The World Cadets & Youth Championships 2022 for Rapid and Blitz were held in Rhodes, Greece, from May 1-3, 2022. With the participation of 331 players from 40 countries, it was the first massive event on the FIDE calendar for this year.
According to the final standings of all under 8 to under 18 years old age categories, Ukraine won the most medals with 14 medals including 6 gold, followed by Poland with 11 medals including 2 gold, England with 10 medals including 4 gold and Turkey with 7 medals including 3 gold.
The event was attended by the Governor of the South Aegean region, Mr George Hatzimarkos, and the Mayor of Rhodes, Mr Antonis Kampourakis, who, for many years now, have actively supported chess and its promotion among youth.
The World Cadets & Youth Championships 2022 for Rapid and Blitz was part of the annual Rhodes Chess Festival. Its main sponsors were the Regional Government of South Aegean (Περιφέρεια Νοτίου Αιγαίου) and the Cultural & Sport Organisation of Rhodes Municipality (Δημοτικός Οργανισμός Πολιτισμού Αθλητισμού Ρόδου - ΔΟΠΑΡ).
More information, including the complete results, final standings and photos from the event and the closing ceremony are available at rodos2022.com.
Photos credit: Niki Riga