14th European Union Youth Chess Championship will be held in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, 5-14 August 2016, in the Cultural Hall of Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou.

The organizer of the Championship is Czech Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

EU member countries, EU candidate countries and their neighbouring countries are allowed to participate in the Championship.

Each Federation can register one player, a boy or a girl, in each of the categories – under 8, 10, 12 and 14 years. The player has to be registered as a player by the respective Federation on January 1st, 2016. Boys and girls will play in the same tournament, but with two separate scores. So we will have two European Union Youth Champions, one for the girls and one for the boys. Additional (extra) players can also be registered.


Registration forms must be sent back no later than June 30th, 2016 by email.

Registration has to include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE or National rating of each player. We also need the telephone, email/fax number of the delegation head and of the person in charge of the federation.

The first three players from each category will receive championship trophies, medals and diplomas. Every player of each category will receive commemorative championship medal and a diploma. Furthermore, players will receive prizes. The winners of each tournament receive a laptop, other medalists will receive a digital clock. Prizes will receive at least the first six players of each category. The total value of the prize fund will be at least 6.000 Euro. Girls in each category will be evaluated separately.

The first 30 boards of each tournament will be broadcast online, and on-line transmission will include at least 120 games. Webcast will be screened in the hall of the hotel. Viewers will be able to watch webcast online at the organizer’s website.

Report from EU Youth Championship 2015

Contact person:

Ing. Zdenek Fiala, director of the tournament

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


Official Regulations can be found below or here