EUROPEAN ONLINE YOUTH
INDIVIDUAL & TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020
Open U18, U16, U14, U12 / Girls U18, U16, U14, U12
Dates: 18-20 September
TERMS & CONDITIONS
ORGANISER: EUROPEAN CHESS UNION (ECU)
1.1 European National federations have the right to nominate players and teams.
Each Federations has the right to nominate up to 3 players per category:
Open U18, U16, U14, U12 and Girls U18, U16, U14, U12
one team in open and one team in girls’ section.
1.2. European Chess Union has the right to accept and direct entries in case a
National federation does not register players or in special cases.
1.4. Each Team, in open or girls section consist of at least 4 players, competing in each of
the 4 age categories in open or girls’ section. In case a federation cannot consist a team
in the open or girls’ section the players can still compete individually and win individual
titles and prizes. A team is composed from minimum 4 to maximum 12 players.
1.5. Each National federation will appoint one captain/representative for the technical
meeting and any communication during the event.
1.6. The registration/ECU entry fee is 30 euros per player to be paid directly by the
National federation to the ECU Bank account.
1.7. By signing in the tournament, the National federation and participants confirm to have
read and accepted these regulations the terms and conditions of this championship.
2.1. Registrations are made by the National Federation filling the special
registration form and sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2.2. The players are registered and ranked by their FIDE rapid rating. In case
they don’t have then the FIDE Classic or Blitz rating. The tournament will not be
calculated for FIDE rating.
2.3. Entry fees will be paid by National Federation to the ECU Bank account
Bank: Credit Suisse, Postfach 357, CH-6301 Zug
Account number: 1835105-42
Holder: European Chess Union
National Bank Code: 4835
IBAN Code: CH3604835183510542000
2.4. Deadline for registrations is the Friday 4th September 2020
- SYSTEM OF PLAY – ADDITIONAL RULES
3.1 Swiss System 9 rounds, 25min + 5 sec per player. Players from the same federation
and age group shall not be paired together the last round.
3.2 Each of the 8 categories is played individually with medals winners. The best 4
collective results (one player per age category with the highest score per team) decide
the team winners and medalists in open and girls’ section.
3.3 Tiebreaks (for individual & team rankings)
(a) Results of direct encounters between the tied players (If all the tied players have
met each other, the sum of points from these encounters is used. The player with the
highest score is ranked number 1 and so on. If some but not all have played each other,
the player with a score that could not be equaled by any other player (if all such games
had been played) is ranked number 1 and so on.),
(b) Buchholz Cut 1,
(d) The greater number of games played with black,
(e) The Greater number of wins.
3.4 Appeals can be submitted by 15 min after the end of each round by the teams
captains and will be examined only by the end of each day, except otherwise decided
by the Appeals committee. The appeal must be accompanied with a fee of 200 euros
according the article B.11.5 of the ECU Tournament rules.
4.1. All the players compete from the approved tournament halls per country.
Tournament halls selected and installed by federations and local organisers.
Each National federation may select up to 3 venues in 3 different cities which will be
approved by the European Chess Union.
4.2. In exceptional cases of urgent state/local restrictions in cities have been already
selected ECU may except few players from the presence in the playing hall.
4.3. National federation are advised to use cable internet for all players.
4.4. A camera monitoring the playing hall shall be placed in each venue
connected with local Arbiters’ Pc/laptop and central Arbiters Panel.
Local arbiters’ Pc/laptop should be accessible by Chief Arbiter by Remote Control
software. Technical guide will be provided.
4.5. The National health protocols shall be followed in each venue.
4.6. ECU will announce the playing server till end of July.
|Thursday||17-Sep||Technical Meeting||18:00 CEST|
|Friday||18-Sep||Opening Ceremony||14:00 CEST|
|Friday||18-Sep||Rounds 1||15:00 CEST|
|Friday||18-Sep||Rounds 2||17:00 CEST|
|Friday||18-Sep||Rounds 3||19:00 CEST|
- FAIR PLAY RULES
6.1 The playing venues will be observed by local licensed FIDE arbiters. The local
arbiters shall be able to communicate in English language.
6.2 No any electronic device allowed in playing hall, except the player’s PC/Laptop.
6.3 Only Arbiters and players are allowed in playing halls during the rounds.
6.4 Anti-cheating Detection software selected by the ECU
6.5 Players will register and compete with their real names.
6.6 Players have to download and install ZOOM Client for Meetings from the link below:
https://zoom.us/download. Players agree to turn on the „Share my Screen” function
(in ZOOM) during all games. If a player is not logged into ZOOM chat at the
published start time of the match or turns OFF the webcam could result in a loss of
6.7 Streaming from any broadcast platforms including but not limited to Twitch, YouTube
or other international platforms is not permitted from participants during their
6.8 European Chess Union has the right to change the schedule, update the regulations
or decide for any matter that is not mentioned in the current regulations.
6.9 European Chess Union have no any responsibility to technical problems arising to
players during the games but will be able to pair any player for the next round.
6.10 Players may use except the PC/Laptop and classic chess boards during their play
placing only the moves of the game.
- TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
7.1. ECU will appoint the Chief, Deputy Arbiters and one main arbiter per category
(total 8) for the central Arbiter Panel for the tournament days.
7.2 National Chess Federation will appoint the local arbiters in the venues. The costs
for local arbiters are in charge of National federation or/and local organisers.
The local Arbiters refer to the Chief and Deputy Arbiters of the Championship and
are part of the Arbiters team.
7.3 ECU will appoint the 3-members Appeal Committee.
- TITLES – PRIZES – QUALIFIERS
8.1. The first Team in Open Section is the European Online Team Champion 2020
The first Team in Girls Section is the European Online Team Girls Champion 2020.
8.2. The first Team in Open Section and the first Team in Girls section will qualify (free
hotel expenses for the European Youth Team Championship 2021. Team U18 (4
players), U12 (4 players) GU18 (2 players), GU12 (2 players).
8.3. The first 3 Team winners of each section will be awarded with e-medals as all the
players consisting the team.
8.4. The first Winner in each age category (open or girls) is the European Online Youth
Chess Champion 2020 in the respective category
8.5. The first 3 winners of each category will be awarded with e-medals and will consist
the European National Team (24 players) for team matches against the other
continents (Africa, America, Asia).
8.6. The first 6 winners of each category (48 players) will be awarded with a Training Camp
with Top Tainers (two camps U18 and U14). More details will be announced.
8.7. ECU Certificates will be available for all participants