Youth Team Championship in Thessaloniki, Greece

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2/6/2020 – The European Chess Union (ECU) invites all National Chess Federations of ECU to participate in the European Youth Team Championships 2020, organised from July 9th (arrivals) to 17th (departures). It takes place in the incredibly beautiful Greek sea-side hotel Lazart. It is a seven-round Swiss, with two open sections and two sections for the girls teams. Don't miss it: the registration deadline is May 9th 2020.

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European Youth Team Championship 2020

The European Youth Team Championship shall be held according to Swiss system in seven rounds, with two open sections and two sections for the girls teams, considered as separate competitions in categories U12 and U18. According to ECU tournament rules, the time control will be 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game + 30 sec increment for every move played starting from move 1. Players may only agree to a draw after Black’s 30th move.

Each national federation member of the European Chess Union has the right to enter unlimited number of teams of four players and one reserve in the open competitions and unlimited number of teams of two female players and one (1) reserve in the girls competitions. These teams may represent the national federation, a region, a city, a club or a school.

The winning team of competition receives the title “European Youth Champion Team 2020” in its respective category. The first three teams in each competition will receive trophies and medals.

The registration deadline is 9th May 2020.

The event will be held in the Conference Hall of the five-star Lazart Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece.


Press source:

January 2020 edition of the ECU E-Magazine. The ECU Magazine January 2020 can be read online together with interactive links here, or can be downloaded from the ECU Website.

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EfstratiosGrivas EfstratiosGrivas 2/6/2020 07:23
Moni Lazariston is a place in Thessaloniki, so the title is misleading. Its an ancient Monks' monastery, which has been turned into a luxurious hotel.
Ryonen Ryonen 2/6/2020 06:54
"The incredibly beautiful seaside town of Lazart": I was surprised I had never heard of it, given that it is clearly somewhere near Thessaloniki, which is in the photo. However, the article gives an explanation.
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