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26 November - 05 December 2010 Burdur, Türkiye (Turkey)

1.        TOURNAMENT:

The Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) will organise the above-mentioned event in Burdur,  Turkey from 26 November (Arrival) to 05 December (Departure). The Championship will be   conducted under the auspices of Federation Internationale Des Echecs (FIDE).


The Turkish Chess Federation has the pleasure of inviting your Chess Federation to participate in the World Youth Under-16 Olympiad. Entitled to participate are players who shall not have reached the age of 16, by 1st January  2010, (Date of Birth 1994 and after). TCF will provide free board and lodging for a team of 4 players and the official (a team consist of four players and an official), free for ten days, for the applications came till 25th October 2010 The participating Federation shall be charged for the reserve (the fifth)player, € 49 per day inclusive of 3 meals. Applications sent after 25th October 2010 will be penalised by 100 € and all late applications will pay 49 € for accommodation. Each participating person including invited players shall pay 100 € organization cost for the event.


Additional teams from the same Federation will be allowed to participate if they pay the normal registration fee to FIDE plus 100 € to the organizers on arrival. Members of the extra team and  other accompanying persons shall each pay 59 € per day inclusive of 3 meals. There is no any  chance to provide single rooms. Please take under consideration that all participants must stay in official hotels. All participants will stay in hotels and anyone who participates in the  tournament will not allowed for security reasons to stay somewhere else. Invited players will   stay in triple or in double 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!

Rooms will be booked on the principle of FCFS (First Come First Served). Early   bookings will be given priority with bookings in the Grand Özeren Hotel.

Bank Name       : Turkiye Is Bankasi,

Branch Name    : Ankara
Address            : Ulus - Ankara
Account Holder : Turkiye Satranc Federasyonu 
IBAN USD        : TR610006400000242003881019 USD Account Number: 4200-3881019 
IBAN Euro        : TR500006400000242003881023 Euro Account Number: 4200-3881023 

4.         PRIZES:

Medals (Gold, Silver & Bronze), cups and Certificate Of Achievement for the top 3 teams.   Board Prizes in the form of Medals will also be awarded to the respective winners. 


Tournament venue will be the sport hall of the Municipality.


The tournament shall be run on a 10 Round Swiss. Each match between teams will be   conducted over 4 boards.

7.         TIME CONTROL:

90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move.

8.         PROGRAMME:

26 November Friday
Technical Meeting
27 November Saturday

Round 1
Rounds 2

28 November Sunday
Rounds 3 16:00
Round 4
29 November Monday
Round 5
Ceremonial March in the City 30 November Tuesday
Opening Ceremony 15:15
Rounds 6
Free Day /Excursion & Show
01 December Wednesday
Rounds 7 02 December Thursday

Rounds 8
Rounds 9
03 December Friday
Round 10
04 December Saturday

Closing Ceremony

05 December Sunday

9.         TRANSFERS:

The closest Airport to Burdur is Isparta Süleyman Demirel Airport(ISE) (only sunday-  wednesday-friday one flight from Istanbul). Half hour to Burdur. Second option is Antalya    Airport(AYT) approximately 130 km (~two hours) to Burdur. International flights are mostly  Istanbul connected; there are daily more then 15 flights             from Istanbul to Antalya (ETA 75 minutes).

Each person will pay following transportation costs for bus transportation with regular inter city            bus companies:

Isparta Süleyman Demirel Airport - Burdur: 30 Euros per person (by bus)

Antalya Airport - Burdur                           : 50 Euros per person (by bus)

All transportation payments will be made in cash in Bus. All participants who pay this transportation cost, will be met on arrival.

Turkish airlines fly from Ankara and Istanbul directly to Antalya Airport. Air way is a far more  comfortable transportation, therefore if Federations want to come by air, they are kindly asked  to do so. Or if you transfer the registration fee and ask an official request to Turkish Chess  Federation we may help for your flight reservations.

Check flights on :

Turkish Airlines






Sun Express


10.       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. 

11.       All other details are as per FIDE Handbook D.VII.02 (Regulations for the Children's Olympiad). 

12.       The Closing date for Entries is 26th October 2010 Entries received after this date are at the        discretion of the organizers and a surcharge of 100 € will be imposed. Organisers have a right   to refuse late entries.

13.       All kind of payments must be made before the start of the first round. The players who did not             make their payment will not be paired. We look forward to your participation in this            tournament.

Registration forms are available upon request to our e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Bu mail adresi spam botlara karşı korumalıdır, görebilmek için Javascript açık olmalıdır  

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Contact Numbers: 

The Director of Tournament       : Mr. Cengiz INCE

Phone                                      : (+90)  309 75 94 / 120  Fax : (+90)  312 310 96 20

Mobile phone                           : (+90)  532 461 79 78


As a part of Olympiad spirit, a parade consisting of national delegations and participants shall make a ceremonial march in the city center with their national flags (flags shall be provided by organisers). The representatives of national delegations shall also make a formal visit to the    City Principals. If possible, it would be very nice if participants are able to dress in their    National costumes for these events. The representatives shall receive presents as a souvenir    during their visit. Finally, in the show area that will be set up in the city center, the participants   may perform a short music and dance show, introducing flavours of their own cultures; a jury   of representatives will choose the best three performances and be awarded them by  presents(please note: because of time issues these performances are limited by one per  federation and should not to exceed five minutes).

15.      BURDUR

Burdur is a province of Turkey, located in the southwest and bordering Muğla and Antalya to   the South, Denizli to the West, Afyon to the North, and Isparta to the East. It has an area of 6,887 km² and a population of 246,134, the provincial capital is Burdur city.

Burdur is located in the "Lakes Region" of Turkey and has many lakes of various sizes, largest             of which, Burdur Lake, is named after the province. Salda Lake is the second largest lake in  the province and is considered to be one of the cleanest lakes in the world.
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