Registration for the 2022 FIDE World Youth Chess Championships open

Registration for the is now possible FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2022. The international event, organized by FIDE and the Romanian Chess Federation together with Chess Club Universul and Chess Club Juniorul Constanta, will take place from September 5th to 17th in Mamaia, city of Constanta, Romania.

US chess will be accept registrations for eligible US participants by July 13.


There will be six sections: Open and Girls in the under 18, under 16 and under 14 age categories.

A player’s age as of January 1, 2022 determines their age eligibility for a section.

  • U18: Players born on or after January 1, 2004
  • U16: Players born on or after January 1, 2006
  • U14: Players born on or after January 1, 2008

Each event is an 11 round Swiss system tournament with a time control of 90 minutes with a 30 second increment.

Direct titles are awarded according to FIDE regulations.

If a player is more than 15 minutes late, he loses the game.

The full schedule for all rounds can be viewed in the regulations document at


US Chess is accepting registrations for eligible US players through July 13, 2022. Interested and Eligible US Players must register with US Chess take part. Registrations will no longer be accepted after July 13, 2022. The July 13 deadline is intended to provide administrative measures to meet the organizers’ deadline.


After completing the registration form, US Chess will send an invoice that must be paid by July 13th.

Please note that the following additional fees will be charged:

  • Tournament Registration Fee – $105/player
  • FIDE Entry Fee – $150/player
  • Special Companion Accreditation Fee – $105/companion (without this accreditation, you will not have access to the venue or free transport from the hotel to the venue)
  • US Chess Administration Fee – $400/player

Additional charges for optional services may include:

  • Transportation from Bucharest or Varna International Airport to official hotels (round trip, 5th and 17th September only) – 85 USD/person round trip (optional)
  • US Chess Coaching Fee – $1400/player (optional)

All US participants must have:

  • A current US Chess membership, valid until the end of the tournament.
  • A FIDE ID with a US flag. (If you do not currently have a FIDE ID, please fill out our FIDE ID application form at


According to FIDE regulations, all players and accompanying persons must be accredited and stay in the event’s official hotels. All accommodation must be booked through US Chess at the time of registration.

Meals are included from September 5th lunch to September 17th breakfast. Below are the Total cost of accommodation from September 5th to 17th.

hotel name

Single room (1 person)

Double Room (2 people)

Triple Room (3 people)

Ramada (recommended) $1,182 $924/person $852/person
commander $1,020 $828/person $756/person
Amiral $1,020 $828/person $756/person
Orfeu $924 $708/person $648/person

Additional nights (September 4th or 18th) can be booked in a double room at the following prices including breakfast:

hotel name Price per night, per person
Ramada (recommended) $78
Amiral $70
commander $70
Orfeu $59

US Chess recommends that participants stay at the Ramada Hotel as it is a 9 minute walk from the tournament venue. However, the organizer provides free transfers from Amiral, Comandor and Orfeu before the rounds.


As part of our delegations to such events, US Chess normally sends on-site coaches who are available to players who have opted for such services. This year, due to travel and health restrictions, US Chess will ensure coaching services are conducted virtually.

Any player who decides to use this service can opt-in at the time of registration. The fee is $1,400/player.


All players must sign a waiver of participation before their participation in the tournament is confirmed. Please visit the US Department of State Travel Advisory for the latest information on travel to Romania.


The US Chess Federation is pleased to announce that six players have qualified as Official Representatives (OR) and two players as Personal Rights (PR) players for the 2022 FIDE World Youth Chess Championships.

If an OR in an age category (listed below) declines to participate, then the player with the highest rating according to the US Chess Feb. 2022 Ratings Supplement in that category who is registered and paid in full with US Chess by July 13, 2022 will become eligible , is considered as an OR.

All OR and PR players wishing to participate must be registered and paid in full with US Chess by July 13, 2022.

OR and PR players will receive a travel stipend and free coaching, as well as reimbursement of hotel, entry and administration fees. Travel and all companion fees are the responsibility of the player.

Official Representatives (OR):

GM Andrew Hong – CA (Open, U18)
GM Christopher Yoo – CA (Open, U16)
GM Abhimanyu Mishra – New Jersey (Open, U14)
WFM Martha Samadashvili – NY (Girls, U18)
FM Ruiyang Yan – CA (Girls, U16)
FM Alice Lee – MN (Girls, U14)

Personal rights actors (PR):

IM Justin Wang – TX
FM Shunkai Peng – OR
FM Maximilian Lu – CT


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bryon Doyle, US Chess FIDE Events Manager at [email protected]

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