North American Youth Set for November in Mexico

The 2018 North American Youth Chess Championships will be held November 16 – 21, 2018 at the Hotel Puerto Nuevo Baja Hotel & Villas, Puerto Nuevo, Baja California, Mexico. The age categories for the 2018 North American Youth are U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18.  Each category has Open and Girls sections.  A player’s age for this tournament is his/her age as of January 1, 2018.  Medals as well as direct FIDE titles and norms are awarded to the top three players in each section.  For more information on the titles/norms available, see page 6 of the regulations. The event is held at the official hotel, Hotel Puerto Nuevo Baja Hotel & Villas – there is an additional fee of 700 pesos for participants not staying at the official hotel. 2017 North American Youth Champions (gold medalists) qualify as personal rights (PR) players, and receive 60% conditions from the organizers. In accordance with US Chess’ scholastic invitational requirements, the US Chess Official Representative in each of the 12 sections will be the player with the highest rating per the February 2018 rating supplement who notifies FIDE Events Manager Grant Oen, by Monday, September 10. Registration for the 2018 North American Youth Chess Championship must be done directly with the organizers.  The organizing committee offers 60% conditions for PR and OR players, as mentioned above, but all other players must pay their own entry fees, hotel fees, food, transportation, and travel. Complete information and registration can be found in the event regulations.  Although the organizers will accept registrations until October 31, US Chess urges all interested players to begin the registration process with the organizers very early. The organizers can be contacted at and  

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