Youth Trophy TournamentFriday June 14

The Youth Trophy Tournament is just for fun, with a moderate entry fee and lots of trophies. It’s open to all players born after June 14, 2004.

5 Round US Chess Rated Swiss System Tournament
  • Swiss Tournament format means no eliminations
  • US Chess Rated, new players will have a rating after this event
Time Control

Game/25 with 5 second delay. Please bring a chess clock if you have one.

Sections & Eligibility
  • Open:      open to all
  • Reserve: rated under 1000 or unrated
  • Booster:  rated under 700 or unrated

For player 14 & under (born after June 14, 2004)

The June US Chess Rating Supplement will be used. Other ratings may be used if higher or at the TD’s discretion. If you pre-register and your rating changes  you will be moved up automatically or down on request.

The decision of the chief tournament director regarding player eligibility, rating adjustments, unofficial ratings, or similar issues is final.

  • Top 5 Players in each Section
  • Top 2 Players in each Rating Class
    • Open:      1300-1499, 1100-1299, under 1100, unrated
    • Reserve:  under 800, unrated
    • Booster:  400-599, under 400, unrated

There must be at least 3 players eligible for each prize that is to be awarded.

Entry Fees

Only $39 by May 31, $50 later.

  • Late Registration  9-9:30 a.m.
  • Rounds at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

1/2 Point Byes are available in any round (limit 1) if requested before the start of round 2.


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.