The 4th Mediterranean Boys & Girls Chess Championship, for Juniors under 20, takes place in Chania, Crete, from 27th August to 4th September 2012 in Iolida Beach Luxury Resort Hotel, in the region of Saint Marina.
Co-organizers are the Kydon Sports Club, the Mediterranean Chess Association – MCA and the Smile Hotels – Karabarakis S.A.
All chess players born after the 1st January 1992 have the right of attendance. Apart from the winners of the general classification, the winners of the specific divisions under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 will be also awarded trophies and medals.
One male and one female player from each country member of the Mediterranean Chess Association – MCA will be provided with full hospitality by the organizers.
Boys and girls will participate in one joint tournament. This will give more opportunity for rating and norms. The Championships are organized as per the FIDE Rules in the FIDE Handbook. The events will be conducted according to the Swiss System, 9 rounds. The time limit will be 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move for each player.
The Championship winners will be awarded trophies and Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals respectively. The organisers are also pleased to announce cash prizes as follows:
Boys – 1st. 300€, 2nd. 200€, 3rd. 100€
Girls – 1st. 250€, 2nd. 100€, 3rd. 50€
Cash prizes will be split equally if there is more than one player qualifying for the cash prize.
Τopak Engin (Turkey) and Zoi Iordanidou (Greece) were the winners in the previous Mediterranean Championships.
There are direct flights to Chania International Airport by several airlines (Ryanair, EasyJet, Jetairfly, etc) from many cities in Europe and the Mediterranean. There are also several daily flights via Athens. There is also daily ferryboat connection with Piraeus.
The Mediterranean Sea separates but also unites countries and people with different cultures, traditions etc. This tournament is a wonderful opportunity for the youth of the Mediterranean’s countries to come in contact with each other.