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FIDE World Youth U14, U16 & U18 Chess Championships 2017

The FIDE World Youth U14, U16 & U18 Chess Championships 2017 (open and girls) will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 16th of September (arrival) until 26th of September (departure) 2017.

The Championships will be organized and held under the auspices of the Uruguayan Chess Federation (FUA), the Confederation of Chess for Americas (CCA) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

The championships will be held in 5***** “Sheraton Montevideo Hotel” (Víctor Soliño 349).

World Youth Chess Championship Uruguay 2017


I. Invited people – Each National Federation has the 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 2017, total six (6) players.
If a participating Federation does not send a player in any age category, they cannot substitute this for another one.
Also one (1) Delegate (captain/trainer with a valid FIDE Trainer license) belonging to the national federation is invited by the Organizers.

II. Personal Right Players – Players who have the right to participate are:
a. The top 3 players of the previous edition.
b. The Continental Youth Champions of the year preceding this edition.
These players may elect to play in the same age-category or a higher one if the age stipulation mentioned above is met.
Such players shall also be classified as INVITED PEOPLE and have to be registered by their national federation.

III. Additional Players and Accompanying Persons – FIDE Federations can send as many additional players as they wish.
Other than invited players, players shall be classified as additional players. Other people, besides Players or Delegates, shall be classified as Accompanying Persons.

IV. Registration – National Federations should submit all players, delegates and accompanying persons information through on-line registration in a web provided only to National Federations.

The deadline for the registration is July 16th, 2017. Until this date participating federations must submit the list of participants with all required data.


– Every official player shall pay an Entry Fee of 70 Euros in accordance with FIDE Regulations. This amount must be sent directly to FIDE by their National Federation before the event.
– Every additional player shall pay an Entry Fee of 140 Euros in accordance with the FIDE Regulations. This amount must also be sent directly to FIDE by their National Federation before the event.

-Every player (invited, additional or by personal right), every delegate and every accompanying person shall pay an Organizing fee of 100 Euros (or USD 106) until July 16th, 2017.
-This registration fee is compulsory and includes transportation from and to Carrasco International Airport, accreditation, identification, badges and organization costs.
-Only accredited participants will be allowed in the Tournament Hall and in any other official area. If the accreditation is lost, a fee of 20 dollars should be paid to get a new one.

– Regulations for Competitions Art. 15.2, 15.3 and 15.4 will be applied in case of withdrawal or no show.
– A registration is considered complete when FIDE fee, Organizing fee and if necessary at least 50% of accommodation is paid. In case of late registration, the organization will decide if the player can be accepted and a fine could be charged.

The tournament format is 11-rounds Swiss and the rate of play will be in accordance with FIDE rules: 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 one.

The players who took the first three places in each event will be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as well as Certificates. For the next seven places, medals and certificates will be awarded.

Contact Information:
Bernardo Roselli – FIDE IO

Full Regulations on the official website

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