International Chess Federation
Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022 11:29
Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan to host FIDE World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 

FIDE, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Chess Federation of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic invite all the national chess federations to participate in the FIDE World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2022, which will take place in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, from October 1-11, 2022.  

Each FIDE member federation has the right to send one team. Each team shall comprise 4 players and a maximum of 2 reserves. The team will have 1 captain. At least one girl must be included in the team composition in each round.

All the players not have reached the age of 16 by January 1, 2022 (born 2006 or later) are entitled to participate.  

The competition is a 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30. Each match between teams will be played over 4 boards. The tiebreak regulations will be announced at the Technical Meeting.  

FIDE member federations shall duly complete the official registration form on the competition's official website and send it back to the contact person before the registration deadline of August 15, 2022. Incomplete and individual applications will not be accepted.   

The Registration fee is 100 Euro for each player, official and each accompanying person. The Registration fee is mandatory and represents a confirmation of participation. The Registration fee includes transportation from and to Nakhchivan International airport, from and to Igdir (Türkiye), from and to Culfa transition border, accreditation, identification, badges and organization costs.  

After the registration deadline, organizers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations or, in case of availability, a penalty of 100 Euro will be charged for each late registration. 


The best three teams receive Cups.  

Six (6) members of the best three teams will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and memorable gifts.  

The best three players on the boards receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and memorable gifts.   

Visa information 

E-visas can be easily obtained via the following link: 

List on eligible e-visa countries is available at 

Non-eligible countries should e-mail Organizing Committee. 

National federations whose players, officials and accompanying persons need a visa shall send the Organizing Committee e-mail copies of their passports (copies of pages with photographs and the necessary data) by August 29, 2022.  

Tournament Schedule:




October 1

Arrival date


October 2

Technical Meeting


October 2

Opening Ceremony


October 2

Round 1


October 3

Round 2


October 4

Round 3


October 5

Round 4


October 6

Round 5


October 7

Round 6


October 8

Round 7


October 9

Round 8


October 10

Round 9


October 10

Closing ceremony


October 11

Departure date


Regulations for FIDE World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2022

Official web-site:


Photo: Toghrul Rahimli