The FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016 (open and girls) will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from the 20th of September (arrival) till the 4th of October (departure) 2016.
The Championships will be organized and held by AI “UgraMegaSport” with the assistance of the Ugra Chess Federation and under the auspices of Russian Chess Federation and FIDE.
The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 11 rounds.
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.
All other regulations apply as per FIDE Handbook.
Each National Federation has a right to send one (1) player in each category (under 14, 16, 18 years old, open and girls) who has not reached the age of 14, 16 or 18 before January 1st of the year in which the Championships are held, total six (6) players.
Players who have the right to participate are:
– The top 3 players of the previous edition;
– The champions of the previous edition may elect to play in the same age-category or a higher age-category.
– The Continental Youth Champions of the year preceding this edition.
FIDE Federations can send as many additional players as they wish.
All players must submit on-line registration through their National Federations on the web-site of the Organizer: www.ugrasport.com.
Until the 20th of June 2016 participating federations must submit on-line Preliminary registration (federations shall register their intention to participate with the Organizing Committee and indicate the number of players and other participants).
Until the 20th of July 2016 participating federations must submit on-line Final registration (Federation shall submit the list of participants with all required data).
The official hotel of the event is “Olympic” (45, Engels St., Khanty-Mansiysk).
Free accommodation and full board will be provided to the players and one accompanying person per federation with a valid licence as FIDE trainer from the 20th of September till the 3rd of October, the 4th of October (only breakfast).
Additional players and accompanying persons are booking a room in the official hotel through the on-line registration of the Organizing Committee.
The Tournament will be held in the Ugra Chess Academy (6, Loparev St., Khanty-Mansiysk).
The players who took the first three places in each event will be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as well as Certificates. The players who took 4-10th places will be awarded special prizes.