Tournament system

The event consists of 12 age group tournaments (Boys and Girls U7, Boys and Girls U9, Boys and Girls U11, Boys and Girls U13, Boys and Girls U15, Boys and Girls U17). In case a girls group is less than 10 participants, then it will be merged with the other same age group category. The games will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, FIDE rated. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for the pairings. Rate of play will be according to FIDE regulations 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the Game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. Communication between players (draw offer) is forbidden until the 40th move has been played.

The first winner in each open age category will be the European School Champion for 2012 and the first girl in each girl age category will be the European Girl School Champion for 2012. Download the full regulations below for all rules applied:



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