April 24, 2024

European Youth Classical, Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2024 – Official regulations

The European Youth Chess Championship 2024 will take place from 21st August to 1st September 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic, and the same venue will earlier host the European Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2024 which will be held from 16th-21st August.

European Youth Chess Championship 2024

The European Youth Chess Championship 2024 will be played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open and girls sections separately. Each championship will be played in 9 rounds, swiss system, with time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.

The official venue of the Championship is ****TOP Hotel Praha, which is also one of the official hotels of the event. ****EA Hotel Embassy Prague is the second official hotel, and the organizers will provide daily transfers to the playing venue.

The Winners in each age section will become the European Youth Chess Champions of the respective age category. The first three players in each group will be awarded cups and medals and the first five players in each group will be awarded cups, diplomas and valuable prizes. Each participant will receive presents.

Each federation can register one “invited” player in each of the categories – under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 (open and girls), and the maximum number of twelve (12) players (“invited players”). The players placed 1-3 in the European Youth Chess Championship 2023 will have the personal right to participate in the tournament in the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category. This privilege may be exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of the qualification.

All players must register through their national federations before 20th June 2024 (registration deadline). The entry form should be filled in by the national federation on the official website of the championship.

****Top Hotel Praha, hotel lobby

European Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2024

The European Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2024 will take place from 16-21 August, in the same venue. The event features four separate competitions.

EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP 2024
-To take place from 17-18 August 2024
-Six age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, open and girls sections separately
-System of play: 9 rounds, swiss system, with time control of 15 minutes+10 seconds increment
– Prizes: the best 3 players in each category will be awarded trophies, medals and material prizes

EUROPEAN YOUTH BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP 2024
-To take place from 19-20 August 2024
-Six age categories: U8, U10, U12, u14, U16, and U18, open and girls sections separately
-System of play: 9 double rounds, swiss system, with time control of 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.
-Prizes: the best 3 players in each category will be awarded trophies, medals and material prizes

EUROPEAN TEAM YOUTH RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP
-To take place on 19th of August 2024
-Three age categories: U10, U14 and U18, open and girls sections separately
-Open teams shall consist of 4 players from the same federation without reserves
-Girls teams shall consist of 2 players from the same federation without reserves
-System of play: 7 rounds, swiss system, with time control of 10 minutes + 5 seconds increment
-Prizes: the best 3 teams in each category will be awarded trophies, medals and material prizes

EUROPEAN YOUTH SOLVING COMPETITIONS
-To take place on 18th of August 2024
-Three age categories: U10, U14 and U18, open and girls sections separately
-Prizes: The best 3 players in each category will be awarded trophies, medals and material prizes

 

The events are open to players representing ECU member federations. All players have to register through their national federations before 5th June 2024 (registration deadline). The entry form should be filled in by the national federation on the official website of the championship.

TOP Hotel Praha Congress venue

Contact information:

AVE CHESS z.s., Příčná 1892/4, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic
Tournament Director: IO Dr. Jan Mazuch
Phone: + 420 608 203 007
E-mail: office@eycc2024.eu

Official website (information and online registration): www.eycc2024.eu