19th European Union Youth Chess Championship started

On Saturday August 14th, in the Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou in the Czech Republic, the 19th European Union Youth Chess Championship U8, U10, U12 and U14 has begun.

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2021 under the patronage of the European Chess Union is organized again by Sachovy klub Svetla nad Sazavou in cooperation with the Czech Chess Federation and continues in previous successful years.

Boys and girls in each category play the same tournament. Eventually, boys and girls will be evaluated separately. The rate of play is 90 min for the whole game + 30 sec increment for each move played. There will be 9 rounds, one round every day.

This prestigious event attracts many young chess players – this year there was registered 104 players from 12 national federations of ECU. Due to the new travel measures in EU countries, the number of players has been reduced to 81 and the number of federations to 10. The highest rated player of the event is Bulgarian player CM Nikola Kanov (U14) with the rating 2199.

For player’s parents and all chess fans the organizers prepared chess and non-chess activities, plus on-line transmissions of all the games! Visitors in Kouty nad Desnou can watch the games also in the projection hall of the Hotel Dlouhe Strane.

All participants can use the leisure time activities offered by the hotel, such as pool, wellness, bowling, billiard and table-tennis. In Velke Losiny there is a new aquapark opened and there is also a possibility to see new The Sky Walk in Dolni Morava.

On Sunday August 22nd we are going to know eight new champions of EU for the year 2021. For the winners of each category of boys and girls, there are prepared notebooks and for the 2nd and 3rd places in each category digital chess clocks are prepared. All participants will receive memorial diploma and medal.

Every player will receive at least one price because everyone will be awarded with a T-shirt with the logo of the championship. After each round there will be announced the best game of every category awarded with a material price.

On the website of Czech Chess Federation we will be releasing the news as the championship continues. Among others (results, live games etc.) you can await a rich photo gallery.

Zdeněk Fiala,
director  Sachovy klub Svetla nad Sazavou

Webpage of the event: https://www.chess.cz/mistrovstvi-evropske-unie/

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr573693.aspx?lan=5&art=0&turdet=YES&flag=30

On-line transmission of the category U8: http://sach2.csprint.sk/MEU_2021/U08/

On-line transmission of the category U10: http://online.chessfm.cz/MEU_2021/U10/index.htm

On-line transmission of the category U12: http://sach2.csprint.sk/MEU_2021/U12/

On-line transmission of the category U14: http://online.chessfm.cz/MEU_2021/U14/index.htm

Photo gallery of the championship: https://sachysvetla.rajce.idnes.cz/EUYCC_2021/

Photo gallery of the championship – players: https://sachysvetla.rajce.idnes.cz/EUYCC_2021_Players/