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U.S. Chess Federation National Youth Action Event - St. Louis, Missouri! Print E-mail
November 8, 2007
PR #34 of 2007
Contact: Jerry Nash
(931) 787-1234 #145
[email protected] 

(Crossville, TN)
The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) will be awarding National Championship titles to some of its youngest members at the annual National Youth Action (NYA) tournament. This year’s event is at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis from November 16-18, 2007.  

The main event will consist of nine rounds of “Action” chess—it is an “Action” event because the time limit is only 30 minutes per player, which limits the whole game to one hour. There are four sections: Primary (K-3), Elementary (K-6), Junior High (K-9) and High School (K-12). In addition to individual prizes, there is a team competition in each section that also will award national titles.  So far, 29 states are represented with 600 young chess enthusiasts expected to compete. 

Two side events will also take place during the weekend’s chess festivities:  The 2007 NYA Blitz Chess Championship on Friday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. (Blitz chess is played with a time control of five minutes per player per game.)  

The 2007 NYA Bughouse Championship will be played on Saturday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. (Bughouse is a version of team chess where two-player teams face each other. The time control is also only five minutes per game!) 

The Awards Ceremony will take place Sunday evening from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Additional details related to these events can be found at: http://main.uschess.org/tournaments/2007/NYA/. You can also view “Advanced Entries” from our website! 

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.