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FIDE World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2022

FIDE, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Chess Federation of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic invite all the national chess federations to participate in the FIDE World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2022, which will take place in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, from October 1-11, 2022.  

Each FIDE member federation has the right to send one team. Each team shall comprise 4 players and a maximum of 2 reserves. The team will have 1 captain. At least one girl must be included in the team composition in each round. All the players not have reached the age of 16 by January 1, 2022 (born 2006 or later) are entitled to participate.  

The competition is a 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30. Each match between teams will be played over 4 boards. The tiebreak regulations will be announced at the Technical Meeting.  

FIDE member federations shall duly complete the official registration form on the competition’s official website and send it back to the contact person before the registration deadline of September 1, 2022. Incomplete and individual applications will not be accepted.

Read more: European Youth Team Chess Championships 2022 LIVE / FIDE World Youth U14, U16 and U18 Chess Championships 2022 / FIDE World Cadets U8, U10 & U12 Chess Championships 2022

Photo: Toghrul Rahimli

The best three teams receive Cups.  
Six (6) members of the best three teams will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and memorable gifts. 
The best three players on the boards receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and memorable gifts.   

Tournament Schedule:

October 1Arrival date 
October 2Technical Meeting10:00
October 2Opening Ceremony12:00
October 2Round 115:30
October 3Round 215:00
October 4Round 315:00
October 5Round 41500
October 6Round 515:00
October 7Round 615:00
October 8Round 715:00
October 9Round 815:00
October 10Round 910:00
October 10Closing ceremony18:00
October 11Departure date 


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