Balkan Chess Federation, affiliated to FIDE, organises Balkan Youth Online Individual and Team Championships in five age categories U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 (open and girls separately), in the period from 31st October to 1st November 2020.

The event will be played trough Tornelo Online platform, in Swiss system 7 rounds, with time control of 25 min + 5 sec per move per player.

Each of the 10 categories will be played individually with category winner. For teams, the best player 5 collective results (one player per category with the highest score) decide the National winner team in open and in girls’ section.

Players will compete from their homes or can choose any location. All the participants have to download and install ZOOM Client for Meetings from the following link. Players agree to turn on the „Share my Screen” function (in ZOOM) during all games, with video and sound functions ON. If a player is not logged into ZOOM chat at the published start time of the match or turns OFF the webcam, could result in a loss of the game.

Photo from Georgia during European Online Youth Chess Championship

The event is open to all chess federations affiliated to FIDE from the Balkan countries. Each federation has the right to nominate up to 3 players per each age category. Balkan Chess Federation has the right to accept direct entries in case a national federation does not register players.

Each National Federation shall appoint one Captain/Representative for the technical meeting and for the communication during the event.

Registration deadline is 27th of October 2020. Registrations are made by the National Federation filling the special registration form and sending it to

The best ranked team in open section will become the “Balkan Youth Team Online Champion 2020” and the first team in girls section best will be the “Balkan Girls Team Online Champion 2020”. The first winner in each age category (open and girls) will get the title of “Balkan Youth Online Champion 2020” in the respective category, while the first 3 winners in each category (team and individual) will receive e-medals and certificates. All participants will receive e-certificates.

Official Regulations- Balkan Youth Online Chess Championship