WYCC 2009 Turkey, participants, photos and information
The numbers announced a few weeks ago on Chessdom.com are valid – the World Youth Chess Championship will have 1500 players from 89 different countries. With all the accompanying persons, VIPs, staff of TCF, journalists, coaches etc. more than 2600 people are expected to arrive for this tournament. The competition will take place in Kemer, Antalya between 11-23 November 2009.
There have been a few changes to the first lists of participants. Here are the full participants lists, arranged by rating and age group.
Arrival for the World youth chess championship 2009 in Kemer, Turkey
This will be the third largest sports organization in the history of Turkey after 2005 Universiade and the 2007 World Youth Chess Championship. TCF has organized many similar events, such as 2007 World Youth Chess Championship, 2008 World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad and 2009 World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad.
Some of the delegations have already arrived to Kemer with their groups of players and are registering in at the hotels. The players, that have settled earlier, started getting to know the hotel and the tournament site. Round 1 live games are on the 12th of November, and they will be followed with live blog on Chessdom.com.