Iasi County Chess Association, Romanian Chess Federation, the City Hall of Iasi, and FIDE have the honor to invite all the FIDE Members Chess Federations and eligible players to take part in the FIDE World School Chess Championship 2017 (open and girls, under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 years old) organized in Iasi, Romania, from 21th April (arrival) to 1st May (departure) 2017.

There shall be 6 categories; namely Under-07, Under-09 Under-11, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 with separate events for Open and Girls.

Entitled to participate are players who shall not have reached the age of 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17
before 1 January 2017:-
Under-07: Born on or after 1 January 2010;
Under-09: Born on or after 1 January 2008;
Under-11: Born on or after 1 January 2006;
Under-13: Born on or after 1 January 2004;
Under-15: Born on or after 1 January 2002;
Under-17: Born on or after 1 January 2000.

FIDE World School Chess Championship 2017

FIDE member federations & FIDE-endorsed Chess Academies shall have the right to send as many players as they wish, registered only through the National federation.

At least 3 months (Before 20 January 2017) before the beginning of the Competition, a federation shall register its intention to participate with the Organizer. This is a Preliminary Registration and should indicate the number of players and other participants.

At least 2 months (Before 20 February 2017) before the beginning of the Competition, the participating federation shall submit its Final Registration of participants. The birthdate of each player must be given and must correspond with the birthdate given in his passport or other travel document. All travel documents must also be submitted if visas are required. The Organizer shall not be responsible for late submission and application for visas.


Iasi has a history of over 600 years and it is known as the cultural capital of Romania. Iasi is a city toped on 7 hills – like Rome – with 350 000 inhabitants, situated in the north-east of Romania (400 km from Bucharest). It is a famous academic, cultural, multi-religious and industrial centre and it is located in the area of the well-known churches and monasteries in the northern part of Romania.

Iasi County Chess Association has a wealthy tradition of promoting chess in both national and international plans. They have successfully organized multiple editions of both seniors and juniors National Championships over the time, as well as numerous international tournaments, the most known being the World School Individual Chess Championship 2012 (with a record breaking of 503 players from 36 countries), FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship 2013 and Youth Teams Chess European Championship, in 2011 and 2014.

School Chess Teachers and Trainers Seminars will be held from 24 to 27 April 2017.

Organizer: Iasi County Chess Association
Tournament Director: Eng. Dr. Vasile Manole, President of Iasi County Chess Association,
Iasi, Romania
Tel: 0040-740/277850
E-mail:, official website:

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