The European Team Chess Championship will be held from October 27th (day of arrival) until November 7th (day of departure) 2017 in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece. The official venue of the Championship will be the Conference Center of Creta Maris Beach Resort (*****) in Hersonissos – Crete – Greece.


Each national federation member of the European Chess Union (ECU) has the right to enter one team of four (4) players and one (1) reserve in the open competition and one team of four (4) female players and one (1) reserve in the women’s competition.

The European Team Championship shall be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with one open section and one section for the women’s teams, each considered as separate competitions. According to ECU and FIDE rules, the time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 seconds increment for every move played starting from the move one.


The national federations are kindly requested to fill the registration form, which can be found on the official website www.euroteams2017.comThe deadline for registration is Monday, August 28th 2017.

The completed registration form must include surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and, in case of a need for visa, passport number of each player/captain and head of delegation. It must also include the name and email of the person in charge of the Federation. Please notice that applications have to be submitted by the national federations only.


There will be plenty parallel activities during the Championship, such as excursions on the free day to Knossos – Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos – Spinaloga.

The International Open Chess Tournament will be held in the same venue as a 9-round Swiss, from October 28th to November 5th. Also, Fide Trainers Seminar will take place from  29th October to 5th November.

The 2nd ECU Congress and the ECU General Assembly 2017 will be held from 1st to 5th November 2017 in the Conference Center of Creta Maris. More details and the invitation will be published by the European Chess Union.

Contact information:

Niki Radioti

Tournament Secretariat


Nikos Kalesis

FIDE International Organizer

tel. (+30) 6938326161

The Official Regulations can be found below or here.