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European Senior Chess Championship 2014

The Portuguese Chess Federation (FPX) is organizing the European Senior Chess Championship 2014 from March 8 until 18 March at the Axis Porto Business & Spa Hotel in Porto.

The European Senior Rapid Chess Championship will be organized at the same venue on 19-20 March. The European Senior Blitz Chess Championship will be organized at the same venue on 21st March 2014.

The European Senior Chess Championship is open to all players representing Chess Federations which comprise the European Chess Union (FIDE zones 1.1 to 1.10) regardless of their title or rating. There is also no limit in the number of participants per federation; however applications have to be sent by the national federations only.

In accordance with the ECU tournament rules, the Championship will be played in two categories: one for those who shall have reached the age of 50 (category SENIOR 50+), and one for those who shall have reached the age of 65 (category SENIOR 65+) by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence.

Players who shall have reached the age of 65 by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence are allowed to participate in the category SENIOR 50+. In each age category an Open and a Women’s competition is organized.

Porto

Porto

The European Senior Chess Championship shall be played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System. Time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to the end of the game. The player will additionally receive 30 seconds for each move.

Women tournament will be played separately. If there are less than 9 ladies, they will play in the Open tournament.

The European Senior Rapid Chess Championship shall be also played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System. The time control shall be 15 minutes for the game for each player, with additional 10 seconds for each move.

The European Senior Blitz Chess Championship shall be also played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System. The time control shall be 3 minutes for the game for each player, with additional 2 seconds for each move.

Default time at the start of all rounds will be 30 minutes.

The winner of the European Senior Chess Championship receives the title “European Senior Chess Champion 2014“.

The winner of the European Senior Women Chess Championship receives the title “European Senior Women Chess Champion 2014“.

Entry form downloadable in the website of the championship must be filled and sent not later than 10 February 2014 by the national federation. This date is the registration deadline. After that, federations will not be able to register or modify any registrations. After this date all the registrations have to be confirmed by the ECU.

The organization fee for European Senior Chess Championship is 80 EUR for all the participants. The organization fee for European Senior Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship is 20 EUR for all participants.

In accordance with ECU regulations, a 20 EUR ECU entry fee is required for each player for European Senior Chess Championship. The payment of fees can be done to the ECU account by federations or to the organizer directly after the arrival. There is no ECU entry fee for the European Senior Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship.

Tournament Director:
Mr. Francisco Castro
PCF President
Tel: (+ 351) 213 579 144
Fax: (+ 351) 213 579 144
www.fpx.pt/escc2014
e-mail: escc2014@fpx.pt

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