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The Polish Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union and Mr. Bronisław Komorowski, the President of the Republic of Poland organizes the European Youth U18 Team Chess Championship 2015.

The Championship will take place from 12-20 July, 2015, in Karpacz, Poland. The official venue will be New Queen of Karkonosze Hotel (Nowa Królowa Karkonoszy Hotel).

The European Youth Team Championship will be played according to the Swiss system in 7 rounds, with the time control 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment per move starting from move one.

The tournament will have two sections – Open section and Girls section. Each national federation within the ECU has the right to enter unlimited number of teams in both sections, 4 players + 1 reserve in the Open competition and 2 female players + 1 reserve in the Girl’s competition.

The first three teams in Open and Girls section will receive trophies, and each member of the winning teams (players, reserves and captain) will receive medals. Additionally, all medalists will receive in-kind prizes.

The national federations are kindly requested to fill in and return the enclosed Application Forms (in attachment) to the organizers as soon as possible but not later than June 15th, 2015. Applications have to be sent by the national federations, only.

The completed application forms should be sent by official email to:


The organizers have provided free animations for all the participants, such as Tour to Karpacz, Tour to Karkonosze Mountains, Blitz tournament and Chess Solving contest.

For all information you can contact Mr. Andrzej Modzelan, the Tournament Director


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Karpacz is a spa town and ski resort in south-western Poland, one of the most important centres for mountain hiking and skiing, including ski jumping. Karpacz is situated in the Karkonosze Mountains at 480 to 885 metres above sea level, and represents a resort with increasing importance for tourism as an alternative to the Alps. The biggest attraction in Karpacz is a Norwegian stave church, moved from Vang, Norway in the mid-19th century.

Official Regulations and the Application form for the European Youth Team Chess Championship can be downloaded below or here