(CROSSVILLE, TN) The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that 89 players have qualified by rating to participate in the 2017 World Cadets Chess Championships to be held in Pocos de Caldas, Brazil, August 21-31. These students earned this honor by achieving the highest peak post tournament rating according to the US Chess February Ratings Supplement. Additionally, players may qualify as Personal Rights (PR) by winning a medal at the previous World Cadets or if they achieve a Gold medal at the 2017 Pan American Youth Chess Championship.
Participants may also qualify by winning the first-place trophy in a Championship section of the National Elementary Championship, the National Junior High Championship, or the National High School Championship and by achieving top spots at other designated national scholastic events such as the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, the National Girl’s Tournament of Champions, the All-Girls National Championship, and the U.S. Girls Championship.
The top players by rating in each age category are considered the United States Official Representatives by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, but all players compete in the event as part of the US delegation. If an Official Representative (listed below) in an age category declines to attend, then the highest rated player (according to the Supplement Rating of the 2017 February Supplement) in that category who is registered with the organizers and with the US Chess Office by June 14th will be considered the Official U.S. Representative. Details concerning the 2017 World Cadets tournament are currently found at the organizers’ website – https://www.wccc2017.com/. Players should contact Jerry Nash as soon as possible to confirm their participation and to receive additional registration information.
The FIDE World Cadets is an open tournament and any US Chess member who meets the age requirement for an age group may play. The age/gender categories for the World Cadets include Open and Girls – Under 8, Under 10, and Under 12. Players must register for the tournament directly with the organizers and also send player information to US Chess. The due date for players to register in order to be considered as Official Representatives or Personal Rights players is 4 PM CST on June 14th.
A player’s age for this tournament is his/her age as of January 1, 2017. Only the Official U.S. Representatives and Personal Rights players from the previous World Cadets and Pan American Youth are eligible to receive financial support from US Chess. The link to the US Chess invitation requirements is: http://www.uschess.org/content/view/7865/131/.
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting chess in the United States. Founded in 1939, US Chess serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. US Chess is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. To make a tax-deductible donation to support US Chess and our World Cadets teams visit www.uschess.org/donate.
Congratulations to all the players who qualified for the 2017 World Cadets!
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