FIDE World Cadets Championship 2016
18 – 31 October 2016, Batumi – Georgia

18 – 31 October 2016


1. Invitation
This is the official invitation to all national chess federations of FIDE to participate in the World Cadets Chess Championships 2016. The championships will be held in Batumi (Black see-side). The dates are 18 of October (arrivals) to 31 of October (departures) 2016.

2. Venue & Schedule
The championships will be held in 5***** Batumi hotel “Sheraton Batumi” (built in 2010).

18 – 31 October 2016


Tuesday 18-Oct Arrival Day
Wednesday 19-Oct 10:00 Captain’s Meeting
Wednesday 19-Oct 14:30 Opening Ceremony
Wednesday 19-Oct 15:00 Round 1
Thursday 20-Oct 15:00 Round 2
Friday 21-Oct 15:00 Round 3
Saturday 22-Oct 15:00 Round 4
Sunday 23-Oct 15:00 Round 5
Monday 24-Oct 15:00 Round 6
Tuesday 25-Oct Free Day
Wednesday 26-Oct 15:00 Round 7
Thursday 27-Oct 15:00 Round 8
Friday 28-Oct 15:00 Round 9
Saturday 29-Oct 15:00 Round 10
Sunday 30-Oct 10:00 Round 11
Sunday 30-Oct Closing Ceremony
Monday 31-Oct Departure

3. Participation

INVITED PERSONS – Each federation can register one (1) invited player in each of the categories – under 8, 10, and 12 (boys and girls). The total of six (6) invited players and one accompanying official (captain/trainer with a valid FIDE Trainer license) belonging to the national federation are invited by the Organizers. A player must not have reached his 8th, 10th, 12th birthday, respectively, before January 1st of the year 2016.

PERSONAL RIGHT PLAYERS – The players placed 1-3 in the previous World Youth Championships and respective Champions of the Continental Youth Championships, shall have the personal right to participate in the World Youth Championships of the corresponding age – category or a higher age-category if the age stipulation mentioned above is met. Such players shall also be classified as invited players and have to be registered by the national federation.
 ADDITIONAL PLAYERS AND ACCOMPANING PERSONS – Other than invited players, players shall be classified as Additional players. All persons, besides the players or the Accompanying Officials, shall be classified as Accompanying Persons. A federation may register any number of Additional players and Accompanying Persons but only upon confirmation by the Organizing Committee. The national Federation shall be responsible for the costs of their Additional Players and accompanying persons.
 A player registered in a lower category of age due to a mistake in specifying his/her birthday will have his/her registration suspended until rectification.
 For Security and organizational reasons and in accordance with FIDE tournament regulations all national delegations shall use the official hotel(s) designed by the Organizing Committee. 

4. Registration
 The deadline for the registration is August 18th 2016. Registration prolongation is possible for some federations if special reason is presented.
 After the registration deadline, organizers reserve the right (according to FIDE regulations) to refuse or decline late registrations or if there is availability a penalty of 80 USD for each late registration will be charged to participants.
 After the registration deadline no official players will be accepted and their application will be treated as if they were an additional players.
 Each player (invited, personal or additional) and each accompanying official/person must pay the amount of 100 USD at the moment of their registration before August 18th, 2016. This registration fee is compulsory and represents a confirmation of participation, otherwise a registration will be invalid and will not be accepted. This payment includes transportation from and to Batumi International airport, accreditation, identification, badges and organization costs.
5. Visa Information
 About 90 countries citizens do not need Georgian visas, Including the USA, EU and almost all European countries, former Soviet Union countries including Russia, Israel, Turkey, Republic of South Africa, UAE and many others. They will get free of charge stamp in Batumi or Tbilisi airport.

 The rest of the countries need Georgian visas. 
 The cost of visa is about 20 USD. 
 Those who need visas must submit their data the latest on 18 of August, 2016
 The Organizers will issue invitations only after all pre-payments are made.
6. Travel Information
 The participants of their Federation must pay all the travel expenses.
 The organizer will provide transport services of all participants on October 18th as well as the departure transfer on October 31th.If any delegation arrives one or two days before the competition or leaves later the same service will be provided.
 Travel from Batumi airport (2 ways) to hotels is free of charge.
 Travel price from Kutaisi airport (2 ways) to hotels (120 km) is for each person 50 USD.
 Travel price from Trabzon airport (2 ways) to hotels (160 km) is for each person 70 USD.
 Travel price from Tbilisi airport (2 ways) to hotels (360 km) is for each person 80 USD.
 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.
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7. Hotel and Meals

Free accommodation and full board will be provided for invited players and also for head of delegations from October 18 (dinner) to October 31, 2016 (breakfast).
If a participating Federation does not send a player in any age category, they cannot substitute this for another age category.

8. Technical Regulations

The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will
not be taken into account for pairings. This rate of play will be in accordance with 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. Default time is 15 minutes.

Tie break criteria: a) the games between the tied players (only if all tied have played each other), b) buchholz cut 1, c) buchholz d) the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white), e) the greater number of wins

Chief Arbiter will be announced by 18 of July 2016.

Daily there will be free e-bulletins on the website.

9. Security

All delegations should abide by specific security regulations. The National federation shall be responsible for their delegations including damages to property. The standard voltage is 220.

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