The Debut team tournament is an annual final event of the Chess in Schools project organised by the Chess Federation of Russia and supported by the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Foundation.  

The competition is held on 3-9 June at the Orbita resort (Olginka, Krasnodar Krai).  

The participants are the pupils of schools from 17 regions of Russia, which took part in the Competition for the best chess education in 2021-2022 academic year as part of the Chess in Schools project.

A team is composed of five people: four players (not less than one girl) born in 2013 and later and one team manager / captain. 

All participants (players, accompanying persons, coaches, arbiters, the OC members and others) are to comply with the Regulations on the infectious safety.

The events are held subject to compliance with the requirements of the authorisation acts adopted as part of the fight against COVID-19 on the territory of Krasnodar Krai as well as with the Regulations on organisation of the official sports events in Russia in the context of maintaining risks of the COVID-19 spreading confirmed by the Russian Minister of Sport Oleg Matytsin and the Top sanitary official of Russia Anna Popova.

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