The Czech Chess Federation, under the patronage of the European Chess Union organizes the 13th European Union Youth Chess Championship 2015 in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, from 18-27 August, 2015.

The tournament is played in four categories: Under 8, 10, 12 and 14. Boys and Girls will play in the same tournament, but with two separate scores, so there will have two European Union Youth Champions, one for the girls and one for the boys.


Entry forms must be sent back no later than June 30th, 2015 by email.

All participants will be accommodated in *** Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou, as well as their parents, coaches and accompanying persons. The playing hall will be Cultural Hall of the Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou.

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds. The rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment per each move.

The organizers have prepared laptops and digital clocks for the winners, as well as other prizes. The total value of the prize fund will be at least 6.000 Euros. The first three players from each category will receive championship trophies, medals and diplomas.

The first 30 boards of each tournament will be broadcasted online. On-line transmissions include at least 120 games, which will be available live on the official website of the Championship.

For all information you can contact the Tournament Director

Ing. Zdenek Fiala

Sackstrasse 17, 8010 Graz, Austria

Pesinky 1125, 582 91 Svetla n.S., Czech Republic

E-mail: zdenek.fiala@chess.cz


Official Invitation and Registration form can be downloaded below: