World Youth heads to Spain in September

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7/15/2019 – PRESS RELEASE - From September 10-14, the World Rapid & Blitz Junior Championships U-14, U-16 and U-18 will be held in Salobreña (Granada), Spain, about 100 km from Malaga. The Championships will be held in two categories: open and girls. Visit the official page of the championship for more information and conditions of the participation. | Photos:

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International Chess Federation (FIDE), Spanish Chess Federation (FEDA), and the World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2019 Organizing Committee, have the honour to invite all the FIDE member Chess Federations to participate in the 3rd FIDE World Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2019 (under 14, under 16  and under 18 years old – open and girls), which will take place in Salobreña, Spain, between September the 10th, 2019 (arrival) and September 14th, 2019 (departure).

Each federation can register unlimited number of players in each of the categories – Under 14, 16 and 18 (open and girls). A player must not have reached his 14th, 16th or 18th birthday, respectively, before January 1st 2019. The deadline for registration is August 10th.

The Hotel Salobreña Suites is the official one and also the venue where all games will be played. It should accomodate all players and accompanying persons. The recommendation is to stay in the official hotel for the reasons “of security, control, coordination and because it is a requirement of FIDE”. There are special prices for the participants.

Hotel Solobrena

Hotel Salobreña

Situated in the very centre of the Tropical Coast of Granada is the place where we discover Salobreña. White and shining, next to the Rock which looks at the sea, between geraniums and serpentine streets with antique Arabian smell, maritime breeze, shiny sun rays where everything shines.

Pool view

Impressive view from the hotel

Located at the top of the rock promontory, due to its strategic location and its transcendence in the history of the town, it stands as a reference landmark par excellence. From its towers, the view it offers is really impressive: the blue sea mixed on the horizon with the sky, the green vegetation interrupted sharply by a hilly amphitheatre and the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the winter.

The streets surrounded by beautiful palm trees.

Famous rock in the sea

A famous rock in the sea


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