The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds and shall govern by the General Rules Regulations for FIDE Competitions.
There shall be 6 categories: Under 07, Under 09, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 with separate events for Boys/Open and Girls (in total 12 championships)
Players entitled to participate in each category are:
Under 07: Players born on or after 1 January 2015
Under 09: Players born on or after 1 January 2013
Under 11: Players born on or after 1 January 2011
Under 13: Players born on or after 1 January 2009
Under 15: Players born on or after 1 January 2007
Under 17: Players born on or after 1 January 2005
Each National Federation can register any number of players that meet the age requirements of each section. FIDE-affiliated organizations, as approved by the FIDE Council, also have the right to register players. FIDE endorsed Chess Academies also have the right to register players through their respective National Chess Federation (BCF) with copy to TRG for endorsement.
Players with personal rights of qualification, according to FIDE handbook D.04.08 article 4, are entitled to free board and lodging for 9 nights sharing a double room.
Time control is 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move one.
Default time is 15 minutes. Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the default time shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
The final ranking order of the players is determined by the number of points scored. If two or more players are tied for the first place or for any prize, the tie shall be broken in the following order:
a. Direct Encounter points (applies only if all tied players have played each other),
b. Buchholz Cut 1,
d. Greater Number of Wins with Black Pieces,
e. Greater Number of Wins.