Dear chess friends,

The deadline for bids for the 2018 European Chess Championships and the European Teams Chess Championship 2019 is Friday 29th April 2016. Attached you will find the detailed announcement for the bidding procedure (annex1). The bid form is on (Annex2).

We note according the ECU tournament regulations, valid from 1st January 2016, a combined proposal for the European Women Individual Chess Championship 2017 and the European Youth Chess Championship 2018 shall be submitted.

The Chess in School Conference in the European Parliament will be held in Brussels/Belgium, on 24 February 2016. The Conference will take place from 4.30 to 6.30 pm in the A1E1 Hall. The organizers of the Conference are the Educational Committee of the European Parliament, along with the European Chess Union. On (annex3) is the official poster of the Conference. The main goal is to show how chess is implemented in the educational systems in various European countries, which will help continental chess for awareness and lobbying for financial support from EU institutions.

The next ECU Board meeting will take place on 1st and 2nd of March in Lviv Ukraine.

With kind regards,
Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou
ECU Secretary General