|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Jerry Nash|
|August 7, 2007||931-787-1234 #145 |
|Press Release #22 of 2007||[email protected]|
(Crossville, TN) The Confederation of Chess for America (CCA), the National Mexican Chess Federation (FENAMAC) and the State Government of Aguascalientes have released details regarding the upcoming North America Youth Chess Championships to be held October 5-7, 2007 in Aguascalientes, Mexico at the Las Trojes Hotel. This tournament is open to players from Bermuda, Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The full announcement may be downloaded at http://www.uschess.org/NAYCCTournamentInformation08-05-07.pdf.
As the tournament is open to all competitors qualifying by age, players are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to achieve a Candidate Master title as well as to qualify by rights for the 2008 Pan American Youth Chess Championships. Official representatives of the U.S. delegation will be determined by the August 2007 Rating Supplement. That list may be downloaded at http://beta.uschess.org/frontend/section_293.php?month=August&directory=0708. The highest rated player in each age category (registered with the Scholastic Office by September 14th) attending the tournament will be considered the official representative. All players attending the event must register through the Scholastic office of the USCF.
While no financial support or coaching will be provided to players by the USCF for this event, Official Representatives (“Guest Players”) will be provided accommodations (based on double occupancy) and meals from the dinner of October 4th to breakfast of October 8th. A Head of Delegation will be provided to handle those responsibilities during the tournament.
To register, contact USCF Scholastic Director Jerry Nash at [email protected] or call 931-787-1234 Ext. 145.
The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members. For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.