EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 STARTED

The 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 started today in Oazis Palace Chakvi hotel in Chakvi/Georgia. The event was opened by a symbolic move which was made by Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of the European Chess Union in the game on the top board between the first seed Georgian GM Nana Dzagnidze and WIM Sabina Ibrahimova from… Read More »

EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN 3 DAYS

The 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 will be held in Chakvi, Adjara in Georgia, from May 18 (day of arrival) until May 31 (day of departure) 2015. The Championship is organized by the government of Georgia, government of Adjarian Autonomous Republic and Georgian Chess Federation, under the auspices of European Chess Union. The official venue of… Read More »

ECU CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 3/2015

Dear Chess Friends, Please find attached the regulations for the following European Chess Championships. The European Amateur Chess Championship 2015 will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania from 8th to 17th of August 2015. (Annex 1) The European Youth Chess Championship 2015 will take place in Porec, Croatia from 20h September to 1st October 2015. (Annex 2) The European Club Cup… Read More »

EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The European Amateur Chess Championship will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from August 8 (day of arrival) through August 17 (day of departure) 2015. The tournament will be held in the Palace of Army Officers (Mickeviciaus str. 19, Kaunas, Lithuania). The official accommodating hotels will be Daniela Hotel (4*) and Kaunas Hotel (4*). The  Championship is open to… Read More »

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 – OFFICIAL INVITATION

The Croatian Chess Federation (hereinafter organizer) and the European Chess Union  have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate in the European Youth Chess Championship organized in Porec, Croatia from 20 September (arrival) to 1 October (departure) 2015. The tournament will be played according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds. National… Read More »

FOUR NEW EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN ERETRIA

GM Zurab Sturua from Georgia and IM Jan Rooze from Belgium are the new European Senior Champions in Open 50 and Open 65 respectively, while WGM Svetlana Mednikova from Russia and the legendary Georgian GM Nona Gaprindashvili are the new European Women Senior Champions in Open 50 and Open 65 respectively. In the Open 50 section, GM Zurab Sturua won… Read More »

SILVER LAKE CHESS FESTIVAL 2015

Branicevo Chess Union, Chess Club VGSK, municipality Veliko Gradište and Danubia Hotels warmly welcome all the participants and guests to the Chess Festival “Silver Lake 2015″. The Chess Festival will take place from 20-28 June, 2015, on Silver Lake, in Veliko Gradište/Serbia. The Organizing Committee prepared a rich programme for all ages and playing levels: – Open “A”, tournament… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER APRIL 2015

April 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out!   In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Report about Women World Championship and World Team Chess Championships 2015; FIDE Presidential Board in China – Contracts for the World Cup 2017 and 2018 World ‪Chess Olympiad in Batumi signed; European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2015; Regulations for… Read More »

LUXEMBOURG WINS EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The 4th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2015 was held from 18-25 April, 2015 at Les Cotils, Guernsey. After 9 exciting rounds, the team of Luxembourg became the new European Small Nations Chess Champion! Having led the week-long tournament at Les Cotils in Guernsey from start to finish, they sealed their triumph with a 3-1 victory over… Read More »

EUROPEAN CHESS CLUB CUP SKOPJE 2015

The 31st European Club Cup and the 20th European Club Cup for Women will take place  in Skopje/FYR Macedonia, from  17th October (arrival and opening) to 25th October 2015 (departure). The official venue will be the 5* hotel Aleksandar Palace. The championships will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU… Read More »