International Chess Federation
Tuesday, 21 May 2024 10:01
FIDE World Cup Under 8-12: Extra spots available

Dear Chess Friends,  

As you know, FIDE World Cup Under 8, 10 & 12 will take place in Batumi, Georgia, from June 22 to July 3, 2024. 

The World Cup will be held in 6 categories: Under 8, 10 & 12, with separate Open and Girls events. The number of players in each group is only 48.

The competition will be played in two stages: 

●  Stage 1 - a 7-round Swiss tournament 

●  Stage 2 - players who finish in the same position in each group will play against each other.  

The total number of players is 288 (6 categories X 48 in each category). 228 players are already registered, while another  another 28 players are in the process of registration.

Since the African Youth Championship coincides with the World Cup, most of the African spots have remained unused. We have openings in the following categories:  

Open section Under 8 – 2 spots

Open section Under 10 – 4 spots

Open section Under 12 – 2 spots

Girls section Under 8 – 9 spots

Girls section Under 8 – 8 spots

Girls section Under 12 – 8 spots

High-rated players are still welcome to participate in the World Cup. 

Registration is possible via National federations and individuals (in some cases) until May 29, 18:00 CET

Contact emails - 

Invitation and regulations (pdf)

Prizes (pdf)

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