The Annual U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship [AFO]

An official US Chess National Championship

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The AFO is a tournament for our active duty, reservists, and retired military    


Eligible participants also include the Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, USPHS, ROTC college students,
and US Academy students for the above services.


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.


Click to see the 2017 final standings with awards.

Go to the 2017 information page

2018 Armed Forces Open Information

The US Air Force will organize the 2018 Armed Forces Open and Military Veterans Open
The site location will be posted as soon as known.

The Military Veterans tournament [MVO] is held in conjunction with the AFO
All honorably discharged veterans are eligible to play in this tournament.


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


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