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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gibraltar Chess for Juniors U-12, U-16: International Event from Aug 15

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Hi everyone,

A nice chess tournament is coming up for juniors in Gibraltar - yes, which has already created a chess reputation with the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Open held annually.

Categories: Under 16 years and under 12 years.

Competitors arrive on 15 August and depart 20 August (five nights' stay). The event will be run under the auspices of the English Chess Federation. The prize fund total is £10,000.There are two main categories: a) open to competitors aged under 16 on 1 January 2013 (i.e. born in 1997 or later); b) open to competitors aged under 12 on 1 January 2013 (i.e. born in 2001 or later).

Maximum FIDE elo rating 2300 on May 1st 2013.The venue is the Caleta Hotel and follows the successful pattern of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. 

Only 120 places available!

Time control:
All moves in 1 hr 50 minutes plus 10 seconds per move.
Default time: 30 minutes

Entry Fee: Included in The Caleta Hotel Package. For non-residents £65 (this includes entry fees, General Manager’s Reception, master classes, coaching and simultaneous, rock tour, dolphin safari and gala dinner and prize giving).

Rating Opportunities: The event will be FIDE rated for under 16’s and under 12’s (depending on numbers) and according to FIDE regulations

I would recommend it to any chess parent" - Malcolm Pein, Chief Executive, Chess in Schools and Communities.

“The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, now in its 11th year, is often referred to as the Best Open Chess Tournament in the World. What we are doing with the Junior Chess Tournament, in partnership with the Government of Gibraltar, is seeking to extend that success to involve and engage with younger chess players from across the world, and in the time that we have been involved we have witnessed a revived interest in the playing of chess in Gibraltar amongst our young people.” – Albert Isola, trustee, Kusuma Trust.

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