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.Read more
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 websiteRead more
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.htmlRead more
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.Read more
Three European players became the World champions at the World Youth Chess Championship 2014 in South Africa which finished yesterday in Durban.
The European Chess Union Newsletter will be published on a monthly basis from now on.