Panoramic view of the old town Budva, Montenegro


European School Chess Individual Cup 2020 will take place from 5th-14th June 2020 in Budva, Montenegro.

The event will be played in 5 age categories: U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15, open and girls separately. In case that less than 10 participants registered for girl group, the girls section will be merged with the same open age group category.

Each National Federation or School Association or schools may enter an unlimited number of players in each of the 10 age groups. Entry forms must be sent from the National Federations or the players and returned to the Organizing Committee before the registration deadline 1st of May 2020.

The tournament will be held according to the Combined System:

  • Five 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 consist from players who have place from 1 to 8 in the standing after 9 rounds. Group B will 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), while players from groups B will continue to play in rapid (7 rounds) and blitz (14 rounds) in Swiss System.

Organizing Committee of European School Chess Cup 2020 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 2021 European School Chess Championships. The winners in each category in groups B (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15; boys and girls ) will receive chess gifts.

Official Hotel of the event will be 3* Hotel Slovenska Plaza, while the event will be played in venue “Academy of Knowledge”.

European School Chess Individual Cup 2020 – Invitation

Contact information

Contact person: Milan Radonjić / 00 382 69 795 397
Tournament director: IO Jovan Milović / 00 382 67 600 471
Technical organizer: Lalatović travel d.o.o/ 00 382 69 172 919