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EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID&BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 STARTS

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The 17th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship starts tomorrow with registration of more than 250 young chess players.

The event will be held in Budva, Montenegro, from 19th to 23th June. The tournament hall will be Mediterranean Sports Center.

European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2017

The event consists of 4 separate competitions:

(1) 17th INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – RAPID
-9 rounds according to the Swiss System, 15 min + 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 awarded prizes in different items in goods

(2) 16th 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) 17th 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) 17th 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

European Youth Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2017

The total prize fund for all events is 8000EUR in goods and 1300EUR in cash.

Registered players can be found here.

Official Website of the Championship

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