Updates: Scholastic National Invitational Event and Award Requirements

Please note that no changes have been made to the existing Scholastic National Invitational Event and Award Requirements posted at https://new.uschess.org/invitational-information. The regulations as posted will be used to calculate the lists of qualifiers and/or invited players for this year’s events. The US Chess rating supplement and rating systems used are specified for each event.

However, for sections 1-8, 13, and 15-18, per an Executive Board motion passed on December 22, 2020, all regular US Chess rated games played since March 1, 2019 until the date of the respective supplement specified for each event will be used as the period for establishing whether a player has met the activity requirement as in section 20.2. Games played under any of the online rating systems will not count towards this calculation.

Also, please note that the Executive Board recently reaffirmed the motion (https://new.uschess.org/news/us-chess-suspending-international-event-participation) to not authorize delegations for any international events until further notice due to U.S. State Department Level 4 travel warnings. It also reaffirmed that US Chess will not provide any financial support to any participants for international competition until further notice. This motion affects events such as the World Youth, World Cadet, Pan-American Youth and other international events listed in the aforementioned requirements.