European Youth Team Chess Championships 2022 commence tomorrow and will be played from 12 July to 18 July in the Conference Hall of the 5 stars Lazart Hotel in Thessaloniki, which will host also the European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2022 from 19 July to 23 July 2022.
The European Youth Team Chess Championships (EYTCC) will include four (4) separate competitions, an open competition and a girl’s competition in categories U12 and U18.
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The events will be played in 7 rounds, Swiss system, with time control: 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game + 30 sec increment for every move played starting from move 1. With 53 teams represented by 196 players from 16 different European federations, the European Youth Team Chess Championships 2022 are set for a new participation record.
Titles and prizes:
- The winning team of the open competition receives the title “European Youth Champion Team 2022” in its respective category.
- The winning team of the girls competition receives the title “European Youth Champion Team for Girls 2022” in its respective category.
- The winning team of the combined category of the competition (sum of the match points from both tournaments open & girls, then, if equal, sum of the game points) receives the title “Absolute European Youth Champion Team 2022” in its respective category.
- The first three (3) teams in each competition will receive trophies. Each member of the winning team (players, reserve, and captain) will receive a gold medal. The members of the 2nd and 3rd placed teams will each receive a silver and bronze medal respectively.
- The Winners (1st place) of the combined categories U18 & U12 will receive trophies and players’ medals.
- ECU Certificates for all participants will be awarded.