Change of venue for World Youth 2011 Print
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 07:13

The World Youth Chess Championship will be held in Caldas Novas, state of Goiás, Brazil from 17 to 27 of November. The original venue of Rio de Janeiro had to be changed due to many building works in the city and alterations to the hotels in preparation for the World Soccer Cup in 2014 and Summer Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Caldas Novas is one of the largest hydrothermal resorts in the world with natural hot water. The temperature of the water varies between 34 and 57 °C. Another attraction of Caldas Novas is Ecotourism, since the city is located near the Corumbá River and the Serra de Caldas where there is a natural park - Parque Estadual de Caldas Novas. In the surrounding area there is a lake - Lago de Piratininga - with boiling water; a reservoir called Lago de Corumbá of 64 square kilometers; and another river - the Rio Quente - which has natural warm water.

The official website with all the information of the tournament will be released at 00:00 on 25th of February.

The new venue was approved at the Presidential Board meeting in Antalya, Turkey.
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