Rules & regulation

  1. Under the auspices of the European Draughts Confederation (EDC), Polish Draughts Federation (PDF), Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Poland, Mazowieckie Voivodeship, City Council of Minsk Mazowiecki organize the 12th European Youth Championship.
  2. The tournament will take place in Zespół Szkół nr 1, 4 Budowlana street, 05-300 Mińsk Mazowiecki from 1st to 7th of August 2010. Arrival day is 31st of July, opening – on 1st of August at 11 a.m. closing – on 7th of August afternoon, departure day (without meal) is 8th of August.
  3. There are following 8 separate tournaments in the context of 12th European Youth Championship will be played:
    1. Juniors – Boys – boys born 1st of January 1991 or later;
    2. Juniors – Girls – girls born 1st of January 1991 or later;
    3. Cadets – Boys – boys born 1st of January 1994 or later;
    4. Cadets – Girls – girls born 1st of January 1994 or later;
    5. Mini cadets – Boys – boys born 1st of January 1997 or later;
    6. Mini cadets – Girls – players born 1st of January 1997 or later;
    7. European Hopes – Boys – boys born 1st of January 2000 or later;
    8. European Hopes – Girls – girls born 1st of January 2000 or later.
  4. 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).
  5. There are 3 places for every national federation in each tournament. The following additional places may be given:
    1. 1 additional place in each tournament may be given for the organizing federation;
    2. 1 additional place in each tournament may be given for the sponsors (independently of national federation membership of participant);
    3. 1 additional place may be given for organizing federation (or for other federation at the suggestion of organizing federation) in case of odd number of participants in some tournaments.
  6. Applications (only from national federations!) should be sent by e-mail to EDC (viktoria@europedraughts.org and yuri.lipnitsky@europedraughts.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. The 1st players in each tournament have to be marked in this list. Organizing federation also send application to EDC, marked separately basic and additional players. In case of any problems the national federation should contact EDC directly.
  7. Before the beginning of the Championship (at the August 31 evening) a preliminary meeting will be held by the Chief Referee who will expound the present regulations to players, directors and journalists.
  8. Depending on the Chief 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 the Chief Referee decision in consultation with EDC official representative. Chief Referee have the right to determine, that players from the same national federation have not to play between each other in a few last rounds depending on tournaments system and number of participants.
  9. Time control 80’ + 1’ per move (Fisher system). In European Hopes tournaments other time control may be used according the Chief Referee decision in consultation with EDC official representative.
  10. Final places determine according FMJD rules applying to 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 specified, then – games with time control 3’ + 2” per move till the first winning). Details will be announced by a Chief Referee after the consultations with EDC official representative.
  11. On 7th of August the Blitz Championship will be played. There is no limit to number of player from one federation in the Blitz Championship. Details will be announced by a Chief Referee after the consultations with EDC official representative.
  12. There are National teams’ classifications in the context of the Championship and Blitz Championship will be determined.
    1. National teams (teams of the national federations) results determine on the basis of individual
      results of players, who represent this national federation. Not more then 3 players’ results (according
      applications given by national federations official representatives before the beginning of the Championship)
      can be count.
    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, 7th place – 9 points, 8th place – 8 points, 9th place  – 7 points, 10th place – 6 points, 11th place – 5 points, 12th place – 4 points, 13th place – 3 points, 14th place – 2 points, 15th and so on until the last place –1 point.
    3. If the number of points will be an equal, number of 1st places, than 2nd, 3rd and so on places decide.
  13. In any other cases – FMJD rules decide.
  14. Prizes:
    1. medals for the 3 first places in each tournament (including Blitz Championship)
    2. cups for the 3 first places in each tournament (including Blitz Champions)
    3. diploma for the 3 first places in each tournament (including Blitz Championship)
    4. cups for medallists in the National teams’ classifications (including Blitz Championship)
  15. Financial conditions
    1. Inscription fee 40 euro for the 1st player from federation in group and 10 euro for 2nd and 3rd;
    2. 10 euro for each player in Blitz Championship.
    3. Inscription fees has to be paid before the beginning of the Championship
    4. Organizers cover all hospitality cost for 1st players from each national federation in each tournament. 2nd, 3rd and additional players, also accompanying person pay themselves. Full accommodation during all Championship (including 3-time meals from 1st till 7th of August) is 560PLN (80 PLN per person per day). There will be dinner at arrival day (31st of July). During departure day (8th of August) everybody (including 1st players) pay for meal themselves.
  16. Accommodation in rooms for 3 or 4 people and food at Zespół Szkół nr 1, 4 Budowlana street, 05-300 Mińsk Mazowiecki (www.zs1mm.edu.pl) and at Zespół Szkół Ekonomicznych, 18 Z. Kazikowskiego street, 05-300 Mińsk Mazowiecki (www.zsemm.edu.pl). There is also optional opportunity for all comers to accommodation in hotels in Minsk Mazowiecki under hotels prices.
  17. With all hospitality and visa questions please contact:
    Tadeusz Kosobudzki, Brzoze Stanislawowska 10, 05-300 Minsk Mazowiecki, e-mail: prezes@warcaby.pl,
    phone: +48 697914697 (polish, russian) or Przemyslaw Kosobudzki, e-mail: przemek.kosobudzki@wp.pl,
    phone +48 515564116 (english)