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The 2011 North American Youth Championship Set for June 25-29 Print E-mail
By Beatriz Marinello   
January 27, 2011
NEW YORK, January 27--The North American Youth Championship was created in 2004 by FIDE Americas.

The first North American Youth (2004), was organized by Beatriz Marinello in Boca Raton, Florida along with Jon Haskel. Since it's inception it has been organized in the United States, Canada and Mexico. We are very excited to bring it back to the United States for the second time since it's creation.

This FIDE event exposes young players to international competition, obtain FIDE ratings, FIDE titles, and provides a setting that nurtures cultural exchanges amongst young players.

Bringing this youth event to the New York area is a great opportunity for the top players in the region because it allows them to compete on an international level while significantly reducing the cost that comes with traveling abroad to compete in tournaments of this caliber.

Participation in international competitions such as this also prepares talented young players for the most prominent youth events, which are the Pan American Youth Championship and ultimately the World Youth Championship.

The top boy and the top girl in each section will qualify to play in the 2012 Pan American Youth Championship, as well as obtaining the FIDE Candidate Master title.

We already have confirmation from the Bahamas, Canada and we are also expecting participation from Mexico.

This will be an event with a very nice international flavor to it. We are prepared with bilingual staff and are very excited to welcome the chessplayers.

Yours for chess,
Beatriz Marinello
Event Organizer

2011 North American Youth Championship (Detailed Information)

DATES: June 25-29, 2011
WHERE: Doubletree Tarrytown Hotel
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA

Chess Educators, LLC, The Confederation of Chess for the Americas (CCA), the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the US Chess Federation (USCF) are pleased to invite you to participate in the 7th Annual North American Youth Championship.

This event is open to players from the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico and the United States. This Championship will be rated by the US Chess Federation (USCF) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE). FIDE rules will apply.

The top boy and the top girl in each section will qualify to play in the 2012 Pan American Youth Championship. These players will be considered official players, and the accommodation and meals will be provided by the local organizer at no cost.

The top player in each section will receive the FIDE Candidate Master Title, which will be officially approved at the FIDE Congress in October 2011.

Trophies for the top five (5) players in each section.

SECTIONS (age as of Jan 1, 2011):

Open Sections and Girls Sections for players ages under 8, 10, 12, 14,16 & 18.

Note: Sections with less than 8 players will be combined at the Tournament Director's discretion. FIDE titles are based on 8 games played with different opponents.


TIME CONTROL: Game 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment.


    * Saturday, June 25, Arrival day

    * Sunday, June 26, Opening Ceremony and Technical Meeting 9:30am;

    * Round 1, 10am; Round 2, 3pm.

    * Monday, June 27, Round 3, 10am; Round 4, 3pm.

    * Tuesday, June 28, Round 5, 10am; Round 6, 3pm.

    * Wednesday, June 29, Round 7, 10am; Awards Ceremony, 2:15pm; Speed Chess and Bughouse Tournaments from 4-7pm.


(All players pay entry fees)

    * $75 for registrations by May 24, 2011

    * $100 for registration by June 13, 2011

    * $125 for registration by June 25, 2011

LODGING: DOUBLETREE TARRYTOWN HOTEL, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, USA. $119, plus taxes. This hotel is located in Westchester County in New York, and it is only 35 minutes away from Grand Central Station in New York City by Metro North Train. Each room has 2 double beds, and the price is the same for 1-4 people in the same room.

This is special rate and you must mention "Chess" when you make the reservation. You must make your reservation by Thursday, May 26, 2011 (Cutoff Date).

    * Call 1-914-631-5700.

    * Free Parking

    * Free Internet Connection

Each National Federation will be entitled to 1/2 a room in a double room for their official player in the open and girls sections based on ages under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 &18 and a room for the Head of Delegation for each country. National Federations have until Tuesday, May 24, 2011, to send the list of official players to the organizer.

Special letters of invitation will be given to participants for Visa Entry Purposes. These letters can only be requested by the National Federations.


    * VISIT www.chesseducators.com/northamericanyouth

    * Contact the Organizer, Beatriz Marinello by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 917-553-4522.