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    XXXI Panamerican Youth Chess Festival 2021

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    The Confederation of Chess for America (CCA) and Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX) are pleased to invite all National Chess Federations of the Americas to the XXXI Panamerican Youth Chess
    Festival to be held in HYBRID FORMAT, from September 4th to 10th, 2021

    PanAmerican Youth Chess Festival event : Here
    Regulation details : Here

    Panamerican Online Qualifier
    August 7-8, 2021
    The Qualifier event will be played on Tornelo platform.
    9 rounds, Game/10 minutes +5 second increment per move.
    The qualifier will qualify top 25 (twenty-five) players per category for the final phase.

    Panamerican Final Stage
    September 4 - 10, 2021
    Hybrid in person tournament, location TBD
    The Final phase will be played in Swiss System in 9 (nine) rounds, Swiss Manager.
    The rate of play is 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

    Canadian Players Registration - Officially CLOSED:
    Google Registration Form: Here

    Deadline: July 30, 2021 5:00 EST time

    The tournament can be played by boys and girls born from January 1st, 2003.
    The events will be distributed in two sections: Open and Girls following the categories:
    - Under 06: Born from January 1st, 2015;
    - Under 08: Born from January 1st, 2013;
    - Under 10: Born from January 1st, 2011;
    - Under 12: Born from January 1st, 2009;
    - Under 14: Born from January 1st, 2007;
    - Under 16: Born from January 1st, 2005;
    - Under 18: Born from January 1st, 2003.

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    Entry fees
    CAD $75 for the PanAmerican Youth Chess Festival Online Qualifier Event.

    Payment Method:
    - For Paypal or bank etransfers :
    The recipient will be "Chess Federation of Canada"
    Please direct payment to

    - For Visa or Mastercard method:
    Please send card number & expiry date to or phone CFC office at 289-337-0561.

    Note: include player name, CFC#, section, membership renewed (If you include your CFC membership renewal fee)

    Important Final Stage Information
    CFC cannot guarantee that we will be able to organize a Tournament Hall within the Canada. There will be no exceptions to playing the Hybrid Final Stage outside of a Tournament Hall and your entry into the Online Qualifier constitutes acceptance of the notification that no such Tournament Hall(s) exist in the Canada at this moment in time, and the possibility exists that no such Tournament Hall(s) will be organized by CFC within the Canada. Participants will be responsible for all additional Finals registration fees and all travel and accommodation costs.

    At this point, FIDE American is still waiting for confirmation from FIDE about the Titles and Norms. It is NOT CONFIRMED yet.

    The winner of each category has personal rights to 2022 Panamerican Youth Chess Festival.
    Norms and direct titles will be conceded for International Master (IM-WIM), FIDE Master (FMWFM) and Candidate Master (CM-WCM), according to FIDE Handbook (to be confirmed by FIDE
    due to Hybrid format).
    Gold (after tiebreaks if needed) = IM/WIM title
    2nd, 3rd (if all tied for first) = IM/WIM norm
    Silver & Bronze = FM/WFM title

    Gold (after tiebreaks if needed) = IM/WIM norm
    2nd, 3rd (if all tied for first) = FM/WFM title
    Silver & Bronze = CM/WCM title

    U14 & U12:
    Gold (after tiebreaks if needed) = FM/WFM title
    Silver & Bronze = CM/WCM title
    U8 & U10:
    Top three = CM/WCM title

    Fair Play
    Completion of this registration form constitutes acceptance to abide by all fair play procedures specified in the event regulations and the ability to meet any technical requirements. Any violation of the fair play regulations may lead to exclusion from all official FIDE chess tournaments, including over-the-board events for a period of up to 15 years as well as possible sanctions by CFC Chess.

    CFC Youth Coordinator
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    On Aug 1, 143 players have been registered into the PanAm Selection Stage.

    On Aug 4. PanAm organizer cancels the qualifier without any consultation with the federations
    Estimados Delegados y Presidentes / Dear President and Delgates

    Due to the high demand for the Qualifier by countries (We already had 589 registered in the online qualifying phase !!) and the perhaps unique opportunity for countries to have access to Hybrid event a FIDE América-CCA together with the event organizers decide that:
    The players entrants for the Qualifier will automatically be in the Final Hybrid stage without the need to play the online qualifying event that would take place this weekend. Thus, the Qualifier ceases to exist and all applicants pass the final phase following those who were already in the final phase of the Pan American Youth Festival Hybrid. Those who had paid the 20 USD of the qualifier will be deducted from the amount to be paid for the final hybrid phase.
    Debido a la gran demanda del Clasificatorio por países (¡¡Ya teníamos 589 inscritos en la fase clasificatoria online !!) y la oportunidad quizás única para que los países tengan acceso a uno evento Híbrido la FIDE América-CCA junto con los organizadores del evento decide que:
    Los jugadores participantes para el Clasificatorio estarán automáticamente en la etapa Final Híbrida sin la necesidad de jugar el evento clasificatorio online que se llevaría a cabo este fin de semana. Así, el Clasificatorio deja de existir y todos los aspirantes pasan a la fase final siguiendo a los que ya estaban en la fase final del Festival Panamericano de la Juventud Híbrido. Quienes hubieran pagado los 20 USD del clasificatorio serán descontados del monto a pagar por la fase híbrida final.

    On Aug 8, PanAm Final Stage : Canada Hybrid Event will not be hosted

    We are very disappointed on the PanAm organizer on the decision to cancel the qualifier without any consultation with the federations. This is a very irresponsible behaviour. With a lack of communication, it is also extremely difficult for each federation to organize a hybrid event as well.

    On top of that, due to pandemic regulations and restrictions in Canada, it is unlikely that we can organize a hybrid event or series of hybrid events to accommodate all registered players( Only allow 2 locations per country). At this moment, Ontario is restricted to gatherings of 25 individuals which would include players, any organizers, arbiters and parents which would seem to be necessary for some of the very young children in Ontario. There are different restriction rules on each province as well. Also, it is very difficult to get definitive answers from medical authorities on questions about chess tournaments. There is a great risk that any event can be cancelled by the Ministry of Health due to the Covid surge lately.

    In the last few days, I had an intensive conversion with the executives and some provincial organizers and we come to the conclusion that Canada will not host nor participate in the PanAm Final Stage Hybrid event. We are very disappointed in this outcome as well.

    CFC will do a full refund of $75 to all registered players.

    CFC Youth Coordinator

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