World Youth Chess Championships 2011

17-27th November in Caldas Novas-Goiás, Brazil

Caldas Novas

The Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX), the WYCC 2011 Organising Committee and companies participating, have the honour to invite all the FIDE member Chess Federations around the world to participate in the World Youth Chess Championship 2011 (under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18 years old – open and girls) which will take place in Caldas Novas-Goiás, Brazil, between November the 17th, 2011 (arrival) and November the 27th, 2011 (departure).

Each Federation can register one invited player in each category, that is a maximum total of twelve (12) guest players that will be hosted by the Organizers, plus one trainer for each Federation participating. The players placed 1-3 in a previous World Youth Championship, and the champions of Continental Open (Girls) Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 championships, shall have the personal right to participate in the World Youth Championship.

Any Federation can register additional players as well. In order to provide appropriate tournament conditions, the Federations must complete carefully the official registration form and send it back to the organizing committee by 25th August 2011. Any other form will not be accepted.

In accordance with the FIDE regulations, an entrance fee of 70 € (Euros) is asked for every guest player (mentioned in 2.2 and 2.3 above) and must be sent directly to FIDE by the national Federation before the event. In accordance with the FIDE regulations, an entrance fee of 140 € (Euros) is asked for every additional player and must be sent directly to FIDE by the national Federation before the event.

The deadline for registration is 25 August 2011. After this date a penalty of 100 € (Euros) for each late registration will be charged to participants till 1st November 2011 latest. After this date, organisers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations or charge higher hotel costs for participants.

The venue is the Convention Center of the Thermas Caldas Novas in Caldas Novas, Goiás. The venue is 160 km west of Goiania Airport. Goiania is the capital of the province of Goiás and has a large number of flights from main points of Brazil. Another way to come to Caldas Novas is by Charters Flight. The city of Caldas Novas has one airport but only for charters and might have Charters at reasonable cost from São Paulo and/or Rio the Janeiro (the main International air Hubs) if there is enough people who apply.

More information on the official website

Caldas Novas is one of the largest hydrothermal resorts in the world with natural hot water. Another attraction of Caldas Novas is Ecotourism, since the city is located near the Corumbá River and the Serra de Caldas where there is a natural park – Parque Estadual de Caldas Novas. In the surrounding area there is a lake – Lago de Piratininga – with boiling water; a reservoir called Lago de Corumbá of 64 square kilometers; and another river – the Rio Quente – which has natural warm water.

In Caldas Novas there are 86 active wells, pumping an average of 1,200 m³ an hour, in a period of 14 daily hours. The temperature of the water varies between 34 and 57 °C.

World Youth Chess Championships sets record

All information from Porto Carras, games start on October 20th

World Youth Chess Championships 2010 will take place in Porto Carras, Greece, from 19th to 31st October. The competition will be the largest FIDE event of all times. A new record of participation is ready to be set with over 1400 participants from over 80 countries!

Round 1 is on October 20th at 16:00 local time (15:00 CEST, 11:00 GMT). The opening ceremony is right before the round.

Official website / First photo report / Live games / About Porto Carras

Conference Hall


Open section U8

Girls Section U8

Open section U10

Girls Section U10

Open section U12

Girls Section U12

Open section U14

Girls Section U14

Open section U16

Girls Section U16

Open section U18

Girls Section U18

Porto Carras Marina
Hotel Meliton
Playing hall&marina

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