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The NGO "Potez" (hereinafter organiser), Montenegro Chess Federation and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate in the EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP organised in Budva, Montenegro from 28th September (arrival) to 9th October (departure) 2013.

2. Participation

2.1. Each federation can register one (1) player in each of the categories - under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 (boys and girls), with the maximum number of twelve (12) players (“invited players”).

2.2. The players placed 1-3 in the previous European Youth Chess Championship will have the personal right to participate in the tournament in the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category under the condition they have not reached the age of 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 or 18 respectively by January 1st 2013.
This privilege may be exercised once, exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of the qualification.

2.3. In order to ensure proper tournament standards, all invited players and extra players have to register through their national federations before 25 August 2013 (registration deadline). The entry form should be filled in by the national federation on the official website of the championship.

2.4. Each federation can register an unlimited number of extra players.

2.5. According to the ECU Rules (Article 14.5.1) for youth tournaments the players are obliged to stay in one of the official hotels.

Access to playing areas and hotel will be allowed only to people accredited by the organiser.
NOTICE: Taking into consideration the fact that the tournament will be played in a sports hall, presence in the audience during the game is allowed only to persons with official accreditation.

3. Fees

3.1. In accordance with the ECU regulations, the entry fee of 65 EUR is required for each invited player and player with a personal right; and 130 EUR for each extra player (those who play as “open” participants).

3.2. According to the ECU regulations, federations are obliged to make the payment of the ECU fee until the end of the second round.

3.3. The organisation fee of 80 EUR for covering part of accommodation expenses, required for each invited player and player with a personal right must be paid until August 25, 2013.

4. Registration

4.1 Information about the payment and registration will be published on the championship’s website by April 15. The entry form must be filled in by the national federation on the official website of the championship not later than August 25, 2013. This date is the registration deadline. After that, federations will not be able to register or modify any registrations. After this date all the registrations have to be confirmed by the organiser and the ECU.

4.2. Players will not be paired until all their registration details are filled in.

5. Travel details

5.1 Travel expenses for transfers must be paid by all participants as follows:
a) Tivat airport – Budva (20 km) , price 20 Euro, two ways
b) Podgorica airport – Budva, (65 km) price 50 Euro, two ways.

Upon the request, the organiser may provide transfer from Cilipi (Dubrovnik- Croatia) airport and Bar port &railway station.

5.2 These transport services will be available on September 28, 2013 (arrival) and on October 9, 2013 (departure). If it is necessary, the organiser can accept special requests of Federations.
5.3 Players who make private transport arrangements and clearly indicate this in the registration form will be fully responsible for any problems they experience during arrival or departure.

6. Payment

6.1. The ECU fees must be paid until the end of the second round to the account of the European Chess Union:
Bank: Credit Suisse
Postfach 357
CH - 6301 Zug
Account number: 1835105-42
Holder: European Chess Union
National Bank Code: 4835
IBAN Code: CH3604835183510542000

6.2 After the entry form has been filled in on the official website of the championship by the national federation, Proforma invoices for bank payments will be attached in the federation's web control panels for every approved participant. Proforma invoice will contain all the necessary details for the bank payment.

6.3. All bank commissions must be paid by a sender. In case they are not paid, the organiser will provide an invoice which must be paid before the start of the championship.

7. Accommodation and meals
7.1 Accommodation will be provided on the full board basis in tourist place “Slovenska Plaza” (900 rooms) in Budva per person for the period 28.09-09.10 as follows:



Price per night

Slovenska Plaza 4*


47,5 €


49,5 €


69 €

Slovenska Plaza 3+*


46 €


48 €


65 €

Special offers regarding accommodation for the participants will be available on the official website of the tournament.

Considering that the number of both category rooms is limited, the reservation will be done on the 'first come, first served' basis.

7.2 Free accommodation and full board will be provided for invited players and players with personal rights from August 28, (dinner) to October 9 (lunch).

7.3. Chiefs of delegations will have the following discount (regardless of the hotel and room type)
- 25%, if there are at least 15 players participating from their federation
- 50%, if there are at least 25 players participating from their federation
- free accommodation with full board, if there are at least 40 players participating from their federation.

Hotel’s website

7.4 The organiser will accept requests for early arrival or late departure at the prices stated above.

Additional information as well as hotel and room photos are available on the official website of the tournament.

8. Tournament hall

Tournament hall will be ´Mediterranean Sport Center” Budva , situated 500 metres from Slovenska Plaza.

9. Schedule

The start of rounds has been changed due to technical reasons.
Regular rounds in „Mediterranian Sports Centre” will start at 3.30 p.m.
The last round will start at 1.30 p.m.
Regular rounds in the elementary school (Open-8, Girls-8, Open-10) will start at 4.00 p.m. The last round will start at 2.00 p.m.
The time difference between the starts is planned so that parents and accompanying persons who have participants in different halls could accompany both of them to the game.


September 28 th


Arrival of Delegations



8.00  PM

Opening ceremony


September 29 th

11.00 AM

Delegates Meeting



3.30 PM

1 st Round


September 30 th

3.30 PM

2 nd Round


October 1 st

3.30 PM

3 rd Round


October 2 nd

3.30 PM

4 th Round


October 3 rd

3.30 PM

5 th Round


October 4 th

Free day



October 5 th

3.30 PM

6 th Round


October 6 th

3.30 PM

7 th Round


October 7 th

3.30 PM

8 th Round


October 8 th

1.30 PM

9 th Round


October 8 th

8.00 PM

Closing ceremony


October 9 th




Representatives of federations who are not present at the delegates meeting will not be paired according to the decision of the ECU Board.

10. Rules and regulations

The ECU Tournament Rules shall be followed.
The tournament will be played according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for pairings. The time rate will be 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.
Zero-tolerance rule will be applied for each round.
Players may only agree to a draw after the 40th move has been made by Black. Players violating this rule will be forfeited. If a player is offered a draw before the 40th move has been made by Black, he should call an arbiter. His opponent shall be punished for distracting, according to the FIDE Laws of Chess.

11. Arbiters and Appeals committee

The names of the Chief Arbiter and members of the Appeals committee will be published not later than May 1, 2013.

12. Information

The tournament bulletin will be available on the website for all interested persons free of charge.
The tournament website is

13. Information about visas

The federations, players and accompanying people needing visa are requested to contact the organiser until August 1, 2013.

14. Prizes

14.1 The first three players of each group will be awarded with medals. The first five will be awarded with trophies.
14.2 The first five players of each group will be awarded with special awards. The list of awards will be published on the tournament website.
14.3 Each participant will receive an appropriate present.

15. Currency & exchange

The local currency is Euro (€).

16. Tournament office

Participants can get all necessary information on the official tournament website or by mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Contact Person:
MCF Secretary General
Mr. Dejan Milosevic
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
phone: +382 67 546 646




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