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24 September - 03 October 2009, Akhisar-Manisa, Türkiye

1.         TOURNAMENT: 

The Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) will organise the above-mentioned event in Akhisar district of Manisa, Turkey from 24 September (Arrival) to 03 October (Departure). The Championship will be conducted under the auspices of Federation Internationale Des Echecs (FIDE). 

2.         PARTICIPATION: 

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 January 1st 2009, (Date of Birth 1993 and after). TCF will provide free board and lodging for a team of 4 players and the official, free for ten days, for the applications came till 21th August 2009. The reserve shall be charged €49 per day inclusive of 3 meals. Applications sent after 21th August 2009 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.

3.         ACCOMMODATION: 

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 Palm City 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 to finish with 30 seconds increment from move 1.

8.         PROGRAMME:


24 September Thursday

Technical Meeting

25 September Friday

Opening Ceremony

Round 1

Rounds 2-3

26 September Saturday

Round 4

27 September Sunday

Rounds 5-6

28 September Monday

Free Day

29 September Tuesday

Rounds 7-8

30 September Wednesday

Rounds 9

01 October Thursday

Round 10

02 October Friday

Closing Ceremony


03 October Saturday

9.         TRANSFERS: 

The closest Airport to Akhisar is Izmir, Adnan Menderes Airport(ADB) approximately 100 km (~two hours) to Akhisar. International flights are mostly Istanbul connected; there are daily more then 15 flights from Istanbul to Izmir(ETA ~one hour).

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

Izmir Airport - Akhisar- Izmir: 40 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 Izmir 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 http://www.thy.com.tr 

Or private airlines:

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 22 August 2009. 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: 

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Contact Numbers: 

The Director of Tournament: Mr. Cengiz İNCE

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.      AKHISAR

Akhisar is a county district and its town center in Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Western Turkey. Akhisar is also the ancient city of Thyatira or Thyateira.

With archaeological findings proving settlements going back to 3000 BC, Akhisar has been a busy trade center with its strategic location at the intersection of important roads during ancient and medieval ages. It was one of the cities where money was first used. Akhisar also hosted one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Thyateira, Thyatira). The name of the city is mentioned in the Bible. Akhisar maintained its importance as a regional trade center during 600 years of Ottoman Empire.

Today's Akhisar is still the trade and business center in its region. Akhisar's name is internationally recalled with tobacco. The fertile Akhisar Plain produces about 10% of total Turkish tobacco production. Akhisar's high-quality olives and olive oil are also globally known.


 Turkish Chess Federation 2009