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1.        TOURNAMENT:
The Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) will organise the above-mentioned event in Kocaeli, Turkey from 23 October (Arrival) to 01 November (Departure). The Olympiad will be  conducted under the auspices of Federation Internationale Des Echecs (FIDE).

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 theage of 16, by 1st January  2011, (Date of Birth 1995 and after). TCF will provide free board and lodging for a team of 4 players and the official (a team consist of four players and an official), free for ten days, for the applications came till 15 th October 2011 The participating Federation shall be charged for the reserve (the fifth)player, € 49 per day inclusive of 3 meals. Applications sent after 15th October 2011 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.

Additional teams from the same Federation will be allowed to participate if they pay the normalregistration 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 double or triple in 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 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.   The top three degree of the every individual board will also be awarded by medals. 

The tournament shall be run on a 10 Round Swiss. Each match between teams will be conductedover 4 boards.

6.         TIME CONTROL:
The time control is 90 minutes with 30 seconds increments per move.

7.         PROGRAMME:


23 October Sunday

Ceremonial March in the City 

24 October Monday


Technical Meeting


Opening Ceremony


Round 1


Round 2

25 October Tuesday


Round 3


Round 4

26 October Wednesday


Round 5


Round 6

27 October Thursday


Free Day /Excursion & Show

28 October Friday


Round 7

29 October Saturday


Round 8


Round 9

30 October Sunday


Round 10

31 October Monday


Closing Ceremony



01 November Tuesday


8.         TRANSFERS:

The closest Airport to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW). Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) approximately 75 km to Kocaeli. Second option is İstanbul Atatürk Airport (IST). İstanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) approximately 125 km to Kocaeli. We recommend airlines; International flights are mostly  Istanbul. Please check flights on :


Turkish Airlines






Sun Express



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

İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport - Kocaeli: 40Euros per person (by bus)

İstanbul Atatürk Airport – Kocaeli : 60 Euros per person (by bus)

*Transfer fee is payable by bank transfer and is the transfer fees for both ways

All participants who pay this transportation cost, will be met at hotel.

If you ask to transfer from airports to Hotels please make an official request to the Tournament Director.

09.       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.

10.          COMMUNICATION & INFO:

  1. i. The Tournament web site is:  http://wyco2011.tsf.org.tr/
  2. ii. The Tournament Director:     Cengiz Ince

E-mail:                                       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phone:                                           (+90) 312 309 75 94/120 Fax (+90) 312 310 96 20

Mobile Phone:                            (+90) 530 640 05 44

  1. iii. The closing date for entries is 15 th October 2011. The 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.
  2. iv. All kind of payments must be completed before the start of the first round. The players who did not make their payment will not be paired.
  3. v. Registration forms shall be provided by Tournament Director upon a request.
  4. vi. All other details are as per FIDE Handbook D.VII.02 (Regulations for the Children's Olympiad).


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).


12.      KOCAELİ

Izmit (ancient Nicomedia) is a city in Turkey, administrative center of Kocaeli Province as well as the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality It is located at the Gulf of İzmit (the ancient Gulf of Astacus) in the Sea of Marmara, about 100 km (62 mi) east of İstanbul, on the northwestern part of Anatolia The city centre has a population of 248,424 (2007 census) The urban area has a population of 577,932 inhabitants and is part of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, which has the same border as Kocaeli Province with a population of 1,411,845 inhabitants

İzmit (Nicomedia) was the eastern and most senior capital city of the Roman Empire between 286 and 324, during the Tetrarchy introduced by DiocletianFollowing Constantine's defeat of co-emperor Licinius at the Battle of Chrysopolis (Üsküdar) in 324, Nicomedia served as an interim capital city for Constantine the Great between 324 and 330, until the nearby Byzantium was officially declared Nova Roma (later known as Constantinople, present-day Istanbul)

Defining İzmit

The geological location of İzmit is between 40°-41° N and 29°-31° E, surrounded by the Gulf of İzmit at south, İstanbul and the Sea of Marmara at west, the Black Sea at north, and Sakarya at east

The city is mostly built on hill slopes because of the cramped area, while flat plains are located around the gulf, near the sea This topographic structure divided the city in two different parts The first part was created on flat plains, where the city center is also located The railway and highway networks also pass from this area which is close to the Sea of Marmara The second part was built on hills, with many historic houses from the Ottoman period in the old quarters


The local climate, more temperate near the Gulf of İzmit (Körfez in Turkish) and the Black Sea, more severe in the mountains, constitutes a transition between Mediterranean and Black Sea types; the typical urban summer here is hot and dry, the winter wet, however, Izmit and Marmara lack the refreshing summer breezes of the northern reaches, and can become humid

The highest recorded temperature in the city (11 Aug 1970) was 416°C , the lowest (4 Feb 1960) -87°C , while the yearly average stands at 148°C 

The Black Sea coast sees an annual rainfall of 1000mm, which gradually lessens south-eastwards: Izmit, fmr example, generally gets less than 800mm The south-facing slopes of the Samanlı mountains, near Körfez, experience conditions similar to Black Sea coastal regions Winter winds blow from the south to south-east, while in summer mainly south-eaqterly


There are numerous tourist attractions both in the city centre and its adjacent region, such as the remains of the ancient Acropolis, Agora, Amphitheater, Nymphaeum, Necropolis, Demeter Temple and the Hellenistic Üçtepeler Mound King Tombs, the Roman city walls, parts of the Temple of Augustus, parts of the Palace and Arsenal of Diocletian, Roman aqueducts and cisterns, a Byzantine fortress at the core of the Roman city walls, Orhan Gazi Mosque (1333), the 14th century Süleyman Paşa Hamam, the 16th century Imaret Mosque and Pertev Paşa Mosque (1580) designed by the great Ottoman architect Sinan, Pertev Paşa Fountain (1571), the 16th century Mehmed Bey Hamam, Saatçi Ali Efendi Mansion (1776), Tüysüz Fountain (1782), the early 19th century Fevziye Mosque, Kapanca Sokağı Fountain and Canfeda Kethüda Kadın Fountain (1827), the mid 19th century Sırrı Paşa Mansion, Kasr-ı Hümayun Palace and the French Theological School, Redif Barracks (1863), and the İzmit Clock Tower (1901)


İzmit is an important industrial centre, with a large oil refinery, and major paper and cement factories Ford Motor Company has a plant here in a joint venture with Otosan, assembling the Transit/Tourneo and Transit/Tourneo Connect vans It is also a transportation hub, being located on the main highway and railway lines between İstanbul and Ankara, and having a major port

In the past few years the province has developed into a growth point for the automotive industry, receiving investment from Ford, Hyundai, Honda and IsuzuTyre and rubber products are produced to world class standard (Goodyear, Pirelli, Lassa and Bridgestone) Today Kocaeli province has erown 1200 industrial investments of which 108 have been established with international capital Turkey’s largest enterprise, Tüpraş Petroleum Refinery Plant, is also located in Kocaeli, containing altogether 27% of the national chemical industry (petro-chemical included), including 18 of the 100 largest enterprises of Turkey are located in Kocaeli and paying 17-18% of the national tax revenues

Financial Times affiliated Foreign Direct Investment Magazine nominated Kocaeli (the ppovince of which İzmit is the capital) among the 25 European Regions of the Future for 2006-2007 The city was chosen along with Adana for Turkey, which scored the most points for cost effectiveness against Kocaeli's wider infrastructure, while Adana and Kocaeli tied on points for human resources and quality of life

The famous Turkish traditional sweet Pişmaniye is a product of İzmit and the Kocaeli Province


Being located along the commercially-active Black Sea and Marmara Sea shorelines, Kocaeli boasts 5 ports and 35 industrial docks, making it an important communications centre, as well as Anatolia’s farthest inland contact point and a gateway to global markets The main transportation routes, the D-100 highway and the E-6 TEM (Trans European Motorway) which connects Europe with Asia, along with railway lines, form an intercontinental passage network Kocaeli neighbours one of the world’s largest metropolitan centres, Istanbul Its vicinity to Istanbul's two international airports (Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and Atatürk International Airport) which are 75 and 125 km away, respectively, from İzmit's city centre, provides national and international connections


Kocaeli University was established in the city in 1992 The university has more than 50,000 students


In antiquity, the city was called Astacus or Olbia (founded 712 BC) After being destroyed, it was rebuilt and founded by Nicomedes I of Bithynia in 264 BC under the name of Nicomedia, and has ever since been one of the most important cities in northwestern Asia Minor Hannibal came to Nicomedia in his final years and committed suicide in nearby Libyssa (Gebze) The historian Arrian was born there Nicomedia was the metropolis of Bithynia under the Roman Empire (see Nicaea), and Diocletian made it the eastern capital city of the Roman Empire in 286 when he introduced the Tetrarchy system Nicomedia remained as the eastern (and most senior) capital of the Roman Empire until Licinius was defeated by Constantine the Great in 324 Constantine mainly resided in Nicomedia as his interim capital city for the next six years, until in 330 he declared the nearby Byzantium as Nova Roma, which eventually became known as Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) Constantine died in a royal villa at the vicinity of Nicomedia in 337 Owing to its position at the convergence of the Asiatic roads leading to the new capital, Nicomedia retained its importance even after the foundation of Constantinople.

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