International Youth Championship

2015 IYC Playing Hall

Saturday & Sunday Saturday June 23-24

with Special Guest Host to be Announced

6 Round 
US Chess Rated Swiss System Tournament in 4 Sections
Time Control: Game/60 minutes with 5 second increment.

Special Top Prizes:

  • 1st Place in each section wins a Computer with software & videos worth over $1,000.
  • Unrated players may not win 1st prize in Reserve Sections.
  • Chess Prizes for 2nd-4th are valued at 250, 150 and 100 dollars.
  • Every player receives a free membership in the Internet Chess Club!1st Prize Computer
  • Team score is the total of the 3 best scores by team members.
  • 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 2018 National Open.


Rated Under 1000
Rated Under 800
Top 10 PlayersTop 10 PlayersTop 10 PlayersTop 10 Players
Top 1300-1499Top 700-899Top 1100-1299Top 500-699
Top Under 1100-1299Top 500-699Top 900-1099Top 300-499
Top Under 1100Top Under 500Top Under 900Top Under 300
Top UnratedTop Unrated
Top 5 TeamsTop 5 TeamsTop 5 TeamsTop 5 Teams

Entry Fees:
$89 by 5/31, $99 by 6/19, $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.

Age 14 and Under Open:  Born after June 24, 2003
Age 14 and Under Reserve: Born after June 24, 2003 and Rated Under 1000
Age 9 and Under Open: Born after June 24, 2008)
Age 9 and Under Reserve: Born after June 24, 2008 and Rated under 800
Unrated players may play in Reserve Sections but are not eligible for 1st prize in Reserve Sections.

  • Late Registration: Saturday 8:30-9:00 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremony: Saturday 9:45 a.m. with our Special Host & 3:30 p.m.
  • Rounds:
  • Saturday: 10 a.m, 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m & 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony: Sunday 6:30 p.m.

1/2 Point Byes: in any round (limit 2) if requested in advance or at start of previous round. Round 5 or 6 byes must be requested before the start of round 2.  See Chess Control.

Ratings: The June US Chess Rating Supplement will be used. Other ratings may be used if higher. If you pre-register and your rating changes for that supplement 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 Westgate Resort, including the Convention Center, restaurants, and hotel registration desk are NON-SMOKING.