The European Amateur Chess Championship 2019 will be held in the island of Rhodes, Greece, from 5th-15th April, simultaneously with European Senior Chess Championship 2019.The events will be held in the Conference center of Olympic Palace Hotel, as the official hotel of the Championship.
The Championships are open tournaments for players registered or approved by their federation. ECU member federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish. All players must not hold any title above CM (or WCM for women) in the sections Under-1700 and Under-2000. All players must not hold any title above FM (or WFM for women) in the section Under-2300.
A player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2300 or greater for at least one year prior to the registration deadline of the event. For the Under-2000 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2000 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the Championship. For the Under-1700 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 1700 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship. In case a player exceeds the rating of 1700 or 2000 after the registration deadline, he/she will play the upper rating category.
The registration for the event shall be done online by filling the entry form and sending it fulfilled to the organizers. Entries must be sent by the registration deadline 20 February 2019 by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be separate championships for categories Under-2300, Under-2000 and Under-1700. In each rating section, a separate championship for women shall be organized only if there are at least 10 women entries otherwise the women’s event will be merged with men (open).T he championship is organized in a 9-round Swiss system, in accordance with FIDE Laws of Chess and the ECU Tournament Rules. The rate of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.
The total prize fund of the event is 4.000 EUR and the winners of each category receive the relevant title: European Amateur Chess Champion under 1700 under 2000 and 2300.
The Official Regulations of European Amateur Chess Championship 2019 can be downloaded below.
Nikos Kalesis – FIDE International Organiser
Tel. (+30) 6938326161
* Christina Ioannidou – Tournament Secretariat