Georgian Chess Federation and European Chess Union are organizing the 2014 European Youth Chess Championships, which will take place in Batumi (Black See), Georgia between October the 18th (arrival) and October the 29th (departure).
The Championships will be held in 5***** Batumi hotel “Sheraton Batumi” (built in 2010). In case of need second 5***** playing hall of hotel “Intourist Palace” will be at disposal of participants of EYCC 2014. There is 400 meters between “Sheraton” and “Intourist” via famous Batumi Bulvar.
The ECU Tournament Rules will be followed:
– The tournament will be played according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds.
– The time rate will be 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.
– Zero-tolerance rule will be applied for each round.
– Players may only agree to a draw after the 40th move has been made by Black. Players violating this rule will be forfeited.
Already 43 national federations have registered their representatives. The current number of players stands at 988 across twelve age sections.
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