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  • European Chess Club Cup Skopje 2015

    The 31st European Club Cup and the 20th European Club Cup for Women will take place in Skopje/FYR Macedonia, from 17th October (arrival and opening) to 25th October 2015 (departure).

    The official venue will be the 5* hotel Aleksandar Palace.

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  • European Small Nations Team Chess Championship

    The 4th European Small Nations Chess Championship 2015 is afoot at Les Cotils in Guernsey. The Championship takes place from 18th until 25th April, 2015.

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  • Mariya Muzychuk is the new World Women Chess Champion

    Mariya Muzychuk from Ukraine is the new World Women Chess Champion! She won the FIDE World Championship in knockout format after defeating Natalia Pogonina from Russia with 2,5-1,5 in the final match.

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  • ECU Newsletter March 2015

    March 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out!

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  • Chess an official sport at the European Universities

    On Saturday 28th March, in Zagreb, Croatia the memorandum between the European Universities Sports Association (EUSA) and the European Chess Union (ECU) was signed. The memorandum represents the inclusion of chess in the official sports program of the EUSA annual events. Chess is the 19th sport included in EUSA competitions.

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  • Chess Informant Partner of ECU

    The new policy of the European Chess Union is to support European chess values and traditions through key partnerships.

    European Chess Union announces Chess Informant as an official ECU Partner and Sponsor of the European Chess Championships.

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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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  • 15th European Senior Championship 2015

    The 15th European Senior Chess Championship for Men and Women will be held in Eretria, Greece, from 28th April until 8th May, 2015.

    The Championship will be played in two categories: SENIOR 50+ and SENIOR 65+, Men and Women separately.

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  • European Women Individual Chess Championship 2015

    The 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championships for 2015.will be held in Chakvi, Adjara 18-31 May, 2015. The official venue of the tournament will be the hall in 5 ***** hotel “Oazis Palace Chakvi”.

    The first prize is 11.000 EUR, and the total prize fund is 60.000 EUR.

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  • European School Chess Championship 2015

    The ECU and Turkish Chess Federation have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations and eligible players to the European School Championships 2015 organised in Konya, Turkey from 24 June to 3 July, in the Rixos Konya Hotel (5 star).

    The tournament will be played in 12 age groups: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17.

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  • European Senior Team Championship 2015

    The European Senior Team Championship 2015 will take place in Vienna/Austria from 12-20 July, 2015.

    The Championship will be played in 9 rounds in Swiss System. Entitled to participate are men who have reached the age of 60 years and women who have reached the age of 50 years, by December 31st, 2015.

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  • European Youth Team Chess Championship 2015

    European Youth U18 Team Chess Championship 2015 will take place from 12-20 July, 2015, in Karpacz, Poland

    Karpacz is a spa town and ski resort in south-western Poland, one of the most important centres for mountain hiking and skiing, including ski jumping.

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  • European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship

    Vojvodina Chess Federation under the auspices and support of the European Chess Union and Serbian Chess Federation organizes the 15th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Novi Sad/Serbia, July 31st to August 6th, 2015.

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Events News

EUROPEAN CHESS CLUB CUP SKOPJE 2015

The 31st European Club Cup and the 20th European Club Cup for Women will take place  in Skopje/FYR […]

EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

The 4th European Small Nations Chess Championship 2015 is afoot at Les Cotils in Guernsey. The Championship takes place […]

MARIYA MUZYCHUK IS THE NEW WORLD WOMEN CHESS CHAMPION

Mariya Muzychuk from Ukraine is the new World Women Chess Champion! She won the FIDE World Championship in knockout […]

ECU News

ECU NEWSLETTER MARCH 2015

March 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you […]

CHESS AN OFFICIAL SPORT AT THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES

On Saturday 28th March, in Zagreb, Croatia a memorandum between the European Universities Sports Association (EUSA) and the […]

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO.2/2015

Dear Chess Friends, ECU Board meeting took place from 6th to 8th March in Jerusalem/Israel, with a full […]

Federations News

POLISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

Polish individual chess championships have a very long history. This year’s LOTTO Polish Chess Championship and BUDIMEX Polish […]

ROMANIAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – FINALS

National Individual Championships of Romania for Men and Women – Finals are taking place in Calimanesti from 18th […]

GM WOJTASZEK WINS POLISH-HUNGARIAN FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT

Last weekend, 21-22 March, 2015 the most spectacular chess event took place in Katowice, Southern Poland. For the third time chess […]

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