Youth Trophy TournamentFriday June 7

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 7, 2009.

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
  • Premier:  rated under 1800 or unrated
  • Reserve: rated under 1100 or unrated
  • Booster:  rated under  800  or unrated
  • Novice:   rated under  500  or unrated

For players 14 & under (born after June 7, 2009)

The June US Chess Rating Supplement will be used. Other ratings may be used if higher as described on the National Open page. 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 Class
    • Premier:  under 1600, under 1400, under 1200
    • Reserve:  under 1000, under 900, unrated
    • Booster:   under 700, under 600, unrated
    • Novice:    under 400, under 300, under 200, unrated

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

Entry Fees

Only $40 by April 30, $50 by May 28, $60 later.

  • Late Registration  8:30-9 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 3.


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.