The 1st FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2017 will be held in Minsk, Belarus, from 1st of June (arrivals) to 5th of June (departures) 2017. The championships will be held in Palace of Sport in Minsk, Belarus.
Each federation can register unlimited number of players in each of the categories ‐ under 8, 10, and 12 (boys and girls). A player must not have reached his 8th, 10th, 12th birthday, respectively, before January 1st of the year 2017.
The deadline for the registration is May 1st, 2017. Given the short timing prior to the start of the event and also that this is the first ever world championships for these age groups and time controls, direct registration by players will be accepted. Players may also register through their Federation if this facilitates their task.
The tournaments will be played using the Swiss System with 9 rounds. If a player does not have an existing FIDE rapid or blitz rating, then his/her classical rating will be used, where applicable.
The time control for the rapid championships will be 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment from white’s first move.
The time control for the blitz championships will be 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move increment from white’s first move.
The entrance fee for both events is 60 euros. Entrance fee for a single event is 30 euros.
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Natalia Popova (FA)
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