1121 young players coming from 46 European federations registered for European Youth Chess Championship 2017 which takes place in Mamaia, Romania from 4th-15th September.


The Championship will be played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, boys and girls separately. The first three players in each group will be awarded cups and medals while the first five players will be awarded cups, diplomas and valuable prizes. Each participant will receive presents.

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with time control 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Besides the chess events for participants, organizers enabled accompany persons to participate on Fide Trainers Seminar which will be held during the Championship and chaired by GM Adrian Mikhalchishin, FIDE Senior Trainer and FIDE Trainers’ Commission Chairman.

The official venue of European Youth Chess Championship will be Mamaia Expozitional Center, where all the tournament halls will be situated.

The Opening Ceremony of the event will be held on 5th September with start at 11 am (local time) where European Chess Union will be represented by its Deputy  President Mr. Ion Dobronauteanu and the Secretary General Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou. The first round starts on the same day at 3 pm (local time).


The event is organized by Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games&Events” Sports Association under the auspices of European Chess Union.

List of Participants

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