Invitation

Nordic Youth Chess Championship

Borgarnes, Iceland, February 14-18, 2019

Welcome to the Nordic Youth Championship 2019, hosted by the Icelandic Chess Federation.

Location and accommodation

The tournament and the accommodation will take place in Hotel Borgarnes (www.hotelborgarnes.is)

Borgarnes  is located in the west coast of Iceland – 77 kilometres distance from Reykjavik.  The distance from Keflavik airport is 116 km or about 1 ½ hour drive.

Travel

We recommend rental cars.  Fastest, easiest and cheapest.  Easy roads to drive between Keflavik airport and Borgarnes.  We are able to arrange mini buses for teams if wanted.  Please let us know with at leasts week notice.

Program

Thursday, February 14:

Arrival

18.00-20.00    Dinner

20.00               Captains´ Meeting

Friday, February 15:

08.00-09.00    Breakfast

10.00-14.00    1. round

13.30-14.30    Lunch

16.00-20.00    2. round

19.30-20.00    Dinner

Saturday, February 16:

08.00-09.00    Breakfast

10.00-14.00    3. round

13.30-14.30    Lunch

16.00-20.00    4. round

19.30-20.00    Dinner

Sunday, February 17:

08.00-09.00    Breakfast

10.00-14.00    5. round

13.30-14.30    Lunch

16.00-20.00    6. round

19.30-20.00    Dinner and prize giving

Monday, February 18:

08.00-09.00    Breakfast

09.30               Departure

The schedule is subject to change if necessary.  The final schedule will be published after the registration deadline.

Tournament rules

Six rounds using the Swiss system.  Each player gets 90 minutes with a 30 seconds increment for every move.  The tournament is divided into five age groups, from A to E, with a maximum of two players per country in each group.

Class A:  For players turning 18, 19 or 20 years 2019.

Class B:  For players turning 16 or 17 years 2019.

Class C:  For players turning 14 or 15 years 2019.

Class D:  For players turning 12 or 13 years 2019

Class E:  For players turning 11 (or younger) years 2019.

Costs

The Icelandic Chess Federation covers accommodation and food for two players in each group and one team leader from each country – 2 triple rooms, 2 double rooms, 1 single room.

The cost for accompanying persons – full board:

Four persons room – pr.  person                                Ikr. 35.900.-

Triple rooms – pr. person                                          Ikr. 39.900.-

Double rooms – pr. person                                        Ikr. 44.900.-

Single room                                                             Ikr. 57.900.-

Accompanying persons have to pay their national federation, which in return will be invoiced by the organizer.

Registration

Please use the attached entry form and return to skaksamband@skaksamband.is.  The registration deadline is Monday January 14, 2019.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Iceland

ICELANDIC CHESS FEDERATION