The first version of the Tournament Rules was accepted by the 2001 General Assembly of the European Chess Union in Leon (Spain). Changes were approved by General Assemblies thereafter. The current version was accepted by the General Assembly 2019 in Batumi (Georgia) and is valid from 1st January 2020.

ECU Tournament Rules which will be valid from 1st January 2020 encounter standardisation of European Competitions, in matters of Arbiters appointments and Live coverage, Guidelines for Accommodation & Transportation and Guidelines for food & beverages.

ECU Tournament Rules 2020 bring the following main new items:

The Arbiters Selection for European Competitions

Annex 4: Standards for ECU Tournaments

Annex 8: ECU Guidelines for Food and Beverages

Annex 9: ECU Guidelines for Accommodation & Transportation

ECU Tournament Rules, can be found on the ECU Website or can be downloaded as a PDF file.

ECU Tournament Rules- 1st January 2020