2018 World Junior U20 Chess Championships

Each National Chess Federation can enter 1 player born on or after 1st Jan 1998 in each of the open and girls’ section

FIDE World Junior Chess Championship 2018 (open & girls under 20) will be held in Kocaeli - Gebze, Turkey from September 4th to 16th 2018. The Chess Championship will be organized by the Turkish Chess Federation (TCF).

  1. Invitation / Dates
    This is the official invitation to all National chess federations for participation in the FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2018 (open & girls under 20) which will be held in Kocaeli - Gebze, Turkey from September 04 th to 16th 2018.
    The Chess Championship will be organized by the Turkish Chess Federation (TCF)
  2. Participation
    2.1 Each National Chess Federation can enter one (1) player born on or after 1st January 1998 in each of the open and girls’ categories, totaling a maximum of two (2) invited players.
    2.2 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 of 2017.
    b. The Continental Junior Chess Champions of the year preceding this edition of 2017.
    c. The top 6 (4 for Girls) Junior U20 players from the FIDE Chess Rating List as of January 1st of 2018
    d. World Youth U18 and U16 champions of the year preceding this edition.
    2.3 Additional (extra) players can also be registered. Further each Chess Federation can register up to 1/3 of the total participants of the championship. For example, in a tournament with 100 players the maximum number of players from the same federation should not exceed 33.
    2.4 In order to ensure proper tournament standards, all invited players and all additional (extra) players must submit their registrations through their national federations until July 31st 2018 (registration deadline). The registration should be send to: umit.kucuk@tsf.org.tr
  3. FIDE Entry Fee
    3.1 In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of 70 € (euros) is required for each invited player. This amount must be sent directly to FIDE by their National Chess Federation.
    3.2 In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of 140 € (euros) is required for each additional (extra) player. This amount must also be sent directly to FIDE by their National Chess Federation.
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