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Jun 26

International SIMBA Trainers Summer Youth Chess Festival

June 26 @ 10:00 - 15:00


«International SIMBA Trainers Summer Youth Chess Festival»

Paphos, Cyprus

26 June 2022



Organizers: SIMBA Trainers – FIDE Endorsed Academy

Playing Venue: International School of Paphos



Open to all children aged 4 until 20 who have a FIDE ID. To obtain a FIDE ID please contact your chess federation / chess club / chess academy.

The players will play in separate tournaments according to the SIMBA Trainers Categories System (https://simba-trainers.com/chess-categories) which they have previously received categories in SIMBA Trainers categories tournaments or according to their FIDE rating. The organizing committee can allow some players to participate in a higher category. We will have the following tournaments: Category V, Category IV, Category III, and Category II. Players with a FIDE rating over 1300 will be accepted directly to Category II tournament.

There will be a separate chess tournament for players under 6 years of age (Born on 1.1.2016 and later) called Young Lions Chess Tournament.

In case of not enough players in a category (less than 8 players) the organizing committee may combine categories.


System of play: 7 Rounds Swiss-System (pairings will be made using Swiss-Manager). For the Young Lions Chess Tournament we will most probably be decreased down to 5 Rounds Swiss-System.

Time control: Each player will have 10 minutes for the whole game + 3 seconds increment from move 1.

Tournament Director: WFM Marina Cherkasova

Chief Arbiter: FA Mark Bryan

Deputy Arbiter: NA Arkadios Koulaxidis



Three winners in each tournament get trophies, prizes and certificates, also in each category tournament there will be special medals for best players (boys and girls) in each age category (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18. Players who qualify for the next category will get an additional special category achievement certificate.

To qualify for category IV a player should get 60% points in category 5 tournament – it means 4.5 points out of 7.

To qualify for category III and II a player should get 75% points in their relative category – it means to get 5.5 points out of 7.


All participants will receive small presents and certificate of participation.



  1. Direct Encounter
  2. Buchholz Cut-1 (In case of 5 rounds – this Tie-Break is not valid)
  3. Buchholz
  4. Sonneborn Berger
  5. Greater Number of Victories
  6. Greater Number of Victories with Black (This Tie-Break will only be used in case of 5 rounds being played instead of 7)



Players will be allowed to register up to 15 minutes before the beginning of the 1st round if there are still spaces available. All the participants registered after this time (10.45am) can play starting from the second round if there are still places available.

Entry Fees

  1. Registration Online includes Entry Fee and Lunch – 20 Euros
  2. Late Registration includes only Entry Fee and no Lunch – 20 Euros

REGISTRATION: Online registration can be done on this page below. Registration Deadline: 22 June 2022.
For late registration please contact us at +357 99 250 797.

PAYMENT: For online you may pay with any credit card. At the venue we accept payment either in cash or credit card.


Playing Schedule:

Registration Confirmation                  26 June 10:00

Opening Ceremony                               26 June 10:45

1st round                                                  26 June 11:00

2nd round                                                26 June 11:30

3rd round                                                26 June 12:00

4th round                                                26 June 12:30

5th round                                                26 June 13:00

6th round                                                26 June 13:30

7th round                                                26 June 14:00

Closing Ceremony – Prize Giving      26 June 14:30


General Organizer: Mark Bryan

Phone No.: +357 99250797

E-Mail: info@simba-trainers.com

Website: https://simba-trainers.com/


The Organizing Committee shall resolve any matter that is not mentioned in the regulations.


June 26
10:00 - 15:00
Event Category:


International School of Paphos
Aristoteli Savva 100
Paphos, Paphos 8060 Cyprus
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