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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

European Schools Chess Begins June 12 in Greece

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Hi everyone,

More chess for children and that's a great thing. The European School Chess Championship for 2012 is all set to take place in Kallithea-Halkidiki, Greece at the Athos Palace five-start hotel. The hotel chain is more than 30 years old in the tourism sector. The venue is 80 km (an hour drive) south from the international airport of Thessaloniki.

The event consists of 8 age group tournaments (Open U7, Open U9, Girls U9 Open U11, Boys and Girls U13, Open U15, Open U17).

The first winner in each open age category will be the European School Champion for 2012 and the first girl in each girl age category will be the European Girl School Champion for 2012.

Official site

The games will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, FIDE rated. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for the pairings.

Rate of play will be according to FIDE regulations 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the Game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. Communication between players (draw offer) is forbidden until the 40th move has been played.

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