The list of the participants of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016 that will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk from September’20 till October’04 was published on September’07.
The registration campaign has started in April. During this period the organizing committee of the event has received applications from 412 players. More than that, 267 accompanying persons will also visit the capital of the region.
191 girls and 221 boys representing 62 countries will participate in the world championships. The players will come to Khanty-Mansiysk from Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chili, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Chinese Taipei, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Namibia, Poland, Puerto-Rico, Romania, South Africa, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Sri-Lanka, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, the USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Egypt, Kenya, Peru and the Republic of Madagascar.
The biggest delegation has 59 participants and represents Russia. The smallest – having only 1 player – will come to Khanty-Mansiysk from Luxembourg, the Republic of Madagascar, Malaysia, Montenegro and Puerto-Rico.
The youngest player of the championships will be Georgy Ryabov of Russia, who is just 9 years old. The oldest participant is Min Wu from Austria. This January she turned 18.
The full list of participants could be found here.
Players will compete in 3 age categories: under 14, 16 and 18 years old. The winners will be defined in open and girls sections. The open section can include both boys and girls while in the other one only girls will be playing. It is worth noting that the championship is a swiss-system tournament with 11 rounds.
It is to be reminded that, the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016 will be held in Ugra Tennis Center that has previously hosted other world-class chess tournaments. Thus, in 2010 it was the venue of ХХХIХ Chess Olympiad.
- Title: FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016
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- Date: 22-09-2016 2:05 PM