International Youth Championship

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With Special Guest Host, WIM Annie Wang

5 Round USCF Rated Swiss System Tournament
Time Control: Game/60 minutes with 5 second delay.


Age 14 and Under Open
(Born after June 21st, 2000)
Age 14 and Under Reserve
(Rated under 1000)
Age 9 and Under Open
(Born after June 21st, 2005)
Age 9 and Under Reserve
(Rated under 800)


Top 10 players in Each Section, top 2 players in each Rating Class
Top 5 School or Club (3-player) Teams in each Section.

Open - 14Reserve - 14Open - 9Reserve - 9
Under 1300Under 700Under 1100Under 500

Additional Prizes:

1st Place in each section wins a Computer with software & videos worth over $1,000.
Chess Prizes for 2nd-4th are valued at 250, 150 and 100 dollars.
Unrated players may not win first prize in Reserve Sections.
Every player receives a free membership in the Internet Chess Club!
The highest finishing (using tiebreaks as necessary) player in each 14 & under section, who will be too old to play in that section next year, wins free entry to the 2015 National Open.

Entry Fee:

$89 by 5/25, $99 by 6/15, $120 later.
There will be a $20 change fee for team or section changes after round 1 begins.
No team changes or corrections will be accepted after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Late Registration: Saturday 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony: Saturday 9:45 a.m. with Special Host, WIM Annie Wang


Saturday: 10 a.m, 1 p.m & 4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m & 1 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: Sunday 4:00 p.m.

1/2 Point Byes: in any round (limit 2) if requested in advance or at start of previous round.
Round 4 or 5 byes must be requested before the start of round 2.  See Chess Control.

Ratings: The June USCF Rating Supplement will be used. Other ratings may be used if higher. If you pre-register and your rating changes you will be moved up automatically or down on request.

Membership in the U.S. Chess Federation is required of all players. You may join with your entry or on site. Players will not be allowed to complete the tournament without a valid membership.

In compliance with the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act all non-gaming areas of the Riviera Hotel, including the Convention Center, restaurants, and hotel registration desk are NON-SMOKING.