European Senior Chess Championship 2024 – Official regulations

The European Senior Chess Championship 2024 will be held from October 24 (arrival day) to November 3 (departure day) in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy.

The event will be played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+, open and women’s sections separately. Each Championship will be played in 9 rounds, swiss system, with the time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move
starting from move 1. According to the ECU regulations if there are less than 9 women participants in one age group the tournament will merge with the respective open category.

The event is open to all players who reached the age of 50 or 65 (by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence) and who represent national federations which are listed as the ECU members. The players placed 1-3 in the previous European Senior Championships shall have the personal right to participate in the European Senior Championships of the corresponding age category or a higher age category. The deadline for registration is 30 September 2024.

The official hotel and the venue of the event is Bella Italia EFA Village.

Tournament schedule:

The total prize fund of the event is 8.000 euros, and the distribution of prizes is shown below.

Contact information:
Official website:
Tournament Director: GM-IO-FST Roberto Mogranzini / IO Andrea Bisaro
Mobile/WhatsApp: +393297954623
Ms. Nadia Ottavi (working hours Mon-Fri 9-17 Rome time)