THE XIII UNITED STATES
MEMPHIS CHESS CLUB, INC.
OPTIMIST CLUB OF NORTHEAST MEMPHIS
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF:
THE U.S. CHESS FEDERATION
JUNE 18–24, 1978
MEMPHIS STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER
WILLIAM FAULKNER LOUNGE 6: p.m.
1978 Program Guide:
It is a great honor that Memphis has been chosen once again as the host city for the U.S. Junior Invitational Championship. Memphis first held the U.S. Junior in 1976. Prior to that year, a national tournament had not been held in the Mid-South since the U.S. Open Championship was played in Memphis in 1914. (Editor's note: The U.S. Open Chess Championship was also in Memphis in 1920.)
The participants in this tournament will be the top eight U.S. players, ages 19 and under. It is one of the three championships chess tournaments held annually in the United States and is the qualifying tournament to determine the young person who will represent the U.S. at the World Youth Chess Championship in Graz, Austria in September 1978. The top four players will represent the U.S. at the Pan-American Junior Team Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil in December.