01.10.2014 Category: Other

SUBMITTED BIDS IN THE SECOND BIDDING PROCEDURE FOR ECU EVENTS 2016

During the second, reopened bidding procedure for official European Chess Union Championships 2016 which ended on 22 September 2014, the following bids were submitted: for European Rapid Championship 2016 by Estonian Chess Federation for European Blitz Championship 2016 by Estonian Chess Federation for European  Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 by Serbian Chess Federation for European Youth Team Championship 2016 by Slovenian Chess FederationAll the above mentioned bids are valid, as the bidders fulfilled their financial obligations with regard to the payment of bid fees by the deadline (29 September, 2014).The decision on the award of the competitions to the bidding federations will be made by the ECU Board at the upcoming Board meeting on 24th October 2014 in Batumi/Georgia.In accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and Regulations, we hereby publish the submitted bids – you can find and download them below.

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30.09.2014 Category: Youth Chess

EUROPEAN PLAYERS STRUCK 13 MEDALS (3 GOLD) AT WYCC IN DURBAN

Three European players became the World champions at the World Youth Chess Championship 2014 in South Africa which finished yesterday in Durban.Ilya Makoveev from Russia in group Boys U8, Olexander Bortnyk from Ukraine in group Boys U18 and Laura Unuk from Slovenia in group Girls U16 struck gold medals and made Europe proud.959 young chess players from 87 countries participated in the tournament. In a very strong competition, total number of medals for Europe is 13! All the medalists are as follows: Boys U8 Ilya Makoveev (RUS) goldBoys U10 Dmitry Tsoi (RUS) bronzeBoys U12 Viacheslau Zarubitski (BLR) silverBoys U14 Mihnea Costachi (ROU) bronzeBoys U16 Bilel Bellahcene (FRA) bronzeBoys U18 Olexander Bortnyk (UKR) goldGirls U12 Elizaveta Solozhenkina (RUS) silverGirls U14 Oliwia Kiolbasa (POL) silverGirls U16 Laura Unuk (SLO) gold, Stavroula Tsolakidou (GRE) silver and Veronika Gazikova (SVK) bronzeGirls U18 Filiz Osmanodja (GER) silver We congratulate the new World champions from Europe and wish them many more chess victories.More information at the official website

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28.09.2014 Category: Other

ECU NEWSLETTER – EDITION SEPTEMBER 2014

The European Chess Union Newsletter will be published on a monthly basis from now on.We have prepared a brand new design with interesting news and articles. In the September 2014 edition you will find: History made in Bilbao – report about the European Chess Club Cup 2014; ECU News – important news about the events happened during September; Upcoming events in October – announcement about the important ECU and European tournaments; Fun Zone – try your luck with interesting chess challenge; ECU Contacts. The ECU Newsletter September 2014 can be downloaded below or at this linkhttp://www.ecuonline.net/com/resources/single/7.html 

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23.09.2014 Category: Other

ECU AND SERBIAN CHESS FEDERATION – NEW ERA OF COOPERATION

On Tuesday 23rd September, 2014 Mr. Theodoros Tsorgatzoglou, Secretary General of the European Chess Union visited Serbian Chess Federation where he met the President, Mr. Miroslav Kopanja, the member of the Executive Board, Mr. Danko Bokan, and the Secretary Mr. Milivoje Milivojevic.Tsorgatzoglou and Kopanja signed a donation agreement between European Chess Union and Serbian Chess Federation regarding the donation of ECU property from ECU office in Belgrade.By this agreement, European Chess Union donates the furniture and technical equipment items from its Belgrade office to Serbian Chess Federation.During the meeting, Tsorgatzoglou and Kopanja also discussed the development of chess in Serbia, the ECU matters and the possibilities for the future cooperation between FIDE, ECU and Serbian Chess Federation.It was agreed that the next meeting will take place during the European Youth Chess Championship in Batumi, Georgia.Mr. Kopanja announced that in the near future there will be a meeting with Mr. Vlade Divac, President of the Olympic Committee of Serbia, which will be held in Belgrade. 

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SUBMITTED BIDS IN THE SECOND BIDDING PROCEDURE FOR ECU EVENTS 2016

EUROPEAN PLAYERS STRUCK 13 MEDALS (3 GOLD) AT WYCC IN DURBAN

Three European players became the World champions at the World Youth Chess Championship 2014 in South Africa which finished yesterday in Durban.

ECU NEWSLETTER – EDITION SEPTEMBER 2014

The European Chess Union Newsletter will be published on a monthly basis from now on.

ECU AND SERBIAN CHESS FEDERATION – NEW ERA OF COOPERATION

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CHESS MUSEUM IN MOSCOW

The first Russian Chess Museum was opened on 25th September in the renovated halls of the historic mansion on Gogol Boulevard in Moscow. 
The new capital Museum will be the successor to the chess Museum facilities, which were situated at the Central House of Chess in the 80s of the 20th century. Read More

HISTORICAL EUROPEAN MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

The Week in Chess is 20 years old today. The first issue of the magazine was published on Saturday 17th September 1994.  Read More

12TH EU YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 FINAL REPORT

On Thursday September 4th 2014 culminated in Kouty nad Desnou (CZE) fights for winning EU Youth Chess Championship 2014.
The championship was shot by Czech Television and will be broadcast on TV and the Net (http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/10111941499-v-sachu/).
The last rounds were full of fights and tension. Final round visited the president of Slovakian chess federation and member of board of ECU, Mr. Martin Huba, who also helped us by prize-giving. Read More

EUROPEAN RAPID & BLITZ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 IN WROCLAW

Polonia Wroclaw Chess Club, under the patronage of the European Chess Union and the Polish Chess Federation organizes the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014, from 19-21 December, 2014, in Wroclaw/Poland.
The Championship will be held under the auspices of Rafa Dutkiewicz – the President of the city of Wroclaw and will bear the name the 23rd Adolf Anderssen Memorial. Read More

REGULATIONS FOR THE FESTIVAL OF YOUTH CHESS PUBLISHED

The 2014 European Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships (U8-U18) will be organized from November 12-17 in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia by the Estonian Chess Federation in cooperation with the European Chess Union. The competitions will take place in the city centre of Tallinn at Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel. Read More
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