2012 U.S. JUNIOR OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Start: Friday, July 13, 2012
Houston , TX 77017
6SS, G/120, d5. 4 Sections: U21, U15, U11, U8 (age as of 1/1/12). One 1/2-pt bye avail, except Rd 6, if req before Rd 1. Individual and Team Awards. Winner of U21 is seeded into the 2013 US Junior Closed, if still elig by age. All Sections USCF rated. U21 Section is also FIDE rated.
Prizes: U21: $500+entry to 2013 US Junior Closed - $250-$125-$75-$50. Individual plaques to top five overall, plaques for best player age 18, 17, 16, 15, Under 15, and for ratings U1800 (Added!), U1600, U 1400, U1200. ------U15: Individual trophies to top ten overall, trophies for best player age 14, 13, 12, 11, Under 11, and for ratings U1600 (Added!), U1400, U1200, U1000. ------U11: Individual trophies to ten overall, trophies to best player age 10, 9, 8, 7, Under 7, and for ratings U1400 (Added!), U1200, U1000, U800. ------U8: Individual trophies to top ten overall, best player 7, 6 & Under, and for ratings U1000, U800, U600 ; honorable mention trophies for all others U8. ------Commemorative medals for all participants. Teams: Trophies to top three school teams and top club team in each of the four sections. Top four scores, minimum of three, count towards team score in each section.