Turkish Youth Chess Championships 2011
Report by Anastasiya Karlovich

The 2011 Turkish Youth Chess Championships took place in Istanbul from July 23rd till July 28th. The tournaments were played under the Swiss system, 7 rounds, U-13 till U-18 age categories among boys and girls.

Last year 916 players participated in the Youth Chess Championship in all categories (U8-U18). This year the TCF decided to arrange two different events for different age groups in order to give a chance for all comers to participate there.

The first branch of the championship in U7-U12 age categories was held in Kemer (Antaliya) on February and had more than 1000 participants. The U13-U18 Championships gathered 380 players.

The TCF made a decision to arrange six different categories: U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18 age groups. The players who are the best in their age group have earned the right to participate in the World Youth Championships U-14, U-16 and U-18. The tournament was supported by Turkish Is Bank and Darussafaka Association.

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