The European Chess Union (ECU), International School Chess Union (ISCU) and Montenegro Chess Federation (MCF), have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the European Chess Union and eligible players in the EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS INDIVIDUAL CUP 2019 on combined system (classic, rapid, blitz) organised in Ulcinj, Montenegro from 11 October (arrivals) to 20 October 2019 (departures).

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The event will be played in 5 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15, open and girls separately. Each National Federation or School Association or schools may enter an unlimited number of players in each of the 10 age groups. In case that one girl group is less than 10 participants then it will be merged with the same open age group category.

Entry forms must be sent from the National Federations or the players and returned to the Organizing Committee not later than 10 September 2019. If the registration form is not forwarded by the Federation a copy must be sent to the National Federation.


Official venue and hotel of the Championship will be: KARISMA HOTELS ADRIATIC MONTENEGRO 4*.

The tournament will be held according to the Combined System:
■ Six days for Classic tournament (nine rounds) (90 minutes for all game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1);
■ One day for Rapid tournament (15 min. for game with 10 sec. for each move);
■ One day for Blitz tournament in each age group (3 min. + 2 sec. for each move).


After 9 rounds in tournament with Classic time-control in each age group players will be divided on group A and group B.
■ Group A will be consist from players who have place from 1 to 8 in the standing after 5 rounds.
■ Group B will be consist from other players.

Eight players from groups A will continue to play in rapid in Olympic System (3 double rounds with Armageddon in each round if needed) and blitz in Robin System (7 double rounds). Players from groups B will continue to play in rapid (7 rounds) and blitz (14 rounds) in Swiss System.


The first winner in each open age category in group A is the European School Chess Cup Winner for 2019 and the fi rst winner in each girl age category in group A is the European School Chess Cup Girl Winner for 2019. Special diplomas with trophies will be provided. Organizing Committee of European School Chess Cup–2019 will provide, as a prize, free accommodation (double room with meals) for winners for the 5 first Cup winners (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15) and the 5 Girl Cup winners (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15) in group A for the 2020 European School Chess Championships and for 10 winners of group B.

Competitions are provided as test tournament during 2018-2020 years and in case of success will be included in ECU Regulations.


Contact information:

The official website is:
Technical accommodation director: Andrija Čabarkapa 00 382 69 303 301
Tournament Manager: IO Jovan Milović 00 382 67 600 471

European School Chess Individual Cup 2019 – Regulations