2nd Annual 2018 American Youth Chess Foundation
Grand Championship
Renaissance Orlando at Sea World Hotel
6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Room Reservations: (407) 351-5555 or online here.
(If calling, please reference "Annual Grand Chess Championship June 2018" for $120/night room rate.)

With...
$5,000 in American Youth Chess Foundation
College Scholarship Awards!
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Open: 1st - $800 2nd - $550 3rd - $350 4th - $250
Under 1900: 1st - $650 2nd - $450 3rd - $250
Under 1600: 1st - $500 2nd - $300 3rd - $200
Under 1300: 1st - $350 2nd - $200 3rd - $150

For AYCF Scholarship Award Terms, please read here.

Sections: Grades K/6 Non-Rated
(note 1)
Under 400 & UNR
(note 2)
Under 700
(note 2)
Under 1000 Under 1300 Under 1600 Under 1900 Open
Round Times: (Tourn #1) Saturday: 9am, 10:30, 12:30pm, 2:15, 4pm

(Tourn #2) Sunday:
9am, 10:30, 12:30pm, 2:15, 4pm
(Tourn #1) Saturday: 9am, 10:30, 12:30pm, 2:15, 4pm

(Tourn #2) Sunday:
9am, 10:30, 12:30pm, 2:15, 4pm
(Tourn #1) Saturday: 9am, 10:30, 12:30pm, 2:15, 4pm

(Tourn #2) Sunday:
9am, 10:30, 12:30pm, 2:15, 4pm
Saturday: 9am, 12:30, 3:30pm

Sunday: 9am, 12:30, 3:30pm
Saturday: 9am, 12:30, 3:30pm
Sunday: 9am, 12:30, 3:30pm
Saturday: 9am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm
Sunday: 9am, 1:30pm
Time Control: G/20 G/45, d5 G/45, d5 G/60, d5 G/75, d5Rds. 1 & 2 are G/75; d5
Rds. 3-5 are G/90, d5
Trophy Awards:Top 6 Individuals in each tournament
Top 2 Clubs In each tournament
Top 8 Individuals in each section
Top 2 Clubs in each section
Club minimum = 2 players to be eligible; Top 3 scores count for point total
Entry Fee:$34 before 5/1/18
$40 from 5/1/18 - 5/25/18
$50 on 5/26/18 or after.
$60 before 5/1/18
$70 from 5/1/18 - 5/25/18
$80 on 5/26/18 or after.
Club Definition:A club is any group of players attending the same lessons from the same teacher and can provide proof of payment of these classes to the organizers upon request. If for some reason the classes are free, the club teacher needs to be able to provide information on why this is so. These lessons need to be within 3 months from the time of tournament. This club teacher must also be present at the tournament or name some representative to act on their behalf. Organizer's decisions are final. Penalty for claiming a player that the organizers find to be ineligible: Club disqualified from all club awards.
Side Events:USCF Rated Blitz Tournament

  • Friday June 1 from 7pm-10pm
  • 5 Round Double Swiss
  • Sections: Open & Under 1200
  • Time Control: G/5; d2
  • Entry Fee: $20 before 5/25/18; $25 after
  • Puzzle Solving Tournament

  • Saturday June 2 from 7pm-9pm
  • Sections: Open & Under 1200
  • Entry Fee: $25 before 5/15/2018; $30 after.
  • Registration/
    Info:
      1. Online: www.americanyouthchessfoundation.com/2018AYCFNC.html or here below.
      2. Flyer (please mail to Hanley Chess Academy, 2091 Business Center Dr. Suite 120, Irvine, CA. 92612)
      3. Onsite: Friday June 1, 201 from 7pm-10pm & Saturday June 2, 2018 from 7am-8:15am. Location for onsite registration will be in the Tournament Control Room. Registrations after Saturday 8:15am will be accepted but with a half point bye in Round 1.
    Please note there can be no exceptions in order that the tournament begins on time.

      Information
      1. One half point bye available including for final round. All byes are irrevocable.
      2. USCF membership required for all sections except Non-Rated. Memberships need to be current in order for participant to begin play.
      3. Ratings as of 5/29/2018 will be official ratings for the tournament.
      4. Boards and sets will be provided. Please bring your clocks, scorebooks, and pen/pencils if you are in Rated sections. If you are playing in the Non-Rated section, no clock nor notation are required.
      5. The organizers and tournament directors reserve the right to inspect any electronic device.
      6. In case of ties, awards will be decided by tiebreaks. Tiebreaks will be as follows: 1. Modified Median 2. Median 3. Solkoff 4. Sonneborn-Berger 5. Cumulative 6. Coin flip
      7. Section or Team/Club Changes: Any change requested onsite will be reviewed. If found to be appropriate, change will be made. A fee of $20 is assessed. Teams/Club need to be declared before the beginning of round 2 for each section.
      8. Refund/Withdrawal Policies:
                             
    Refunds:

    If requested before 5/10/18, a 25% fee of the entry fee will be assessed.
    If requested before 5/27/18, a 50% fee of the entry fee will be assessed.
    If requested on 5/27/18 or after, a 100% fee of the entry fee will be assesed.

                             Withdrawals:
    Withdrawals from the tournament are acceptable. We kindly ask you please provide a written notice to a tournament director or by contacting Chess Control and notifying a staff member. Thank you for your help with this.

      Guidelines for Behavior of Participants
      A. We reserve the right to decline service for anyone exhibiting inappropriate behavior. No refunds are granted in such situations.
      B. No cell phones are allowed on when a game is in progress. Penalty: Forfeiture of game and/or removal from the tournament.
      C. Parents are allowed the first 5 minutes in rounds 1-3 to take pictures.
      

    Questions: Joe Hanley, 714-925-3195 or hanleychessacademy@gmail.com

    Note 1: There are two separate tournaments for this section. One is on Saturday and the other on Sunday. They both have their own awards. These sections are "Capture The King" meaning players are allowed to capture their opponent's king or checkmate the king in order to win a game. Each player will play 1 white and 1 black against each opponent for a total of 10 games.

    Note 2: There are two separate tournaments for this section. One is on Saturday and the other on Sunday. They both have their own awards.

    K/6 Non-Rated, U400 & UNR,
    and U700 Sections

    Entry Fee
    Section
    Name & USCF ID#

    U1000, U1300, U1600, U1900, or Open Sections

    Entry Fee
    Section
    Name and USCF ID#
    Club Name & Head Coach

    Blitz & Puzzle Solving Tournament Registration

    Blitz & Puzzle Registration
    Section
    Name & USCF ID#

    Join or Renew Your USCF Membership Here

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