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Junior U21 Round Table
Open chess Championship

Plovdiv, Bulgaria – September 26th to October 3rd, 2021

Organized by Chess club ChessBomb – Plovdiv and KIM 2003 Ltd. under the auspices of FIDE and in cooperation with the Bulgarian Chess Federation 1928, Plovdiv Municipality and with the sponsorship of Club Round Table Plovdiv.

Chief Arbiter

IA Category A Laurent Freyd

Tournament Director

Kaloyan Mateev


Current Travel Restrictions

33 Prizes

The prize fund is over 20,000 EUR in total, guaranteed by the organizers and distributed in 33 prizes.

1st place: 10,000 eur

2nd place: 2,500 eur

3rd place: 1,500 eur

4-6 place: 500 eur

7-9 place: 250 eur

10-20 place: 100 eur

21-30 place: 70 eur


Special prizes for the three best female players

1st prize: 1000 eur

2nd prize: 750 eur

3rd prize: 500 eur

Rights to Participate

The tournament is open for all young chess stars born after 31.12.1999

Competition System

The tournament will be played according to the FIDE Rules of Chess, the Swiss system in 9 rounds and rated by FIDE.

Rate of Play

The rate of play is 90 minutes per player for 40 moves plus 15 minutes until the end of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds for each move played, starting from the first.

Registration Fees

Players with rating >= 2400 FREE
All other contestants 70 EUR

Participants who are not accommodated in the official hotel are required to pay an additional fee of 25 EUR.

Payment Details

The payment of the registration fee has to be wired to “KIM 2003” Ltd. bank account:

Account holder: KIM 2003 Ltd.
Name and address of the bank: D Commerce Bank
Bulgaria, 1606 Sofia, 8 Totleben Blvd
Swift Bank Code (BIC): DEMIBGSF
IBAN: BG65 DEMI 9240 10 2222 7777

Note: In case of cancellation, due to the significant and sudden deterioration of the epidemiological situation, the organizer will return the paid money to the players in full.



September 26th, 2021

10:00-13:30 – Confirmation of participants
13:30 – Technical Meeting
15:30 – Opening Ceremony
16:00 – First Round


September 27th, 2021

15:00 – Second Round


September 28th, 2021

09:00 – Third Round
16:00 – Fourth Round


September 29th, 2021

15:00 – Fifth Round


September 30th, 2021

15:00 – Sixth Round


October 1st, 2021

15:00 – Seventh Round


October 2nd, 2021

15:00 – Eighth Round


October 3rd, 2021

09:00 – Ninth Round
14:00 – Closing Ceremony

Epidemiological protection and measures against cheating

According to the measures that will be valid on Bulgarian's territory at that moment, the epidemiological safety of participants and officials will be carried out at the tournament.

Actual information about travel restrictions in Bulgaria – https://travelbans.org/europe/bulgaria/.

Following FIDE Fair-Play Rules for the tournament level, the organizer will fully and thoroughly implement anti-cheating measures.

The organizer will elaborate on both measures in more detail in the competition rules.

Hotel Imperial Plovdiv ****

Member of Radisson Individuals

Price of B&B per person per day Standard Premium
Single Room 51 EUR 62 EUR
Double Room 31 EUR 38 EUR

Price includes: High-speed internet, parking, and live room-TV stream of the games.

Buffet Lunch/Dinner is available at 14/18 euro per person.


The nearest international airport (distance 120 km) is Sofia Airport (SOF).

Organizing Committee can provide bus transportation from Sofia Airport to Plovdiv with return for 50 euros per person upon request.

The Championship starts in:








ChessBomb Plovdiv

Founded in 2015, we are a Bulgarian professional chess club based in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. ChessBomb Plovdiv competes with great success in the Bulgarian men, women and junior chess leagues.

ChessBombers won their first team championship title in the men’s category in 2016, and since then have always been strong contenders for the gold medals in all categories.

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