Report by Anastasiya Karlovich
The 2011 Turkish Youth Chess Championships took place in Istanbul from July 23rd till July 28th. The tournaments were played under the Swiss system, 7 rounds, U-13 till U-18 age categories among boys and girls.
Last year 916 players participated in the Youth Chess Championship in all categories (U8-U18). This year the TCF decided to arrange two different events for different age groups in order to give a chance for all comers to participate there.
The first branch of the championship in U7-U12 age categories was held in Kemer (Antaliya) on February and had more than 1000 participants. The U13-U18 Championships gathered 380 players.
Members of Isek Aquamatch team, the current champion of Turkish Team League, won medals in Turkish Youth Championship
Press attaché of Turkish Youth Championship Fatma Ozturk together with medal holders of Turkish Youth Championship
The TCF made a decision to arrange six different categories: U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17, U-18 age groups. The players who are the best in their age group have earned the right to participate in the World Youth Championships U-14, U-16 and U-18. The tournament was supported by Turkish Is Bank and Darussafaka Association.
The President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici attended the closing ceremony