Chess an official sport with the European Universities Sports Association

On Saturday 28th March, in Zagreb, Croatia the memorandum between the European Universities Sports Association (EUSA) and the European Chess Union (ECU) was signed.

The memorandum represents the inclusion of chess in the official sports program of the EUSA annual events. Chess is the 19th sport included in EUSA competitions.

The agreement was signed during the EUSA annual Gala, between Mr. Adam Roczek, President of EUSA and Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, ECU General Secretary. ECU Board member Mr. Adrian Mikhalchishin was also present at the ceremony.

Chess an official sport with the European Universities Sports Association

Chess is included in the following competitions:
2015 – European Universities Chess Championship, 6-11 October, Yerevan/Armenia
2016 – European Universities Games (5000 participants), 13- 24 July, Zagreb/Croatia
2017 – European Universities Chess Championship, Fuengirola/Spain
2018 – European Universities Games (5000 participants), Coimbra/Portugal

European National Chess Federations can contact the National EUSA members in order to get more information about registration procedure and provide technical support and organize championships within National or European level.

The EUSA events in Croatian capital Zagreb held 26-29 March, 2015 were: Executive and Student Commission meetings, EUSA Conference, EUSA Convention and inspection visits, concluded with the special EUSA Gala, held on Saturday evening.


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