Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Date: August 8-12, 2018
(Arrival Day and Opening Ceremony is Aug. 7 and Departing Day is Aug. 13)
Official Hotel and Playing Site:
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
Address: 2349 Marlton Pike W Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 within 5 miles of Philadelphia’s Center City. Closest airport Philadelphia.
Cut off for group reservation “Chess Educators” is on July 9, 2018. Make a reservation by using the following website – Click Here >>>
or calling calling 888-233-9527 between the hours of 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST. Guest room rates for both King and or Queen/Queen guestrooms $112 USD rate per night. A limited number of rooms are still available at ‘Group Rate’ – email to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional info.
Group Code: Chess Educators
Hotel Website Click Here >>>
We are delighted to announce the organization of the 2nd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled. Under the auspices of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), US Chess and the New Jersey Chess Federation. Our main sponsors are the US Chess Trust, KIND and other individual donors and supporters.
This championship will be held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA from August 8-12, 2018 (Arrival day is August 7 and departing Day August 13).
This is the official invitation to all eligible participants, as approved by the FIDE Commission “Chess for the Disabled” (DIS).
The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled is an event only for disabled chess players who are under 20 years old as of August 7, 2018. Each relevant chess association (IBCA, IPCA, ICCD) regulates the conditions of their participation.
The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled is held as an individual open tournament.
A team may represent a National Federation. All the players of a team must be members of the same federation. National Federations must have at least two players to make a team, although no maximum number of players. The top three scores of team members will count as the team score for championship purposes.
For more detailed information, please review the event’s regulations which can be found on this page, under the “Regulations” tab.
The competition will be played as a 7-round Swiss tournament. USCF Membership is required for USA Players. No half-points byes, only zero-point byes.
Game in 120 minutes, plus a 5 second dealy starting from move 1.
Equal first is awarded FM, Silver & Bronze is awarded CM, dependent on rating according to the following FIDE regulations:
For a direct title to be awarded immediately an applicant has to have achieved at some time or other a minimum rating as follows:
- FM 2100
- CM 2000
If an applicant is rated lower the title is awarded conditionally and will be awarded finally on request by the respective federation as soon as the minimum rating is achieved.
Entry Fees (per player):
Please note: The total entry fee is in USD and includes the FIDE fee of $60 plus the Tournament Entry Fee. The Tournament fee depends on your registration date.
By May 15: Total Entry Fee $140 USD (FIDE fee $60 USD; Tournament Fee $80)
By June 15: Total Entry Fee $160 USD (FIDE fee $60; Tournament Fee $100)
After June 15: Total Entry Fee $180 USD (FIDE fee $60; Tournament Fee $120)
No on-site registration.
Tournament Schedule Click Here >>>
Free Master Training Program
Free Master Training Program available August 8-10, from 9am-2pm only for players participating in this event.
Trainers and Directors: Dov Gorman and IO, FIDE Trainer Beatriz Marinello.
- Chief Arbiter: Carol Jarecki, USA
- Chief Organizer: Beatriz Marinello, USA
- Commission for the Disabled (DIS) Observers: DIS Chairman, GM Thomas Luther
- FIDE Chief Press Officer and Tech Support: Dora Martinez
Organizer, Beatriz Marinello: email@example.com; 1-917-553-4522
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Press Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is this event open to all countries?
Yes, the 2nd FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled is open to players with disabilities from all countries.
Do you help arrange travel and accomodations?
All players are responsible for making their reservation and travel arrangements. If you require assistance, please contact us via email to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is this event different from other tournaments?
This event is open to players with disabilities that are 20 years and younger. It is designed with special consideration to the challenges that many chess players with disabilities face.
What is the birthday cut-off?
Players under 20 years old as of August 7, 2018
Is this a rated event?
Yes, this is a FIDE rated event.
Can you provide a letter of invitation so that I may apply for a travel VISA?
Yes, we will provide a letter of invitation to each player as well as their coach or assistant that will aide in their travel and participation. Letters of invitation are sent to your National Federation.