2024 North American Junior Championships Announced

The 2024 North American Junior Chess Championships, Open U-20 and Girls U-20, will be held August 14-18, 2024 at the The Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33rd St NE, Calgary, Canada. The event is open to players aged under 20 as of January 1, 2024, (must be born in 2004 or after) representing Canada, Mexico or the United States.

This is a nine-round event with the first round on Wednesday, August 14. Medals as well as direct FIDE titles and norms are awarded to the top three players in each section. Gold medalists receive the (W)IM title and a (W)GM norm and the complete list of titles and norms to be awarded can be found in the section "Prizes" of the event regulations.


In accordance with US Chess Scholastic Invitational Event Requirements, the US Chess Official Representative (OR) in each section will be the player with the highest rating per the February 2024 US Chess rating supplement (regular rating) who registers with the tournament and notifies US Chess FIDE Events Manager, Brian Yang, Click here to show email address by Friday, June 21, 2024, 5:00PM Central USA time. The US Chess ORs will have the right for free entry to the tournament and $350 CAD to cover food and accommodation expenses. 


Registration for the 2024 North American Junior Chess Championships is done directly with the organizers and should be done by May 31, 2024, to pay the lowest entry fee. Players are responsible for their own entry fees, lodging, food, transportation, and travel. 

Complete information and registration can be found at the organizer’s website. Although the organizers will accept registrations until August 10, 2024, US Chess urges all interested players to register early.

The 2024 North American Junior Championships is being organized by the Chess Federation of Canada, (CFC) who can be contacted here.