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12th – 27th September 2013

Hatay, Türkiye


Categories for Boys (Open) & Girls under 20


1. Invitation / Dates

This is the official invitation to all national chess federations for participation in the FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2013 (for boys & girls under 20) which will be held in Hatay, Türkiye from 12th September (arrival) to 27th September (departure) 2013.


2. Participation

2.1 Each National Federation can enter one (1) player born on or after 1st January 1993 in each of the boys (open) and girl categories, totalling a maximum of two (2) invited players.

2.2 Players with a personal right, according to FIDE rules, will also be accepted as invited players;

Subject to age, entitled to participate are: 

a.      The top 3 players of the previous edition.

b.      The Continental Junior Champions of the year preceding this edition.

c.       The top 6 (4 for Girls) Junior U20 players from the FIDE Rating List as of January 1st of the current year. 

d.      World Youth U18 and U16 champions of the year preceding this edition.

2.3 Additional (extra) players can also be registered.

2.4 In order to ensure proper tournament standards, all invited players and all additional (extra) players must submit their registrations through their national federations until 12th July 2013 (registration deadline).


3. FIDE Entry Fee

3.1 In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of 70 € (euros) is required for each invited player. This amount must be sent directly to FIDE by their National Federation before the event.

3.2 In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of 140 € (euros) is required for each additional (extra) player. This amount must also be sent directly to FIDE by their National Federation before the event.


4. Registration and Travel Conditions

4.1 Entry forms must be filled from the National Federations and returned to the Organising Committee no later than 12th July 2013. This date is the registration deadline. All federations must use the official registration form provided by the organisers.

4.2 The complete registration form must include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and title, and passport number of each player and each accompanying person. It must also include the name and telephone/e-mail/fax number of the person in charge of the Federation.

4.3 All travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their National Federation. Bus transfer from the airport of Hatay to official hotels on arrival/departure dates (12th and 27th September) will be provided by the organisers.

4.4 Every player (invited, additional or by personal right) and every accompanying person has to pay an organising fee of 100€ (euros) at the moment of their registration (until 12th July 2013). This obligatory payment includes round trip airport transfer, accreditation for access to the tournament hall and its prepayment represents a confirmation of participation.


5. Hotel Accommodation - Playing Hall

5.1 Full board accommodation will be offered in the 4* stars hotels in Hatay booked by the organizing committee. In the hotels there will be free wireless connection to all participants.

5.2 Free accommodation and full board will be provided to the invited players from the 12th of September (lunch) to the 27th of September (breakfast). Invited participants will be accommodated in double and/or triple rooms in the official hotels.

5.3 Every participant accepted as additional (extra) player and all accompanying persons have to make their registration and bookings through the official registration form provided by the Organising Committee.

5.4 Hotel payments for all extra players and accompanying persons must be made 50% by the registration deadline of 12th July and the rest 50% should be before or after arrival and settlement. All payments must be made in euros (€). No future payments of hotel bills will be accepted.

5.5 Lodging for additional extra players and accompanying persons will cost (upon availability):


4*stars hotels: Büyük Antakya Hotel, Narin Hotel, Anemon Hotel, Saadet Grand Hotel


a.      Single room     : 1335,00 € Euros       (15 days x 89 € Euros per person full board - 3 meals daily included)

b.      Double room   : 885,00 € Euros         (15 days x 59 € Euros per person full board - 3 meals daily included)

c.       Triple room     : 810,00 € Euros         (15 days x 54 € Euros per person full board - 3 meals daily included)


5.6 If the invited players request to upgrade his/her room to single room he/she shall pay 30 € Euros per day. 

5.7 Rooms will be booked on the principle of FCFS (First Come First Served).  All Participants are obliged to stay in official hotels and bookings must be via Turkish Chess Federation.

5.8 Playing hall will be in the city center. There will be scheduled bus transfer from all official hotels to playing hall and back.


6. Payment

6.1 At the time of registration till 12th July 2013 the amount of 100 € Euros(organising fee) and the above mentioned accommodation payment must be transferred, all bank commissions should be paid by sender, to the following account: 


Bank Name

Turkiye Is Bankasi

Branch Name




Account Holder

Turkiye Satranc Federasyonu

IBAN Euro (€)





6.2 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.

6.3 Players will not be paired until all payments of their federation have been fulfilled.


7. Playing Schedule





Arrival of Delegations

12th September 2013

Technical Meeting


12th September 2013

Opening Ceremony


13th September 2013

Round 1


13th September 2013

Round 2


14th September 2013

Round 3


15th September 2013

Round 4


16th September 2013

Round 5


17th September 2013

Round 6


18th September 2013

Round 7


19th September 2013

Free Day

20th September 2013

Round 8


21th September 2013

Round 9


22nd September 2013

Round 10


23rd September 2013

Round 11


24th September 2013

Round 12


25th September 2013

Round 13


26th September 2013

Closing Ceremony


26th September 2013

Departure of Delegations

27th September 2013

8. Rules and Regulations

8.1 The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 13 rounds. Only FIDE ratings will be used for the pairings.

8.2 The FIDE time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the the 1st move.

8.3 No draw offers are allowed before move 30. All other regulations apply as per FIDE Handbook, including zero default time (article 6.6.a of the Laws of Chess).

8.4 Tie-breaks: after eliminating the lowest rated opponent, the sum of the player’s opponent ratings. The highest total wins. If still tied, elimination of the rating of the next lowest rated opponent(s) until a decision is possible.

8.5 The winner of the 2013 World Junior Championship u20 (open/boys) receives the GM title. He also qualifies to the World Cup 2015, part of the World Championship Cycle 2014-2016.

8.6 The winner of the 2013 World Girl Junior Championship u20 receives the WGM title. She also qualifies to the World Women’s Championship 2014.

8.7 The silver and bronze medalists of both categories (open/boys u20 and girls u20) receive the IM and WIM titles respectively.

8.8 GM and IM norms are also possible for the other players based on their performance and their opponent’s titles/ratings as per FIDE Handbook requirements.

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

8.10 Top three places in every category will be awarded with trophies and medals.


9. Appeals & Appeals Committee

9.1 Protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter or his assistants must be submitted in written form to the Chairman of the appeals committee within 30 minutes after completion of the playing session. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 100 € as a deposit from the signatory. The deposit must be handed to the Chairman of the appeals committee. If the appeal is granted, the sum shall be returned immediately. If the appeal is refused, the deposit is forfeited to the FIDE.

9.2 Appeals Committee will be announced later.


10. FIDE Technical Officials

10.1 The Chief Arbiter will be IA Mr.Tugan Unal (Turkey)

10.2 FIDE Technical Delegate will be announced later.


11. Visas

11.1 . All participants applying for a visa must sent the copy of the passport (the pages with the photograph and main data) and a confirmation from their Chess Federation before 12th July 2013.

11.2 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).


12. Weather Conditions

12.1 In September, the weather of Hatay is clement and around 25 ºC.


13. Electricity

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


14. Currency & Exchange

14.1 The local currency is the Turkish Lira(TL). At the time of publication exchange rates are:

 1€EUR = 2.3403 TL Turkish Lira (May 2013)

 1$USD = 1.7915 TL Turkish Lira (May 2013)


15. Contact Information

2013 World Junior Chess Championship Organising Committee

Tournament Director : IO Mr. Yasin Emrah Yagiz

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