XXXII Pan-American Youth Chess Festival - Registration Information

The Confederation of Chess for America (CCA) and the Uruguayan Chess Federation (FUA) have announced the XXXII Pan-American Youth Chess Festival will be held from June 25-July 2, 2022, at the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel, Montevideo, Uruguay.

There will be 12 sections in the tournament, Open and Girls for each age category: Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, Under 12, Under 10 and Under 8. 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 8: Players born on or after 1 January 2014
  • Under 10: Players born on or after 1 January 2012
  • Under 12: Players born on or after 1 January 2010
  • Under 14: Players born on or after 1 January 2008
  • Under 16: Players born on or after 1 January 2006
  • Under 18: Players born on or after 1 January 2004


Each event will be a 9 round Swiss system tournament, using a time control of Game/90 minutes with a 30 second increment. Direct titles shall be awarded according to the FIDE regulations. The full schedule for all rounds can be viewed within the regulations document at


Due to health protocols for the event, all participants must stay in one of the official hotels booked through US Chess. The organizer offers the following accommodation options, all for 7 nights (June 25-July 2) with meals included from dinner on June 25 to lunch on July 2:

If registered by April 5:

Hotel Name Single (1 person) Double (2 people) Triple (3 people)
Radisson Montevideo $1050 $770/person $650/person
Regency Way Official Hotel $810 $590/person $500/person

If registered by April 29:

Hotel Name Single (1 person) Double (2 people) Triple (3 people)
Radisson Montevideo $1150 $850/person $715/person
Regency Way Official Hotel $890 $650/person $550/person

If registered by May 24:

Hotel Name Single (1 person) Double (2 people) Triple (3 people)
Radisson Montevideo $1270 $930/person $790/person
Regency Way Official Hotel $980 $710/person $600/person

Additional nights (June 24 or July 2 only) can be requested on a double room at the following rates, with breakfast included:

Hotel Name Price per night, per person
Radisson Montevideo $70
Regency Way Official Hotel $40

Please note that US Chess recommends participants stay in the Radisson Montevideo Hotel as this is where the tournament will be held. However, the organizer will provide free transfers from the Regency Way Official Hotel (hotel-playing venue-hotel) prior to the rounds.


As part of our delegations to such events, US Chess normally would send coaches who would be onsite and available to players who opted to receive such services. This year, due to travel and health constraints, US Chess will be arranging for the coaching services to be "virtual". Any player opting to receive this service can sign up at the time of registration. The fee is $1400/player.


US Chess is accepting entries for USA players up until May 24, 2022. This deadline is imposed due to the organizers registration deadline of May 31, 2022. No registrations will be accepted after May 24, 2022.

However, to take advantage of the lower hotel rates posted above, there will be interim deadlines of April 5 and April 29. To guarantee the lower hotel rates, registration and payment of all costs must be received by April 5 or April 29 respectively.


Once you have completed the form, US Chess will send you an invoice which must be paid by either the April 5, April 29 or May 24 deadlines.

The following additional fees will be charged:

  • Tournament Registration Fee - $100/player
  • CCA Fee - $100/player
  • Special Accreditation Fee for Accompanying Persons - $10/accompany person (without this accreditation you cannot access the playing venue or the free transport from hotel-playing venue
  • Transportation from Carrasco International Airport to official hotels (round trip, June 24 or 25 and July 2 or 3 only) - $35/person (optional)
  • US Chess Administrative Fee - $400/player
  • US Chess Coaching Fee - $1400/player (optional)

A current US Chess membership through the end of the tournament (July 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 Uruguay.


The US Chess Federation is pleased to announce that 12 players have qualified as Official Representatives (OR), and 17 players who qualified on the basis of their gold medal performances at the XXXI Pan-American Youth Chess Festival or 2021 North American Youth Championships have earned the right to be Personal Rights (PR) Representatives of the US at the XXXII Pan-American Youth Chess Festival.

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 the US Chess Office by April 29, 2022, will be considered the OR.

All OR and PR players who plan to attend must be registered and fully paid with the US Chess office by the April 29, 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.

Please note that the organizer provided accommodation for OR and PR players is the Regency Way Official Hotel on a double room basis. OR and PR players wishing to have their own rooms, or stay at the Radisson Montevideo, can elect to do so but must pay the difference in costs.

Official Representatives (OR):

Andrew Hong - CA (Open, U18)
Christopher Yoo - CA (Open, U16)
Abhimanyu Mishra - NJ (Open, U14)
Ryo Chen - TX (Open, U12)
Sam Luger - NY (Open, U10)
Santhosh Ayyappan - NJ (Open, U8)
Martha Samdashvili - NY (Girls, U18)
Ruiyang Yan - CA (Girls, U16)
Iris Mou  - NY (Girls, U14)
Jasmine Su - CT (Girls, U12)
Megan Paragua - NY (Girls, U10)
Aimee Yang - PA (Girls, U8)

Personal Rights Players (PR):

Tanitoluwa Adewumi - NY
Irene Fei - IA
Brewington Hardaway - NY
Eshaan Hebbar - NJ
Luke Hong - CA
Olivia Laido - NJ
Alice Lee - MN
Kelsey Liu - MA
Maximillian Lu - CT
Dimitar Mardov - IL
Shunkai Peng - OR
Marcel Podraza - IL
Zoey Tang - OR
Omya Vidyarthi - CA
Arthur Xu - IL
Tariq Yue - PA
Erick Zhao - PA


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