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FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2017

The FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2017 (for boys & girls under 20) which will be held in Tarvisio, Italy from November 12th to 26th.

The Championship will be organized and conducted by Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi under the auspices of FIDE and the Italian Chess Federation FSI.

FIDE World Junior and Girls Under 20 Chess Championship 2017


Each National Federation can enter one (1) player born on or after 1st January 1997 in each of the boys (open) and girl categories, totaling a maximum of two (2) invited players.
Players with a personal right, according to FIDE rules, will also be accepted as invited players.

Subject to age, entitled to participate are:
a. The top 3 players of the previous edition of 2016.
b. The Continental Junior Champions of the year preceding this edition of 2016.
c. The top 6 (4 for Girls) Junior U20 players from the FIDE Rating List as of January 1st of 2017
d. World Youth U18 and U16 champions of the year preceding this edition.

Additional (extra) players can also be registered. Further each Federation can register up to 1/3 of the total participants of the championship. For example, in a tournament with 100 players the maximum number of players from the same federation should not exceed 33.

In order to ensure proper tournament standards, all invited players and all additional (extra) players must submit their registrations through their national federations until October 15th 2017 (registration deadline). The registration should be send to:

FIDE Entry Fee

In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of 70 € (euros) is required for each invited player. This amount must be sent directly to FIDE by their National Federation before the event.

In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of 140 € (euros) is required for each additional (extra) player. This amount must also be sent directly to FIDE by their National Federation before the event.

Registration and Travel Conditions

Entry forms must be filled from the National Federations and returned to the Organizing Committee no later than October 15th 2017. This date is the registration deadline. All federations must use the official registration form provided by the organizers and send it to

The complete registration form must include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and title, and passport number of each player and each accompanying person. It must also include the name and telephone / e-mail / fax number of the person in charge of the Federation.

All travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their National Federation. Bus transfer from Venice airport to official hotels on arrival / departure dates must be reserved to the following email until October 15th registration deadline.

Every player (invited, additional or by personal right) and every accompanying person must pay an organizing fee of 100€ (euros) at the moment of their registration (until October 15th 2017). This obligatory payment includes accreditation for access to the tournament hall, bus transfer from Venice airport to official hotels (only if reserved by October 15th) and its prepayment represents a confirmation of participation.

Rules and Regulations

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 13 rounds. Only FIDE ratings will be used for the pairings. The FIDE time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the 1st move.

No draw offers are allowed before move 30. All other regulations apply as per FIDE Handbook, including 15 minutes default time.

Tie-breaks: If two are more players are tied, the following tiebreaks will be used a) Results of direct encounters between the tied players ( applies only if all tied players have played each other), b) Buccholz Cut 1, c) Buccholz, d) The greater number of games played with black, e) The Greater number of wins.

The winner of the 2017 World Junior Championship u20 (open/boys) receives the GM title.

The winner of the 2017 World Girl Junior Championship u20 receives the WGM title.

The silver and bronze medalists of both categories (open/boys u20 and girls’ u20) receive the IM and WIM titles respectively.

GM and IM norms are also possible for the other players based on their performance and their opponent’s titles/ratings as per FIDE Handbook requirements. All players and arbiters will be given diplomas for participation.

Top three places in every category will be awarded with trophies and medals and money prizes of Approx. 9,500 Euros. Prizes will be paid by Bank Transfer or PayPal money transfer according to National laws on sport payments and awards. (No tax will be deducted)

1st place – 2,500 Euros
2nd place – 1,500 Euros
3rd place – 750 Euros

1st place – 2,500 Euros
2nd place – 1,500 Euros
3rd place – 750 Euros


All participants applying for a visa must sent the copy of the passport (the pages with the photograph and main data) and a confirmation from their Chess Federation before October 1st 2017. A digital scan of the photo of each player and accompanying person must be sent by email to the organizing committee.

The Tournament Director will supply official letters of invitation only after all the payments are effected (registration and accommodation fees for every member of the delegation).

Contact info

Registration and information:
Transfers Venice Airport/Hotels:
WhatsApp: Monday thru Friday 9:00-19:00 + 39-3297954623 (English-Spanish-French-Arabic and Italian)

Web site:

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