Chess bits

10th North American Youth Championship

The Chess’n Math Association (CMA), the Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) and FIDE – the World Chess Federation, invite youth to take part in the 10th Annual North American Youth Championship, in Toronto, Canada.

The Championship will be held on 14-18th August at the Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 1R1.

For the first time, IM, WIM, FM and CM titles are being awarded, over 9 rounds.

The event is open to players from Mexico, Cuba, the United States, Haiti, the Bahamas, Bermuda and Canada. It will be FIDE, CFC and CMA rated.

In addition, Central American Chess Confederation players may enter, on condition they do not participate in the Central American Youth Championship.

North American Youth Championship 2013

Each Federation can register one official player in each category and gender (U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18), up to a maximum of 12 official players and one representative of the federation. Each Federation can register any amount of players in any category it desires.

Outstation players – only the official representatives of each country – will be provided free accommodation in shared double occupancy with breakfast, and two meals. Those who wish single occupancy may pay the difference. No other expenses are the responsibility of the organizers of the event. International participants are requested to carry sufficient medical cover, and pre-inform the organizers of any pre-existing medical conditions.

Titles to be awarded:

U18: Gold (after tiebreaks if needed) = IM/WIM title
2nd, 3rd ,4th (if all tied for first) = IM/WIM norm
Silver & Bronze = FM/WFM title
U16: Gold (after tiebreaks if needed) = IM norm
2nd, 3rd ,4th (if all tied for first) = FM/WFM title
Silver & Bronze = CM/WCM title
U14 & U12: Gold (after tiebreaks if needed) = FM/WFM title
Silver & Bronze = CM/WCM title
U8 & U10: Top three = CM/WCM title

Sections (age as of Jan 1, 2013):

Under 8 years old, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16, under 18. Open and Girls sections. Sections with less than 8 players may be combined at Tournament Director’s discretion.


9 rounds, Swiss system, time control 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment


Privileged accommodation (with free hot breakfast) is available for the players’ convenience at the tournament venue itself, at a special rate, on a first-come basis only. 100 guestrooms with two beds and 25 guestrooms with one bed, for arrival on August 14th and departure on August 18th, 2013, have been reserved for the NAYCC.

The special overnight guestroom rate is $99.00 per room, per night, plus tax, for single occupancy and $106.00 per room, per night, plus tax for double occupancy. These rates include the full hot breakfast buffet in the Chestnut Tree, located in the lobby level. This is a special rate – please mention “Chess” when you register. The Group Code is “1308 NAYCC”. You must make your registration no later than July 20, 2013. Call 416-977-0707. Federations have until July 20, 2013 to register their delegates.

Tournament Registration:

$95 Per Player prior to July 20, 2013; $115 Per Player from July 20 – August 10, 2013, and $135 per player after August 10, 2013. CFC Membership is required for Canadian citizens and residents or a single tournament membership can be purchased for $15 at the same time as registration. Roster changes after July 20 will be charged $30 (Early-Bird registration extended to July 20!).

FIDE rules will be used at this championship since this is an official FIDE event unless exceptions are specified in the house rules. All participants must be under 18 on January 1, 2013.

For players who only have one FIDE, CFC, USCF, FQE or CMA rating, we will be using their rating as of August 12, 2013. If a player has more than one of these ratings, the highest rating will be used for pairing purposes. Every effort will be made in the first two rounds, not to pair 2 players from the same country, state or province together. Our guests will be provided tourism activities.

The Chess’n Math Association will offer a day camp from August 15th to the 18th at the Chestnut Centre. The Program includes activities and courses at the championship site, analysis of the games with an expert, animation, etc., with IM Artiom Samsonkin. The camps end daily at 5 P.M. The cost for the camp is $375, and it includes all activities, registration to the championship and to the blitz tournament.

Contact Information:

Francis Rodrigues, IA, 416-488-5506,
Larry Bevand, IA, 514-845-8352,

Chessdom is dedicated to professional and independent coverage of chess news and events from all over the globe! Join us for live chess games, interviews, video and photo reports, and social media reactions. Follow the development of the strongest chess software, which affects all chess today, via the Top Chess Engine Championship with its 24/7 live broadcast with chat.

Copyright © 2007-2022

To Top