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FIDE World Youth U14, U16 and U18 Chess Championships 2022

The World Youth Chess Championships U14, U16, and U18 will take place from September 05-17, 2022 in Mamaia, Romania. The 11-round Swiss System tournaments, organized by International Chess Federation and Romanian Chess Federation together with Chess Club Universul and Chess Club Juniorul Constanta, will be held in Constanta Exhibition Centre.

Every National Federation can register one official player in each category (under 14, 16, 18 years old, open and girls). This total of six official players plus one accompanying official (captain/trainer with a valid FIDE Trainer license) from the national federation are invited by the Organizers.  The registration deadline is July 20.

The top 3 finishers in the previous U14, U16, and U18 World Youth Championships, and the respective Champions of the last Continental Youth Championships, shall have the personal right to participate in the World Youth Championships of the corresponding age category or a higher age category if the age requirement is met. Such players shall also be classified as Official Players and have to be registered by the national federation. 

Time control: 90 minutes for each player plus a 30-second increment per move starting from move one. 

Read more: FIDE World Cadets U8, U10 & U12 Chess Championships 2022 / European Youth Team Chess Championship 2022 sets a participation record

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