FIDE and the Royal Dutch Chess Federation (KNSB) have the pleasure of inviting all national chess federations to participate in the FIDE World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad, which will be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, from August 12-19, 2023.
All FIDE member federations have the right to send one team as their invited team.
Each team shall comprise four players, with boys and girls represented and also the captain.
The registration deadline is June 15, 2023.
The tournament will be held at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. Players and coaches will be accommodated at the Van Der Valk Hotel. The hotel is situated less than 3 kilometers from the playing location at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven (5 minutes by car, 25 minutes by foot). During competition dates, there will be shuttle services for players and coaches.
Photo: High Tech Campus Eindhoven official website
The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament. Please note: if less than 40 teams are present, only seven rounds will be played.
Each match between teams will be played over four boards. The pairings, scoring and tiebreak regulations are in accordance with the Pairing Rules for the Chess Olympiad.
The time control is 45 minutes with an increment of 10 seconds per move starting from move 1. The default time for all rounds is 20 minutes.
Please consider that the airports might be crowded during summertime, and it may take longer to get your luggage and check out of the airport.
Registration for FIDE World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2023
FIDE World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad official website: youtholympiad.fide.com
Invitation letter and regulations (pdf)