The European Individual Chess Championship 2019 will take place from 17th March (Arrival day)- 30th March (Departure day) in newly constructed 5* hotel “DoubleTree by HILTON” in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia.


The European Individual Chess Championship is open to all players representing the Chess Federations that are members of the European Chess Union, regardless of their title or rating. There is no limit to participants per federation. However, only national federations are permitted to send applications.

Registrations shall be done online online by filling the registration form and sending it to the organizers committee. Registration deadline is February 17, 2019. After registration deadline, the organizers keep the right to reject the registration or charge a penalty for late registration. Before the registration deadline, each registered player is obligated to pay the registration fee of 100 EUR. According to ECU regulations GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM, and WFM are required to pay a fee of 65€ to European Chess Union, and other players are required to pay 130€person as the entry fee to European Chess Union.


All the players and Accompanying persons are invited to stay in one of the Official Hotels of the Championship: 5* Hotel “DoubleTree by HILTON”, 5* Hotel “Stone Bridge”, 4* Hotel “Russia&Spa” and 4* Hotel “Continental”, all located in Skopje. The official playing venue will be located in Hotel “DoubleTree by Hilton”.


The European Individual Chess Championship 2019 is a qualification event for the FIDE World Cup 2019. According to FIDE regulations and the decision of the ECU Board, 22 players will qualify.


Total prize fund of the event will be 100.000 EUR with 20.000 EUR reserved for the Winner of the event. Together with 20 regular prizes, organisers provided special prizes for the best male and female junior players, best senior players and best women players.

The championship will be played according to the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. The playing time will be 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. Default time is 15 minutes for each round.


The ECU Dress Code  as in detail described in the ECU regulations, (shorts, caps, slippers, sun glasses, hats-except for religious reasons etc. are not allowed). The ECU anti-cheating guidelines, the FIDE Code of Ethics and the ECU Fair Play Code are valid for all the European Championships and all players, arbiters, organisers & participants shall follow these regulations.

Official web site of the Championship:

Official Regulations of European Individual Chess Championship 2019 can be downloaded below or here.

European Individual Chess Championship 2019- Official Regulations

European Individual Chess Championship 2019- Registration Form

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