Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games & Events” Sports Association, under the auspices of European Chess Union organize European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016, which will be held in Mamaia/Romania, from 26th May to 8th June, 2016.


The 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship is open to all players representing the Chess Federations which comprise the European Chess Union (FIDE zones 1.1 to 1.10), regardless of their title or rating. There is also no limit of participants per federation. However, applications should be sent by the national federations.

The Championship is qualification event for the next World Women Championship. According to FIDE regulations and the decision of the ECU Board, 14 players will qualify.


The tournament 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 followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment per move, starting from move one. The default time is 15 minutes after the start of each round.

The total prize fund is 60.000 EUR, with the first prize of 11.000 EUR.

All necessary information can be found on the official website of the Championship

or on e-mail


Contact persons:

IO Elena Cristian tel. +40 723 309 101

Romanian Chess Federation General Secretary Vladimir Danilov tel. +40 745 009 623

Official Regulations can be found below: