2019 Canadian Youth Chess Championship




The Canadian Youth Chess Championship is Canada's largest youth chess event! 

The players are split into 12 sections based on age and gender. The top 3 finishers in each section are sponsored and qualified to become official representatives for:

1) World Youth Chess Championship (WYCC)

2) Pan American Youth Chess Championship

3) North American Youth Chess Championship

When and Where

July 6 - 10, 2019


4177 Albert Street 

Regina, Saskatchewan  S4S 3R6 



Girls Under-08

Open Under-08

Girls Under-10

Open Under-10

Girls Under-12

Open Under-12

Girls Under-14

Open Under-14

Girls Under-16

Open Under-16

Girls Under-18

Open Under-18

Players are sectioned by age, with eligibility calculated as of January 1st.

To determine your category, please refer to the below table:

Âge le 1er jan. 2019 / Age on 1/1/2019:

U-18: 2001, 2002

U-16: 2003, 2004

U-14: 2005, 2006 

U-12: 2007, 2008

U-10: 2009, 2010

U-08: 2011 et après / 2011 and later

Entry Fee


+ $25 June 1, 2019

Registration Closes June 15, 2019

$150 of each entry is remitted back to the Chess Federation of Canada to sponsor the winners of this event.

Please note that players must be qualified to play, see below.

2019 CYCC and Canadian Open Pre-Registration Lists:




July 6: 5PM - Opening Ceremony

July 7: 10AM Round 1

July 7: 3PM Round 2

July 8: 10AM Bughouse Tournament

July 8: 3PM Round 3

July 9: 10AM Round 4

July 9: 3PM Round 5

July 10: 10AM Round 6

July 10: 3PM Round 7

Time Controls

90' / end + 30" increment starting from move one.

(Game in 90 minutes + 30s increment from move one.)


Normally, CYCC participants qualify by placing better than half their peers in a qualifying tournament. However, there are other qualification methods. For questions, or if there are no upcoming qualifiers in your area, please contact us directly, queencitychess@gmail.com

The CFC official qualification rules can be found in their handbook, section 703, http://chess.ca/node/16

Refund Policy:

We offer a 100% refund (including ticket fees) before June 12, 2019. 50% refund available afterwards. You can refund your ticket through the eventbrite ticket vendor, or by emailing us.

Withdrawal / Absent Policy:

Absent players are forfeited one hour after round starts.

You must tell the arbiter 24 hours in advance if you plan to withdraw mid-tournament, or your next game will be rated as a forfeit.

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