European Online Amateur Chess Championship will take place from 10th-28th April 2021, on the Tornelo playing platform.

The event will be played in 4 rating categories:

  • A – For players rated 1000-1400 (Standard FIDE rating- April 2021 rating list)
  • B – For players rated 1401-1700 ( Standard FIDE rating- April 2021 rating list )
  • C – For players rated 1701-2000 ( Standard FIDE rating- April 2021 rating list )
  • D – For players rated 2001-2300 ( Standard FIDE rating- April 2021 rating list )

The event will be played according to the Swiss System for all rating groups with time Control: 10 min + 2 sec bonus increment

Day – 1 All groups: Qualification Stage,
8 rounds, minimum 250 qualifiers to the final stage.

Day – 2 Final Stage, 9 rounds, 250 players.

Any player belonging to one European National Chess Federation has the right to participate. Participants without a valid FIDE ID can issue one through their National Chess Federation (is a fast procedure).

The tournament(s) is not valid for FIDE Rating.

The entry fee is fifteen (15,00) euros for each participant or twenty (20,00) euros for any participant who wishes to start from the upper rating category.  

Registrations and entry fee payments are available online per category:

Group: 1000 – 1400:

Group: 1401 – 1700:

Group: 1701 – 2000:

Group: 2001 – 2300:

European Chess Union will orgnise also the test events, recommendable for players who didn’t use Tornelo server before. Timing of the test events is attached to regulations of the event.


In each rating category the Winner is awarded the “European Online Chess Champion” title and the 1st Woman the “European Online Women’s Chess Champion” title in the respective category.

European Online Champions, Silver and Bronze medallists will receive a special ECU e-Certificate.

Every day, the names of the Qualifiers, Champions and prize-winners will be announced by the European Chess Union in and in the official ECU website:

All participants will receive an ECU e-certificate of Participation.

Prize list:

All the details about the event can be found in Official regulations, down bellow:

European Online Amateur Chess Championship 2021- Official Regulations