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  • European Senior Team Chess Championship 2017 starts

    European Senior Team Chess Championship 2017 starts tomorrow in Novi Sad/Serbia. The event takes place in the tourist settlement “Ribarsko ostrvo” in Novi Sad from 24th June to 4th July.

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  • European School Chess Champions for 2017 announced

    The European School Chess Championship finished yesterday in Budva, Montenegro, with the participation of 343 players from over 20 European federations divided in 6 age categories open and girls: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17.

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  • European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 concluded

    European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 which took place in Nis, Serbia from 9th-17th June finished yesterday. The Championship consisted from 3 different rating categories: 0-1699, 1700-1999 and 2000-2300.

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  • European Youth Rapid&Blitz Championship 2017 starts

    The 17th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship starts tomorrow with registration of more than 250 young chess players. The event will be held in Budva, Montenegro, from 19th to 23th June. The tournament hall will be Mediterranean Sports Center.

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  • ECU Advisory Board- ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate

    The ECU Education Commission launched its activities in late 2014. The main reason was a need of an organization representing the growing movement of using chess as a pedagogic tool to develop social and intellectual skills to children.

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  • Maxim Matlakov new European Chess Champion

    Grandmaster Maxim Matlakov (RUS, 2714) triumphed at the 18th European Individual Chess Championship 2017 with 8.5 points.

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  • European School Chess Championship 2017 starts

    Montenegro Chess Federation under the auspices of European Chess Union organizes European School Chess Championship 2017 which will take place in Budva, Montenegro from June 10 (arrival day) to June 20 (departure day).

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  • ECU Newsletter May 2017

    May 2017 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out!

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  • European Team Chess Championship 2017 Official Regulations

    The European Team Chess Championship will be held from October 27th (day of arrival) until November 6th (day of departure) 2017 in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.

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  • European Club Cup 2017 Official Regulations

    Turkish Chess Federation invites all European Chess Federations members of ECU to participate in the 33rd European Club Cup and the 22nd European Club Cup for Women. The events will be held in Antalya, Turkey. The dates are 7th October (arrival and opening) to 15th October 2017 (departure).

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  • ECU Board meeting in Riga main information and decisions

    The second ECU Board meeting in 2017 took place in Riga/ Latvia on 21st and 22nd April, during the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2017.

    The Latvian Chess Federation hosted the meeting at Radisson Blu hotel under the excellent conditions.

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  • Nana Dzagnidze new European Women's Chess Champion

    Georgian Grandmaster Nana Dzagnidze is the winner of the 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, which was held in Riga/Latvia, from from 10th to 23rd April in the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel.

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  • European Youth Chess Championship 2017

    Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated members of ECU to participate in the European Youth Chess Championship, organised in Mamaia/Romania from 4-15 September 2017.

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  • European Senior Chess Championship 2017 Regulations

    The Spanish Chess Federation, Ione Tecno Group and the European Chess Union have the honor to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to the ECU to participate in the 17th European Senior Chess Championship (50+ and 65+), for Men and Woman.

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  • European Youth Grand Prix 2017-2018

    The European Youth Grand Prix is a series of three tournaments held over two calendar years 2017 and 2018.

    The event is held under the patronage of the ECU and gathers the best young and talented youth players within Europe.

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  • European Senior Team Championship 2017

    The 17th European Senior Team Championship will take place in Novi Sad/Serbia, from June 24 to July 4, 2017.

    The official venue of the event will be the congress and the ball halls of the tourist settlement “Ribarsko ostrvo” in Novi Sad.

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  • Official Invitation for the European Youth Team Championship 2017

    The European Youth Team Chess Championship 2017 will be held from 16th to 24th August in Rymanów Zdrój/Poland, at the PST “Stomil” Rymanów Zdrój, which is the official venue of the tournament.

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  • European Union Youth Chess Championship

    15th European Union Youth Chess Championship will be held in Kouty nad Desnou/Czech Republic, 18-27 August 2017, in the Cultural Hall of Hotel Dlouhe Strane Kouty nad Desnou.

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  • European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017

    The European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2017 will take place in Monaco, from 20th to 24th October, 2017, in the Hotel Novotel, as the official venue of the events.

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  • European Corporate Chess Championship 2017

    The 1st European Corporate Chess Championship 2017 will take place in the Town Hall of Honour of the City of Asnières, Paris/France, 24 – 25 November 2017.

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  • Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU becomes independent, strong, leads fight against corruption

    Interview with the ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili

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  • Bank of Georgia official Sponsor of ECU

    European Chess Union announces the official launch of the sponsorship program by the Bank of Georgia, a private Bank, belonging to the UK Company Bank of Georgia Holdings plc., based in London.The Bank will financially support direct the European Chess Union in a 4 years-program.

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Events News

EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 OFFICIALLY STARTED

The Opening Ceremony of European Senior Team Chess Championships took place in beautiful ambient of tourist resort “Ribarsko ostrvo” […]

EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 STARTS TOMORROW

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2017 starts tomorrow in Novi Sad/Serbia. The event takes place in the tourist […]

EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID&BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 ENDED

The 17th European Youth Rapid & Blitz U-8,10,12,14,16,18 Championship finished yesterday with participation of almost 300 young players from […]

ECU News

CHESS CAMP IN MADRID (30th June-2nd July)

The first Chess Camp for awarding the ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate! The Education Commission of European Chess […]

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO.3/2017

Dear Chess Friends,  This is the latest information from the European Chess Union and the invitation for the […]

ECU ADVISORY BOARD- ECU SCHOOL CHESS TEACHER CERTIFICATE

The ECU Education Commission launched its activities in late 2014. The main reason was a need of an […]

Federations News

SUMMER CHESS FESTIVALS ON THE ROMANIAN BLACK SEA COAST

More than 900 players are participating the traditional chess festivals which are currently ongoing on the Romanian Black […]

ARONIAN WINS ALTIBOX NORWAY CHESS 2017

Levon Aronian became the winner of Altibox Norway Chess 2017 which was held in Stavagner, Norway from 5th-17th […]

CASTLE CONFERENCE IN TURIN/ITALY

The CASTLE project – a “Chess curriculum to Advance Students’ Thinking and Learning skills in primary Education” (this […]

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