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LUKAS JONKUS WINS EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The European Amateur Chess Championship 2015 was held in Kaunas, the second city of Lithuania, from the 8th of August (arrival) to the 17th of August (departure) 2015. The organizer and Tournament Director was Prof. Donatas Pilinkus (IO), President of the Kaunas Chess Federation, under the auspices of the Lithuanian Chess Federation. Lukas Jonkus (LTU 1853) became the winner of… Read More »

EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 STARTED

On Wednesday August 19th, in the Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou in the Czech Republic, the 13th European Union Youth Chess Championship U8, U10, U12 and U14 has begun. European Union Youth Chess Championship 2015 under the patronage of the European Chess Union is organized by Sachovy klub Svetla nad Sazavou in cooperation with the Czech Chess… Read More »

MONTE CARLO TO HOST THE FIRST LEG OF FIDE WOMEN’S GRAND PRIX

The first leg of FIDE Women’s Grand Prix will be held from 2nd to 16th October 2015, in Monte Carlo, Monaco. FIDE announced the Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 which will give qualification to the Women’s World Championship match in 2017. Another European city will be the host of the third leg of Women’s Grand Prix – Tbilisi/Georgia, in… Read More »

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Dear Chess Friends, As you have already been informed by the ECU Newsletter March/2015, European University Sports Association (EUSA) recognized chess as an official sport and included it in the European Universities Championships and Games. The 1st European Chess Universities Championship will be held in Yerevan, Armenia from 6th to 11th October 2015.  Main organizer is Armenian Student… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS TOMORROW

The 15th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship starts tomorrow in Novi Sad/Serbia. The tournament will take place from 31st July to 6th August, 2015, at Master Centre of Novi Sad Fair (Master centar Novosadskog sajma). The Championship consists of 5 different competitions: (1) 15th INDIVIDUAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – RAPID; (2) 14th EUROPEAN RAPID CUP – RAPID… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER JULY 2015

July 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out!   In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about Glorney Gilbert International 2015; Report about European Youth Team Chess Championship 2015; Report about European Senior Team Chess Championship 2015; Report about European Schools Chess Championship 2015; Press conference on the occasion of the first ECU congress in Bar; Notice… Read More »

ST. PETERSBURG WINS EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IN VIENNA

Vienna was the Mecca of the senior chess for the past nine days, during the European Senior Team Chess Championship 2015. The hall of the hotel Airo hosted 42 teams from 14 European countries with total 197 chess players who competed for this prestigious title. Sankt Petersburg showed its class from the very start of the tournament and… Read More »

ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI STARTS GLORNEY CUP 2015

ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili made the symbolic first move before the start of the Glorney Gilbert International 2015 and started the event. Previously, the President of Ireland Mr. Michael D. Higgins officially opened the tournament. His Excellency, an academic, poet, writer and activist of human rights made a speech hymn for chess, stating that “Chess is a… Read More »

GERMANY AND ESTONIA WIN EUROPEAN YOUTH TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Teams of Germany in Boys group and Estonia in Girls group won the European Youth Team Chess Championship 2015, which was held in Karpacz/Poland, 12-20 July, 2015. Germany defeated Hungary 2 in the final round, and tied for the first place with the team of Israel, but thanks to the better tie-break, Germany grabbed the gold. The third… Read More »

PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST ECU CONGRESS IN BAR

In the beginning October, Bar will be the chess capital of Europe. 7-11 October, 2015 the First ECU Congress will be held. On this occasion, a press conference was held yesterday in Bar/Montenegro in the hotel Princess. At the press conference the audience was addressed by Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of the European Chess Union, Mariya Muzychuk, Women’s… Read More »

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