ECU EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2014

On 25 October, 2014 in Batumi/Georgia the ECU Extraordinary General Assembly will take place. The venue of the General Assembly will be Congress Center and Hotel Radisson Blu Batumi. The General Assembly is scheduled at 10.30 am. The Agenda and the Invitation can be downloaded below. Agenda of Extraordinary GA 2014 Annex 1 – GA invitation

ECU CONGRATULATES THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF IRISH CHESS UNION

Dear Friends in Chess At the Glorney, Gilbert junior international competitions in Scotland in early August, I announced my intention to seek election to the role of Chairperson of the Union. Since then, I have received a huge level of support, encouragement and good wishes from right across the Irish Chess community. The overwhelming vote of support that… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER – EDITION SEPTEMBER 2014

The European Chess Union Newsletter will be published on a monthly basis from now on. We have prepared a brand new design with interesting news and articles. In the September 2014 edition you will find: History made in Bilbao – report about the European Chess Club Cup 2014; ECU News – important news about the events happened during September;… Read More »

GOLD FOR SOCAR AND BATUMI AT ECC, ANAND WINS BILBAO MASTERS

Big favourite Socar from Azerbaijan confirmed this evening all the predictions, getting the overall European title this evening on the last day of Bilbao Chess 2014. Batumi from Georgia surprised those present by winning the women’s European title, even if they were not initially regarded as strong candidates. Socar started out as favourite owing to the strong lineup… Read More »

EUROPEAN CLUB CUP BILBAO 2014 OFFICIALLY OPENED

Bilbao Chess 2014 was officially opened this evening. The chess event will start at the Euskalduna Congress Centre tomorrow, on Sunday, and will hold simultaneously the European Club Cup and the Grand Slam Masters Final. Chairing the opening ceremony, which was celebrated by the enormous playroom that will hold more than 200 games at the same time, was Bilbao… Read More »

12TH EU YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 CLOSED

On Thursday September 4th 2014 culminated in Kouty nad Desnou (CZE) fights for winning EU Youth Chess Championship 2014. The championship was shot by Czech Television and will be broadcast on TV and the Net (http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/10111941499-v-sachu/). The last rounds were full of fights and tension. Final round visited the president of Slovakian chess federation and member of board… Read More »

12th EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 STARTED

On Wednesday August 27th, in the Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou in the Czech Republic, the 12th European Youth Chess Championship has started. European Youth Chess Championship 2014 under the patronage of the European Chess Union is organized by Sachov? klub Svetla nad Sazavou in cooperation with the Czech Chess Federation. Boys and girls play in the… Read More »

PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA CONGRATULATE MR. AZMAIPARASHVILI ON WINNING THE ECU ELECTIONS

On the occasion of winning the election for President of the European Chess Union, President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, and the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili congratulated Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili. We present their letters in their entirety. Letter of Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia Dear Zurab, I would like to express my sincere congratulations… Read More »

ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN CHESS UNION

At the elections of the European Chess Union, held in Tromso (Norway), Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili of Georgia was elected the ECU President. 33 delegates voted for him, while the confidence in his rival, former President Mr.  Silvio Danailov (Bulgaria) was placed by 18 delegates. In addition, apart from Mr. Azmaiparashvili, the members of his “ticket” were elected to… Read More »