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The Government of Turkey and the Turkish Chess Federation (TCF), have the honour to invite all the FIDE member Chess Federations around the world to participate in the World Youth Chess Championship 2007 (under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18 years old - girls and boys) which will take place in Kemer-Antalya, Turkey, between November the 17th, 2007 (arrival) and November the 29th, 2007 (departure).

TCF guarantees that you will participate in one of the most professional competitions in the history of chess for the world youth championships.

TCF aims for record participation in these events. We hope to achieve more than 2.000 players and 1,500 accompanying persons. We are ready to accommodate over 4,500 participants. We want to make a significant impact with global media coverage and special attention to chess.


2.1 All participants including parents, coaches, observers and relatives are obliged to stay in official hotels. Access to playing areas, venues and the hotels will be allowed only to accredited people by the organisation.

2.2 Every Federation can register one invited player in each category (under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 years old, boys and girls), that is a maximum total of twelve (12) guest players that will be hosted by the TCF, plus one trainer for each Federation participating.

2.3 The players placed 1-3 in a previous World Youth Championship, and the champions of Continental Boys (Girls) Under 8, 10, 12,14, 16 and 18 championships, shall have the personal right to participate in the World Youth Championship.

2.4 Any Federation can register additional players as well.

2.5 Inordertoprovideappropriatetournamentconditions,theFederationsmust completecarefullythe official registration form(attached to this file) and sendit back to the organizing committee before September 15th 2007. Any other form will not be accepted.


3.1 In accordance with the FIDE regulations, an entrance fee of 70 € (Euros) is asked for every guest player and must be sent directly to the FIDE by the national Federation before the event.

3.2 In accordance with the FIDE regulations, an entrance fee of 140 € (Euros) is asked for every additional player and must be sent directly to the FIDE by the national Federation before the event.


4.1 The deadline for registration is September 15th 2007. After this date a penalty of 100 € (Euros) for each late registration will be charged to participants. However, organisers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations.

4.2 The registration form must include the FIDE ID, surname, first name, international rating and FIDE title and the passport details of every player and every accompanying person. It must also include the name, details and phone number/ address/ fax/ email of the head of the delegation. An identity photo (2x3 cm) must also be sent for each player (guest, additional or qualified) and each accompanying person by 1st November 2007. The photo can also be taken on arrival at the Hotel at the cost of 3 € (Euros).

4.3 All the travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their Federation. Only member Federations of FIDE are entitled to submit registration forms. Individual applications will not be accepted if the national Federation does not confirm such registration.

4.4 Each player (guest, additional or qualified) and each accompanying person must pay to the organizing committee the amount of 100 € (Euros) at the moment of their registration (before September 15th, 2007). This payment is compulsory and represents a confirmation of participation. This payment includes transportation from and to Antalya Airport, identification badges and organisation cost. 

4.5 Personal rights players, invited players and one coach for each Federation should be advised to the organisers by 15th September 2007. If a person pays deposit and not participate the amount is not refundable. After this date a penalty of 100 € (Euros) for each late registration will be charged to participants. However, organisers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations.

4.6 TRAVEL DETAILS. The venue is the Limra Hotel (*****) in Kemer, Antalya. The venue is 90 km west of Antalya Airport. Antalya is a tourism city very well known, and has a large number of charter flights from main points of Europe. Another way to come to Antalya is via Istanbul. There are daily 20-30 flights connecting Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Antalya Airport. On the following web sites you may get more information for domestic flights in Turkey and you may make online registrations. We propose to our guests to book with Turkish Airlines, and arrive via Istanbul.





4.7 A player registered in a lower category of age due to a mistake in specifying his / her birthday will see his / her registration suspended until rectification.

5.         PAYMENT

5.1      BANK TRANSFERS. When registering, the above mentioned amount of 100 € (Euros) must be transferred to the following account: 

Bank Name:            Turkiye Is Bankasi

Branch Name:           Ankara

Addres:                      Ulus - Ankara

Account Holder:        Turkiye Satranc Federasyonu

IBAN Euro:                TR500006400000242003881023           


All bank commissions should be paid by sender, although even if it is paid by the sender, there is usually a transfer cost on Turkish side (18 € (Euros) for each transfer), this will be charged to sender.

5.2 CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. All payments may also be made through the online secure web site of the TCF by credit card. With this form of payment, the sender does not need to pay any transfer fee. We propose that individuals visit our web site for more details.

5.3 As soon as the payment transfer is confirmed, the organizing committee will send to the respective chess Federation the confirmation of the hotel reservations. Also all confirmed registrations will be declared on the official web site, where Federations may check their participants' situation on a daily basis.

5.4 Players will not be paired until all the payments are effected to the organisers. 


6.1 All inclusive (excluding alcohol) accommodation will be offered in the hotels in Kemer-Antalya booked by the organizing committee. In the hotel there will be free wireless connection in the lobby to all participants.

6.2 We offer all inclusive (excluding alcohol) accommodation to the guest players and to one (1) trainer for each Federation from November the 17th (including dinner) to November the 29th (including breakfast) in double and triple rooms.

6.3 The accommodation charges must be paid in advance. The payment will be done only in Euros.

6.4 If a participating Federation does not send a player in any age category, they may not substitute this for another age category. 

6.5 Accommodation prices. Although the deadline for registration is 15th September 2007, if Federations pay all the cost of accommodation and organisation before the 1st August, they will be given a 5% discount (except organisation fee).

In 5-star hotels: ALL INCLUSIVE

Hotel Limra & Hotel Alinda Beach (see table for discounts being offered)

triple room                 53 €/ day per person, All inclusive (excluding alcohol)

double room              59 €/ day per person, All inclusive (excluding alcohol)

single room               75 €/ day per person, All inclusive (excluding alcohol)

In 4-star hotels :  ALL INCLUSIVE

Hotel Sailors Beach  (see table for discounts being offered)

Four p/r room            45 €/ day per person, All inclusive (excluding alcohol)

Triple room                48 €/ day per person, All inclusive (excluding alcohol)

Double room             52 €/ day per person, All inclusive (excluding alcohol)

Single room              69 €/ day per person, All inclusive (excluding alcohol)

Rooms will be booked on the principle of FCFS (First Come First Served). Early bookings will be given priority with bookings in the Limra Hotel. The longest distance from the hotels to the Limra is 900 metres.


Federations, who pay the total amount of their payments before 1st August 2007, will be given 5% discount in the payment done either by bank transfer or by credit card (except organisation fee!).


The tournament will be played using the Swiss system with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings. The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Official tie-break rules of FIDE will be accepted.


Saturday        17 November                                   Arrival of Delegations

20:00             Opening ceremony

22:00             Technical Meeting

Sunday           18 November            15:00             1st round

Monday          19 November            15:00              2nd round

Tuesday         20 November            15:00              3rd round

Wednesday   21 November            15:00              4th round

Thursday        22 November            10:00              5th round

                                                            16:00              6th round

Friday             23 November                                    Free day

Saturday        24 November            15:00              7th round

Sunday           25 November            15:00              8th round

Monday          26 November            15:00              9th round

Tuesday         27 November            15:00              10th round

Wednesday  28 November             10:00              11th round

18:00             Closing ceremony

Thursday        29 November                                    Departure of Delegations


The Appeals committee will consist of 5 members and two reserves and will be declared after 1st September 2007 following the approval of the FIDE President.

10.      ARBITERS

TCF gives the right to the Continental Presidents (Europe, Americas, Asia, and Africa), to nominate 4 arbiters each. After FIDE's approval of these arbiters, the official nomination will be given for their duty in the World youth chess championships. European arbiters will be paid 500 € as a stipend, and other continents will be paid 750 € stipend. Travel costs are not the responsibility of organisers. There will be other arbiters invited by the organisation.


All journalists who wish to participate in the event may contact the organisers and should be accredited. The press room will have ADSL internet connection as well as other facilities.

12.      STANDS

Anyone who wishes to rent a promotional stand on location should contact the organisers for rental conditions. No one will be allowed any promotional space (except FIDE and ECU) to have a stand for merchandise or other services, without approval of the TCF.


We offer a free round bulletin to each national delegation. Additional bulletins will be sold.


14.1 The Federations or players who need assistance with their visas are asked to contact the Organizing Committee before September 15th 2007.

14.2 The Tournament Director will supply official letters of invitation only after all the payments are effected (registration and accommodation fees for every member of the delegation).


In November, the weather of Antalya is warm and around 20º C, however there may be rain showers during this time. We propose to all participants to have a rain coat and some protective clothing.


The standard voltage in Turkey is 220 Volts.  The plugs used for appliances are twin round plug.


The local currency is the Turkish Lira

1€ (Euro)                               = 1,81 New Turkish Lira  (TLY) (May 2007)

1USD  (American Dollar)    = 1,40 Turkish Lira  (TLY)  (May 2007)

18.      PRIZE FUND

18.1 The best Federation, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive 30 Schach Silver Clocks, 2nd Federation will receive 20 Schach Silver Clocks and the 3rd Federation will receive 10 Schach Silver Clocks. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total points of medallists will be taken for tie-break.

18.2 The champions of each category (12 categories) will receive a Lap Top Computer, dual core. All 2nd places of those categories will receive Ipod Video. Third places will receive a very special magnetic wooden chess set.

18.3 Other special gifts (books or toys) will be given to the 4th, 5th, 6th places.

18.4 Prize Giving Ceremony will be only for the top 6 players of each category, plus the youngest boy and the youngest girl in the tournament. 

18.5 All players and arbiters will be given diplomas for participation.

18.6 Top three places in each tournament will be awarded also with trophies and medals.


The Director of Tournament: Abdurrahman KORAL

Mobile phone  (+90)  533 641 78 67

Fax: (+90)  312 310 96 20

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