European Online Chess Club Cup will be played from 27th-31st of March 2021, through Tornelo online platform.
Already 33 teams registered for the event, and a very strong line up is lead by teams: Novy Bor (Rating average: 2715), 4NCL Gruildford (Rating average: 2682), Clichy Echecs 92 (Rating average: 2666), Poland Hussars (Rating average: 2647), Ladya Kazan (Rating average: 2625), Asnieres le grand Echiquier (Rating average: 2611), C’Chartres Echecs A (Rating average: 2596).
Teams are represented by 130 titled players and 65 Grandmasters, among whom are well known Top Grandmasters, such as: Duda Jan-Krzysztof (POL, 2743), Harikrishna Pentala (IND, 2732), Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (IND, 2762), Adams Michael (ENG, 2716), Artemiev Vladislav (RUS, 2709), Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL, 2705), Navara David (CZE, 2679), Amin Bassem (EGY, 2696), Ragger Markus (AUT, 2680), Ivanchuk Vasyl (UKR, 2678), Maghsoodloo Parham (IRI, 2676), Mcshane Luke J (ENG, 2676), Van Foreest Jorden (NED, 2671), Jones Gawain C B (ENG, 2670), Cheparinov Ivan (BUL, 2667), Kamsky Gata (USA, 2665), Grandelius Nils (SWE, 2663), Howell David W L (ENG, 2658), Mamedov Rauf (AZE, 2654) and many others.
1st European Online Chess Club Cup will be played within three stages:
- Qualification phase (27th-28th of March) – Groups consisting of 8 or 10 teams, each, play the Robin round event of 7 or 9 rounds. Groups will be divided according to the average rating of the four (4) basic players, with FIDE March 1st, 2021 list taken in account. Two at least teams of each group qualify for Play-offs.
- Play-offs (29th of March) – The qualifiers from the 1st phase. Best ranked 9 teams proceed to the Finals.
- The final group (30th-31st of March) – 10 teams play Robin round tournament of 9 rounds. The 10th team is invited by ECU, the Winner of European Women’s Online Chess Club Cup- Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo.
The time control of the event will be 15 minutes + 5 seconds of an increment.
Registrations for the 1st European Online Chess Club Cup are open till 19th March 2021 and can be done online on the following link, by filling the online entry form clubs shall upload the team registration form, which can be downloaded down below.
Details about the event can be found within the Official regulations of the event.