Registration Open for FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2022

Registration is now open for the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2022. The international event, organized by FIDE and the Romanian Chess Federation, together with Chess Club Universul and Chess Club Juniorul Constanta, will take place Sept. 5-17 in Mamaia, City of Constanta, Romania.

US Chess will be accepting registrations for eligible U.S. participants until July 13. 


There will be six sections: Open and Girls in age categories Under 18, Under 16, and Under 14.

A player's age as of Jan. 1, 2022 determines their age eligibility for a section.

  • Under 18: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2004
  • Under 16: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2006
  • Under 14: Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2008

Each event will be a 11-round Swiss system tournament, using a time control of 90 minutes with a 30-second increment.

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 July 13, 2022. Interested and eligible U.S. players must register with US Chess to participate. No registrations will be accepted after July 13, 2022. The July 13 deadline is set to provide for administrative actions to meet the organizers' deadline.


Upon completion the registration form, US Chess will send an invoice which must be paid by the July 13 deadline.

Please note, the following additional fees will be charged:

  • Tournament registration fee - $105/player
  • FIDE entry fee - $150/player
  • Special accreditation fee for accompanying persons - $105/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 - $400/player

Other fees for optional services may include:

  • Arriving at Constanta Airport is recommended as the Airport Transfer to the Hotel is free.
  • Transportation from Bucharest or Varna International Airport to official hotels (round trip, September 5 and 17 only) - $85/person round trip (optional)
  • US Chess coaching fee - $1400/player (optional)

All U.S. participants are required to having 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 lunch on Sept. 5 to breakfast on Sept. 17. Below are the total costs for lodging from Sept. 5-17.

Hotel Name

Single (1 person)

Double (2 people)

Triple (3 people)

Ramada (Recommended) $1,182 $924/person $852/person
Comandor $1,020 $828/person $756/person
Amiral $1,020 $828/person $756/person
Orfeu $924 $708/person $648/person

Additional nights (September 4 or 18) can be requested on a double room at the following rates, with breakfast included:

Hotel Name Price per night, per person
Ramada (Recommended) $78
Amiral $70
Comandor $70
Orfeu  $59

US Chess recommends participants stay in the Ramada Hotel as it is a 9-minute walk to the tournament location. However, the organizer will provide free transfers from the Amiral, Comandor, and Orfeu prior to the rounds.


As part of our delegations to such events, US Chess would normally send coaches who would be onsite and available to players who opted to receive such services. This year, due to travel and health restrictions, US Chess will be arranging for coaching services to be conducted virtually.

Any player opting to receive this service can sign up at the time of registration. The fee is $1,400/player.


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 Romania.


US Chess Federation is pleased to announce that six players have qualified as Official Representatives (OR) and two players have qualified as Personal Rights (PR) players for the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2022.

If an OR in an age category (listed below) declines to attend, then the highest rated player, according to the US Chess Feb. 2022 rating supplement in that category, who is registered and fully paid with US Chess by July 13, 2022, 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 July 13, 2022 deadline.

OR and PR players receive a travel stipend and free coaching, and are reimbursed for hotel, entry fees, and administrative fees. Travel and all fees for accompanying persons are the player’s responsibility.

Official Representatives (OR):

GM Andrew Hong - CA (Open, U18)
GM Christopher Yoo - CA (Open, U16)
GM Abhimanyu Mishra - NJ (Open, U14)
WFM Martha Samadashvili - NY (Girls, U18)
FM Ruiyang Yan - CA (Girls, U16)
FM Alice Lee - MN (Girls, U14)

Personal Rights Players (PR):

IM Justin Wang - TX
FM Shunkai Peng - OR
FM Maximillian Lu - CT


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

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