USCF QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFICIAL PLAYERS

2014 North American Youth

Tarrytown, New York, USA

The U.S. Chess Trust is a major supporter of this Event!

(June 12-16, 2014)

The USCF Announces Qualification Requirements for Official Players

Feb. 25, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK – The official USA Players for the 2014 North American Youth Championships will be selected according to the following criteria:

  1. The highest USCF rated player, in each section, as determined by the February 2014 Rating Supplement.
  2. These players need to have an established regular USCF rating.
  3. These players must have played at least 30 regular rated games in the timeframe spanned by the March 2013 to February 2014 Rating Supplements.
  4. These players must be registered for the tournament by April 11th, 2014. The website for registrations is http://www.chesseducators.com/northamericanyouth/

The Scholastic Council will be reviewing the list of US entrants shortly after April 11th, using the above criteria to identify who is the US Representative for each section.

2014 North American Youth: General Information

Tarrytown, New York

JUNE 12-16, 2014

A special thanks to the U.S. Chess Trust, a major supporter of the 2014 North American Youth!

Where: Doubletree Tarrytown Hotel; 455 South Broadway; Tarrytown, NY 10591 USA

Tournament Organizer: IO Beatriz Marinello; Chess Educators

Chief TD: IA Francisco Guadalupe

SECTIONS: Open and Girls Sections: Under 8 years old, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18. Sections with less than 8 players may be combined at Chief Tournament Director’s discretion. (age as of Jan 1, 2014).

Tournament Format: 9 Rounds, Swiss System.

Time Control: Game 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment.

Forfeit: 30 min. after the start of the round.

ROUNDS:

  • Thursday, June 12: Blitz tournament ($20) @ 11 am; Opening Ceremony and Technical meeting 5:45 pm; Rd 1 – 6:00 pm;
  • Friday, June 13: Rd 2 – 11:00 am; Rd 3 – 5:00 pm;
  • Saturday, June 14: Rd 4 – 10:00 am; Rd 5 – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday June 15: Rd 6 – 11:00 am; Rd 7 – 5:00 pm;
  • Monday, June 16: Rd 8 – 8:30 am; Rd 9 – 1:30 pm; Awards Ceremony 6:00 pm.
  • Tournament Check-In: Thursday, June 12 at the River Room – Doubletree Hotel. Opens at 9:30 am.

PLEASE CARRY PROOF OF BIRTH-DATE. Playing up is permitted under FIDE Rules.

RATINGS AND RANKINGS OF PLAYERS: For pairing purposes we will only be considering the latest and highest rating, including USCF rating, Canadian Rating, Mexican rating and FIDE rating. FIDE rules apply. This is a FIDE and USCF rated event.

Lodging:

Official Hotels: Doubletree Tarrytown Hotel AND Tarrytown SpringHill Suites.

DOUBLE TREE TARRYTOWN HOTEL

455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, USA. Room Rate $139, plus taxes. You must make your reservation by May 10, 2014 (Cut-off Date). 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 “CHS” when you make the reservation. Call 1-914-631-5700. Free Parking. Free Internet Connection & complimentary shuttle service for 7 passenger van within a 5 mile radius.

TARRYTOWN SPRINGHILL SUITES

480 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, New York. Room Rate $149 room, cut off date for reservations is May 12, 2014. Rate includes breakfast, wifi, parking and complimentary shuttle service for 7 passenger van within a 5 mile radius. Reservations for these group rooms will be made by individually calling 1-800-817-3329 (mention “Chess Tournament Group” to get discounted rate). Each reservation must be guaranteed to a credit card. Reservations requests received after 6:00 p.m. local time at the Hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted at Hotel’s prevailing rate, based on room type availability.

For complete information, please visit the official website: www.ChessEducators.com/northamericanyouth. Contact us via email with any questions,info@ChessEducators.com.

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