Handbook ::  D. Regulations for Specific Competitions

08. FIDE World Schools Championships

Approved by 2011 Executive Board.


General Regulations & Rules


The Championships shall be governed by the General Regulations for FIDE Competitions and these Rules.



There shall be 6 categories; namely Under-07, Under-09 Under-11, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 with separate events for Open and Girls.


All chess players who shall not have reached the age of 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 before January 1st of the year in which the Championships are held are eligible to participate.



The following have a personal right and are entitled to participate provided they fulfil the condition of Rule 3 above:

  1. The Champions of  the previous World Schools Championships
  2. The Continental Schools Champions of the year preceding this edition.


FIDE member federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish. The Guideline for FIDE Academies is published here: http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=42&view=category, under para 3.3.5.

Schedule and System


There shall be a minimum of 9 rounds.

Financial Regulations


The Organizing Committee shall provide free board and lodging (in twin share rooms with bath and/or shower) for players mentioned in Rules 4 above as well as for one accompanying person per federation (with minimum participation of 6 players) and provided he holds a valid licence as FIDE trainer.

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