The Annual U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship

An official US Chess National Championship

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The AFO section is for active duty, reservists, and retired military.
The MVO section is for military veterans who served honorably.    

 

 

Eligible participants include past and present members of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy,
Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, USPHS, and ROTC college students.
The US Academy students for the above services are also eligible.
                     

 

The U.S. Armed Forces Open is held from Saturday to Monday every Columbus Day weekend.
The site varies but is normally on the East Coast.

 

IMPORTANT NEWS - ANDREWS AFB IS OUR SITE FOR 2018!

US FlagService flagsClick to see the 2018 details.

Click to see the advance entries

 

Many thanks to the companies and organizations supporting our military tournaments.
Sponsors for the 2018 Armed Forces Open
United States Chess Federation   Virginia Chess Federation
DOTMLPFI, Inc. New Jersey State Chess Federation HUBZone HQ
wholesalechess.com The Chess House Bustelli Graphic Design


Keep in touch via our US Armed Forces Chess Open Facebook page
Please let our vererans know about the Military Veterans tournament

 

The 59th annual Armed Forces Open Information

October 6 - 8 2018   On-line registration is open.
The site is now firm. Andrews AFB, Maryland

Please register using our registration form so we receive the necessary information for prizes and publicity.
Click on tournament details below to register.

                 

Click to see the 2017 final standings with awards.

  Advance entries updated 8/29/18

Tournament Details   See who is registered   Standings and pairings