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2008 World Junior Chess Championship for Juniors&Girls Under 20

The championships will be held in Gaziantep from 2 August 2008 (arrival day)  to 16 August 2008 (departure day). The venue is Şehit Kamil Municipality Sport Hall in the centre of Gaziantep. Hotels are very well-known 3 and 4 stars. Golden Sponsor of the event is Şehitkamil Municipality.

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Invitation and Rules


In accordance with FIDE regulations, players entitled to participate are those born on or after 1st January 1988. The players placed 1-3 in the previous Championships and the champions of Continental Junior Championships, and the top 6 (4) players from the International rating list for men (women) have the personal right to participate in the tournament, if they fulfil the condition described above, as well as the present World Boys (Girls) - 18 and 16 champions.

In addition to the players mentioned above, each affiliated federation has the right to send one representative in the juniors and one representative in the girls-20 championships. The organizing federation will have a second place in the tournament, and will hold a player in reserve to make an even number of participants, if necessary.

If a federation wishes to have additional players participating, besides those qualified by normal means and by personal right, they have to fulfil following conditions:

  1. payment to FIDE of the approved fee of 140€ per player in advance;
  2. payment of the full board and lodge of the additional player(s) to the organisers in advance;

An identity photo 2x3 cm should be sent for the badge of the players, coaches and accompanying persons. Otherwise the photo can be taken on arrival (€ 3).

According to FIDE regulations a 70€ entry fee is required for each player, except defending champion (140€ for any additional player). This amount must be sent to FIDE in advance.

 Turkish Chess Federation 2008