European Youth Chess Championship 2016

The European Youth Chess Championship 2016 is organized by AVE-KONTAKT Pardubice agency, Czech Chess Federation and the European Chess Union in Prague, Czech Republic, from 17th August (arrival) to 28th August (departure) 2016.

The tournament is played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, Boys and Girls separately.

The entry form must be filled in by the national federation on the official website of the championship no later than 30th June 2016. This date is the registration deadline. After that, federations will not be able to register or modify any registrations. After this date all the registrations have to be confirmed by the organizer and the ECU.


The tournament will be played by a 9-rounds Swiss system, with the time control 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

The total amount of all prizes and presents will be 20.000 EUR at the minimum. The first three players in each group will be awarded medals; the first five players in each group will be awarded cups, diplomas and valuable prizes.

Lodging and boarding will be provided at the TOP HOTEL Praha ****, Blazimska 1781/4, Praha 11. All tournament halls are situated at this hotel.

Contact Information:
AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Strossova 239, 530 03 Pardubice, Czech Republic
Tournament Director: IO Dr. Jan Mazuch
phone: +420 466 535 200, mobile phone + 420 608 203 007
e-mail: office@eycc2016.eu

Official regulations can be found on the ECU website (PDF)

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