European School Chess Championship 2023 kicked off in Durres

The 2023 European School Chess Championship kicked off yesterday in Durres, Albania. More than 200 children from 25 federations compete in the event which is played in 6 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17, open and girls sections separately.

The Opening ceremony of the event took place shortly before the start of the first round with the attendance of the ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the President of the Albanian Chess Federation and ECU Chief Executive Officer Mr. Erald Dervishi, the Honorary President of the Albanian Chess Federation Mr. Eduard Shalsi, Secretary General of the Albanian Chess Federation Ms. Majlinda Pilinci, and the former Women’s World Chess Champion Mrs. Antoaneta Stefanova.

Most of the rating favorites won their round-one games, and the second round starts today at 15:00 CEST.

Results, pairings & rankings can be found here.
Live games can be followed through

Detailed information about the event are available on the official website.