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EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The European Amateur Chess Championship will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from August 8 (day of arrival) through August 17 (day of departure) 2015. The tournament will be held in the Palace of Army Officers (Mickeviciaus str. 19, Kaunas, Lithuania). The official accommodating hotels will be Daniela Hotel (4*) and Kaunas Hotel (4*). The  Championship is open to… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 – OFFICIAL INVITATION

The Croatian Chess Federation (hereinafter organizer) and the European Chess Union  have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate in the European Youth Chess Championship organized in Porec, Croatia from 20 September (arrival) to 1 October (departure) 2015. The tournament will be played according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds. National… Read More »

FOUR NEW EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN ERETRIA

GM Zurab Sturua from Georgia and IM Jan Rooze from Belgium are the new European Senior Champions in Open 50 and Open 65 respectively, while WGM Svetlana Mednikova from Russia and the legendary Georgian GM Nona Gaprindashvili are the new European Women Senior Champions in Open 50 and Open 65 respectively. In the Open 50 section, GM Zurab Sturua won… Read More »

SILVER LAKE CHESS FESTIVAL 2015

Branicevo Chess Union, Chess Club VGSK, municipality Veliko Gradište and Danubia Hotels warmly welcome all the participants and guests to the Chess Festival “Silver Lake 2015″. The Chess Festival will take place from 20-28 June, 2015, on Silver Lake, in Veliko Gradište/Serbia. The Organizing Committee prepared a rich programme for all ages and playing levels: – Open “A”, tournament… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER APRIL 2015

April 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out!   In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about Women World Championship and World Team Chess Championships 2015; FIDE Presidential Board in China – Contracts for the World Cup 2017 and 2018 World ‪Chess Olympiad in Batumi signed; European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2015; Regulations for… Read More »

LUXEMBOURG WINS EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The 4th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2015 was held from 18-25 April, 2015 at Les Cotils, Guernsey. After 9 exciting rounds, the team of Luxembourg became the new European Small Nations Chess Champion! Having led the week-long tournament at Les Cotils in Guernsey from start to finish, they sealed their triumph with a 3-1 victory over… Read More »

EUROPEAN CHESS CLUB CUP SKOPJE 2015

The 31st European Club Cup and the 20th European Club Cup for Women will take place  in Skopje/FYR Macedonia, from  17th October (arrival and opening) to 25th October 2015 (departure). The official venue will be the 5* hotel Aleksandar Palace. The championships will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU… Read More »

EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

The 4th European Small Nations Chess Championship 2015 is afoot at Les Cotils in Guernsey. The Championship takes place from 18th until 25th April, 2015. The participating nations are: Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino. After 4 rounds the team of Luxembourg is in the lead with maximum score – 8 match… Read More »

POLISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

Polish individual chess championships have a very long history. This year’s LOTTO Polish Chess Championship and BUDIMEX Polish Women’s Chess Championship were 72nd and 67th editions of those events. The best Polish players were not only fighting to prove their superiority in the country, but also to qualify for the national teams for the forthcoming  European Team Championship,… Read More »

ROMANIAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – FINALS

National Individual Championships of Romania for Men and Women – Finals are taking place in Calimanesti from 18th to 28th April, 2015. Top players in Men’s Championship are Constantin Lupulescu (2635), Mihai Marin (2591), Mircea-Emilian Parligras (2582) and Vladislav Nevednichy (2576) and Corina-Isabela Peptan (2430), Cristina-Adela Foisor (2384), Elena-Luminita Cozma (2323), Mihaela Sandu (2303) in Women’s Championship. Both events… Read More »

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