Turkish Cadet and Youth Championships Breaks a New Record
2017 Turkish Cadet, Youth and Senior Chess Championships simultaneously started on 22 January 2016 in Antalya. The Championships are hosting over 2.500 players and more than 6000 people in total (players, parents, arbiters, trainers and officials) from all 81 provinces of Turkey making this event yet another record breaker: the largest chess event in Turkey and even one of the biggest in the world. Turkish Cadet and Youth Championships have a special format, which contains separate tournaments for all age groups from U7 to U18, adding up to 24 different tournaments in total at the same time.
The organization also attracted a great attention from Turkish media.