The Executive Committee of the International School Sport Federation (ISF) entrusted the organization of the 1st World Schools Chess Championship to Tsaghkadzor, Armenia to be held from 18th-25th September 2019,


The Championship is open for both school and selected national teams, both boys and girls aged 15 to 18. The event will be held in 4 different categories: schoolboys, schoolgirls, selected boys and girls in the national level. Each team shall consist of two players according to the following rule: all students in the school team must have been enrolled at the same school since the beginning of the school year 2018/2019 and all students of a selected team must have been enrolled at a school in the country concerned since the beginning of the school year 2018/2019.


The event will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system with time control 60 minutes for the entire game with 30 second increment per move. The official venue and Hotel of ISF World Schools Chess Championship will be “Tsaghkadzor General Sport Complex” Hotel.

Registrations have been officially opened until the registration deadline 30th July 2019. The electronic entry registration form can be accessed here: https://isf-eras.org/.

The participation fee (per person/per night) is 50/100 EUR, depending on the participants (coach, player, head of the delegation, teachers, additional adults). The fee covers full board accommodation for the duration of the event. It covers the competition, cultural programme activities and all transport in connection with the official programme (arrival, departure, sports and cultural programmes).


Also, an additional ISF fee of 40 € per member of the delegation must be paid together with the balance of the participation fee. The ISF School Sport Foundation intends to provide underprivileged school children with opportunities to access sports training by highly qualified PE teachers and trainers and to dispose of good quality school sports equipment and infrastructure.

One of the occasions to help the Foundation is the Charity Gala Dinner in which the Heads of Delegation will be invited. An extra contribution of 50 € for taking part is requested.


The first ISF Schools Chess Championship is organized by Ministry of Education and Science of the RA, Armenian School Sport Federation and Armenian Chess Federation.

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