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EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 STARTS IN TWO DAYS

The 16th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship starts in two days with registration of more than 300 young chess players.

The event will be held in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 26th to 30th  December. The tournament hall will be Master Centre of Novi Sad Fair or SPENS Sports Centre.

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The event consists of 5 separate competitions:

(1) 16th INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – RAPID

- 9 rounds according to the Swiss System, 15 minutes + 10 sec per player

- Categories: boys and girls U8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

- Entry fee: 30 EUR per participant (20 EUR to the organizer, 10 EUR to the ECU)

- Prizes: The three best players in each category will win cups and medals

- The five best players will be also awarded prizes in different items in goods.

(2) 15th EUROPEAN RAPID CUP – RAPID SUPERFINAL

- Two categories, boys and girls

- The best players in each category of (1) 16th Individual European Championship – Rapid 2016 may enter the Rapid Super Final (three best players in each of the categories – 14, 16 and 18, two best players in each of the categories – 8, 10 and 12, as well as the representative of the organizer)

- These players (altogether 16) – separate boys and girls, will play matches in 4 rounds (knock-out system) according to special regulations

- Prizes in cash: 1. = 300 €, 2. = 200 €, 3. = 100 €, 4. = 50 €.

(3) 16th TEAM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – RAPID

- Three categories: U10, U14 and U18

- Teams are composed of 4 players (3 boys + 1 girl and there are no limits for reserve players)

- One team may have players from maximum three National Federations

- 7 rounds played according to the Swiss System, 10 minutes + 5 sec per player

- Entry fee: 5 EUR per participant

- Prizes: The three best teams in all categories will win cups and medals, and will be awarded different prizes in goods.

(4) 16th INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – BLITZ

- Three categories: under 10, under 14 and under 18 separately for boys and girls

- 9 rounds played according to the Swiss System, 3 minutes + 2 sec per player

- Entry fee: 5 EUR per participant

- Prizes: The three best players in each category will win cups and medals

- The three best players will be awarded different prizes in goods.

(5) 15th EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN SOLVING CHESS PROBLEMS

- Three categories: boys and girls U10, U14 and U18

- The three best players in each category will win cups and medals

- The three best players will be awarded different prizes in goods.

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The total prize fund for all events is 8.000 EUR in goods, and 1.300 EUR in cash.

Registered players can be found here.

The official website of the European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship is  www.youthchess.org

EYCC 2016 Rapid and Blitz

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