Iasi County Chess Association, Romanian Chess Federation and European Chess Union have the honour of inviting youth teams from each national chess federation to participate in the European Youth U18 Team Chess Championship organised in Iasi, Romania, from 14th July (Arrival) to 22nd July (Departure) 2014.
Each national federation may enter an unlimited number of teams. The team players shall not have reached the age of 18 by January 1st 2014.
The tournament will be organized in 2 categories – Open and Girls. The teams in the open section shall consist of four players, the teams in the girls section shall consist of two players. Each team is entitled to have one reserve player. Participation of girls in the open tournament is admissible.
Accommodation and travel expenses for teams will be covered by national chess federations or teams themselves.
In accordance with ECU regulations an entry fee of 100 EUR is required for each team.
The ECU entry fee must be paid before the start of the first round alternatively directly to ECU or to the Organizing Committee in Iasi.
The playing hall is the Sports Hall in Iasi, with stands having a capacity of 2000 people, well lit, located in downtown, with a total area of 5000 m2.
Players may only agree to a draw after the 40th move has been made by black. Players violating this rule will be forfeited. If a player is offered a draw before the 40th move has been made by black, he should call an arbiter.
Zero – tolerance rule will be applied for each round.
Both tournaments (open and girls) will be played according to the Swiss System in 7 rounds. The time rate should 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 1.
The winner of the open competition receives the title “European Youth Team Champion 2014”. The winner of the girls competition receives the title “European Youth Team Champion for Girls 2014”.
Eng. Dr. Vasile Manole, President of Iasi County Chess Association, Iasi, Romania
Tel : 0040-332/404034, mobile phone: 0040-740/277850 ; fax : 0040-232/213796
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.eytcc2014.ro