On Wednesday August 27th, in the Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou in the Czech Republic, the 12th European Youth Chess Championship has started. European Youth Chess Championship 2014 under the patronage of the European Chess Union is organized by Sachov? klub Svetla nad Sazavou in cooperation with the Czech Chess Federation.

Category U08
Boys and girls play in the same tournament. Eventually boys and girls will be evaluated separately.  The rate of play is 90min for the whole game + 30 sec increment for each move played. Every day there is one round played. There are 115 players from 16 national federations.
Not only for player’s parents and chess fans the organizers got ready on-line transmissions of all games! Our colleagues of the Slovakian Chess Federation are helping us get ready the on-line transmissions.
All participants can use the leisure time activities offered by the hotel. Among others there are available pool, sauna, wellness, bowling, billiards and table-tennis.
On Wednesday August 4th we are going to know new champions of EU for the year 2014. The winners of each category of boys and girls will receive notebooks and for the 2nd and 3rd places in each category digital chess clocks are prepared. All participants will receive memorial diploma and medal for their place. Every player will receive at least one price since before beginning of the tournament they were given a T-shirt with logo of the championship.

Opening Ceremony
On the official website(http://www.chess-svetla.cz/index.php?id=12 ) we will release the news. Among others (results, live games etc.) you can await a photo gallery.
IO Zdenek Fiala
Sachovy klub Svetla nad Sazavou