European Union Youth U8-U14 Chess Championship 2024 – Official regulations

The 22nd edition of the European Union Youth Chess Championship U8-U14 will take place from 4th-13th August 2024 in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic. The event is organized by the Czech Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

The Championship is open for citizens of a member state of the European Union or of a Schengen state. Each federation can register one player, a boy or a girl, in each of the categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, and unlimited number of extra (additional) players. The player has to be registered as a player by the respective Federation on January 1st, 2024. Registration forms must be sent back no later than June 5th, 2024 by email.

The event will be played in four categories: U8, U10, U12, and U14, with separate prizes for the best ranked girls in the tournaments. The events will be played in 9 rounds, swiss system, with the time control of 90 min for the whole game + 30 sec increase for each move played.

The playing venue of the event is Sports hall Hotel Energetic in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm.

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