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28 August - 06 September 2012 Istanbul, Türkiye (Turkey) 

The Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) will organise the above-mentioned event in Istanbul,  Turkey from 28 August (Arrival) to 06 September (Departure) 2012. The Olympiad will be  conducted under the auspices of Fédération Internationale Des Échecs (FIDE). World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad shall be realized in the same time and same place with 40th Chess Olympiad (Yesilköy, Istanbul-IFM hall 11).

The Turkish Chess Federation has the pleasure of inviting your Chess Federation to participate in the World Youth Under-16 Olympiad under the terms are stated below.
  1. All chess players who shall not have reached the age of 16 on January 1st of the year in which the Competition is held are eligible to participate(birth date 1996 and after).
  2. Each FIDE member federation shall have the right to send one team.
  3. FIDE member federations have the right to send additional teams to U16 Olympiad; however, Organizers can not guarantee enough lodging reservations for the additional teams because of accommodation intensity during the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. Please keep contact with Tournament Director about available accommodation conditions.
  4. Each team shall comprise 4 players and 1 reserve and 1 captain (or Manager, Trainer).
  5. FIDE entry fee is 100€ for each team and should be paid before the first round.
  6. The participating Federations should make their applications via the “registration form” to Tournament Director until 15 August 2012. (please check article 10)
  7. The applications sent after the application deadline shall be charged by 100€ compensation. However, Organisers have a right  to refuse late entries.
TCF will provide free board and lodging for a team of 4 players and 1 reserve and  1 captain (or Manager, Trainer) free for nine days, for the applications came till 15 August 2012. The participating Federation shall be charged for the additional persons(trainer, parents..), € 45 per day inclusive of 3 meals. There is no any  chance to provide single and double rooms. Please take under consideration that all participants must stay in official student dorm. All participants will stay in student dorm and anyone who participates in the  tournament will not be allowed for security reasons to stay somewhere else. Invited players will stay in triple, quadruple, quinted, senary and septet rooms. Registrations will be valid by sending 100 € organization fee  in advance. Following accounts must be used and money should be transferred to Turkish Chess Federation till deadline. Registrations will not be valid without money transfer!
Bank Name        : Turkiye Is Bankasi
Branch Name    : Ankara
Address               : Fevzipasa Mah. Sehit Yasar Akansel Sok. No:3 Kat:6 Ulus - Ankara /TURKEY
Account Holder : Turkiye Satranc Federasyonu 
IBAN USD           : TR610006400000242003881019 USD Account Number: 4200-3881019 
IBAN Euro           : TR500006400000242003881023 Euro Account Number: 4200-3881023 
The tournament shall be run on a 10 Round Swiss. 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 is 90 minutes with 30 seconds increments per move starting from first move.
6. PRIZES:  
  1. The members of the top three teams shall be awarded by medals(Gold, Silver & Bronze). 
  2. The members of the top five teams shall receive special gifts. 
  3. All players shall have a Certificate Of Participation. 
     iv.            Individual Board Prizes: Players assigned to the same board number in their respective team lists shall be in competition with each other for an individual board prize.


28 August 2012 Tuesday

Technical Meeting

29 August Wednesday


Opening Ceremony


Round 1


Round 2

30 August Thursday


Round 3


Round 4

31 August Friday


Round 5

01 September Saturday

Round 6 16:30
                    FREE DAY                             02 September Sunday


Round 7

03 September Monday


Round 8 16:30

Round 9

04 September Tuesday


Round 10

05 September Wednesday


Closing Ceremony



06 September 2012 Thursday


There are two international airport in Istanbul; the “Atatürk Airport” (IST) in European side and the “Sabiha Gökçen Airport” (SAW) in Asian side. International flights are mostly Atatürk Airport connected. Please check flights on : 
If you ask to transfer from airports to Florya student dorm please make an official request to the Accommodation Director.
Istanbul Atatürk Airport approximately 10 km to Florya student dorm. Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport approximately 65 km to student dorm.

İstanbul Atatürk Airport – Florya Student Dorm : 40 Euros per person (by bus-
for two direction)
İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport – Student Dorm: 100 Euros per person (by bus- for two direction)

*Transfer fee is payable via bank transfer and also you can pay it upon arrival(cash).

09.       VISAS: 
Countries that require visas for Turkey are requested to apply for visas at their respective  Turkish Republic Embassy. TCF will send invitation to all participants eligible for Tournament.
Please check your visa informations from Ministry of Foreign Affairs official site below;

10.          COMMUNICATION & INFO:

The Tournament web site is :  http://wyco2012.tsf.org.tr/

The Tournament Director : Oguz Taymaz

The Accommadition Director : Sinem Özcan

E-mail : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phone :(+90) 312 309 75 94

Fax : (+90) 312 310 96 20

Mobile : (+90) 0530 640 05 49

i. All kind of payments must be completed before the start of the first round. The players who did not make their payment will not be paired.
ii. Registration forms may be provided from Tournament website (or fromTournament Director upon a request).
iii. Florya Besyol Student Dorm

Address: Beşyol Ward, Karadeniz Street No:23 Küçükçekmece – İstanbul

Phone: +90 0212 541 57 23 – 24

iv. Participants should bring some personal care stuff something like that towel, slipper etc...

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