Handbook ::  D. Regulations for Specific Competitions

05. FIDE World Junior Under-20 Championships

Approved by the 1982 General Assembly and amended by the 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994,1995, 1997, 1998 & 2002 General Assemblies. 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 a separate event for girls.


All chess players who shall not have reached the age of 20 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 top 3 players of the previous edition.
  2. The Continental Junior Champions of the year preceding this edition.
  3. The top 6 (4 for Girls) Junior U20 players from the FIDE Rating List as of January 1st of the current year.  World Youth U18 and U16 champions of the year preceding this edition.


In addition to the players mentioned in Rule 4 above, each FIDE member federation shall have the right to send one participant for each event.


FIDE member federations shall have the right to send as many additional players as they wish.

Schedule and System


There shall be a minimum of 11 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 & 5 above.

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