The Czech Chess Federation has the honor of inviting your Chess Federation to participate in the European Union Youth Chess Championship 2019 in Kouty nad Desnou, in the period from 15th-24th August 2019.


The event will be played in 4 age categories, open and girls separately: U8, U10, U12 and U14. Participation is allowed only to players representing federations listed as European Union members. The official venue of the event will be Cultural Hall Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou, while the official hotel of the event is 3 stars Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou.

Registration forms must be sent back before the registration deadline- June 30th, 2019 by email.


The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for the pairings. The rate of play will be according to FIDE regulations 90 min for the whole game + 30 sec increase for each move played.

The first 30 boards of each tournament will be broadcasted online. On-line transmissions include at least 120 games. Webcast will be screened in the hall of the hotel, and can be followed also through the official website of the event.


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.

Contact information:

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

European Union Youth Chess Championship- Regulations