizer: Kathy Jones, jonesperovich@verizon.net

Summary: Open to Adults and Children, Unrated. USCF membership is NOT required, no entry fee. 4 rounds G/40.  Two sections: Open (all ages) and Under 14 (players must be under 14 years old.)  For more information, click here.

 

2nd Open Community High School of Vermont USCF Rated Adult Chess Tournament

Date: June 15, 2007, 12:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Newport State Correctional Facility, Newport, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, wstorz@doc.state.vt.us or 802 334-8955.

Summary: Community High School of Vermont is the school for incarcerated persons in Vermont.  Participants must be over 18 years of age.  No entry fee, but players must register in advance.  Deadline June 13 @ 4:00 pm. Can register by phone or email. 

Expected Format: USCF rated, 4 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player) with one or two divisions depending on attendance.  USCF membership required.

For more information and an entry form, click here.  

 

2007 Vermont Denker Qualifier
Date: April 14, 2007

Location: Camels Hump Middle School, Richmond, VT

Organizers: Everett Marshall, Tournament Director: vt_chess@gmavt.net (802) 434-4872; and Diane Guertin: dguertin@middlebury.edu (802) 462-2548

Summary: This tournament will determine who will represent Vermont in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, which is a six day tournament held in NJ from July 28 to August 2 in conjunction with the U.S. Chess Open.  Only qualifying players from the 2007 Vermont Scholastic Chess Tournament will be eligible to compete. 

Click here for complete Denker Qualifier rules.

Click here for 2007 Polgar Selection rules.

 

USCF Rated Open Adult Chess Tournament, Sponsored by Community High School of Vermont

Date: April 13, 2007, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Newport State Correctional Facility, Newport, VT

Organizer: Bill Storz, wstorz@doc.state.vt.us or 802 334-8955.

Summary: Community High School of Vermont is the school for incarcerated persons in Vermont.  Participants must be over 18 years of age.  No entry fee, but players must register in advance.  Deadline April 11 @ 4:00 pm. Can register by phone or email. 

Expected Format: USCF rated, 4 Round Swiss, G/30 time control (30 minutes per player) with one or two divisions depending on attendance.  USCF membership required.  

 

2007 Vermont Scholastic Chess Championships
Date: April 7, 2007

Location: Camels Hump Middle School, Richmond, VT

Organizers: Everett Marshall, Tournament Director: vt_chess@gmavt.net (802) 434-4872; and Diane Guertin: dguertin@middlebury.edu (802) 462-2548

Summary: The 20th Annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championships for grades K through 12.

Click here for full details and registration information.

 

Neshobe School Winter Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: March 24, 2007.  Registration 9:00 - 9:30am -- First round 10:00am.

Location: Neshobe School, Brandon, VT

Organizer: Philip Keyes, 247-3728 (evening) 247-0054 (daytime) or email prk2406@verizon.net
Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

February Freeze Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2007  9:00am -- 2:30pm

Location: Wells Memorial School, 235 Chesham Rd, Harrisville, N.H.

Organizer: Vince Bradley  vbradley@sau29.org   (603)-827-3272
Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

Amherst, New Hampshire Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2007,  9:00am -- 2:00pm (Snow date: January 27, 2006)

Location: Amherst Middle School, 14 Cross Rd., Amherst, NH

Organizer:  Vince Bradley, (603)-827-3272,  vbradley@sau29.org
Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

2nd Annual North Country Simultaneous Chess Exhibition
When:  Saturday January 27 2007 at 1PM
Where:  St Johnsbury UU Church, 47 Cherry St,  St Johnsbury Vermont
Who:  USCF Master Doug Grant
Why:  For the Benefit of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of St. Johnsbury Vermont
Details: $4/board. Please bring [Staunton] sets.  Re-entries will be permitted to some extent.  Plenty of on-street parking is available.  Pre-registration not necessary, but recommended. 

Contact:  Doug Grant at dgrant116@gmail.com.
 

Upper Valley Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: November 18th, 2006

Location: Richmond Middle School, Hanover, NH

Organizer: Kathy Jones (kjones@tpk.net)

Summary: USCF sanctioned 4 round Swiss for grades K-12.

Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

4th Annual Central Vermont Scholastic Open

Date: November 11th, 2006

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizer: Mike and Corinne Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.

Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

31st New Hampshire Amateur Championship

Date: November 11th, 2006

Location: Manchester, NH

Organizer:  NHCA - Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. #23, Manchester, NH 03103

Summary: Three sections, SD/60. 
Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.

 

66th New England Open

Date: Sept. 2-4

NEW LOCATION: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 99 Erdman Way, Exit 31B off Rt. 2, Leominster, MA

Organizer: MACA

For more information, see the Massachusetts Chess Association web site at: http://masschess.org

 

2006 Chess Superfest

Date: August 18-20, 2006

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Organizer: The Chess'n Math Association -- Canada's National Scholastic Chess Association

Summary: 13 Sections (K-12), 6 round Swiss in three day format.  For more information, click here.

 

Howe Library Chess Tournament

Date: June 17, 2006

Location: Hanover, NH

Organizer: Kathy Jones, kjones@tpk.net

Summary: Open to Adults and Children, Unrated.  For more information, click here.

 

2006 John Balch Vermont State Scholastic Championship

Date:  April 8, 2006

Location:  Camel's Hump Middle School, Richmond, VT

Organizer:  Everett Marshall, Tournament Director, vt_chess@gmavt.net  (802) 434-4872; and Diane Guertin, dguertin@middlebury.edu (802) 462-2548

Summary:  The biggest scholastic tournament of the year!  Hey, it's the State Championships, and everybody's welcome!  For more in formation and directions, click here.

 

81st Western Mass/Connecticut Valley Championship

Date: March 11th and/or 12th, 2006

Location: Chicopee, MA

Organizer: Western Massachusetts Chess Association

Summary: 5 round Swiss in one or two day format.  For more information, click here.

 

Simultaneous Chess Exhibition

Date: January 21, 2006

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, St. Johnsbury, VT

Summary: Saturday, January 21, 2006, at 1pm, at the St Johnsbury Unitarian Universalist Church, which is located on Eastern Avenue (at Cherry Street) in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.  Play one of the North Country’s very few Chess Masters – Doug Grant, of Littleton, New Hampshire, who has been playing in tournaments since 1957.  $3.00 a game, Please bring boards and (standard) sets. Prizes will be awarded to all who win or draw. Refreshments will be available.  Re-entries are possible.  Come to enjoy the challenge and introduce yourself to other area chess
players.

 

DecoSCAT '05 Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: December 3rd, 2005

Location: Lafayette Regional Elementary School, Franconia, NH

Organizer: Doug Decker (dougdecker@metrocast.net)

Summary: USCF sanctioned 3 round Swiss for grades K-12. Register by 8:45, first round 9:00 AM.  For more information and an advance registration form, click here.

 

Upper Valley Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: November 19th, 2005

Location: Richmond Middle School, Hanover, NH

Organizer: Kathy Jones (kjones@tpk.net)

Summary: USCF sanctioned 4 round Swiss for grades K-12. Register by 9:15, first round 10:00 AM.  For more information and an advance registration form, click here.

 

Cabot Scholastic Open

Date: November 5th, 2005

Location: Cabot School, Cabot VT

Organizer: Bill Tobin (802) 563-2289 at the school

Summary: USCF sanctioned 4 round Swiss for grades K-12. Registration 9:00-9:30 AM.  For more information and an advance registration form, click here.

 

11th Annual Green Mountain Open and Vermont Championship

Date: October 28-30

Location: Mt. Snow, VT

More information here.

 

3rd Annual Central Vermont Scholastic Open

Date: October 15th, 2005

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizer: Mike and Corinne Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Unrated tournament for grades K-12, 4 round Swiss, Game/30.

Click here for full details and a copy of the registration form.  Chess equipment for sale and raffle prizes compliments of Destiny Gaming.

 

Chess Lecture and Scholastic Simul

Date: October 5th, 2005

Location: Berlin Elementary School, Berlin VT

Organizer: Mike and Corinne Stridsberg, mike@vtchess.info

Summary: Skittles starting at 6:00, Lecture/Demo by Bob Nichols at 6:30, Scholastic Simul with guest Dick Tracy at 7:00.

 

2005 John Balch Memorial Vermont State Scholastic Tournament

Date: April 2, 2005

Organizer:  Everett Marshall

 

Danville Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: March 19, 2005

Organizer: Bill Storz