2022 North American Youth Championship Announced


Registration is now open for the 2022 North American Youth Chess Championship, which will be held Aug. 9-14 at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The age categories for the 2022 North American Youth are Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, and Under 18. Each category has an Open and Girls section. For this tournament, a player's age is his or her age as of Jan. 1, 2022. This event is open to players from The Bahamas, Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Each section is a 9-round Swiss tournament with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30-second increment per move. Round one begins Aug. 10. There will also be a Blitz tournament on Aug. 14 and a Bughouse tournament Aug. 10.

Medals, as well as direct FIDE titles and norms, are awarded to the top three players in each section.


Please note: Registration must be completed directly with the event organizers, not with US Chess.

Players should register with the organizers by June 15 in order to receive the lowest entry fee, thought registration may be completed onsite as late as Aug. 9. (Organizers changed the deadline to July 31)


The event will take place at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel, located at 2620 32 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Lodging is arranged directly with the hotel. It is recommended to reserve your hotel needs early, as space is limited. The Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel will be offering special group rates for this event. Click here to see information about the host hotel.

All players are responsible for their own entry fees, lodging, food, transportation, and travel costs.

US Chess Official Representatives

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 Feb. 2022 US Chess rating supplement who registers with the organizers and notifies US Chess FIDE Events Manager Bryon Doyle, bryon.doyle@uschess.org by Monday, July 4.

These Official Representatives will be eligible to receive free accommodation from the organizers for 5 nights, starting August 9

Contact Information

Complete event information and registration can be found at naycc2022.com. The event organizers can be contacted online through the event website.