Coming Up!


DATES: June 25-29, 2011

WHERE: Doubletree Tarrytown Hotel
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA

Chess Educators, LLC, The Confederation of Chess for the Americas (CCA), the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the US Chess Federation (USCF) are pleased to invite you to participate in the 7th Annual North American Youth Championship.

This event is open to players from the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico and the United States. This Championship will be rated by the US Chess Federation (USCF) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE). FIDE rules will apply.

The top boy and the top girl in each section will qualify to play in the 2012 Pan American Youth Championship. These players will be considered official players, and the accommodation and meals will be provided by the local organizer at no cost.

The top player in each section will receive the FIDE Candidate Master Title, which will be officially approved at the FIDE Congress in October 2011.

Trophies for the top five (5) players in each section.

SECTIONS (age as of Jan 1, 2011):
Open Sections and Girls Sections for players ages under 8, 10, 12, 14,16 & 18.

Note: Sections with less than 8 players may be merged in order to award FIDE Candidate Master titles


TIME CONTROL: Game 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds increment.


  • Saturday, June 25, Arrival day
  • Sunday, June 26, Opening Ceremony and Technical Meeting 9:30am;
  • Round 1, 10am; Round 2, 3pm.
  • Monday, June 27, Round 3, 10am; Round 4, 3pm.
  • Tuesday, June 28, Round 5, 10am; Round 6, 3pm.
  • Wednesday, June 29, Round 7, 10am; Awards Ceremony, 2:15pm; Speed Chess and Bughouse Tournaments from 4-7pm.

(All players pay entry fees)

  • $75 for registrations by May 24, 2011
  • $100 for registration by June 13, 2011
  • $125 for registration by June 25, 2011

LODGING: DOUBLETREE TARRYTOWN HOTEL, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, USA. $119, plus taxes. This hotel is located in Westchester County in New York, and it is only 35 minutes away from Grand Central Station in New York City by Metro North Train. Each room has 2 double beds, and the price is the same for 1-4 people in the same room.

This is special rate and you must mention “Chess” when you make the reservation. You must make your reservation by Thursday, May 26, 2011 (Cutoff Date).

  • Call 1-914-631-5700.
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet Connection

Each National Federation will be entitled to 1/2 a room in a double room for their official player in the open and girls sections based on ages under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 &18 and a room for the Head of Delegation for each country. National Federations have until Tuesday, May 24, 2011, to send the list of official players to the organizer.

Special letters of invitation will be given to participants for Visa Entry Purposes. These letters can only be requested by the National Federations.


  • Contact the Organizer, Beatriz Marinello by e-mailing or calling 917-553-4522.

We are looking forward to your visit and your participation in this prestigious event. The event will include staff who speak English and Spanish.

Yours for Chess,

Beatriz Marinello
2011 North American Youth Championship Organizer

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