European School Chess Championship 2022 – Official invitation

The European School Chess Championship 2022 will take place from 20 April (arrival day) to 30 April (departure day) in 5 stars “Rodos Palace” conference resort, located in Rhodes island, Greece.

The European School Chess Championships are part of the “Rhodes Chess Festival 2022”, together with the Rhodes Spring Open (also 20 – 30 April 2022) and the FIDE World Youth/Cadet Blitz & Rapid Championships (30 April – 4 May 2022). A unique opportunity for young players to combine two chess events in a beautiful island with only one airticket!

The event will be played in 6 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17, open and girls sections separately. System of play will be Swiss system, 9 rounds, with time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. If, in any age group, there are 11 to 15 participants only 7 rounds will be played. If in any age group there are 10 or fewer participants a round-robin tournament will be played.

The official Hotel and the venue of the event will be 5 stars “Rodos Palace” Hotel and Conference center.


All the players will receive a certificate of participation. The 3 best ranked players of each category will be awarded with trophies and medals. The top six players of each section will receive special prizes (chess books). The best 3 teams-federations of the Championship. For the team standings, the best 6 individual results (points) per federation in all categories will be calculated.

The 1st winner of each European School Championship category shall have the personal right to participate as an invited player in the World School Championship of the corresponding or of a higher age category if the relevant stipulation of the FIDE Tournament Regulation is met. This privilege may be exercised exclusively in the subsequent year following the qualification.

The official website of all events:

Covid-19 and Health Protocol
The official information regarding travel regulations to Greece, including instructions for the PLF form to be filled 24h before the flight and the vaccine/testing policy of Greece, is published at:
The organizers and the participants should follow the official ECU Health Protocols. The organizers and the participants should also comply with all the health and testing regulations applied by Greek Public Authorities.

Contact Information
Tournament Office: Mr. Ioannis Kalesis, Tel.: (+30) 2112346251,

Official regulations – European School Chess Championship 2022

Registration form