European Chess Union (ECU) and Silesian Chess Federation (SCF) organise the European Online Blitz Chess Championship, which will be played from Friday 18th of December till Sunday 20th of December, through Tornelo Online platform.
The event is open (with free entry) to all players rated 2300+ (FIDE standard rating) belonging to European national federations. ECU and Silesian Chess Federation have the right to accept additional players (wild cards).
The event will consist of 3 stages: Qualifications, Top16 playoff and Top4 Superfinals.
Qualification stage will be played in 11 rounds, Swiss system, with time control of 3 minutes for the whole game, plus 2 seconds of an increment per each move, starting from move one. The best ranked 16 players will qualify for the Top 16 playoff, which will be played within four games matches + Armageddon (5’ vs 4’ with no increment).
The best 4 players from the playoff phase will qualify for Semifinals which will determine the medalists and the Winner of the event. The Superfinal will be play within four games matches + Armageddon.
Top 16 players will be awarded with money prizes, medals and trophies. Organisers prepared also the special prizes for the best ranked women players, senior players, boys and girls born in 2000 or earlier and for boys and girls born in 2004 or earlier.
The list of prizes:
More details about the event can be found in official regulations which can be downloaded below.