European Youth Chess Championship 2022 opens

The 2022 European Youth Chess Championship officially opened yesterday in Antalya, before the start of the first round.

The impressive opening ceremony of the event was attended by Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu, the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of Turkish Chess Federation Gulkiz Tulay, Turkiye Is Bankasi Deputy General Manager Suat Sozen, and other distinguished guests and all participants.


More than 1000 players from 46 European federations take part in the 2022 European Youth Chess Championship which is played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18, open and girls sections separately. Time control is: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

Starting rank lists of players, pairings and rankings can be found on the following link. The second round starts today at 15:00 and the top 10 boards of all sections can be followed live through the official website of the event or other major broadcasting platforms. Chess24 – live games

Official website of the event

Photo gallery can be found on the Turkish Chess Federation Facebook page