October 21, 2020

European Online Women’s Club Cup is organised by European Chess Union and Monte Carlo Chess Club, under the high patronage of his serene highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, will take place online from 19th-22nd December 2020 through playing platform Tornelo.

The event is open to all European Chess Clubs, but only 32 Teams will be accepted by priority and strength. ECU keeps the right to accept and additional teams.

Each team consists of 4 basic players and one reserve player. The composition of the team is open without any restrictions for the female players belonging to any FIDE member federation. During the event, each team will appoint one captain/representative for the technical meeting and communication during the event.

By signing in the tournament, all teams and participants confirm to have read and accepted these regulations the terms and conditions of this championship.

All the teams and players are recommended to play with a club branded attire and background visible for the event’s livestream coverage.

Registrations are made by the Clubs through the online entry form.   Registrations are accepted till Friday 4th December 2020. Entry fee per each team is 150 EUR.

The event will be played within Qualification groups of 8 teams, Round Robin 7 rounds and the first two teams of each qualification group will qualify for Final Group which will consist of 8 teams. Time control: 15min + 5 sec per player.

Groups will be divided according the average classic rating of 4 basic players. FIDE December 1st, 2020 list will be taking in account. 

  • Group A :   1, 8,  9, 16, 17, 24, 25, 32
  • Group B :   2, 7, 10,15, 18, 23, 26, 31
  • Group C :   3, 6, 11,14, 19, 22, 27, 30
  • Group D :   4, 5, 12,13, 20, 21, 28, 29

Schedule of the event:

The first Team is the European Women’s Club Cup Champion 2020 and will receive the “Coupe Princesse Charlène” during the opening ceremony of the 2021 European Women’s Club Cup. The second and third team wins the silver and bronze e-medals – Final Group.

Top ranked four teams will be awarded also with money prizes: 1st Winner Team 2500 euros,  2nd Winner Team 2000 euros, 3rd  Winner Team 1500 euros and 4th Winner Team 1000 euros.

Individual e- Medals are won by 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of each board of final Group. The first winner of each Board of final group will receive 200 euros (5 x 200).

ECU Certificates will be available for all Teams and players.

Official regulations of the event can be downloaded bellow.

Women’s Online Club Cup- Official regulations