Registration Open for 2023 North American Youth Chess Championships

Registration is now open for the North American Youth Chess Championship 2023. This international event, organized by  the Confederation of Chess for America (CCA) and the National Chess Mexican Federation (FENAMAC), will take place December 1-7 in Mexico City, Mexico.

US Chess will be accepting registrations for eligible U.S. participants until November 10. (Players wishing to be considered for Official Representative [OR] or Personal Rights [PR] must register by October 20.


There will be twelve sections: Open and Girls in age categories Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, Under 12, under 10, and Under 8

A player's age as of Jan. 1, 2023 determines their age eligibility for a section.

  • Under 18: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2005
  • Under 16: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2007
  • Under 14: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2009
  • Under 12: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2011
  • Under 10: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2013
  • Under 8: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2015

Each event will be a 9-round Swiss system tournament, using a time control of 90 minutes, plus an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Direct titles shall be awarded according to the FIDE regulations.

If a player is more than 15 minutes late they forfeit the game.

The full schedule for all rounds can be viewed within the regulations document at 


US Chess is accepting entries for eligible U.S. players until November 10, 2023. Interested and eligible U.S. players must register with US Chess to participate. No registrations will be accepted after November 10, 2023. The November 10 deadline is set to provide for administrative actions to meet the organizers' deadline. Players wishing to be considered for OR or PR must register by Friday, October 20.


Upon completion the registration form, US Chess will send an invoice which must be paid by the November 10 deadline. (Or October 20 for OR/PR consideration)

Please note, the following additional fees will be charged:

  • Tournament registration fee - $100/player
  • CCA entry fee - $20/player
  • Special accreditation fee for accompanying persons - $20/accompany person (without this accreditation you cannot access the playing venue or the free transport from the hotel to the venue)
  • US Chess administrative fee - $200/player

Other fees for optional services may include:

  • transfer from the Benito Juárez airport in Mexico City to the official hotel (arrival and departure), will cost USD 40 dollars per person. (optional)

All U.S. participants are required to have the following:

  • A current US Chess membership, valid through the end of the tournament.
  • A U.S.A.-flagged FIDE ID. (If you do not currently have a FIDE ID, please complete our FIDE ID Request Form at


As per FIDE regulations, all players and accompanying persons must be accredited and stay at the official hotels of the event. All accommodations must be booked through US Chess at the time of registration.

Meals are included from dinner on December 1 to breakfast on December 7. Below are the total costs for lodging from Dec. 1-7.

Hotel Name

Single (1 person)

Double (2 people)

Triple (3 people)              

Hotel Sevilla Palace






All players will be required to sign a waiver for participation before their entry into the tournament is confirmed. Please visit the USA State Departments Travel Advisory website for the latest information regarding traveling to Mexico.


US Chess Federation is pleased to announce that twelve players have qualified as Official Representatives (OR) players for the North American Youth Chess Championship 2023.

If an OR in an age category (listed below) declines to attend, then the highest rated player, according to the US Chess Feb. 2023 rating supplement in that category, who is registered and fully paid with US Chess by October 20, 2023, will be considered the OR.

All OR and PR players who plan to attend must be registered and fully paid with US Chess by the October 20, 2023 deadline.

OR and PR players will receive Lodging, and food provided by the Organizer (half the cost of a double room). 

Official Representatives (OR):

GM Christopher Yoo - CA (Open, U18)
IM Jason Liang - NY (Open, U16)
GM Abhimanyu Mishra - NJ (Open, U14)
WGM Rochelle Wu - CA (Girls, U18)
FM Ruiyang Yan - CA (Girls, U16)
FM Alice Lee - MN (Girls, U14)

Ryan Sun - MA (Open, U12)
Ethan Guo - CA (Open, U10)
Yang Yu NC (Open, U18)
Megan Paragua NY (Girls, U12)
Laurie Qiu CA (Girls, U10)
Romi Milner CA (Girls, U8)

Personal Rights Players (PR):

Champions of previous North American Youth Chess Championship Calgary, Canada 2022, shall have the personal right to participate in the World Youth Championships Mexico City 2023


Zoey Tang

Tejas Rama

Ananya Ananth

Sahana Aravindakshan

Ameya Talwalkar Vedant

Yusuf Mansurov

Aimee Yang

Joshua Xia

Tianna Wang


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Brian Yang, US Chess FIDE Events Manager at