To all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU:
On behalf of the Hungarian Chess Federation we have the pleasure to confirm the organization of the European Team Championships for boys and girls (born after 01.01.1990), under the auspices of the European Chess Federation (ECU).
Invitations: All European National Federations affiliated to FIDE/ECU are kindly invited to participate in the European Youth Team Championships which will be held in Szeged, 13th – 22th of June 2008.
Aim of the Tournaments: The HCF intends to provide boys and girls during their vacation for a competition in order to promote their chess development, and – at the same time – for organized holidays in a pleasant youth summer resort at river Tisza.
The General Assembly of European Chess Federation (ECU) was in favour of having such a European Youth Team Championships U-18. This tournament is declared as official European event.
Venue: The official venue is the youth holiday resort in Szeged (Novotel Hotel Szeged, Maros str. 1.), situated on the south side of river Tisza. The 2 and 3 bed rooms are properly furnished, have bathrooms and separate toilets. Cafe and cocktail bar, pool and sauna, river-side facilities etc. are in common use. The resort has its own closed parking place.
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