2014 North American Junior (U20) Chess Championship
By Hal Bond
July 9, 2014
This event coincides with the U.S. Open in Orlando, Florida being held July 26-August 3. For more information on the Open, click here: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2014/usopen/
INVITATIONConfederation of Chess for Americas (CCA), the Chess
Federation of Canada and organizers of the 2014 Kitchener Chess Festival are
pleased to invite the National Chess Federations of USA, Mexico, Bermuda and Canada to the first Annual North American
U20 Chess Championships. The tournament will
be held from July 30th to
August 4th, 2014, in Kitchener Ontario.
OPEN AND FEMALE CATEGORIES
For players born on or after January 1st,
Each National Federation may register as many players
as it wishes. All participants must be
endorsed by their FIDE recognized National Chess Federation. In addition, each National Federation may
register one official player per category plus a Head of Delegation (HoD).
Official players and HoD's receive free lodging, breakfast and a meal allowance
of $25 per day.
SYSTEM OF PLAY:
9 rounds, using the swiss pairing system.
RATE OF PLAY:
90 minutes per player for the whole game with the addition
of 30 seconds per move from the first move.
Wednesday July 30
8pm July 30
Rounds 1,3,5,7,9 10:00am
daily, starting July 31
Rounds 2,4,6,8 3:00pm daily, starting July 31
In the event of
equal scores, the following tiebreaks will be used:
1. Direct encounter
2. Median Bucholz
3. Most wins
4. Younger player
The Appeals Committee shall consist of 3 members plus
2 reserves. The Appeals Committee shall
be determined at the players meeting on July 30. If possible, three Federations shall be
represented on the Appeals Committee.
An appeal against the decision of an Arbiter must be
submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter, within two hours after the end
of the playing session.
The appeal must be accompanied by a fee of $100. This fee shall be refunded if the appeal is
successful. The Appeals Committee may
also decide to refund the fee if it considers that the appeal was not
The decision of the Appeals Committee is final,
binding and takes immediate effect.
The winners of the Girls
and Open Divisions will earn the
following awards from FIDE:
Clear first = 9 round WGM
and GM norm.
Equal first after
tiebreak = WIM and IM title
Silver and Bronze = 9 round
WIM and IM norm
The winners, if still
eligible, shall be considered official players in the North American U20 in
2015. In addition the winners shall also
have the right to participate in the 2015 Pan-Am U20 as an invited player.
The Walper Terrace Hotel 20 Queen Street South,
Kitchener N2G 1V6
+519-745-4321 (Corner of King and Queen)
Organizer fee: $25 for all
players and accompanying persons.
Includes accreditation, weekend barbecue and other Festival attractions
Tournament fee: Official players $100, additional players $150
Non-hotel fee: $65 All players not staying at one of the
Packages (including breakfast):
Walper Terrace Hotel
Single room $120
Two persons per room $ 65 per night per person
Three persons per room $ 50 per night per person
Crown Plaza Hotel (2 blocks away)
Participants flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport, you may
make your own transit reservation at the
link provided on the official website.
WEBSITE and CONTACTS:
Registration details can be found on the official website
Should you have any questions please
feel free to contact us:
IA, IO Hal Bond,
IA, IO Patrick
McDonald, [email protected]
All registrations received after Monday, July 14 will be charged an
entry fee of $180.00