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World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2017

sahThe All India Chess Federation (AICF) will organize the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad in Ahmedabad, India from 10th December (Arrival) to 20th December (Departure) 2017 conducted under the auspices of Federation Internationale Des Echecs (FIDE).

The Gujarat State Chess Association has the pleasure of inviting your Chess Federation to participate in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad-2017.

All the players who shall not have reached the age of 16 by 1st January, 2017 (born 2001 or later) are entitled to participate.

Each FIDE member has the right to send one team of 6 members (5 players + 1 official) having free board and lodge from 10th to 19th December. Each team shall comprise 4 players and 1 reserve (one of whom must be a girl playing at least 3 rounds). FIDE member federations have the right to send additional teams fully at their own costs.

Each player, official and accompanying person shall pay 100 Euros registration fee for the event to the bank account listed below. This includes free transportation from and to Ahmedabad airport.

FIDE entry fee is 100 Euros for each team and FIDE will charge the participating federations directly through regular invoice. The deadline for entry is 10th October, 2017. All federations are requested to keep this deadline.

The organizers may accept late entries only in exceptional cases with 100 Euros extra fee per team to be paid to the organizers account. The participating federations should apply for their registration by e-mail at:

The organizing committee is pleased to announce cash prize of 6400 Euros apart from Trophies and medals as listed below.

1. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals to the members of first three teams
2. Cash prizes to the top five teams – 4150 Euros (1250 + 1000 + 800 + 600 + 500)
3. Board prizes in cash to the top five boards – each board will get 375(150+125+100) Euros.
4. Three prizes to the top three finishers among girls – 375(150+125+100) Euros.
5. Team Trophies to the top three teams.

The tournament shall be run on a 9 round Swiss System. Each match between teams will be conducted over 4 boards. The pairings, scoring and tiebreak regulations are in accordance with the Pairing Rules for the Chess Olympiad. The time control: 90 min. for the whole game with 30 sec. increment from the first move.

Gujarat State Chess Association
Mr.Bhavesh Patel
Mobile: +91 94260 64702
Official website:

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