European Senior Team Chess Championship 2019 was officially declared opened yesterday in Mali Losinj, Croatia, shortly before the start of the first round.
On the Opening Ceremony, European Chess Union was represented by ECU Vice-President, Mr. Adrian Mikhalchishin, while Croatian Chess Federation was represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Alojzije Jankovic.
30 teams coming from 15 European federations participate the event, which is played in 2 age categories: 50+ and 65+. Favorites and the top seeders suffered no upsets in the round 1, but battles continue today, with the 2nd round of the event, which starts at 15:00 (local time).
LIVE transmission of the games is available through the Official Website of the event.
European Senior Team Chess Championship 2019 takes place from 17th-27th September, in a 4 stars Hotel Aurora, the official hotel of the Championship, together with the 4 stars Hotel Vespera, located next to the playing venue and Hotel Aurora.
Top three ranked teams will receive trophies and medals, and the total prize fund of the event is 7.000 EUR.