November 11, 2019

European Corporate Chess Championship 2020, organized by CC&O- Chess Communication & Organization, under the auspices of European Chess Union, will take place from 26th-29th June 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The tournament will be played on a luxury cruise ship of Royal Spido (named James Cook), while sailing in the Rotterdam harbour.

Any corporate entity is allowed to register up to two teams. Chess Clubs, Chess Associations, and Chess Federations are not allowed to participate in the championship. A team is composed of 4 main players and 1 optional substitute player.

The team composition:
-May have only one player over 2400 ELO (rapid FIDE rating included – FIDE rating lists April 2020)
-Shall have at least one player below 2000 ELO (rapid FIDE rating included – FIDE rating lists April 2020) playing each round.
-For each round at least two players of the team shall have a commercial relation (employment or similar) with the company with which he is playing for. Players shall be in rating order in the team composition (June FIDE rating lists) in order to play amateurs against amateurs as possible.
-All players must be over 16 years old.

The Team registration fee per team is 600 EUR and includes: the Organizing fee, the ECU entry fee, tea, coffee and water in the playing hall, deluxe sandwich lunch on 28th June, Closing ceremony reception with free drinks and canape.

All players and guests are invited to stay in Bilderberg Parkhotel Rotterdam. Hotel’s website:

Special rates are provided for the Championship (prizes per person per day, accommodation & breakfast, excluding 6.5% city tax and EUR 2.20 service charge):

  • Deluxe / Executive Room (1 person) – EUR 119 
  • Deluxe / Executive Room (2 persons, twin room) – EUR 67

Bookings and payments are done directly to the hotel.

A team may apply for the championship individually or via a National Federation. The registration deadline is 30th April 2020.

The event will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control of 15 minutes for the whole game, plus 5 seconds of an increment starting from the move one.

The total prize fund of the Championship is 6.000 EUR, with 3.000 EUR reserved for the Winner of the event.

Contact information:

European Corporate Chess Championship 2020 – Official invitation