Six Maltese Junior Chess players will be representing Malta in the European Junior Chess Championships in Mamaia in Romania from 4th - 15th September 2017.
The Championship will be played in 6 age categories: under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18, boys and girls separately. There will be an estimated 1400 players across 60 countries and is the biggest and most prestigious chess tournament for juniors in Europe.
This years participants include:
Matthew Fleri aged 10 - 2nd year participating
Luke Fleri aged 10 - 2nd year participating
Milena Stagno aged 10 - 2nd year participating
Matteo Stagno aged 12 - 2nd year participating
Jack Mizzi aged 11 - 1st year participating
Steve Mizzi aged 16 - 1st year participating
The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with time control 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
Funds are needed to sponsor the costs of each of the 6 individual juniors, that will be used to cover flight expenses, overnight stays, tournament entrance fees, team clothing etc.
Last year was a great success having the support of many including our President of Malta. Please be as generous as you can be to help make this another success for these young, talented and up and coming future chess players. Donations no matter however large or small will be greatly appreciated by these junior participants.