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kwoodley
28-10-2020, 12:01 PM
Will there be some kind of official selection process for this event?

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FIDE is pleased to announce a new online competition, aimed at the younger members of the chess community: the FIDE Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championships.

This event will comprise five different age groups (U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18), competing in two sections: open and girls.

A selection stage will take place between November 27 and December 13, with the finals being played in December 19-23.

In the selection stage, every FIDE Continent will run a 7-round Swiss tournament for each one of the categories (U10 open, U10 girls, et cetera). Each Member Federation can register one player per each category and, besides, players ranked Continental top-10 in each one of the categories is also invited.

The time control for the selection stage will be 10 minutes + 3 seconds increment starting from the first move.

The first three winners per category for each FIDE continent will be qualified for the final stage. This will consist of ten separate knock-out tournaments of 16 players. The 12 players who qualified at the selection stage will be joined by 4 players invited by the organizer among the first four-ranked in the world for their age group.

Please note that the time control for the finals will be slightly different than during the selection stage, being increased to 15 minutes + 10 seconds.

The participants for each championship must not have reached their 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, and 18th birthday, respectively, before January 1st of the year 2020.

Registrations will be handled by the National Chess Federations through the registration forms that you can find at the official website, www.world2020.ge. The registration deadline is November 15th, 22:00 CET, 2020.

Announcement: https://fide.com/news/785

Regulations: http://world2020.ge/uploads/Regulations.pdf

Scott Colliver
28-10-2020, 02:15 PM
Jayden Ooi automatically qualifies for the under 10 open event as the 10th highest rated under 10 in Asia. No selection process required.

Scott Colliver
28-10-2020, 02:33 PM
Looking through the players automatically selected on rating for the various stages of this event it is quite clear currently Asian juniors are stronger than European Juniors. This is lead by India, but Uzbekistan also has a good group of strong juniors coming through.

kwoodley
28-10-2020, 03:07 PM
Jayden Ooi automatically qualifies for the under 10 open event as the 10th highest rated under 10 in Asia. No selection process required.

Cheers, I had overlooked the automatic qualification for Continental Top 10s.

Vlad
28-10-2020, 07:31 PM
Looking through the players automatically selected on rating for the various stages of this event it is quite clear currently Asian juniors are stronger than European Juniors. This is lead by India, but Uzbekistan also has a good group of strong juniors coming through.

When Anton played in his third under 8 world championship in 2009 he was ranked number 3 with a modest rating of 1853. The top guy was from Columbia and was rated 2000+. The Columbian kid finished the tournament at the 26 place and I have never heard his name ever again.:eek:

MichaelBaron
28-10-2020, 08:52 PM
May be great chance to have some qualifying pre-selection events?

Scott Colliver
28-10-2020, 09:21 PM
When Anton played in his third under 8 world championship in 2009 he was ranked number 3 with a modest rating of 1853. The top guy was from Columbia and was rated 2000+. The Columbian kid finished the tournament at the 26 place and I have never heard his name ever again.:eek:

Yes, I remember that. At that age it is hard to make to many judgements. I was more looking at under 16 and under 18 where the players are GMs or IMs.
India alone have 7 GMs under 18 and I cannot be bothered to count how many IMs. Uzbekistan has 4 GMs but admittedly only 1 IM and a few FMs.
Russia only has 2 GMs and a few IMs

Scott Colliver
28-10-2020, 09:36 PM
May be great chance to have some qualifying pre-selection events?

There is only a short amount of time, they probably would have to occur in two weekends time, but if there is an interest there could be some interesting tournaments.

kwoodley
29-10-2020, 07:44 PM
This popped up on the Australian Junior Chess Facebook page this evening:

FIDE has announced a new online competition - World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championships. Please ensure you are subscribed to the Australian Chess Federation Newsletter as a special edition will be released in the next few days with information on how to qualify for this event.

If there's anyone reading this who is not subscribed to the Australian Chess Federation Newsletter, go to: https://auschess.org.au/ and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. There's a box where you can enter your email address to subscribe (under the green ACF Newsletter box).