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EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2016 will be held in Halkidiki, on the northern coast of Aegean Sea from 18th to 28th April 2016.

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The games will take place in the conference center of 5-star Anthemus Sea Resort on the Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki, 95 km south Thessaloniki airport. Anthemus Sea is an excellent holiday destination, surrounded by a sandy beach on the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds. Each team shall consist of 4 players in fixed order + 1 reserve player, who is only allowed to play on the board 4.

There will be two separate championships: category 50+ for players who were born in the year 1966 or earlier, and category 65+ for the players who were born in the year 1951 or earlier.

In each category, a separate championship for women shall be organised only if there are at least 8 women teams in each category in order to have a 7-round tournament. Otherwise, the women’s event will be merged with men (open).

The time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment per move starting from move one. A default time is 30 minutes.

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Prize fund in total is 7.000 EUR.

50+ category: 

1st team €1.300, 2nd team €800, 3rd team €600, and 1st women team €800

65+ category:

1st team €1.300, 2nd team €800, 3rd team €600, and 1st women team: €800

The organizers have provided side events and excursions program to Mount Athos, as well as Thessaloniki Tour (on request).

More information / Tournament Director

Nikos Kalesis

FIDE International Organiser

Tel. (+30) 6938326161

Katerina Tzortzi

Reservation Manager

Tel./Fax (+30) 2641500112

Email:chess.at.holidays@gmail.com

The official regulations can be downloaded below or here

ESTCC_2016_regulations

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