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World Junior Chess Championships 2014

The World Junior Chess Championship 2014 (for boys & girls under 20) will be held in Pune, India, from 5th October (arrival) to 20th October (departure) 2014.

The Championship will be organized and conducted by Maharashtra Chess Association under the auspices of AICF and FIDE.

Last year champions were Yu Yangyi and Alexandra Goryachkina.

Each National Federation can enter one (1) player born on or after 1st January 1994 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:
a. The top 3 players of the previous edition.
b. The Continental Junior Champions of the year preceding this edition.
c. The top 6 (4 for Girls) Junior U20 players from the FIDE Rating List as of January 1st of the current year.
d. World Youth U18 and U16 champions of the year preceding this edition.


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 5th August, 2014 (registration deadline).

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: If two or more players are tied, the following tiebreaks will be used: a) Result of direct encounters between the tied players (applies only if all tied players have played each other) , b) Buchholz Cut 1, c) Buchholz, d) The greater number of games played with black, e) The greater number of wins.

The winner of the 2014 World Junior Championship u20 (open/boys) receives the GM title. He also qualifies to the World Cup 2016, part of the World Championship Cycle 2015-2017.

The winner of the 2014 World Girl Junior Championship u20 receives the WGM title. She also qualifies to the World Women’s Championship 2015.

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.

Organising Committee:

Mr. V. Hariharan: +91 9940244755 Secretary AICF
Mr. Ravindra Dongre: +919820185231 Championship Director
Mr. Siddharth Mayur: +919890297575
Mr. Niranjan Godbole: +9109673003780 Organising Secretary
Mr. Dilip Pagay: +919890576769 Secretary MCA
Mr. Prakash Kunte: +919881077293

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