The UAE Chess Federation and Al Ain Chess Club, under the auspices of FIDE, have the honor to invite all FIDE member federations to participate in the World Youth Chess Championships 2013 (Under 8, 10,12, 14, 16 and 18 years old – open and girls) scheduled 17 (arrival) – 29 (departure) December 2013 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds.
The rate of play will be in accordance with the 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.

Every National Federation can register one official player in each category (under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 years old, open and girls). This total of twelve (12) Official Players plus two (one man and one woman) accompanying officials belonging to the national federation are invited by the Organizers.

The players placed 1-3 in the previous World Youth Championships, and the respective Champions of the 2012 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 is met. Such players shall also be classified as Official Players and have to be registered by the national federation.

Other than Official Players, other players shall be classified as Additional Players. All other persons other than players or the Accompanying Official shall be classified as Accompanying Persons. A Federation may register any number of Additional Players and Accompanying Persons but they shall be responsible for their costs. Additional players and accompanying persons must pay 30 Euros per day for meals, transportation and other services.

In order to provide appropriate tournament conditions, the Federations must complete carefully the official online registration form and submit to the organizing committee by 17 October 2013.

The venue is the UAE University in Al Ain, 120 km from Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airports which are hubs of many airlines with regular flights per day from major airports all over the World. There is also an international airport in Al Ain.

The organizers offer full board in the UAE University to the official players and accompanying official(s) for each Federation from 17th December to 29th December. Accommodation will be in the UAE University hostel in Al Ain.

Download full Regulations (PDF)

Al Ain Chess Club Tel +971 3 763 3387 Fax +971 3 763 3362
General Director Dr. Nasser Al Ameri
Deputy Director Tarek Al Taher
UAE Chess Federation Email:
Technical Committee: Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh Tel: +971 55 882 6840 E-mail:

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