Girls and boys at the European championship

7/30/2004 – The European Youth Chess Championship is under way in Ürgüp, Turkey. The town is filled with 670 players and 600 parents, from a total of 39 countries. There are groups for under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18, with separate sections for boys and girls. Games, results, pictures and videos are provided by the official web site...

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2004 European Youth Chess Championship

July 28 – August 8, 2004

Ürgüp (Capadoccia), Turkey

The Turkish Chess Federation is staging the 2004 European Youth Chess Championship, and the 2004 European under-16 and under-18 Chess Championship in Ürgüp (Capadoccia), located in central Turkey (Anatolia), approximately 260 km south-east of Ankara.

The tournament runs from July 28th through August 8th, 2004. It is open to chess federations who can each send one player in the under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 categories, separate for boys and girls. This means that each federation can send a maximum of ten players to the championship.


A few impressions

The openings ceremony, for parents and players

A Turkish dance number for the guests

The playing hall, the games of round one under way

A young lady concentrating on her game

Gentlemen, start your clocks – round two is about to begin

Such intensity and concentration – unlike the ten-second attention span of most kids