37TH ANNUAL GM ARNOLD DENKER NATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONS

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 korey.kormick@uschess.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 each state affiliate's nominee to compete for the title of 2021 Denker National Champion.  If there is a tie for first place in the Denker, co-champions will 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-SchoolsUS 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 above. 

Denker: HS (9-12) Sponsors

In addition to our major sponsors listed below, US Chess thanks everyone who contributed to make this event possible.

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US Chess logo for sponsorship

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USCT for sponsorhip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ICC for sponsorship

 

 

 

 

 

 

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