European Girls’ and Women’s Chess Weekend will be held Online from 14th-16th May with a wide range of events: tournaments, coaching sessions, simultaneous exhibitions and debates.
Hundreds of female participants will take part in tournaments and the team battle event, workshops, simultaneous exhibitions and coaching sessions.
The weekend is open to all female chess players regardless of their chess level, title or rating. The aim of the event is to provide to female players to learn from some of Europe’s most successful women, answering questions what is like to be a top class arbiter, how and when to eat to perform best at chess or what top tips titled players have about time management to combine chess, career and family.
Tournaments will take place through lichess platform, being played from 14-16 May within beginners, U1300, U1800 and Open sections:
|Date||Beginner tournament – Link|
|14.05. 16:30 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/t0w5vzfv|
|15.05. 11:30 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/cHNCo6JL|
|15.05. 17:30 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/MNcc0Jun|
|16.05. 11:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/QnnAiStF|
|Date||Rating U1300 tournament – Link|
|14.05. 17:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/TcvDfZrJ|
|15.05. 12:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/yefKJl3x|
|15.05. 18:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/6szeuW6k|
|16.05. 11:30 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/0db8NtUd|
|Date||Rating U1800 – Link|
|14.05. 17:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/dHEw3tlI|
|15.05. 12:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/6hf6tEiY|
|15.05. 18:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/Ux19DYD0|
|16.05. 11:30 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/yWoGe1vP|
|Date||Open tournament – Link|
|14.05. 17:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/CtGeRa9g|
|15.05. 12:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/CUtFaVV6|
|15.05. 18:00 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/MX73HtIf|
|16.05. 11:30 CEST||https://lichess.org/tournament/JIGHOLxc|
Team battle event will be organised within national chess federations and already 13 teams have registered for this event which can be followed here.
Simultaneous exhibitions will take place with WGM Unuk Laura (Live commentaries by WIM Lara Janzelj & WIM Teja Vidic), WFM Denise Trippold (Live commentary by WFM Nikola Mayrhuber), WGM Petra Papp (Live commentary by WIM Inna Agrest) and GM Marie Sebag (Live commentaries by WGM Katarzyna Toma).
|Simultaneous exhibition against WGM Laura Unuk. |
live commentary by WIM Lara Janzelj & WIM Teja Vidic
|Simultaneous exhibition against WFM Denise Trippold, live commentary WFM Nikola Mayrhuber|
|Simultaneous exhibition against WGM Petra Papp, |
live commentary WIM Inna Agrest
|Simultaneous exhibition against GM Marie Sebag,|
live commentary WGM Katarzyna Toma
Coaching sessions are open to everyone and do not require sign up. All the interested participants will be able to join over twitch or zoom links which can be found below. Sessions are organized within a few groups: beginners (for participants rated U1300), intermediate (for participants rated U1800) and advanced section (for participants rated above 1800).
|Date||Beginner Coaching session|
|15.05. 10:00 CEST||Introduction into chess – complete beginners session|
|15.05. 15:00 CEST||Beginners Coaching|
|16.05. 12:30 CEST||Beginners Coaching|
|Date||Intermediate Coaching Session|
|„The Instructive Games of Women World Champions“ with WIM Jana Schneider|
|„Attacking the king“ with GM Marie Sebag|
|Date||Advanced Coaching Session|
|Advanced Coaching session|
|Advanced Coaching session with WIM Lara Janzelj & Teja Vidic|
By the end of the mentioned coaching sessions, invitational small group coaching sessions will take place on 16.05. at 16:00 CEST with FM Akshaya Kalaiyalahan, WGM Petra Papp, IM Elisabeth Pähtz… Places for these small group coaching sessions are distributed through federations and can be won at prizes during the individual tournaments!
Workshops and debates are open to all interested participants who can join through links below:
|Opening event with special guest |
Tatia Skhirtladze, director of the documentary Glory to the Queen. The documentary follows four legendary female chess players from Georgia, who revolutionized women’s chess across the globe and became Soviet icons of female emancipation.
|Workshop: Eat and Win – What to eat and when to eat to perform at your best. Miriam Moerwald & IM Harald Schneider-Zinner|
|Presentation: Time Management: The endless chess struggle. WGM Regina Theissl-Pokorná|
|Workshop: My daughter wants to play chess|
|Workshop: How to start streaming|
|Round Table: How to publicly present and report about women’s chess. IM Stefan Löffler.|
|Round Table: Do we need more female arbiters? Anemone Kulczak, Sandra Schmidt|
|Workshop: Working with a Women’s National Team. IM Harald Schneider-Zinner|
More details about the event can be found here.
The event supported by the FIDE Development fund for Europe.