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 22, 2003.
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
Game/25 + 5 second increment. This means each player starts with 25 minutes and 5 more seconds are added after every move. 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 22, 2003)
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.
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., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 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.