EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS TOMORROW

July 30, 2015

The 15th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship starts tomorrow in Novi Sad/Serbia.

The tournament will take place from 31st July to 6th August, 2015, at Master Centre of Novi Sad Fair (Master centar Novosadskog sajma).

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The Championship consists of 5 different competitions:

(1) 15th INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – RAPID;

(2) 14th EUROPEAN RAPID CUP – RAPID SUPERFINAL;

(3) 15th TEAM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – RAPID;

(4) 15th INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – BLITZ;

(5) 14th EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN SOLVING CHESS PROBLEMS.

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The schedule is as follows:

July 31

Arrival of participants

August 1

10.30 – Opening ceremony

11.00 – 13.30 Rapid Individual (Round 1 – 2)

16.00 – 19.30 Rapid Individual (Round 3 – 5)

August 2

10.00 – 13.30 Rapid Individual (Round 6 – 8)

16.00 – 17.00 Rapid Individual (Round 9)

August 3

10.00 – 13.30 Rapid Team (Round 1 – 4)

16.00 – 20.00 Superfinal (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, final)

August 4

10.00 – 12.15 Rapid Team (Round 5 – 7)

17.45 – 19.30 Solving Problems

August 5

10.00 – 13.30 Blitz tournament

Departure of participants

August 6

Departure of participants

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215 players from 23 European countries registered so far, among whom 2 IM, 1 WIM, 11 FM and 5 WFM.

The total prize fund for all events is 8.000 EUR in goods, and 1.300 EUR in cash.

The organizer of the Championship is Vojvodina Chess Federation under the auspices and support of the European Chess Union and Serbian Chess Federation.

More information at the Official Website

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