Chess bits

World Junior Chess Championships 2013

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2013 for boys & girls under 20 will be held in Hatay, Turkey, from 12th September (arrival) to 27th September (departure) 2013.

Each National Federation can enter one (1) player born on or after 1st January 1993 in each of the boys (open) and girl categories, totaling a maximum of two (2) invited players.

Players with a personal right, according to FIDE rules, will also be accepted as invited players.
Subject to age, entitled to participate are: the top 3 players of the previous edition, the Continental Junior Champions of the year preceding this edition, the top 6 (4 for Girls) Junior U20 players from the FIDE Rating List as of January 1st of the current year, World Youth U18 and U16 champions of the year preceding this edition.

World Junior Chess Championships 2013

Additional (extra) players can also be registered. In order to ensure proper tournament standards, all invited players and all additional (extra) players must submit their registrations through their national federations until 12th July 2013 (registration deadline).

Full board accommodation will be offered in the 4* stars hotels in Hatay booked by the organizing committee. In the hotels there will be free wireless connection to all participants.

Free accommodation and full board will be provided to the invited players from the 12th of September (lunch) to the 27th of September (breakfast). Invited participants will be accommodated in double and/or triple rooms in the official hotels.

Every participant accepted as additional (extra) player and all accompanying persons have to make their registration and bookings through the official registration form provided by the Organising Committee.

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 13 rounds. Only FIDE ratings will be used for the pairings.

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 the 1st move.

No draw offers are allowed before move 30. All other regulations apply as per FIDE Handbook, including zero default time (article 6.6.a of the Laws of Chess).

Tie-breaks: after eliminating the lowest rated opponent, the sum of the player’s opponent ratings. The highest total wins. If still tied, elimination of the rating of the next lowest rated opponent(s) until a decision is possible.

The winner of the 2013 World Junior Championship U20 (open/boys) receives the GM title. He also qualifies to the World Cup 2015, part of the World Championship Cycle 2014-2016.

The winner of the 2013 World Girl Junior Championship u20 receives the WGM title. She also qualifies to the World Women’s Championship 2014.

The silver and bronze medalists of both categories (open/boys U20 and girls U20) receive the IM and WIM titles respectively.

GM and IM norms are also possible for the other players based on their performance and their opponent’s titles/ratings as per FIDE Handbook requirements.

The Chief Arbiter will be IA Mr.Tugan Unal (Turkey).

Contact Information
2013 World Junior Chess Championship Organising Committee
Tournament Director : IO Mr. Yasin Emrah Yagiz
E-mail :
Fax : +903123109620
Website :

Chessdom is dedicated to professional and independent coverage of chess news and events from all over the globe! Join us for live chess games, interviews, video and photo reports, and social media reactions. Follow the development of the strongest chess software, which affects all chess today, via the Top Chess Engine Championship with its 24/7 live broadcast with chat.

Copyright © 2007-2022

To Top