3rd FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

Finding strength in our moves.


January 18, 2019

Contact: Dora Martinez, Event Press Officer; dora@lensethics.org

New York, New York – We are pleased to announce that the 3rd FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled will be held in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA from July 9-15, 2019.

In the previous two World Junior Chess Championships, young players with disabilities demonstrated a strong will to improve and master the game of chess through their participation in this high level competition.

Supporting equality in sports.

The organizer and team is dedicated to ensuring that each player achieves his or her greatest experience in this event. The event includes a professional ‘Chess Masters Training Program’ that is directed by Grandmaster Thomas Luther, Chairperson of the FIDE Chess for Disabled (DIS) Commission. This ’masters program’ provides essential training and support that aims to encourage and motivate players with disabilities to participate in other events, such as the FIDE World Junior U20 Chess Championship.

The 2019 event regulations and online registration can be found on the official website: www.WorldJuniorChess.org. Registration for the event includes participation in the ‘Chess Masters Training Program’ which is provided at no extra cost to the participants.

Current and previous World Junior Chess Champions:

A special thank you to the major sponsors of this event.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Cherry Hill!

For more complete details, please visit the official website at www.WorldJuniorChess.org.

Yours for Chess,

IO Beatriz Marinello
Chief Organizer of the Tournament

GM Thomas Luther
Chairperson DIS Commission

Dora Martinez
Event Press Officer
Councillor, DIS Commission

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