European Union Youth Chess Championship 2021

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2021 will take place from 13th-22nd August 2021, in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic. The event will be played in 4 age categories: U8, U10, U12 and U14, according to a Swiss system in 9 rounds, with time control of 90 min for the whole game + 30 sec increase for each move… Read More »


European Team Chess Championship 2021 and European Women’s Team Chess Championship 2021 will take place from 11th-22nd November in Catez, Slovenia. The events will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds increment for every… Read More »

Mediterranean Chess Championship kicked off

Mediterranean Chess Championship 2021 and European School Chess Individual Cup 2021 kicked off yesterday in Petrovac, Montenegro. The events are simultaneously played in Hotel Palas, with participation of 128 players from 20 countries in the Mediterranean Chess Championship. The events were officially opened by ECU President, Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili who addressed all the players during the Opening ceremony which took… Read More »

EUROPEAN CLUB CUP 2021 – Official regulations

The 36th European Club Cup and the 25th European Club Cup for Women will take place from 17th-25th September 2021 in Struga, Ohrid Lake, North Macedonia. The championships will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules. According to FIDE and ECU rules, the time control will be 90 minutes… Read More »


The third ECU Board meeting in 2021 took place on Wednesday 9th of June through teleconference.  ECU Board discussed the reports of European Online and Hybrid Competitions, which were organized from March to May 2021 and expresses its satisfaction with the level and results of the events. For the European Hybrid Qualifier Tournament, ECU thanks National Chess Federations, who went to great lengths to organize the venues… Read More »

Queens’ Festival – Connecting Women in Chess

The Global Women’s Online Chess Challenge “The Queens’ Festival”, a series of continental and global women’s online chess tournaments and educative side events, will start on June 11, 2021.  The Queen’s Festival is a unique all-inclusive event with the aim to develop a strong global community of women in chess and enhance participation of women in all aspects… Read More »


ECU E-Magazine May 2021 is out! The May 2021 edition of the ECU E-Magazine can be read online together with interactive links and videos on the following link or can be doawnloaded as a PDF file down bellow. In this edition of the ECU E-Magazine you may read about: European Hybrid Qualification Tournament Mitropa Cup 2021 ECU Girls’… Read More »

International Organisers Webinar

The Webinar for FIDE International Organizers will take place from June 28 – July 1. The event is organized by European Chess Union in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission and FIDE Women’s Commission, co-funded by FIDE Development Fund. The event will be organized for maximum 60 participants 15 female participants from any European federation, supported by FIDE Development… Read More »

Webinar for Erasmus #Friday June 18

Entry European National Chess Federations and their partners Schedule: 18 June 3-5 PM CET in a ZOOM-meeting. Description During the meeting you will be presented with the new rules for Erasmus+, how you make an application for an Erasmus+ project, what the process looks like, what the key factors for success are, and general advice. Practical examples of… Read More »