The FIDE World Youth & Cadets Chess Championships 2015 will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, from 24th October to 6th November 2015.
Every National Federation can register one official player in each category (under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 years old, open and girls). This total of twelve (12) Official Players plus one accompanying official (captain/trainer with a valid FIDE Trainer license) belonging to the national federation are invited by the Organizers.
The players placed 1-3 in the previous World Youth Championships, and the respective Champions of the 2014 Continental Youth Championships, shall have the personal right to participate in the World Youth Championships of the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category if the age stipulation is met. Such players shall also be classified as Official Players and have to be registered by the national federation.
Other than Official Players, players shall be classified as Additional Players. All persons, besides the players or the Accompanying Official, shall be classified as Accompanying Persons. A Federation may register any number of Additional Players and Accompanying Persons but only upon confirmation of availability by the Organising Committee. The National Federation shall be responsible for the costs of their Additional Players and Accompanying Persons.
The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The rate of play will be in accordance with the 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. Default time is 15 minutes.
Tie break criteria: a) the games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other), b) buchholz cut 1, c) buchholz, d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white), e) the greater number of wins.
The official hotel and venue of the event is the 5-star Porto Carras Grand Resort.
The deadline for registration is 24 August 2015.
FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar and FIDE Trainers’ Seminar will be held concurrently with the Championships.
Tournament Director: FIDE IO Nikos Kalesis, Tel: (+30) 6938326161
Official Website: http://wycc2015.com