World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad - 2017

Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE)
All India Chess Federation (AICF)
Gujarat State Chess Association (GSCA) Ahmedabad
Sports Authority of India

10th – 19th December, 2017

Karnavati Club, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

FIDE Event code : 163761 / GUJ / 2017



The All India Chess Federation requests all the member Federations of FIDE to take part in the World Youth Under – 16 Chess Olympiad – 2017 to be held in India from 10 to 19 December, 2017.



The Gujarat State Chess Association, an affiliate of the All India Chess Federation will organize the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad-2017 at Karnavati Club, S. G. Highway, Ahmedabad, Gujarat from 10th to 19th December, 2017. The event will be conducted under the auspices of Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) and All India Chess Federation.


Gujarat State Chess Association has the pleasure of inviting your Chess Federation to participate in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad-2017. All the players who shall not have reached the age of 16 by 1st January, 2017 (born 2001 or later) are entitled to participate. Each FIDE member has the right to send one team of 6 members (5 players + 1 official) having free board and lodge from 10th to 19th December. Each team shall comprise 4 players and 1 reserve (one of whom must be a girl playing at least 3 rounds). FIDE member federations have the right to send additional teams fully at their own costs.



Each player, official and accompanying person shall pay 100 Euros registration fee for the event to the bank account listed below. This includes free transportation from and to Ahmedabad airport. FIDE entry fee is 100 Euros for each team and FIDE will charge the participating federations directly through regular invoice. The deadline for entry is 15th November, 2017. All federations are requested to keep this deadline. The organizers may accept late entries only in exceptional cases with 100 Euros extra fee per team to be paid to the organizers account. The participating federations should apply for their registration by e-mail at:



Members of the additional teams and other accompanying persons shall stay at the official hotel only and pay the necessary fee for board & lodge to the organizing Committee as follows:


  • Registration fee : 100 Euros( includes pick and drop from airport to hotel & back )
  • Double occupancy: 55 Euros per person per night full board
  • Single occupancy: 100 Euros per person per night full board



The organizing committee is pleased to announce cash prize of 6400 Euros apart from Trophies and medals as listed below.

  1. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals to the members of first three teams
  2. Cash prizes to the top five teams – 4150 Euros (1250 + 1000 + 800 + 600 + 500)
  3. Board prizes in cash to the top five boards – each board will get 375(150+125+100) Euros.
  4. Three prizes to the top three finishers among girls – 375(150+125+100) Euros.
  5. Team Trophies to the top three teams.



Karnavati Club

  • Address: S. G. Highway, Ahmedabad
  • Just 8 km. distance from the hotel
  • Organizer will provide free transportation between official hotel and the tournament venue



The tournament shall be run on a 9 round Swiss System. Each match between teams will be conducted over 4 boards. The pairings, scoring and tiebreak regulations are in accordance with the Pairing Rules for the Chess Olympiad. The time control: 90 min. for the whole game with 30 sec. increment from the first move.


The scores determining the finishing order are calculated as follows: Each team’s place in the order of classification will be decided by the number of match points it has scored. Winner will get 2 points, a draw will give each team 1 point, and a loss is scored as 0 points.

TB 1: If any teams finish with equal match points, the tie shall be resolved by game points in total.

TB 2:If a tie again results, the scores obtained by the tying teams against each other will decide, i.e. Direct Encounter.

TB 3: If a tie again results, then the sum of Sonnenborn-Berger points will be calculated as follows:

Match points of each opponent multiplied by the number of game points achieved against this opponent;

TB 4: If a tie again results, Buchholz score (sum of match points of the opponents) will be used.



Arrival – December 10, 2017

Opening Ceremony – December 10, 2017 – 18:00

Technical Meeting – December 10, 2017 – 19:00

Round 1 – December 11, 2017 – 14:00

Round 2 – December 12, 2017 – 09:30

Round 3 – December 12, 2017 – 15:30

Round 4 – December 13, 2017 – 15:30

Round 5 – December 14, 2017 – 15:30

Free Day – December 15, 2017

Round 6 – December 16, 2017 – 09:30

Round 7 – December 16, 2017 – 15:30

Round 8 – December 17, 2017 – 15:30

Round 9 – December 18, 2017 – 09:30

Closing Ceremony – December 18, 2017 – 17:00

Departure – December 19, 2017



The organizer will provide necessary help to all federations requiring visas to enter Gujarat, India.


General FIDE rules are applied in all other details not specified in this document.


All payments (except above mentioned FIDE entry fee) must be paid to the organizer by bank transfer to the following account:

Bank Bank of Baroda
Branch Dariapur Branch
Address Dariapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Account Name Gujarat State Chess Association
Account No. 3230100024766


The foreign bank commissions must be paid by the sender. All payments must be made in full before the start of the first round. Teams who have not made their payments will not be paired.


Gujarat State Chess Association

Mr Ankit Dalal – +91 78788 60008
Mr Amit Parikh – +91 98980 87374

Official website: