23rd European Youth Championship Tallinn – Estonia, 1st – 9th August 2023
1. General Information
Under the auspices of the European Draughts Confederation (EDC), Estonian Draughts Federation (EDF) will organize the 23rd European Youth Championship.
1.1 The championship will be held from the 1st to the 9th of August 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia.
1.2 Address: Männiku tee 89-1, 11213 Tallinn ESTONIA https://dzingel.ee/en/home/
1.3 There will be 8 separate groups:
a) Juniors-Boys – boys born 1st of January 2004 or later;
b) Juniors-Girls – girls born 1st of January 2004 or later;
c) Cadets-Boys – boys born 1st of January 2007 or later;
d) Cadets-Girls – girls born 1st of January 2007 or later;
e) Mini cadets-Boys – boys born 1st of January 2010 or later;
f) Mini cadets-Girls – girls born 1st of January 2010 or later;
g) Hopes-Boys – boys born 1st of January 2013 or later;
h) Hopes-Girls – girls born 1st of January 2013 or later.
The competition includes classic, rapid, blitz, tournaments for each of the 8 groups.
|31.07.2023||Arrival Day||21:00||Briefing for coaches|
|01.08.2023||11:00||Opening Ceremony||15:00||Round 1|
|02.08.2023||9:00||Round 2||15:00||Round 3|
|03.08.2023||9:00||Round 4||15:00||Blitz tournament for coaches (adults only)|
|04.08.2023||9:00||Round 5||15:00||Round 6|
|05.08.2023||9:00||Round 7||15:00||EDC General Assembly|
|06.08.2023||9:00||Round 8||15:00||Coaches’ seminar|
3.1 Registrations to be done by the national federations. Only the members of the national federations affiliated to the FMJD can participate. The players must have the citizenship of the Federation they represent or be members of this federation according to FMJD rules. EDC has the right to invite some players from new countries (never been members of FMJD). The maximum number of participants per federation in each group is four (4).
3.2 Applications (only from national federations) should be sent by e-mail to EDC (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) before June 1st and contain the list of players in order of tournaments with full name, surname, date of birth, also the name of the official representative of national federation on the Championship by using only the Excel file in attachment.
In case of any problems, the national federation should contact Johan Demasure, EDC tournament director directly by mail on email@example.com
4. Financial conditions
4.1 Classic Championships: 40 € (per player).
4.2 Blitz Championships: 10 € (per player).
4.3 Rapid Championships: 10 € (per player).
4.4 Subscription fees must be paid before the beginning of the Championship. There are two possibilities to pay inscription fees.
In case of bank transfer, money has to be transferred to the account of the EDC in the period from 1 to 20 of July 2023.
Otherwise, subscription fees have to be paid in cash not later than July 31 (for participation in Rapid Championship – not later than August, 7; for participation in Blitz Championship – not later than August, 8) and it has to be agreed in advance with EDC by email.
Bank account named to: European Draughts Confederation
BANK: Intesa Sanpaolo
(Notice that this is a new bank account for EDC. Please, do not transfer money to EDC previous account, FMJD standard account or by FMJD payment system.)
5.1 Venue: Hotel Dzingel, Männiku tee 89-1, 11213 Tallinn ESTONIA https://dzingel.ee/en/home/
5.2 Arrival Day: 31st July; Departure Day: August 10th (Check out before 12.00).
5.3 Hotel charges (with breakfast/dinner/supper): 400€ per person (40 € for one night) for players and 500€ (50€ for one night) per person for accompanying persons in triple rooms.
5.4 Single and double rooms and higher quality rooms are available for extra charges. Prices are as follows:
- Single budget room – 70€ per room for one night including 3 meals per day.
- Double budget room – 105€ per room for one night including 3 meals per day for two persons.
- Double standard room – 115€ per room for one night including 3 meals per day for two persons.
- Room for 4 persons – 200€ per room for one night including 3 meals per day for four persons.
- Family room for 5 persons – 250€ per room for one night including 3 meals per day for five persons.
5.5 If there are 1 or 2 players in the same group from the same federation – every one of them must pay.
5.6 If there are 3 players in the same group from the same federation, one place has the right for a free hospitality (paid by organizers). If this one player wants to live in a different room than the one mentioned in point 5.3, €40 per night must be deducted from the price of the rooms mentioned in point 5.4.
5.7 If there are 4 players in the same age group from the same federation, every of them must pay.
5.8 If the federation did not get free places on the condition above – then one player from the whole delegation will have free hospitality. So at least one competitor from each federation will receive a free hotel.
5.9 Payment in cash is also possible directly to organizers, but it costs 10€ extra per person and it must be agreed in advance with EDC by email.
5.10 Accommodations must be paid by bank transfer in the period from 1 to 20 of July 2023 or in cash before the opening ceremony. In the case of cash payment for the whole national delegation (including accompanying persons) must be done in one payment.
Cash payments for accommodation should be notified to the organizer not later than 20th of July.
5.11 Accommodation is only possible in the hotel, provided by organizers. Entry to the playing venue in classic tournament is not possible for those who live in other places. Players who participate only in Blitz and Rapid tournaments may live elsewhere but must pay 15€ for lunch in one tournament.
5.12 Bank Account Estonian Draughts Federation
Name: Eesti Kabeliit
A transfer service can be arranged for extra charge only for participants and accompanying persons who request it by contacting the Organizers. Price for the transfer is 5€ per person.
Public transportation and taxis are available. Please see https://www.tallinn-airport.ee/en/transport/leaving-the-airport/
7.1 Medals for the first three places in each tournament (Classic, Rapid and Blitz)
7.2 Cups for the first three places in each tournament (Classic, Rapid and Blitz)
7.3 Diplomas for the first three places in each tournament (Classic, Rapid and Blitz).
7.4 Cups for medalists in the National teams’ classifications (including Rapid and Blitz)
8. Tournament information
8.1 A Jury d’Appel (appeal board) will be nominated by the EDC President and announced to all before the 1st round.
8.2 Before the beginning of the Championship (at the July 31 evening), a preliminary meeting will be held by the Main Referee who will expound the present regulations to players, official representatives, coaches, and the press.
8.3 Depending on the Main Referee decision Swiss or round robin tournaments will be played. In case of unequal number of participants in some tournaments, other tournaments’ systems can be used according to the Main Referee decision in consultation with EDC official representatives.
8.4 Time control in classic tournament is 80’ + 1’ per move (Fisher system).
8.5 Final places are determined according to FMJD rules applying to the corresponding tournaments system. Barrages should not be played. Only in case of all criteria of challengers for champion’s title will be an equal, barrage should be played (2 games with the time control 5’ + 3” per move (Fisher system) and if champion will not be specified, then – games with time control 3’ + 2” per move till the first winning). Details will be announced by the Main Referee after the consultations with EDC official representatives.
8.5 On 8th of August the European Youth Rapid Championship will be played. There is no limit to the number of players from one federation. European Youth Rapid Championship will be played with the time control 15’ + 5” per move (Fisher system). Details will be announced by the Main Referee after the consultations with EDC official representatives.
8.6 On 9th of August the European Youth Blitz Championship will be played. There is no limit to the number of players from one federation. European Youth Blitz Championship will be played with the time control 5’ + 3” per move (Fisher system). Details will be announced by the Main Referee after the consultations with EDC official representatives.
9. National teams
9.1 National teams’ results are determined based on individual results of players who represent this national federation. Not more than 3 players’ results (according to applications given by national federations official representatives before the beginning of the Championship) can be counted.
9.2 1st place give to the national team 70 points, 2nd place – 50 points, 3rd place – 40 points, 4th place – 30 points, 5th place – 20 points, 6th place – 10 points, 9th place – 7 points, 12th place – 4 points, 14th place – 2 points, 7th place – 9 points, 8th place – 8 points, 10th place – 6 points, 11th place – 5 points, 13th place – 3 points, 15th and so on until the last place –1 point.
If the number of points are equal, the number of 1st places, then 2nd, 3rd and so on places decide.
10. Other questions regarding tournament regulations
In any other cases – FMJD rules decide.
The tournament will be supervised by a main referee Magda Pawlovska (POL).
12. Other costs
All costs for visa expenses as well as traveling expenses for players and accompanying persons must be paid by their national federations or by themselves.
13. Visas and other requests
Requests must be sent to the EDF firstname.lastname@example.org