The European Youth Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-29 August 2018 in Riga, Latvia. Players compete in six age groups from U8 to U18, with Open and Girls sections. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move starting from move one.
Latvian Chess Federation, and the European Chess Union have the honor to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU.
Each federation can register one (1) player in each of the categories – under 8, 10, 12,
14, 16 and 18 (open and girls), the maximum number of twelve (12) players (“invited players”).
The players placed 1-3 in the European Youth Chess Championship 2017 will have the personal right to participate in the tournament in the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category if they fullfil the conditions that they have not reached the age of 8,
10, 12, 14, 16 or 18 years, respectively, by January 1st 2018. This privilege may be
exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of the qualification.
The venue of the tournament will be International Exhibition Centre Kipsala, which is located on Kipsala Island, less than 2km
from Riga Old Town (8 Kipsalas Street, Riga, Latvia).
19th of August
20:00 Opening ceremony
Monday 20th of August 10:00 Technical meeting
15:00 1st round
Tuesday 21st of August 15:00 2nd round
Wednesday 22nd of August 15:00 3rd round
Thursday 23rd of August 15:00 4th round
Friday 24th of August 15:00 5th round
Saturday 25th of August Free day
Sunday 26th of August 15:00 6th round
Monday 27th of August 15:00 7th round
Tuesday 28th of August 15:00 8th round
Wednesday 29th of August 11:00 9th round
20:00 Closing ceremony
Thursday 30th of August Departure day