UntitledThe European Chess Union, the Education Committee of ECU, and the International School Chess Union have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the ECU and schools in Europe to particiapte the Second ECU School Team Open Internet Championships 2018, which will be held from 9th-21st November.

The event can participate any school from a European country with one team for each of the two age groups: U11 (for players who were born on 1st of January in 2007 or after) and U17 (for players who were born on 1st of January in 2001 or after) . The teams shall consist of 4 players, 2 boys and 2 girls, and all the players of the team must be the students of the same school.

Entry forms must be filled in by the schools and to be submitted to the Organizing Committee by e-mail chesskingweb@gmail.com no later than Friday November 9, 2018.The registration form and application must be signed by the Teacher or Coach, and the Principal of the School.


By November 12, 2018, the teams for each school will be created based on the submitted entry forms and login data will be sent to the team manager listed in the entry. If the team manager doesn’t receive the usernames and passwords for all players by the end of November 12, he or she should notify the organizers by email: chesskingweb@gmail.com.

In order to promote the event, to promote chess in schools and to expand area of playing chess and bring the official ECU tournaments more accessible to all the youngest chess lovers, European Chess Union brought the decision to waive the entry fee for participation in the 2nd European School Team Chess Open Internet Championship.


Each tournament will be played in one day according to the Swiss System in 7 rounds. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for the pairings. Rate of play will be according to FIDE regulations 10 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 3 seconds per move starting from move 1.

All players of the school team must be located in the school computer classroom under the supervision of school coach/teacher.

All on-line tournaments will be host on the Chess King playing zone on the platform www.chessking.com.

The team-winner in each age category is the ECU School Team Open Internet Champion for 2018 and each player of team-winner in age category is the ECU School Team Open Internet Champion for 2018. Team-winners (1, 2, 3 places in each age categories) and their players will be awarded with ECU special diplomas.

Official Regulations of the Championship can be downloaded below or here.

2nd European School Team Chess Open Internet Championship-Official Regulations

For any further information contact:

Tournament Director:

Alexander Kostyev, President of the International School Chess Union, IO

Tel: +7 903 796 41 76 Email: iscu1999@gmail.com

Technical Support:

Ivan Moiseev

E-mail: chessok1@gmail.com

Skype: chessok1


Olga Alferova

Email: chesskingweb@gmail.com

Skype: alferova_olga


Basic language is English

Official site: www.ecuschoolsinternet2018.org