15th European Union Youth Chess Championship will be held in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, 18-27 August 2017, in the Cultural Hall of Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou.
The organizer of the Championship is Czech Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union.
EU member countries, EU candidate countries and their neighbouring countries are allowed to participate in the Championship.
Each Federation can register to the tournament one player, a boy or a girl, in each of the categories – under 8, 10, 12 and 14 years. The player has to be registered as a player by the respective Federation on January 1st, 2017. Boys and girls will play in the same tournament, but with two separate scores. So we will have two European Union Youth Champions, one for the girls and one for the boys. Additional (extra) players can also be registered.
Registration forms must be sent back no later than June 30th, 2017 by email.
Registration has to include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE or National rating of each player, as well as the telephone, email/fax number of the delegation head and of the person in charge of the federation.
The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with the rate of play 90 min for the whole game + 30 seconds increment for each move played.
The first three players from each category will receive championship trophies, medals and diplomas. Every player of each category will receive commemorative championship medal and a diploma. Furthermore, players will receive prizes. The winners of each tournament receive a laptop, other medalists will receive a digital clock. Prizes will receive at least the first six players of each category. The total value of the prize fund will be at least 6.000 Euro. Girls in each category will be evaluated separately.
The first 30 boards of each tournament will be broadcast online, and on-line transmission will include at least 120 games. Webcast will be screened in the hall of the hotel. Viewers will be able to watch webcast online at the organizer’s website.
The organizer will ensure the rich chess and non-chess entertainment, from which all participants can choose (simultaneous, chess competitions, social evenings, trips, excursions, etc.).
Ing. Zdenek Fiala, director of the tournament
Pesinky 1125, 582 91 Svetla n. S., Czech Republic
Official Regulations of the Championship can be downloaded below