2019 U.S. Junior Championship

Dates July 10-20, 2019
Location Saint Louis Chess Club
Format 10-Player Round Robin
Prize Fund $20,600
Spectators More information coming soon!


For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the Junior Championship, the premier, invitation-only tournament in the country for the nation's top rising stars.

This event showcases the top students in the country and serves as the perfect example for two of our important goals: Promoting chess at the scholastic level and supporting chess at the top level by providing a professional environment for the country's top tournaments.

In addition to the prize fund, the sole first place winner of the Junior Championship will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to be used at the institution of his or her choice. The scholarship is generously jointly funded by the Dewain Barber Foundation and US Chess.

Day Date Time* Event
Wednesday July 10
Players Meeting / Opening Ceremony
Thursday July 11 1:00 PM Round 1
Friday July 12 1:00 PM Round 2
Saturday July 13 1:00 PM Round 3
Sunday July 14 1:00 PM Round 4
Monday July 15 1:00 PM Round 5
Tuesday July 16 1:00 PM Rest Day
Wednesday July 17 1:00 PM Round 6
Thursday July 18 1:00 PM Round 7
Friday July 19 1:00 PM Round 8
Saturday July 20  11:00 AM Round 9
5:00 PM Playoff (if necessary)
6:00 PM Closing Ceremony

* All times listed are CDT (GMT-5).

Junior Championship Prize Fund

Place Prize Place Prize
1st $6,000 6th $1,200
2nd $4,000 7th $1,000
3rd $3,000 8th $800
4th $2,000 9th $600
5th $1,500 10th $500
Total Prize Fund: $20,600
You can watch all of the rounds live with expert commentary right here on uschesschamps.com.