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 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.
The agreement was signed during the EUSA annual Gala, between Mr. Adam Roczek, President of EUSA and Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, ECU General Secretary. ECU Board member Mr. Adrian Michailchisin was also present at the ceremony.
Chess is included in the following competitions:
European Universities Chess Championship, 6-11 October, Yerevan/Armenia
European Universities Games (5000 participants), 13- 24 July, Zagreb/Croatia
European Universities Chess Championship, Fuengirola/Spain
European Universities Games (5000 participants), Coimbra/Portugal
European National Chess Federations can contact the National EUSA members in order to getmore information about registrations procedure and provide technical support and organize championships within National or European level.
The EUSA events in Croatian capital Zagreb held 26-29 March, 2015 were: Executive and Student Commission meetings, EUSA Conference, EUSA Convention and inspection visits, concluded with the special EUSA Gala, held on Saturday evening.