The 2020 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) Championship has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. This step has been taken by the event organizer, the Mechanic’s Institute, due to concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The Cadet was scheduled for June 11-14, 2020 at the Mechanic’s Institute in San Francisco. The 2021 event has not yet been awarded to any organization; please see our National Events Calendar for the most current information.
Both the organizer and US Chess are especially disappointed for the players as the 2020 event featured a $10,000 scholarship prize to the college of choice of the Cadet Championship winner. The Dewain Barber Foundation was to provide a $5,000 scholarship and this was being matched by a $5,000 donation from US Chess. The organizer and US Chess are grateful for the generous donation of Mr. Dewain Barber, the Dean of Scholastic Chess.