I am pleased to share good news that many 2000-2003 cohort players and their parents were hoping for.

Since the 2020 over-the-board editions of these two popular competitions didn't take place due to the COViD-19 pandemic, the FIDE Council decided to extend the age limit, exceptionally, for the 2021 FIDE World Youth U-18 Ch. and the 2021 FIDE World Junior U-20 Ch.

All players who have not reached *age 19* and *age 21*, respectively, will have the right to participate - for the 2021 events only. Additional modifications are made regarding personal right players (for instance, "To add Continental U18 Champions if there was not any Continental Junior Championship").