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FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015 starting this week

FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015From 2nd to 15th of September Russia will host FIDE World Junior U20 Championships 2015. This event will be the second in 2015 and the 12th in the history of organization of international chess tournaments in Khanty-Mansiysk.

The geography of the participating countries of the World Championships is quite extensive. Chess World Championships will gather together the best representatives from 40 countries:
Austria, Azerbaijan, England, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Hungary, Vietnam, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Morocco, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, Switzerland and Sweden.

Personal right to participate had the winners of the World Championship 2014, Continental U20 Champions and World Youth U16 and U18 Champions of the previous year.

The leaders of U20 players from FIDE Rating List (as of 1st of January 2015) got the automatic entry as well: the top 6 for open and 4 – for girls.

In total over 100 players will compete for world chess crown. As of 25th of August 63 boys and 48 girls will pretend to it.

The tournament venue will be traditionally the Ugra Chess Academy (6 Loparev St.). It will be recalled that the project of unique three-level building «Alma Mater» styled as a chess piece was made by the famous Dutch architect Erick Van Egeraat.

Ugra Chess Academy

Ugra Chess Academy

The construction was funded by the sponsor funds and completed in 2010 on the threshold of the 39th World Chess Olympiad. At the same time the first events took place there – FIDE Congress and election of the President of the World Chess Federation. After that, the Academy truly became an educational institution where people of all ages play chess. The educational process is interrupted only for the period of seven major chess tournaments.

World Junior Championships will be played according to the Swiss System in 13 rounds, one round per day. Totally during the tournament the participants will play more than 700 games.

Winners and runners-up of the tournaments will be determined by the number of points scored. In addition to the championship title, players will also compete for an impressive prize fund from the Organizing Committee, which is 10 000 euro.

According to the regulations, it will be shared by the winners of both tournaments of World Championship depending on place. New Champions will get exactly half of the total sum.

The Opening Ceremony of the World Championships will be held in the cultural and leisure center “October”. The event will start on the 1st of September at 17:00 (+2 GMT). Closing Ceremony will be held in the same concert hall on the 15th of September. The results of the chess battles in Khanty-Mansiysk will be summed up at 19:00 (+2 GMT).

Official information about the tournament is published on the website of the tournament -wjcc2015.fide.com. During the competition, news, interviews and photos will be daily updated by the staff of the Press center. Chess fans will be able to watch the matches via Internet broadcast. In this section they will be able to get information about all the changes on the electronic boards in online.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Khanty-Mansiysk

Message from FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov:

I greet you with all of my heart in one of the chess cities of Russia and the whole planet, which hosted the biggest international chess tournaments many times! In different years the World Candidates Tournament, the FIDE Women’s and Men’s World Rapid and Blitz Championships, Women’s World Championship and 3 World Chess Cups took place here.

Value of the FIDE World Junior Championships 2015 is equal to all mentioned prestigious Tournaments, because this very Championship will determine chess elite of the next generation, and the face of future chess will come to light.

I thank with all my heart the authority of Khany-Mansiysk autonomous okrug – Ugra, Russian Chess Federation, Chess Federation of Khany-Mansiysk autonomous okrug – Ugra, AI “UgraMegaSport” and our sponsors for every possible support of the Championship and for a great organizational work.

Gens una sumus! We are one family!

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

 

List of participants of the FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships 2015 in Khanty-Mansiysk
(as of 27th of August 2015)

Country Open Country  Girls
ARG 1 Pichot Alan ARM 1 Gaboyan Susanna
ARM 2 Grigoryan Karen AZE 2 Amrayeva Aytan
AUT 3 Menezes Christoph 3 Ibrahimova Sabina
AZE 4 Abasov Nijat 4 Fataliyeva Ulviyya
5 Bajarani Ulvi 5 Mammadzada Gunay
6 Iskandarov Misratdin BEL 6 Barbier Astrid
BEL 7 Fontaine Quentin BLR 7 Kusenkova Natallia
8 Lootens Matthias 8 Ziaziulkina Nastassia
9 Van Laeken Jonathan BUL 9 Vasova Maria
BRA 10 Carneiro Vitor Roberto Castro COL 10 Rodriguez Rueda Paula Andrea
11 Dias Matheus Nunes ENG 11 Hoare Amelia
CHN 12 Bai Jinshi FRA 12 Navrotescu Andreea-Cristiana
ENG 13 Kirk Ezra 13 Thomas Anysia
FRA 14 Barbot Pierre GEO 14 Khomeriki Nino
15 Dutreuil Raphael GER 15 Osmanodja Filiz
16 Loiseau Quentin HUN 16 Terbe Julianna
GEO 17 Beradze Irakli INA 17 Medina Warda Aulia
GER 18 Bluebaum Matthias IND 18 Gajendra Babu Kannaiyan Monnisha
GRE 19 Megalios Konstantinos 19 Bodda Pratyusha
IND 20 Bharathakoti Harsha 20 Jayakumar Saranya
21 Gagare Shardul Annasaheb 21 Prince Michelle Catherina
22 Ganesan Akash IRI 22 Derakhshani Dorsa
23 Murali Karthikeyan ITA 23 Movileanu Daniela Roxana
24 Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan KAZ 24 Abdumalik Zhansaya
IRE 25 O’Mahoney Keegan 25 Assaubayeva Bibissara
ITA 26 Rambaldi Francesco 26 Saduakassova   Dinara
KAZ 27 Makhnev Denis KGZ 27 Musaeva  Shakhnazi
28 Saiyn Zhanat MGL 28 Bayarjargal  Bayarmaa
29 Serikbay Chingis 29 Norovsambuu  Badamkhand
KGZ 30 Isaev Chyngyz PER 30 Paredes Bustamante Paula
KGZ 31 Taalaibekov Tagir POL 31 Wozniak Mariola
LTU 32 Laurusas Tomas ROU 32 Gelip Ioana
MAR 33 El Fezari Mohamed Amin RUS 33 Bivol Alina
MGL 34 Bilguun  Sumiya 34 Drogovoz  Irina
NED 35 Bok Benjamin 35 Drogovoz Maria
36 Van Foreest Jorden 36 Garifullina Leya
NOR 37 Tari Aryan 37 Ivanova Karina
PER 38 Cori Tello Jorge Moises 38 Lingur Zalina
39 Leiva Rodriguez Giuseppe 39 Makarenko  Alexandra
POL 40 Duda Jan Krzysztof 40 Sazonova Anastasia
ROU 41 Bida Mihai-Eugen 41 Sviridova Vlada
RUS 42 Antipov Mikhail 42 Utyatskaya Irina
43 Chigaev Maksim SRB 43 Milosevic Jovana
44 Chumak Dmitry SVN 4 Leonardi Caterina
45 Gordievsky Dmitry SWE 45 Bengtsson Jessica
46 Goryachkina Aleksandra UKR 46 Buksa Nataliia
47 Korchmar Vasiliy VIE 47 Nguyen Thi Thuy Trien
48 Popov Mikhail
49 Yuffa Daniil
SRB 50 Ratkovic Miloje
SUI 51 Georgiadis Nicolas Lukas
52 Studer Noel Oliver
53 Hasenohr Benedict
SWE 54 Johansson Linus
TUR 55 Sanal Vahap
56 Ali Marandi Cemil Can
57 Arat Ufuk Sezen
58 Ererdem Gani Eren
UKR 59 Bogdanov Egor
UZB 60 Vokhidov Shamsiddin
VIE 61 Tran Tuan Minh

 

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