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Gibraltar Junior International 2013

The 3rd Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival will run from 15th to 20th August at the Caleta Hotel and follows the successful pattern of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, offering some good and very competitive chess-playing opportunities with an equally strong social, fun and educational programme.

Age Groups:
Under 16 on 1/1/13 ( Born 1997 or later), (Maximum FIDE elo rating 2300 on May 1st 2013)
Under 12 on 1/1/13 (Born 2001 or later)

Time control: All moves in 1 hr 50 minutes plus 10 seconds per move.
Default time: 30 minutes

Entry Fee: Included in The Caleta Hotel Package. For non-residents £65 (this includes entry fees, General Manager’s Reception, master classes, coaching and simultaneous, rock tour, dolphin safari and gala dinner and prize giving).

Rating Opportunities: The event will be FIDE rated for under 16’s and under 12’s (depending on numbers) and according to FIDE regulations

The prize fund total is £10,000. The winner in the U16 group will win £1,200, while the winner in U12 group will be awarded with £1,000.

Only 120 places available! More information on the official website.


“I would recommend it to any chess parent” – Malcolm Pein, Chief Executive, Chess in Schools and Communities.

“The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, now in its 11th year, is often referred to as the Best Open Chess Tournament in the World. What we are doing with the Junior Chess Tournament, in partnership with the Government of Gibraltar, is seeking to extend that success to involve and engage with younger chess players from across the world, and in the time that we have been involved we have witnessed a revived interest in the playing of chess in Gibraltar amongst our young people.” – Albert Isola, trustee, Kusuma Trust.

Several well-known titled professional players have confirmed their attendance throughout the festival, where they will assist with special events, including coaching and simultaneous displays. All these players have been national or European champions!

Visiting Celebrity Chess Players: Viktorija Cmilyte (GM, Lithuania), Pia Cramling (GM, Sweden), Juan Manuel Bellon (GM, Spain), Jovanka Houska (IM, England), Stuart Conquest (GM, England).

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