The 16th European Union Youth Chess Championship, which will be played in 4 age categories U8, U10, U12 and U14, will take place from 6th-15th August 2018 in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic.


The event is open only to players based in the European Union member countries. Each Federation listed as the EU member can register one player, a boy or a girl in each of the categories: U8, U10, U12 or U14. There is no limit for additional (extra) players per federation.

The event will be played in 4 age categories, with girls section merged with open section. By the end of the event, scores of the girls who participated the event will be separated and the best will be crowned as winners of the European Youth Chess Championship 2018 in the appropriate category.

Registrations shall be done online by filling the registration form and sending it back to the organizing committee on the following e-mail address: Registration deadline is June 30th 2018.


The event will take place in a 3* Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou, and all the participants and accompanying persons are obliged to stay in the official hotel of the event, which will be also the official playing venue of the Championship.

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2018 will be played in 9 categories, Swiss system, with time control 90 min for the whole game + 30 second of increment for each move played.

The first three players of each category will be rewarded with trophies, medals and diplomas, together with valuable prizes, while every player of each category will receive commemorative championship medal and a diploma. Girls of each category will be rewarded separately from boys.


The event is organized by Czech Chess Federation under the auspices of European Chess Union.

Official Regulations of the event can be downloaded bellow or here.

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2018- Official Regulations

Contact information:

Ing. Zdenek Fiala, director of the tournament
Pesinky 1125, 582 91 Svetla n. S., Czech Republic