FIDE announces Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championships

FIDE announces Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championships

FIDE is pleased to announce a new online competition, aimed at the younger members of the chess community: the FIDE Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championships. 

 

 

FIDE is pleased to announce a new online competition, aimed at the younger members of the chess community: the FIDE Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championships. 

This event will comprise five different age groups (U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18), competing in two sections: open and girls. 

A selection stage will take place between November 27 and December 13, with the finals being played in December 19-23.

In the selection stage, every FIDE Continent will run a 7-round Swiss tournament for each one of the categories (U10 open, U10 girls, et cetera). Each Member Federation can register one player per each category and, besides, players ranked Continental top-10 in each one of the categories is also invited. 

The time control for the selection stage will be 10 minutes + 3 seconds increment starting from the first move. 

The first three winners per category for each FIDE continent will be qualified for the final stage. This will consist of ten separate knock-out tournaments of 16 players. The 15 players who qualified at the selection stage will be joined by one player invited by the organizer among the first four-ranked in the world for their age group. 

Please note that the time control for the finals will be slightly different than during the selection stage, being increased to 15 minutes + 10 seconds. 

The participants for each championship must not have reached their 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, and 18th birthday, respectively, before January 1st of the year 2020. 

This is the complete schedule: 

 

his is the complete schedule: 

All November 27th Arbiter Meeting
Africa November 28th CET 16:00, CET 17:30 Rounds 1-2
November 29th CET 16:00, CET 17:30, CET 19:00 Rounds 3-4-5
November 30th CET 16:00, CET 17:30 Rounds 6-7
America December 2nd CET 00:00, CET 01:30 Rounds 1-2
December 3rd CET 00:00, CET 01:30, CET 03:00 Rounds 3-4-5
December 4th CET 00:00, CET 01:30 Rounds 6-7
Europe December 7th CET 16:00, CET 17:30 Rounds 1-2
December 8th CET 16:00, CET 17:30, CET 19:00 Rounds 3-4-5
December 9th CET 16:00, CET 17:30 Rounds 6-7
Asia December 11th CET 10:00, CET 11:30 Rounds 1-2
December 12th CET 10:00, CET 11:30, CET 13:00 Rounds 3-4-5
December 13th CET 10:00, CET 11:30 Rounds 6-7
All December 19th CET 16:00, CET 17:15 and Armageddon First round
December 20th CET 16:00, CET 17:15 and Armageddon Quarterfinals
December 21th CET 16:00, CET 17:15 and Armageddon Semi-finals
December 22th CET 16:00, CET 17:15 and Armageddon Matches for third places
December 22th CET 16:00, CET 17:15 and Armageddon Final
All December 23th Closing Ceremony

Registrations will be handled by the National Chess Federations through the registration forms that you can find at the official website, www.world2020.ge

You can also find there the complete regulations for the FIDE Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championship

The registration deadline is November 15th, 22:00 CET, 2020.