AVE-KONTAKT Pardubice agency (the organizer of Czech Open Chess Festival and Czech Tour Chess Festivals Series, the organizer from now), the Czech Chess Federation and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations and the European Chess Union (ECU) to participate in the European Youth Team Chess Championship 2019 organised in Pardubice, Czech Republic from 10th July to 18th July 2018.


The European Youth Team Chess Championship (EYTCC) will include four separate competitions, an open competition and a girls competition, both in the categories U12 and U18. Each national federation member of the European Chess Union (ECU) has the right to enter unlimited number of teams of four (4) players and one (1) reserve in the open competitions and unlimited number of teams of two (2) female players and one (1) reserve in the girls competitions. These teams may represent the national federation, a region, a city, a club or a school.


Entry forms must be filled in and sent to the Tournament office before the registration deadline May 31st 2019. A complete registration form must include surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and title, and passport number or identity card number of each player, captain and each accompanying person. It also must include the name and telephone/e-mail/ of the chief of delegation.

The playing venue of the event will be “CSOB Pojistovna Arena”. The European Youth Team Championship will be held according to Swiss system in 7 rounds, with  time control 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game + 30 sec increment for every move played starting from the first move.


The first three teams in each competition will receive trophies. Each member of the winning team (players, reserve and captain) will receive a gold medal. The members of the second and third placed teams will each receive a silver and bronze medal respectively. Additionally, all medalists receive in-kind prizes.

Official Regulations of the event can be downloaded below or here.

European Youth Team Chess Championship 2019- Official Regulations

Contact information:

AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Strossova 239, 530 03 Pardubice, Czech Republic
Tournament Director: IO Dr. Jan Mazuch
phone: +420 466 535 200, mobile phone + 420 608 203 007