World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2013

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World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2013

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:21 am

Good luck to the England players
http://www.worldyouth2013.com/playerlist/country/225

Nice to see a better geographical spread in the squad

Play starts today
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World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2013

Post by Peter Turner » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:25 pm

This Championship starts today. We have a large group competing, first round has been delayed. Does any one have any information?
All the very best to the England Team.
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Re: World Youth Championships 8 - 18 2013

Post by Peter Turner » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:32 pm

The oficial website is:- http://www.worldyouth2013.com. There is a huge entry (almost 2,000), suspect problem is down to checking who is actually there and then getting them to the right place.
Cannot do Twitter & Facebook, anything from that source?

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Re: World Youth Championships 8 - 18 2013

Post by Andrew Martin » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:57 pm

The first round started approximately three hours late.

A mixed experience so far regarding accommodation and conditions.

I'm sure official updates will appear at the ECF website in due course, at least a couple of people have been deputed to provide them.

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Re: World Youth Championships 8 - 18 2013

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:02 pm

Andrew Martin wrote:The first round started approximately three hours late.
FIDE won't use the sensible approach of British organisers to pair on the basis of known entries and have a secondary pairing of late entrants and opponents with no-shows. But is three hours a record delay?

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Re: World Youth Championships 18 - 28 December 2013

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:03 pm

The dates are 18th to 28th - Peter, if you are around you could change the details in the thread title. Christmas in the UAE (for those that celebrate it) sounds fun! Best of luck to all those playing. England players are listed here:

http://www.worldyouth2013.com/playerlist/country/225

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Re: World Youth Championships 8 - 18 2013

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:27 pm

There have also been numerous mix ups with incorrect FIDE IDs being used. An English under 16 rated just under 2000 found he was playing under the alias of an Indian 1300 born in 1987 :?

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Re: World Youth Championships 18 - 28 December 2013

Post by Peter Turner » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:12 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:The dates are 18th to 28th - Peter, if you are around you could change the details in the thread title. Christmas in the UAE (for those that celebrate it) sounds fun! Best of luck to all those playing. England players are listed here:

http://www.worldyouth2013.com/playerlist/country/225
Hi Christopher, in my haste I forgot to say the 8 - 18 were age groups.

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Re: World Youth Championships 8 - 18 age groups 2013

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:00 pm

Hmm, just noticed that according to the official website three of my four players played with the wrong colour. Chess-results have the pairings with the colours that were actually used.

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World Youth Chess Championships - 18th to 28th December 2013

Post by John Higgs » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:27 pm

The World Youth Chess Championships 2013 started today in Al-Ain, U.A.E.

The England delegation numbers 24 players and 6 coaches. The event is a FIDE rated 11-round standard play tournament for U8s through to U18s.

The pairings should be up via the event website (see below) and chess-results.com - please note UAE are 4 hours ahead of UK.

Useful shortcuts to follow our progress:

Event Website: http://www.worldyouth2013.com

Meet the team: http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/play ... -the-team/

ECF Junior page for daily report and photographs: http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

twitter feed: @ECFWYCC2013

Subject to local conditions this page will carry results and pairings.

Round 1 today: the delegation scored 11/24 with 6 of our players facing titled players. An excellent start!

Wish the delegation luck!
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Re: World Youth Chess Championships - 18th to 28th December

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:25 am

John Higgs wrote:The World Youth Chess Championships 2013 started today in Al-Ain, U.A.E.

The England delegation numbers 24 players and 6 coaches. The event is a FIDE rated 11-round standard play tournament for U8s through to U18s.

The pairings should be up via the event website (see below) and chess-results.com - please note UAE are 4 hours ahead of UK.

Useful shortcuts to follow our progress:

Event Website: http://www.worldyouth2013.com

Meet the team: http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/play ... -the-team/

ECF Junior page for daily report and photographs: http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

twitter feed: @ECFWYCC2013

Subject to local conditions this page will carry results and pairings.

Round 1 today: the delegation scored 11/24 with 6 of our players facing titled players. An excellent start!

Wish the delegation luck!
We'll need luck trying to interpret the pairings as one of my players has a different colour on the official site compared to chess-results whilst two don't even appear in the pairings on the official site :?

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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by ThomasThorpe » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:48 am

After speaking with the organisers, pairings on chessresults are correct - hopefully the official website will get them right at some point!

The Welsh delegation had a tough start, with one of our players playing the U8 World Champion from last year. We scored 1.5/15, however we were outgraded by many points on all boards.
Our win came from Karanvir who, as a 1300 FIDE player, beat a 1980 convincingly. Stephanie du Toit scored us our draw.

Here's hoping to a more organised and successful day today.

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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by John Higgs » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:02 am

Round 2 pairings are up on the event website:

http://www.worldyouth2013.com. Look for the Pairings & Results tab on the top menu.

Live boards links can be found at:

http://www.chessdom.com/world-youth-che ... in-al-ain/

Round 2 starts at 11am UK time - 3pm local.
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by Greg Breed » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:18 am

ThomasThorpe wrote:After speaking with the organisers, pairings on chessresults are correct - hopefully the official website will get them right at some point!

The Welsh delegation had a tough start, with one of our players playing the U8 World Champion from last year. We scored 1.5/15, however we were outgraded by many points on all boards.
Our win came from Karanvir who, as a 1300 FIDE player, beat a 1980 convincingly. Stephanie du Toit scored us our draw.

Here's hoping to a more organised and successful day today.
I struggle to understand how something so simple could go even slightly wrong? I can understand if pairings were changed at the last minute, but not if the web manager just decided to tweak things... :roll:
Once the pairings have been finalised, simply paste them onto the website (or whatever it is that is done).
Anyway Good Luck to all involved!
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by John Higgs » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:17 pm

Round two results and round three pairings can be viewed at:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr119508. ... YES&wi=821

The team scored 12/24 in round two, an uplift from 11/24 in round one.

Live boards links can be found at:

http://www.chessdom.com/world-youth-che ... in-al-ain/

Round 3 starts at 11am UK time - 3pm local.

For useful shortcuts, photo's and to follow progress during the day tune into our twitter account: @ECFWYCC2013

No twitter account? You can follow the twitter account via this link https://twitter.com/ECFWYCC2013
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