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 GM Arnold Denker National Tournament of High 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 GM Denker Champion of Champions. In case of ties in the Denker, co-champions shall be recognized.
US Chess has added the GM Denker Champion to its list of qualifiers for the World Youth Championship and the U.S. Junior Closed 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 event for the US Chess delegation and the U.S. Junior Closed Championship. The qualifying person needs a U.S. FIDE flag to be eligible to represent the U.S. in the World Youth and U.S. Junior Championships.
Grandmaster Arnold Denker (February 20, 1914 – January 2, 2005) was an American chess player and chess writer, but he will forever be remembered for his passion for promoting chess for students. He was an important chess organizer, serving on the Board of Chess-in-the-Schools, US Chess, the U.S. Chess Trust, and the driving force behind the prestigious GM Arnold Denker National Tournament of High School State Champions.
For full event details, click on Information below. 2021 rules and information will be coming soon.