18th EUROPEAN UNION
YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP U8 - U14
under the patronage of the European Chess Union
Kouty nad Desnou, August 13th – 22nd, 2020
The Czech Chess Federation has the honor of inviting your Chess Federation to participate in the European Union
Youth Chess Championship 2020 in Kouty nad Desnou.
Only players based in the EU member countries are allowed to participate.
Each Federation can register to the tournament one player, a boy or a girl, in each of the categories - under 8, 10,
12 and 14 years. The player has to be registered as a player by the respective Federation on January 1st, 2020.
Boys and girls will play in the same tournament, but with two separate scores. So we will have two European Union
Youth Champions, one for the girls and one for the boys. Additional (extra) players can also be registered.
All participants including parents, coaches, observers and relatives are obliged to stay in official hotels. Access to
playing areas, venues and the hotels will be allowed only to people accredited by the organizer.
3. Registration - Conditions of participation
Registration forms must be sent back no later than June 30th, 2020 by email.
Registration has to include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE or National rating of each player.
We also need the telephone, email/fax number of the delegation head and of the person in charge of the
federation. Please use the registration form enclosed. All travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their
National Federation. Each player (invited or extra) and the invited coach has to pay the amount of EUR 80 to the
Organizing Committee in advance.
4. Accommodation and meals
All participants will be accommodated in a *** Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou. Accommodation is
provided for all participants from Thursday 13th August (dinner) to Saturday 22nd August (lunch). The organizer
shall ensure nominated players and coach accommodation in double and triple rooms for free. Accommodation
costs for additional (extra) players and accompanying persons for full board per day: in double and triple room:
EUR 50 per person, in a single room: EUR 58 per person.
Served lunch and dinner – chose from 3 variant
Payments for all other players and accompanying persons must be paid in advance based on a proforma invoice.
5. Transfer from airport/railway station
The international airport Ostrava - Mosnov is located 150 km from the hotel. The railway station Sumperk is
located 20 km from the hotel. The railway station Olomouc is located 80 km from the hotel. For the participants,
the organizer will ensure bus-transfer from Ostrava – Mosnov airport and/or Sumperk railway station and/or
eventually another place. The organizer will provide information about the exact time and place of the bus
departure in advance. The participants will be informed also about the price of the transport in an e-mail sent by
Organization fees and accommodation payments must reach organizer’s account no later than on the 30th June.
Bank: Ceska sporitelna, a.s., Komenskeho 240, CZ – 582 91 Svetla nad Sazavou
Account number: 1940809293/0800
Holder: Sachova skola Svetla nad Sazavou, z.s., Pesinky 1125, CZ - 582 91 Svetla nad Sazavou
IBAN: CZ49 0800 0000 0019 4080 9293
7. Tournament hall and meeting point on arrival
Cultural Hall Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou.
Kouty nad Desnou is located 150 km from Ostrava.
Hotel Hotel Dlouhe Strane is located in calm nature of the Jeseniky Mountains - 600 m above sea level. The hotel
provides large sport and cultural background. Among others there are bowling, swimming pool, whirlpool bath
Thursday 13th August 14:30 – 22:30 arrival of delegations, registration
Friday 14th August 14:30 opening ceremony
15:00 1st round
Saturday 15th August 15:00 2nd round
Sunday 16th August 15:00 3rd round
Monday 17th August 15:00 4th round
Tuesday 18th August 15:00 5th round
Wednesday 19th August 15:00 6th round
Thursday 20th August 15:00 7th round
Friday 21st August 15:00 8th round
Saturday 22nd August 09:00 9th round
14:15 closing ceremony, departure
9. Rules and regulations
The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds. National ratings will not be taken into
consideration for the pairings. The rate of play will be according to FIDE regulations 90 min for the whole game +
30 sec increase for each move played.
Tiebreaks: Results of direct encounters between the tied players, Buchholz Cut 1, Buchholz, the greater number
of games played with black, the greater number of wins.
Default time is 15 minutes for each round.
10. Chief arbiter
Ing. Petr Zaruba, IA
11. Organizing Committee
Chairman: Viktor Novotny, chairman of the Czech Chess Federation
Tournament director: Zdenek Fiala, chairman of the Youth Commission of the Czech Chess Federation
The first three players from each category will receive championship trophies, medals and diplomas. Every player
of each category will receive commemorative championship medal and a diploma. Furthermore, players will
receive prizes. The winners of each tournament receive a laptop, other medalists will receive a digital clock. Prizes
will receive at least the first six players of each category. The total value of the prize fund will be at least 6.000
Euro. Girls in each category will be evaluated separately.
The first 30 boards of each tournament will be broadcasted online. On-line transmissions include at least 120
games. Webcast will be screened in the hall of the hotel. Viewers will be able to watch webcast online in
organizer’s website. In the hotel, internet wi-fi access is provided free of charge. Results will be updated
continuously during rounds. Day snacks will be available all day in the hotel restaurant. The organizer will ensure
the rich chess and non-chess entertainment, from which all participants can choose (simultaneous, chess
competitions, social evenings, trips, excursions, etc.).
Ing. Zdenek Fiala, director of the tournament
Pesinky 1125, 582 91 Svetla n. S., Czech Republic
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