Tournament System: 6 rounds MacMahon, European Tournament regulations apply
Time limit: 1 hour, for boards using Ing clocks in U12 and U16 categories Ing Overtime* is used, for the rest: Canadian byo-yomi, 15 stones / 5 minutes
Rules of scoring: European for U20, Ing rules for U12 and U16
Komi: 6½ points
Tournament Fee: Free
Three winning categories: Under 12, Under 16 and Under 20.
The best player in U20 category who did not qualified for Globis Cup can choose his/her prize out of two options:
1. (S)he can decide to participate in the Silk Road Tournament in China this year and EGF will support his/her travelling expenses up to 700 EUR. That option is available for everyone who wins this prize.
2. On condition a winner of the prize is strong enough, it means (s)he has an EGF rating 2350 minimum, EGF offers to this player a wild card for EC 2018 in Pisa, together with a financial support of 500 EUR.
*In Ing Overtime, each player may buy up to three overtime periods. The length of each is 1/6 the basic time. Entering each costs another 2 points. Exceeding the third overtime period loses the game on time.
Please refer to the EGF General Tournament Rules for details