The FIDE World Youth & Cadets Chess Championships 2015 will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, from 24th October to 6th November 2015.
It is one of the most masssive FIDE events with participants from 90+ countries. The high interest is no surprise – Porto Carras is the jewel of the Greek seaside, while the five-star conditions and the superb hospitality are at their best.
Players and delegations are already arriving and enjoying Porto Carras. Scroll down for the first photos from the venue.
Photo gallery: Photos from the arrival date (to be updated)
The event is massive, but we have a mission – to have a photo of every player in the World Youth 2015! Stay tuned for more photos from Porto Carras in the photo gallery here
It is difficult for anyone who has not been to Porto Carras in a tournament with the current organizers to understand that this event is not about the prizes – it is a great fun and unforgettable experience, an example event for the chess world. Still, there will be certain prizes based on national, category, and board basis. Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total points of medalists will be taken for tiebreak.
Top three places in each tournament will be awarded with cups and medals. Places 4th to 6th with medals. All the winners will be awarded with chess gifts.