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EUROPEAN RAPID&BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

The city of Katowice, the Polish Chess Federation and the European Chess Union have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship 2017 which will be held in Katowice, Poland from 15th-17th December.

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The first on schedule is European Blitz Chess Championship 2017, which will be held on 15th December. The Blitz competition will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 x 2 rounds, with the time control 3 minutes game + 2 seconds per move starting from the first move.

The event will continue with European Rapid Chess Championship 2017 which will take place on 16th and 17th December. The Rapid competition will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 rounds, with the time control 15 minutes game + 10 seconds per move starting from the first move.

The minimum prize fund of the event will be 32.000 EUR.

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There is no larger metropolis in Central Europe than the one in the Silesian region with 2.000.000 residents in this metropolitan area. Its capital is Katowice. Katowice is situated in a heart of Europe with short distance to many capital cities: Warsaw (290km), Bratislava (360km), Vienna (430km), Prague (460km), Budapest (560km), Berlin (620km). There are a few International airports of Katowice: Katowice in Pyrzowice (KAT) – 30 km, Krakow in Balice (KRK)– 65 km, Ostrava (OSR) – 100 km, Wroclaw (WRO) – 200 km, Warsaw (WAW) – 290km.

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The detailed invitation will be publish the following days by the Polish Chess Federation.

To register for the event or for more information contact:

Mr. Łukasz Turlej

lukasz.turlej@gmail.com

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