The 35th edition of European Club Cup 2019 and the 24th European Club Cup 2019 for Women take place in Ulcinj, Montenegro, from 9th to 17th November 2019.
80 teams in total, 66 teams coming from 29 European federations registered for Open event and the top seeds are: Alkaloid (MKD, average rating of players 2701), Mednyi Vsadnik (RUS, average rating of players 2689), AVE Novy Bor (CZE, average rating of players 2687), Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova (ITA, average rating of players 2686) and Primorsky District (RUS, average rating of players 2615).
14 teams coming from 12 federations participate in Women’s section, and the top seeders are: Kyiv Chess Federation (UKR, average rating of players 2499), Cercle d’Echecs (MNC, average rating of players 2466), Nona (GEO, average rating of players 2457), Caissa Pentole Agnelli (ITA, average rating of players 2440) and Ugra (RUS, average rating of players 2438).
The 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 Opening ceremony of the event is scheduled for today at 20:00 (local time), and the Technical meeting (meeting of the team captains) starts immediately after, at 22:00 (local time).
The official hotel of the event will be KARISMA HOTELS Ulcinj, 4 stars “Holiday Village Montenegro” Hotel, while the playing venue of the events will be Karisma Hotels Hall.
The total prize fund of the event will be 45,200 EUR, with 26,000 EUR reserved for Open competition, 14,200 EUR in Women competition and 5,200 EUR for individual prizes.