European Senior Team Chess Championship 2016 will be held in Halkidiki, on the northern coast of Aegean Sea from 18th to 28th April 2016.


The games will take place in the conference center of 5-star Anthemus Sea Resort on the Sithonia peninsula of Halkidiki, 95 km south Thessaloniki airport. Anthemus Sea is an excellent holiday destination, surrounded by a sandy beach on the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds. Each team shall consist of 4 players in fixed order + 1 reserve player, who is only allowed to play on the board 4.

There will be two separate championships: category 50+ for players who were born in the year 1966 or earlier, and category 65+ for the players who were born in the year 1951 or earlier.

In each category, a separate championship for women shall be organised only if there are at least 8 women teams in each category in order to have a 7-round tournament. Otherwise, the women’s event will be merged with men (open).

The time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment per move starting from move one. A default time is 30 minutes.


Prize fund in total is 7.000 EUR.

50+ category: 

1st team €1.300, 2nd team €800, 3rd team €600, and 1st women team €800

65+ category:

1st team €1.300, 2nd team €800, 3rd team €600, and 1st women team: €800

The organizers have provided side events and excursions program to Mount Athos, as well as Thessaloniki Tour (on request).

More information / Tournament Director

Nikos Kalesis

FIDE International Organiser

Tel. (+30) 6938326161

Katerina Tzortzi

Reservation Manager

Tel./Fax (+30) 2641500112

The official regulations can be downloaded below or here