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ECU GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016

The annual ECU General Assembly 2016 will take place on 10th September 2016 in Baku/Azerbaijan, during the 87th FIDE Congress. The official venue of the ECU GA will be Baku Fairmont Hotel. The ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili invites all European National Chess Federations to attend the meeting. Proposals from Members to be included in the agenda for the General… Read More »

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 2/2016

Dear Chess Friends, The annual ECU General Assembly 2016 will take place on 10th September 2016 at 9.30 am in the Baku Fairmont hotel, Azerbaijan during the 87th FIDE Congress.  ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili invites all European National Chess Federations to attend the meeting. Proposals from Members to be included in the agenda for the General Assembly shall… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016

April 2016 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Ziska Helgi Dam wins European Small Nations Chess Championship 2016; Israel and Russia win European Senior Team Chess Championship 2016; Magnus Carlsen wins Altibox Norway Chess 2016; Stavroula Tsolakidou carries Olympic flame in Kavala; ECU President opens FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Batumi;… Read More »

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CHESS EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS IN ARMENIA

Chess Academy of Armenia and Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, cooperating with FIDE, Armenian Chess Federation, and Armenian State Pedagogical University are organizing an International Conference, entitled “Theoretical and Practical Issues of Chess Education in Schools”. The Conference is to take place on 30 September (arrival day) to 3 October (departure day), 2016, at “Russia hotel”,… Read More »

ISRAEL AND RUSSIA WIN EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Team of Israel, in category 50+ and Russia, in category 65+ are the new European Senior Team Champions for 2016! Both teams finished the tournament undefeated, with maximum score. In category 50+ Isreal was leading from the very beggining, and after passing the biggest test in the 5th round – Italy they finished the tournament smoothly. Members of… Read More »

CHESS IN SCHOOL CONFERENCE IN WARSAW/POLAND

The project “Education through Chess in School” is organized and guided by Polish Chess Federation in cooperation with the provincial chess unions and local authorities. It is addressed to primary schools for pupils from classes I-III. Key partners for Polish Chess Federation include Ministry of National Education and Ministry of Sport & Tourism. The idea to introduce chess… Read More »

REMINDER FOR BIDS 2018

The European Chess Union is inviting federations to submit bids for the organization of the official European Chess Championships in 2018 and the European Team Chess Championship 2019. The bids must be submitted exclusively in the Bid form regulated by the ECU. For any additional documents delivered separately from the bid form, it must be stated in the bid form what they… Read More »

ISRAEL (50+) AND RUSSIA (65+) WITH PERFECT SCORE AT ESTCC 2016

Teams of Israel and Russia gained maximum score at the European Senior Team Chess Championship 2016 and remain the leaders with two rounds to go! In the category 50+ the team of Israel won all 5 matches and is now in the sole lead before Italy with 8 match points. Senior 50+ rankings after 5 rounds: In the category… Read More »

ECU EDU COMMISSION SURVEY ON CiS 2015/16 – INITIAL FINDINGS

The Education Commission of the European Chess Union (ECU) was established in 2014.  Our role is to develop and promote chess as part of children’s education. We seek to make a strong and successful programme in each member country by sharing knowledge and resources and encouraging international co-operation. We contribute to public discussion and lobby for chess. We… Read More »

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