European Women Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2019 takes place from 28th November -2nd December 2019 in Monte Carlo.
The first on the schedule is European Women Blitz Chess Championship 2019 which will be played on 29th of November in Hotel Novotel, while European Women Rapid Chess Championship 2019 will be played on 30th November and 1st December.
Registration deadline is the 28th of November, and already 60 players coming from 18 European federations registered for the Rapid competition, and 58 players for blitz competition.
Among the top seeds are: Muzychuk Anna (UKR, 2592 Rapid rtg, 2504 Blitz rtg), Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS, 2538 Rapid rtg, 2521 Blitz rtg), Muzychuk Mariya (UKR, 2518 Rapid rtg, 2344 Blitz rtg), Gunina Valentina (RUS, 2476 Rapid rtg, 2356 Blitz rtg), Chiburdanidze Maia (GEO, 2475 Rapid rtg, 2497 Blitz rtg), Stefanova Antoaneta (ECU, 2455 Rapid rtg, 2452 Blitz rtg) and others.
The Blitz Championship will be played according to the Swiss system, in 12 rounds, with time control 3 minutes game + 3 seconds per move starting from the first move.
The total prize fund of the blitz event will be 6.250 EUR, with 5.500 EUR for regular prizes, 500 EUR for special prizes, 150 EUR for PACA prizes and 100 EUR for Alpes Maritimes Prize.
The European Individual Rapid Chess Championship 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.
Total prize fund of the rapid event will be 12.250 EUR + branded watches for the winners of special categories.
The Championship is open to all players representing Chess Federations which are ECU members regardless of their title and rating. There is no limit to the number of participants per federation.
Tournament Director: Jean Michel Rapaire
Office phone: + 377 93307722 ; +33650576354