World School Individual Championships 2022 - Registration Information

FIDE and the Panama Chess Federation have announced the 2022 World School Individual Chess Championships will be held from June 10-19, 2022 at the Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall Hotel & Convention Center, Panama City.

There will be 12 sections in the tournament, Open and Girls for each age category: Under 17, Under 15, Under 13, Under 11, Under 9 and Under 7. A player's age as of January 1, 2022 determines their age eligibility for a section.

Players entitled to participate in each category are:

  • Under 07: Players born on or after 1 January 2015
  • Under 09: Players born on or after 1 January 2013
  • Under 11: Players born on or after 1 January 2011
  • Under 13: Players born on or after 1 January 2009
  • Under 15: Players born on or after 1 January 2007
  • Under 17: Players born on or after 1 January 2005

Direct titles shall be awarded according to the FIDE regulations and the complete regulations for the event can be viewed at


Each event will be 9 rounds, using a time control of Game/90 minutes with a 30 second increment. The full schedule for all rounds can be viewed at


All participants must stay in the official hotel booked through US Chess. The organizer offers the following accommodation options, all for 9 nights (June 10-19) with meals included at the Wyndham Albrook Hotel:

  1. $837.00/person in a single room, 1 person ($93/day)
  2. $711.00/person in a double room, 2 people ($79/day)
  3. $612.00/person in a triple room, 3 people (1 double/1 single bed, limited number available, $68/day)

The organizers will provide transportation from airport-hotel-airport (Tocumen International Airport) on arrival and departure dates only for players and accompanying persons.


US Chess is accepting entries for USA players up until May 2, 2022. This deadline is imposed due to the organizers registration deadline of May 9, 2022.

Registration Link:

Once you have completed the form, US Chess will send you an invoice which must be paid no later than May 5, 2022.

The following fees will be charged:

  • Tournament Registration Fee - $110.00/player
  • FIDE Entry Fee - $45.00/player
  • Special Fee for Accompanying Persons - $90.00/accompanying person
  • US Chess Administrative Fee - $50.00/player

A current US Chess membership through the end of the tournament (June 2022) is required for all USA participants. A USA-flagged FIDE ID is required for all USA players. If you do not currently have a FIDE ID, please complete our FIDE ID Request Form at


While US Chess has to collect registrations on behalf of our federation and submit them to the organizer, we cannot accept responsibility for the health and well being of any players who choose to travel to this event. As such, all players will be required to sign a waiver for participation before their entry into the tournament is confirmed. Please check out the USA State Departments Travel Advisory website for the latest information regarding traveling to Panama.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Chris Bird, US Chess FIDE Events Manager at Click here to show email address.