The European Chess Union invites the National federations members to submit bids for the organization of the official European Chess Championships in 2024 including combined bids for next years. 

The bids must be submitted exclusively in the Bid form regulated by the ECU (in the attachment). For any additional documents delivered separately from the bid form, it must be stated in the bid form what they relate to. Any document that reaches the ECU office after the official deadline will not be taken into consideration.

The deadline for bids to reach the European Chess Union office is the Friday 29th of April 2022. by 4 PM CET. All the bids must reach the European Chess Union office by e-mail

A. The bidding procedure is open for the following ECU Chess Championships in 2024 (including combined bids for European Individual Championships for next years):

  1. European Individual Open Championship (estimated number of players: 350)
  2. European Open & Women Team Championship 2025 (est. number of players 350 – teams 70)
    *Bids for No1 and No2 events are accepted as a combined bid (dates are different as also, venues can be different)
  3. European Individual Women Championship (est. number of players: 150)
    *Bids for European Individual Women Championships can be combined with European Youth Championship 2026 or another ECU Championship for the year 2025
  4. European Senior Individual Championship (est. number of players: 200)
  5. European Senior Team Championship (estimated number of players: 200 – 50 teams)
  6. European Youth Team Championship (estimated number of players: 200 – 50 teams)
  7. European Rapid & Blitz Championship (estimated number of players: 700)
  8. European Women’s Rapid & Blitz Championship (estimated number of players: 100)
  9. European School Championship (estimated number of players: 400)
  10. European Amateur Championship (estimated number of players: 200)

B.  Bid fees:

A bid will only be considered if the federation/organizer concerned has paid a bid fee (as the table above), for each championship, to the bank account of the European Chess Union within one week after the deadline.

The deadline of a bid fee to reach the ECU Bank account is the Friday 6th of May 2022.

C.  Capacity of the Playing Halls

According the ECU Tournament regulations, the total space is calculated according the estimated number of participants of each event. Each Championship shall be played in the same paying hall. Multiple playing halls will be evaluated with fewer points by the inspectors.

The minimum size of a tournament hall shall foresee 3m2 per board and additionally 40 % (25% for youth tournaments) space for players’ and spectators’ corridors. The distance between the chess boards and the spectators should be not less than 1m.

Bid procedure

Official ECU Bid form