Category Archives: Events

1st WORKSHOP “EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES”

The 1st Workshop named “Equal opportunities” will take place from 19th-22nd September in Thessaloniki, Greece. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce and explore important information about chess players with disabilities. The participants will analyse the situation in chess and reach basic skills for interacting with and accommodating people with disabilities acting as Organiser, Trainer and Arbiter.… Read More »

#Development FA and IO Seminars in Trieste

The European Chess Union, with the cooperation of the Italian Arbiters’ Commission on behalf of Italian Chess Federation and the FIDE Development Commission, organises a multiple-field training event specially dedicated to female participants, from 1st-7th September in the city of Trieste, Italy. The objective of the event is to develop women’s activity in Chess as per the priorities… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS INDIVIDUAL CUP 2019

The European Chess Union (ECU), International School Chess Union (ISCU) and Montenegro Chess Federation (MCF), have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the European Chess Union and eligible players in the EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS INDIVIDUAL CUP 2019 on combined system (classic, rapid, blitz) organised in Ulcinj, Montenegro from 11 October (arrivals) to 20 October 2019… Read More »

GORYACHKINA ALEXANDRA WINS FIDE WOMEN’S CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT

Twenty years old Russian Grandmaster, Goryachkina Alexandra (RUS, 2522), convincingly won the FIDE Women’s Candidates tournament 2019 and qualified for the FIDE World Chess Champion match, where she will meet reigning World Champion, Ju Wenjun (CHN, 2592). Goryachkina scored impressive 9.5 points out of 14 played games and won the event with 2 rounds to spare. Even though she… Read More »

#DEVELOPMENT CIS SEMINARS

European Chess Union organizes two Development School Chess Teacher Seminars in June and August, which are providing a certificate recognizing that participants have met the required level of chess knowledge and understanding of didactical methods for teaching chess in schools. The seminars are supported by the FIDE development fund. ECU School Chess Teacher Seminars will take place from 22nd-23rd… Read More »

FUTURE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE – GLOBAL CHESS FESTIVAL 2019

European Chess Union and Judit Polgar Chess Foundation partner to organise the tournament “Future Champions of Europe” as a part of the annual Global Chess Festival. The event will take place on 12th October 2019 in Hungarian National Gallery, in Budapest, Hungary. Talented chess players born 1st January 2007 or later with a FIDE rating of 1800 or higher… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED

After 10 days of harsh struggles at the European School Chess Championship 2019, the event was declared closed on the Closing ceremony, and the European School Chess Champions were announced. The Closing Ceremony of the event was attended by the President of European Chess Union, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, and ECU Treasurer, Mr. Ion Dobronauteanu. In Open section for… Read More »

R3 REPORT: EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Three rounds have been played at the European School Chess Championship 2019 and the fourth round is currently ongoing in Mamia, Romania. Many players emerged on the top of their sections with a perfect score of 3 points. In section Girls U7, Uvgun Alara (TUR) and Leca Andrei Anastasia (ROU) share the top with 3 points each, while… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 STARTS

European School Chess Championship 2019 launches today in Mamaia, Romania, and takes place from 30th May-9th June. The event will be opened during the Opening ceremony, which starts at 14.30, and the battles start with the first round at 15:30 (local time). Besides the main event, the blitz competition will be organized on the 4th of June with… Read More »

EUROPEAN CLUB CUP 2019- Official invitation

The 35th edition of European Club Cup and the 24th edition of European Club Cup for Women will simultaneously take place from 9th-17th November 2019 in Ulcinj, Montenegro. According to ECU Tournament Rules, each European federation is allowed to take part in the European Club Cup event. Number of clubs per federation may be found in the ECU… Read More »

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