The organizers, International Chess Federation FIDE and Italian Chess Federation together with UniChess, and Le Due Torri srl and ASD Fischer Chieti, are inviting all national chess federations of FIDE to participate in the World Youth Chess Championships 2023. The dates are 12 November (arrivals) to 25 November 2023 (departures).
2.1 Every National Federation can register one official player in each category (under 14, 16, 18 years old, open and girls). This total of six (6) Official Players plus one Accompanying Official (captain/trainer with a valid FIDE Trainer license) belonging to the national federation are invited by the Organizers. A player must not have reached his/her 14th, 16th or 18th birthday, respectively, before 1st January
2.2 The players placed 1-3 in the previous U14, U16, U18 World Youth Championships, and the respective Champions of the last 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 of Art. 2.1 above is met. Such players shall also be classified as Official Players and have to be registered by the national
2.3 Players, other than Official Players, shall be classified as Additional All other persons, other than players or the Accompanying Officials, shall be classified as Accompanying Persons. Each National Federation shall be responsible for all the costs of their Additional Players and Accompanying Persons.
2.4 In order to provide appropriate tournament conditions, the Federations must complete carefully the official online registration form and submit to the Organizers by Wednesday, 30 September After this deadline, the official players cannot be registered as invited players. Further participations may not be accepted, or an additional fee of 80 € (euros) may be requested according to the FIDE regulations.
In accordance with FIDE regulations, a FIDE entry fee of 70 € for each Official Player and 140 € for each Additional Player should be paid before the start of the tournament.
The National Federations must send this amount directly to the FIDE bank account or FIDE will charge the respective National Federation account.
4.1 Each player (official or additional) and each accompanying person/official must pay to the Organizers the amount of 100 € at the moment of their registration by 30 September This registration fee is compulsory and represents a confirmation of participation otherwise a registration will be invalid and will not be accepted.
4.2 Players, accompanying officials and additional persons will receive accreditation and badges and free transfer in the official arrival and departure days from Pescara Airport, Pescara bus station or train station.
Transfers for players, accompanying officials and additional persons in the official arrival and departure days from Rome Airport or Bologna Airport (Italy) to the hotels is 100 €/person two ways.
4.3 The deadline for registration is 30 September 2023. After this date, organizers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations or, if there is availability, a penalty of 80 € for each late registration will be charged to participants.
4.4 Federations should register for official players and accompanying officials by the above deadline of 30 September After this date no official players will be accepted and their application will be treated as if they were additional players.
4.5 Every registration must include the Federation, FIDE ID, surname, first name, accommodation type, dates of arrival/departure and the passport number of every player and every accompanying person who requires an It must also include the name, details and phone number and email of the head of each delegation. Incomplete registrations will not be accepted.
4.6 All the travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their Federation.
Only member Federations of FIDE (not suspended, not in arrears) are entitled to submit registration forms.
4.7 A player registered in a lower category of age due to a mistake in specifying his/her birthday will have his/her registration suspended until rectification.
5.1 The Chief Arbiter will be announced in a due
5.2 FIDE Technical Delegate will be announced in due
6.1 Type of Clock: DGT 3000 and DGT 2010
6.2 Dress Code: As per FIDE Norms
6.3 Electronic Devices, Wrist Watches & Pens: Mobile phones, electronic devices, and any other radio frequency source (except for medical purposes upon authorization provided by the CA), wrist watches (all type of wrist watches) and personal pens are prohibited inside the tournament
7.1. Those who need visas must submit their data the latest on 30 September 2023.
7.2 To proceed with the visa application, each federation must:
- request the registration form by e-mail from the organizing committee
- fill it out and email it to the organizing committee along with pdf scans of the participants' passports, which must be valid for more than six months
- proceed with the payment of the registration fee as it will be communicated by the organizing committee
- at the same time as registering for the tournament, proceed with the reservation and payment of the hotel stay (if there are fees)
7.3 The Organizers will provide VISA assistance according to National laws only after all the pre-payments are made.
7.4 The Organizers are not responsible in case the Italian Consular authorities decline to issue the VISA due to public order and/or failing to meet all the requirements to obtain an Italian VISA.
8.1 Entries must be submitted through the registration forms by 30 September
8.2 When registering (by 30 September 2023), the registration fee of 100 €, half of the cost for board and lodging, and transfer fees shall be paid through the organizer bank account given.
Account beneficiary holder: UniChess SSDRL
Account holder address: Via G. Dottori 90, 06132 Perugia (PG) - Italy
VAT Number: IT03649350547
IBAN account number: IT 65 03440 38420 000000217100 (payments in Euro)
Bank name & address: Banco Desio e della Brianza, Via Tiberina 06053 Deruta (PG) - Italy
BIC/SWIFT code: BDBDIT22
8.3 Entry Fees for late registration, withdrawal or no show shall be charged as follow as per FIDE Regulations:
8.3.1 Late registration after the closing date: Two times of stipulated entry
8.3.2 Withdrawal after submission of registration: Two times of stipulated entry fee and one night’s hotel expenses.
8.3.3 No show after registration: Two times of stipulated entry fee and two night’s hotel expenses.
8.4 Each National Federation will be invoiced by the organizers. Upon payments confirmed, the Organizers will send to the participating Federation the confirmation of the hotel bookings. Confirmed registrations will then appear on the official website and ChessResults, where Federations may check players’ status on a daily basis.
8.5 All payments must be finalized by October 30, 2023. The total balance shall be paid accordingly to the Organizers' indications. Players will not be paired until all payments and fees are transferred to the Organizers. 7
The venue of the event is Congress Center Pala Dean Martin, Via Aldo Moro, Montesilvano (PE) - Italy
9.1 The official hotels of the event and rates for additional extra players and accompanying persons are, per person with full board, 3 meals/ day:
|Family room (4 people)|
Prices are per person per day.
The playing venue is at three-minutes walking distance from all the official hotels.
9.2 Official players and head of delegation from each Federation are offered FREE full board accommodation from 12 November (arrival day, dinner) to 25 November (lunch, departure day).
9.3 If a participating Federation does not send a player in any age category, they cannot substitute this for another age category.
9.4 As per FIDE regulations, all players and accompanying persons must be accredited and stay at the official hotels of the event. Bookings and accreditation are possible only through the procedure described in articles 8.1 to 8.4 above.
9.5 Each delegation shall distribute their delegation in an equal proportion of double rooms.
9.6 If needed, the final distribution of hotel rooms will be decided by the Organizing Committee.
9.7 The above-mentioned prices are also understood to be valid on the two days before and after the event to ensure the same
conditions for participants and their companions.
10.1 The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves plus 30 minutes, plus an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Default time is 15 minutes.
10.2 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) Sonneborg, e) the greater number of wins, f) Average Rating of Opponents ARO
10.3 No draw offers are allowed before 30 moves by each player, without the consent of the All other regulations apply as per FIDE Handbook.
10.4 FIDE Officials will be announced
10.5 Direct Titles Available to Winners Subject to Rating Criteria Direct Titles are awarded according to FIDE regulations in force: https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/B01DirectTitles2017
FIDE over the board title norms are also possible for the other players based on their performance and their opponent’s titles/ratings as per FIDE Handbook
10.7 FIDE Anti Cheating Measures and guidelines are in effect during the
11.1 Protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter or his assistants must be submitted in written form to the Chairman of the appeals committee within 30 minutes after the completion of the respective game. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 200 € as a deposit from the signatory. The deposit must be handed to the Chairman of the appeals committee. If the appeal is granted, the sum shall be returned If the appeal is refused, the deposit may be forfeited to FIDE.
11.2 Appeals Committee will be announced in due
|*The closing ceremony might be delayed depending on the end of the last round|
All delegations should abide by specific security regulations. The Each National federation shall be responsible for their delegations including damages to property.
Press releases, photos, highlight videos, a selection of games in pgn format, and general information will be provided on a daily basis through the Telegram Channel and official website.
15.1 Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze If finally, this is still equal, then the total points of medalists will be taken for tiebreak.
15.2 Top three places in each tournament will be awarded with cups, All the winners will be awarded with presents and special diplomas. Total prize found of 10.000 Euro in objects and presents.
15.3 All players will receive certificate of participation and t-shirts.
15.4 Attendance at the tournament and the relevant ceremonies will be in compliance with the public health and safety laws
16.1 According to FIDE Guidelines there will be a side program of FA, Fide Trainers’, and IO seminars which will be announced in due