ECU NEWSLETTER JUNE 2015

June 2015 edition of the European Chess Union Newsletter is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: ECU and EU meetings in Brussels; Report about Mitropa Cup 2015; Report about Norway Chess 2015; Report about European Schools Chess Championship 2015; In Memoriam Gaguik Oganessian; ECU President’s working meetings in Galicia, Bucharest, Tirana and Warsaw; ECU Survey; ECU Board… Read More »

ESCC 2015 – TWO MORE ROUNDS TO GO!

Today was a tough day for the participants of the European Schools Chess Championship 2015, as two rounds were played. For some it was a difficult task, but for Svetlen Ivanov from Bulgaria (Open U7) and Olga Melenchuk from Russia (Girls U9) it wasn’t. They are the only two players in the whole Championship who managed to win… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 ROUND 5 REPORT

5 rounds of the European Schools Chess Championship 2015 in Konya have finished so far. The battles are heating up, and in some groups there are still players with perfect score. In the group Open U7 Emin Ahmadov (AZE) and Svetlen Ivanov (BUL) are in the lead with 5/5. In Girls U7 the leader is Zeynep Ruya Kaval… Read More »

IN MEMORIAM GAGUIK OGANESSIAN

Chess world got very painful news that the Executive Secretary of Armenian Chess Federation Gaguik Oganessian passed away at the age of 68. Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of the European Chess Union, sent a letter of condolences to Armenian Chess Federation, which we convey below. Dear friends, On behalf of the European Chess Union and myself, I express my deepest… Read More »

LEADERS EMERGE AT ESCC 2015 IN KONYA

In the youngest category, Open U7, the Azerbaijani player Emin Ahmadov, The Bulgarian player Svetlen Ivanov and the Turkish player Kerem Erten remain undefeated after 4 rounds. In Girls U7 category, Zeynep Ruya Kaval (TUR) and Olesia Vlasova (RUS) are leading with the perfect score. In the category Open U9, 4 players are tied with 4/4 at the… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTED

European Schools Chess Championship 2015 started in Konya/Turkey. Before the first round, on 25th June the brief opening ceremony took place, with the participations of the President of Turkish Chess Federation, Mrs. Gülkiz Tulay, the President of the International School Chess Union and Secretary of the ECU Educational Commission, Mr. Alexander Kostyev, the Deputy Rector of Konya Selçuk… Read More »

AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY WIN MITROPA CUP 2015

The teams of Austria in the Open section, and Hungary in Women section are the winners of Mitropa Cup 2015, which was held in Mayrhofen/Austria, 14-22 June, 2015. The host Austria triumphed despite the loss in the final round of 3.5-0.5 against Croatia, thanks to the good games shown during the whole tournament. Second place went to Slovakia… Read More »

ECU PRESS STATEMENT 22.06.2015.

Due to many press releases and articles in mass media, which involve and tarnish European Chess Union name in tournaments, transactions and contracts, European Chess Union by Board decision makes the following press statement: The official ECU tournament calendar is published each year by the ECU Secretariat and includes European Championships organized annually according the ECU Statutes and… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN 2 DAYS

The European School Chess Championship 2015 starts in 2 days in Konya/Turkey. The event will be held in the Rixos Konya Hotel from 24th June until 3rd July. The organizer of the Championship is Turkish Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The Championship is organized in 12 different categories: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15… Read More »

ECU BOARD MEETING IN BUCHAREST – REPORT

The Board meeting of the European Chess Union was held this weekend, 12-13 June, in the capital of Romania – the city of Bucharest. The ECU Board meeting concluded with important decisions, which will be communicated by the next ECU Circular Letter. Mr. Azmaipairashvili and the ECU Deputy President, Mr. Ion Dobronauteanu had a number of meetings in Bucharest… Read More »