International Children and Youth Chess Festival

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This year, Latvian Chess Federation kicks off the International Children and Youth Chess Festival "Rudaga - Kaissa 2021 Online" which will be held from July 23-24.
The event is organized by the non-governmental organization "Rudaga Plus", Latvian Chess Federation, and is endorsed by FIDE.

The Regulations for the tournament can be found Here

The registration fee for participation in the tournament is 10 EUROS. Players from around the world are invited and shall send the completed registration form by July 21, 2021.


The time control for both stages will be 5 minutes + 3 seconds increment starting from the first move. The tournaments will be played on Chess.com.

The tournament will consist of two stages: Qualifier Stage and Final stage.

Dates/Times:

Qualifier A*: U12 and U16 (Open and Girls play together)
- Friday, July 23
- 11:00 CET, Rounds 1-11

Qualifier B*: U12 and U16 (Open and Girls play together)
- Friday, July 23
- 17:00 CET, Rounds 1-11


From each Qualifier event, top 8 Players per category (Top 8 Open and Top 8 girls) will be qualified to the final stages.
* All players can play in one or both qualifier tournaments based on their age group. In the qualifier stage, all rounds will be played immediately after the end of the previous round.

Final Stage: U12 Open and Girls
- Sat, July 24
- Knockout

Final Stage: U16 Open and Girls
- Sat, July 24
- Knockout


Platform: chess.com
- All players shall join to the tournament club on the chess.com platform: https://www.chess.com/club/rudaga-kaissa-2021-online



Prizes
- All tournament participants will receive electronic certificates of participation.
a. Winners and awardees (1-3 places) will receive electronic diplomas.
b. The winner of the tournament in open and girls’ sections in each category (U-12, U16) receives Accreditation for the World Chess Olympiad 2022, an entrance ticket for the Opening Ceremony.

Players taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the category U-12 (open & girls) will be awarded a free online 1.5-hour group lecture with Antoaneta Stefanova – Women's World Champion (2004-2006).

Players taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the category U-16 (open & girls) will be awarded a free online 1.5-hour group lecture with Ruslan Ponomariov – FIDE World Champion (FIDE World Chess Championship 2002).


More details are on the FIDE website.




Regards,
Christina
CFC Youth Coordinator
cfcyouthchess@gmail.com