Regulations

3rd FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled

FIDE Regulations and General Information

July 9-15, 2019

Cherry Hill, New Jersey USA

1. Invitation

We are delighted to announce the organization of the 3rd FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled. This championship will be held in Cherry Hill, NJ from July 9-15, 2019.

This is the official invitation to all eligible participants, as approved by the FIDE Commission “Chess for the Disabled” (DIS).

2. Participation

The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled is an event only for chess players with a disability who are under 20 years old by July 8, 2019. Every participant has to provide an official document confirming their disability.

The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled is held as a 7-round tournament, which also includes ‘team awards’.

Teams represent National Federations. All the players of a team must be members of thesame federation. National Federations must have at least two players to make a team, although no maximum number of players. The top four scores of team members will count as the team score for championship.

3. Tournament Hall

Crown Plaza Hotel Philadelphia-Cherry Hill

4. Organizer

The event is organized by Chess Educators and IO Beatriz Marinello, under the patronage of FIDE and in cooperation with the FIDE DIS Commission and the US Chess Federation.

This is the official invitation to all eligible participants, as approved by the FIDE “Chess for the Disabled” (DIS) Commission.

5. Team

Chief Arbiter of the TournamentIA Carol Jarecki
Chief Organizer of the TournamentIO Beatriz Marinello
DIS Observer of the TournamentGM Thomas Luther
Event Press OfficerNI Dora Martinez

6. Contact

For more information please contact the championship’s organizer IO Beatriz Marinello @ beatriz@chesseducators.com and/or +1 917 553 4522. Questions regarding the event, invitation or other matters can be sent to info@chesseducators.com.

7. Schedule

DateTimeActivity/Event
Tuesday July 9, 20196pmOpening Ceremony, Players Technical Meeting and Accreditations
Wednesday, July 10, 20199am-NoonDay 1 Training
4 pmRound 1
Thursday, July 11, 20199am-NoonDay 2 Training
4 pmRound 2
Friday, July 12, 20199am-NoonDay 3 Training
4pmRound 3
Saturday, July 13, 201910 amRound 4
5pmRound 5
Sunday, July 14, 20199 amRound 6
2:30 pmRound 7
7:30 pmClosing Ceremony
Monday, July 15, 2019Departure

8. Rules

The 3rd World Junior Chess Championship will be held in accordance with FIDE rules. FIDE and USCF ratings will be used.

9. Number of Rounds

The competition will be played as a 7-round tournament. The format of the tournament will be announced at the technical meeting.

10. Time Control

90 min/40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move 1. Default time at the beginning of all rounds will be 30 minutes.

11. Titles and Prizes

Individual:

The overall winner obtains the title:

  • FIDE World Junior Chess Champion for Disabled + direct title of FM (a minimum FIDE rating of 2100 is required according to the FIDE regulations B01.0.62)
  • FIDE World Junior Chess Champion for Disabled – Blind Section
  • FIDE World Junior Chess Champion for Disabled – Deaf Section
  • FIDE World Junior Chess Champion for Disabled – Physically Disabled Section

FIDE Titles:

  • FM/WFM title for gold medal or 1st equal. (a minimum FIDE rating of 2100/1900 is required according to the FIDE regulations B01.0.62)
  • CM/WCM title for silver and bronze medal. (a minimum FIDE rating of 2000/1800 is required according to the FIDE regulations B01.0.62)

Teams:

  • FIDE World Team Junior Chess Championship for Disabled
  • We will recognize gold, silver and bronze winners.

12. Final Standing

The ranking depends on the number of points.

13. Tie-breaks

Tie-breaks will be announced at the technical meeting.

14. Entry Fees

  • Tournament Registration Fee: US $100 per participant

Note: Professional Training is at no cost to players in the World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled.

15. Registration

Registrations shall be made through the official website at www.WorldJuniorChess.org . The registration form shall include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and passport number (for visa purposes).

The following required attachments shall be emailed to info@chesseducators.com prior to the start of the championship: 

  • Copy of the National Federation endorsement
  • Copy of an official document confirming the disability of the player.  This document can be emailed or given to the organizer no later than at the technical meeting.

16. Accommodation Rates:

Official Hotel:  Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W Cherry Hill, NJ Cherry Hill United States

Players must stay at the official hotel, exception can be made on a case by case basis.  Service Dogs are welcomed, but participants must notify the organizer.

Room Detail:  Available for up to four people per roomRoom rate per night.
KingUS$112 plus 15% tax
Queen/Queen US $112 plus 15% tax

The bill has to be paid on the day of arrival at the hotel’s reception. This rate is only available for attendees who make a registration before June 5, 2019.

17. Additional Hotel Information

The official players staying at the official hotel will get the following guest amenities: 

  • 24 hour Self-Parking
  • 24 hour access to our Fitness Center
  • 24 hour access high speed internet

18. Reservation Method:  SPECIAL CODE IS “Chess”

Booking Website: https://book.passkey.com/e/49787220

19. Letter of Invitation for Visa purpose.

  • The letter must be requested by the National Federations at least two months prior to the date of travel.

We are looking forward to your visit and your participation in this memorable event.

Yours for Chess,

IO Beatriz Marinello

Chief Event Organizer