Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Date: August 8-12, 2018
(Arrival Day 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: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49569746 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.
Group Code: Chess Educators
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. The event will provide an special recognition to the top players under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 & 20.
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.
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.
- Wednesday, August 8th; Round at 4pm
- Thursday, August 9th; Round at 4pm
- Friday, August 10th, Round at 4pm
- Saturday, August 11th, Rounds at 10am & 3:30pm
- Sunday, August 12th, Rounds at 10am & 3:30pm
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: International Organizer, Beatriz Marinello, USA
- Deputy Chief Arbiter: Martha Underwood
- Consultants: GM Thomas Luther, Janelle Losoff and Sean Manross
- 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.