European Chess Club Cup 2022 – Official invitation

The 37th European Chess Club Cup and the 26th European Women’s Chess Club Cup will simultaneously take place from 2nd – 10th October in Mayrhofen, Austria.

Both events will be played in 7 rounds, swiss system, with time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. The total prize fund of the event will be 40.000 EUR (25.000 EUR for the Open event and 15.000 EUR for the Women’s event).

Event’s Schedule:

Each European federation is allowed to take part in this competition and the event is open to:

  • Five (5) clubs per federation in which a national team championship is organized or four (4) clubs per federation in which no national team championship is organized. There is no restriction how the clubs will be selected by the National federations.
  • Any additional request for participation should be examined by the ECU Board
  • In the Women competition all the club members of ECU Federations are allowed to participate.
  • Clubs shall be registered through the National chess Federations or direct if there is no objection from the National Chess Federation.
©TVB Archiv Mayrhofen becknaphoto

The open teams shall be composed of six (6) players plus two (2) reserves all of whom must be members of the club and were entitled to play for the club in the national team championship of the federation, which was organised within one year before the start of the current European Club Cup. However, players who are foreigners to the federation in which the national team championship is organised, must have played at least two games in this championship. Foreigners are defined as those which are either belonging to another federation in the FIDE Rating List valid at the start of the national team championship or have a permanent residence outside the federation in which this national team championship is organised.

If a participating club wants to include a national or foreign player in the open competition who does not fulfil the requirements of article F.1.2 the club has to pay a reduced player’s license fee to ECU according the player’s FIDE classical rating (each year, 1st July rating list):

  • Rating 2600 and more 1500 EURO*
  • Rating 2500 – 2599 1000 EURO*

All the other player’s license fees are waived for the year 2022. For Ukrainian players, all license fees will be waived for 2022.

The women teams shall be composed of four (4) players plus one (1) reserve player. There is no restriction on the composition and all female player’s license fees are waived for the year 2022.

Prize list:

The venue of both tournaments will be Europahaus Mayrhofen – Congress Zillertal.

Every federation that intends to participate, with one or more clubs, must inform the Organizing Committee before August 1st, 2022 of its acceptance of the invitation specifying the exact number of the clubs participating. A copy should be sent to the Tournament Director Mr. Petr Pisk, e-mail: Afterwards, entry forms must be completed and sent to the tournament mail-account no later than August 15th, 2022.

Registration form – 37th European Chess Club Cup

Registration form – 26th European Women’s Chess Club Cup

©TVB Archiv Mayrhofen Norbert Freudenthaler

Contact information:

Organizer: SK Mayrhofen Zell/Zillertal  – Werner Csrnko, MAS, MSc
Contact: IO Johann Pöcksteiner
Telephone: +43 664 2110806

European Chess Club Cup 2022 – Official Invitation