US Chess Junior Grand Prix!




9 ROUNDS, JUNE 28-JULY 2, 2018

Big increase in prize fund- now $25,000 guaranteed!

Under 2100 and Under 1900 Sections added for US players!



9SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (see World Open for location).


In 3 sections. Only Premier is FIDE rated. US sections are not open to players listed as foreign by FIDE. Premier uses June FIDE ratings for pairings & prizes, US sections use July USCF ratings. 

Premier Section: open to FIDE1900/over or USCF 2000/over and all FIDE rated foreign players. GM & IM norms possible. Prizes $5000-2500-1300-800-600-400-300-300, top FIDE under 2300 or unrated $1200-600. 

US Under 2100/Unr Section: $2500-1300-700-500-400. 

US Under 1900/Unr Section: $2500-1300-700-500-400, unrated limit $1000, top U1700 (no unrated) $800-400. 


Premier minimum prize guarantees: $600 to foreign GMs, $300 to foreign IMs/WGMs (all must complete all 9 games with no byes; limited to first 6 foreign GMs & first 6 foreign IMs/WGMs to enter by 5/25 at Minimum prize $300 to other GMs (including US) who enter at by 5/25 and complete all 9 games with no byes. 

Premier entry fee: 
    GMs, IMs, WGMs, foreign FIDE rated players:
$50 online at by 5/25, $75 online at by 6/25, $100 at site; $100 deducted from prize (no deduction from minimum prize). 
    US FIDE Masters:
$200 online by 5/25, $225 online by 6/25, $250 at site. 
    US players USCF or FIDE rated 2100/up:
$300 online by 5/25, $325 online by 6/25, $350 at site. 
    US players USCF or FIDE rated 2000-2099:
$400 online by 5/25, $425 online by 6/25, $450 at site. 
$500 online by 5/25, $525 online by 6/25, $550 at site. 

US sections entry fee: $250 online by 5/25, $275 online by 6/25, $300 at site. 

All: Mailed entry all $10 more; do not mail entry after 6/15. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 

Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.

Foreign player rating info     Prizewinner tax info     CCA electronic devices policies

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: June FIDE used in Premier, USCF July official in other sections. Unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used, if higher than USCF, in the US Under 2100 and Under 1900 Sections. See also above.

Cellphone & anti-cheating rules: see Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director.

Schedule: Late reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 1 pm & 7 pm, Sat-Mon 11 am & 5 pm. Two half point byes available; must commit before rd. 3; FIDE norm in Premier not possible if taking bye. Half point byes available all rounds, including the last round. 

Bring set, board, clock
 if possible- none supplied. 

Marriott Hotel rates: $115-115-135, use link below.
By phone,
215-625-2900, ask for chess rate.
Chess room block may sell out by early June.

            HOTEL RESERVATIONS                                                             

Room or travel sharing: Post a request to share on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum.  If you have difficulty posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through 


Entry: or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:,,, 347-201-2269. Entry list: see, online entries posted instantly. Invitations: Use @ symbol instead of "At" in email addresses. .

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

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