Important Upcoming Dates:
June 20, 2021: Deadline for states to submit their nominees
July 23, 2021: Deadline for states to submit their alternate nominees and for the nominee to confirm participation
US Chess will be sending state federations a link to an online form for the above purpose. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Date: July 31-August 3, 2021
Location: Crown Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
The Dewain Barber National Tournament of Middle School State Champions is a free event that invites the winners of the US Chess State Affiliate championships to compete for the title of 2020 Barber Champion of Champions. In case of ties in the Barber, co-champions shall be recognized.
The Executive Board of US Chess has added the Barber Champion to its list of qualifiers for the World Youth or the World Cadet Championship and the US Cadet Championship. The qualifying student in case of a tie will be the highest finishing player on tie-breaks who meets the eligibility requirements of the World Youth/World Cadet event for the US Chess delegation and the US Cadet Championship. The qualifying person needs a US FIDE flag to be eligible to represent the US in the World Youth/World Cadet and US Cadet Championships.
Click on Information below for full event details. 2021 rules and information will be updated soon.