Open                        Girls

2017 North American Junior (U20) Chess Championship

August 31 - September 5

9 Rounds

Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, Irving Texas

               

INVITATION

United States Chess Federation and organizers of the Dallas Chess Club are pleased to invite the National Chess Federations of USA, Mexico, and Canada to the 4th Annual North American Junior U20 Chess Championships.

OPEN AND GIRLS SECTIONS

For players born on or after January 1st, 1997

PARTICIPATION

Each National Federation may register as many players as it wishes.  All participants must be endorsed by their FIDE recognized National Chess Federation.  In addition, each National Federation may register one official player per category plus a Head of Delegation (HoD). Official players and HoD’s receive free lodging for up to two, breakfast, and hotel restaurant coupons for lunch and dinners. The winners, if still eligible, shall be considered official players in the North American U20 in 2018. In addition the winners shall also have the right to participate in the 2018 Pan-Am U20 as official players.

SYSTEM OF PLAY:

9 rounds, using the swiss pairing system.

RATE OF PLAY:

90 minutes per player for the whole game with the addition of 30 seconds per move from the first move.

LOCATION/HOTEL:

Hotel:    Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, 4440 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX 75063, Hotel Rate: $89/$99/$109/$119, 972-929-8400 or 888-627-8190 reserve by 8/7 and ask for Chess rate. rate includes Breakfast Buffet. After 8/7 the rate will not be honored. Reserve Room online Note that the hotel has a $50 fee for guests who check out earlier than their schedule departure date. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. Free Parking  Map and directions to hotel

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Arrival Day: Thursday August 31
Players' Meeting: 6 pm August 31
First Round 7:20 pm August 31
Round 2 7:20 pm Friday September 1
Round 3 2:10 pm Saturday September 2
Round 4 7:20 pm September 2
Round 5 11:30 am Sunday September 3
Round 6 5:20 pm September 3
Round 7 9:20 am Monday September 4
Round 8 3 pm September 4
Round 9 9 am Tuesday September 5
Closing Ceremony 1:45 pm September 5

REGISTRATION:

 

Entry Fee: Official players $100, additional players $150. Organizer fee: $25 for all accompanying persons. The fee for all registration received after 4 pm on 8/31 will be $180. Non Hotel Fee: $65 for all players not staying at the host DFW Sheraton for at least 5 days.

You can register by mailing a check:
Make check payable to: Dallas Chess Club
Mail to:
Barbara Swafford
2709 Longhorn Trail
Crowley, TX 76036-4719

 
Or you can register online using active.com  at: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2146683
(active account not needed, active.com charges a small fee)


or register online using paypal at
www.dallaschess.com/U20/registration1.html  (paypal account not needed if you use a credit card, paypal.com charges a small fee) 

 

TIEBREAKS:

In the event of equal scores, the following tiebreaks will be used:

  1. Direct encounter

  2. Median Bucholz

  3. Most wins

  4. Younger player

APPEALS:

The Appeals Committee shall consist of 3 members plus 2 reserves.  The Appeals Committee shall be determined at the players meeting on September 1.  If possible, three Federations shall be represented on the Appeals Committee.

An appeal against the decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter, within two hours after the end of the playing session.

The appeal must be accompanied by a fee of $100.  This fee shall be refunded if the appeal is successful.  The Appeals Committee may also decide to refund the fee if it considers that the appeal was not frivolous.

The decision of the Appeals Committee is final, binding and takes immediate effect.

AWARDS

The winners of the Girls and Open Divisions will earn the following awards from FIDE:

Gold/Clear first = 9 round WGM or GM norm and IM title.
Equal first after tiebreak  = WIM or IM title  

Silver and Bronze = 9 round WIM or IM norm and WFM/FM title

These awards are subject to FIDE Handbook B.1.23 and the Table for Direct Titles.

The winners, if still eligible, shall be considered official players in the North American U20 in 2018. 
In addition the winners shall also have the right to participate in the 2018 Pan-Am U20 as official players.

 

TLA:

August 31-5 Sept 2017

2017 North American Junior (U20) Chess Championships, 9 rounds using Swiss pairing system. 90 minutes per player for the whole game with the addition of 30 seconds per move from the first move. 2 Sections: Open and Girls. Tournament is open to players born on or after January 1st 1997. Players must be from USA, Mexico, or Canada. Each National Federation may register as many players as it wishes. All participants (except USA players) must be endorsed by their FIDE recognized National Chess Federation. In addition, each National Federation may register one official player per category plus a Head of Delegation (HoD). Official players and HoD’s receive free lodging for up to two, breakfast, and hotel restaurant coupons for lunch and dinner. EVENT SCHEDULE: Arrival Day: Aug 31. Player’s meeting 6 pm on 8/31. Round 1: 8/31 at 7:20 pm. Round 2: 9/1 at 7:20 pm. Round 3: 9/2 at 2:10 pm. Round 4: 9/2 at 7:20 pm. Round 5: 9/3 at 11:30 am. Round 6: 9/3 at 5:20 pm. Round 7: 9/4 at 9:20 am. Round 8: 9/4 at 3:00 pm. Round 9: 9/5 at 9 am. Closing ceremony (attendance is Optional): 9/5 1:45 pm. TIEBREAKS: In event of equal scores, the following tiebreaks will be used: 1. Direct encounter, 2 Median Bucholz, 3 Most wins, and 4 Younger player. Note that it is possible that direct encounter may not apply if not all tied players have played each other. APPEALS: The Appeals Committee shall consist of 3 members plus 2 reserves. The Appeals Committee shall be determined at the players meeting on August 31. If possible, three Federations shall be represented on the Appeals Committee. An appeal against the decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter, within two hours after the end of the playing session. The appeal must be accompanied by a fee of $100 US. This fee shall be refunded if the appeal is successful. The Appeals Committee may also decide to refund the fee if it considers that the appeal was not frivolous. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final, binding and takes immediate effect. AWARDS: The winners of the Girls and Open Divisions will earn the following awards from FIDE: Gold/Clear first = 9 round GM or WGM norm and IM or WIM title. Equal first after tiebreaks = WIM or IM title, Silver and Bronze = 9 round WIM or IM norm and WFM/FM title. These awards are subject to FIDE Title regulation 1.23. The winners, if still eligible, shall be considered official players in the North American U20 in 2018. In addition, the winners shall also have the right to participate in the 2018 Pan-Am U20 as official players. EVENT FEES: All event fees are payable in US Dollars. Tournament Fee: Official players $100, additional players $150. Organizer fee: $25 for all accompanying persons. The fee for all registration received after 4 pm on 8/31 will be $180. Non Hotel Fee: $65 for all players not staying at the host DFW Sheraton for at least 5 days. LOCATION/ACCOMMODATION: Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, 4440 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. Hotel rates: $89 for 1 person, $99 for two people, $109 for 3 people and $119 for 4 people in a room. Room includes breakfast buffet, reserve by 8/7 and ask for the Chess rate. After 8/7 the rate will not be honored. Note that the hotel has a $50 fee for guests who check out earlier than their schedule departure date. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. WEBSITE and CONTACTS: Registration details can be found on the official website www.dallaschess.com  Should you have any questions please feel free to contact: IA, IO Francisco Guadalupe, flguadalupe@aol.com  or FA, IO Luis Salinas, Luis.Salinas.Chess@gmail.com  This tournament is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. The tournament will also be US Chess rated.

Note that for USA players, the official representative is the highest FIDE rated player on the July list who has contacted Francisco Guadalupe by July 10, 2017. Francisco Guadalupe will announce the official USA representatives by July 15.