Rudaga — Kaissa 2021

Latvia to stage the International Children and Youth Chess Festival «Rudaga — Kaissa 2021»

The FIDE Endorsed International Children and Youth Chess Festival «Rudaga — Kaissa 2021» will be held from 23 July to 1 August 2021 in Jūrmala, Latvia.

The event is organized by the non-governmental organization «Rudaga Plus» and supported by FIDE, Latvian Chess Federation, Jurmala City Council, Children and Youth School of Education and Creativity “Rudaga” (Jurmala, Latvia), chess club “KAISSA” (Riga, Latvia), and Semarah Hotel “Lielupe” (Jurmala, Latvia).

The festival includes three tournaments with three different time controls – Rapid (7 rounds held on July 24 and 25), Standard (Swiss System, 7 rounds held on July 26 – July 28 and July 30 — August 01) and Blitz (9 rounds, July 29). During «Rudaga — Kaissa 2021» festival creative and intellectual workshops, children friendship tournaments, master classes, simuls, a dedicated photo-corner and other entertainment activities will be organised.

All participants of the event must be born in 2001 or later and have FIDE IDs (except rapid tournament players born in the year 2013 and younger).

The registration fees for participation are 15 EUR for Blitz tournament, 25 EUR for Rapid tournament and 35 EUR for Standard tournament. Children with special needs and orphans are exempt from the fee.

In addition to standard prizes — commemorative cups, diplomas, medals and memorable gifts — the winner of the Standard tournament among boys and girls will receive accreditation for the World Chess Olympiad 2022, an entrance ticket for the Opening Ceremony and accommodation for two nights in the official hotel of the Olympiad.

Participation in the tournament is confirmed by an invitation sent by the Organizer, based on received applications, lists of participants and payment of the registration fee. Applications for participation are accepted until July 20, 2021 (if you need a visa, applications are accepted until July 10, 2021).

Application forms:

Registration for the Standard tournament:

Registration for the Rapid tournament:

Registration for the Blitz tournament:

Tournament Regulations (pdf)

Organizer’s contacts:

Tournament Director: Inessa Testelecs, +371 29236910,

Chief Arbiter: Natalia Popova, International Arbiter Category D, Belarus,