10th Riga Technical University Open 2021

Press release: Riga Technical University Open comes back for a special 10th edition In these uncertain times we are pleased to announce some good news – the 10th edition of Riga Technical University Open has just been confirmed for 7th till 15th August! That means one of the biggest chess Festivals in Europe is back after a one… Read More »

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 – Official regulations

European Senior Chess Championship 2021 will take place from 25th September – 5th October in Budoni, Italy. The event will be played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+, Open and Women sections separately. The events will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes till the… Read More »

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 – Official Regulations

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 »

COMMUNIQUE OF THE ECU BOARD – ECU CL No5/2021

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 »