1st International Schools Chess Festival in Ploiesti, Romania

1st International Schools Chess Festival in Ploiesti, Romania, announced

ISCU and FIDE, together with the Romanian Chess Federation, Ploiesti municipality and Prahova County Council, Prahova Chess County Association and Romanian Education Ministry, invite schools to participate in the 1st edition of the International Schools Chess Festival.

The event will take place from July 3-9 in the Culture Palace in the city of Ploiesti, Romania.

Any FIDE member federation and any FIDE continental federation can register school teams for the competition. In addition, schools can directly register teams to participate.

Each team representing a school shall consist of four players — 2 boys and 2 girls. Players must have FIDE ID and shall not have reached the age of 12 before January 1, 2023.

The event schedule:

3 July Arrival Day

4 July 10:00 Captains meeting

4 July 15:00 Opening

4 July 15:30 Round I

5 July 10:00 Round 2

5 July 16:00 Round 3

6 July Various activities Free day

7 July 10:00 Round 4

7 July 16:00 Round 5

8 July 10:00 Round 6

8 July 16:00 Round 7

8 July 20:00 Closing ceremony

9 July Departure Day

FIDE established a special award for the competition winner: 1st ranked team will be eligible for a travelling grant and accommodation at the World Schools Team Championship in Kazakhstan, 3-8 August 2023.

Regulations for 1st International Schools Chess Festival

Official website: https://iscu.info/

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