"Chess is a meritocracy"


A. Preface

The first version of the Tournament Rules was accepted by the 2001 General Assembly of the European Chess Union in Leon (Spain). Changes were approved by General Assemblies thereafter.  The current version was accepted by the General Assembly 2017 in Crete (Greece) and is valid from 1st January 2018.

All interested organisers (federations, clubs,…) should first start reading the general rules and then the specific rules for one of the ECU competitions. Thereafter bids can be put forward according to the procedure described in the relevant chapter.

Organisers should bear in mind that the rules of a given tournament are composed of the General Tournament Regulations and the Specific Tournament Rules and therefore both should be distributed to participants!

In these Rules the words “he”, “him” and “his” include “she” and “her”.