5.1 The European Senior Chess Championship is open to all players representing ECU Chess Federations who have been born in the year 1971 or earlier, regardless of their title or rating. There is also no limit in the number of participants per federation. Applications have to be sent by the National federations or to be approved by the National federations.
5.2 In accordance with the ECU tournament rule 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+).
5.3 Players who have reached the age of 65 by the 31st December 2021 are allowed to participate in the category SENIOR 50+ if they request it. In each age category an Open and a Women’s competition is organized. There is also no limit of participants per federation.
6.1 The championship is based on Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. The playing time will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.
6.2 Women tournament will be played separately. If in total the women participants are less than nine they will play in the Open tournaments with separate prizes.
6.3 Default time at the start of all rounds will be 15 minutes.
The order of players that finish with the same number of points shall be determined by application of the following tie-breaking procedures in sequence, proceeding from (a) to (b) to (c) to (d) to (e) the extent required: (a) Results of direct encounters between the tied players - If all the tied players have met each other, the sum of points from these encounters is used. The player with the highest score is ranked number 1 and so on. If some but not all have played each other, the player with a score that could not be equaled by any other player (if all such games had been played) is ranked number 1 and so on., (b) Buchholz Cut 1, (c) Buchholz, (d) The greater number of games played with black, (e) The greater number of wins. In the case of unplayed games, for the calculation of tiebreak criteria the current FIDE Competition Rules shall be applied.
Protests, including protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter or his assistants, or the Tournament Director, must be submitted in written form to the Chairman of the appeals committee within one hour after completion of the respective game. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 200 EUR, as a deposit from the signatory. The deposit must be handed to the Chairman of the appeals committee. If the appeal is granted, the sum shall be returned immediately. If the appeal is refused, the deposit is forfeited to the European Chess Union. The decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.
Tournament Director GM IO FST Roberto Mogranzini.
Organizing committee responsible: Ms. Nadia Ottavi
The Chief Arbiter’s and Chairman of the Appeals Committee’s names will be announced not later than September 1st, 2021.
10.1 The winner of the European Senior Chess Championship 50+ receives the title “European Senior Chess Champion 2020 50+”.
The winner of the European Senior Chess Championship 65+ receives the title “European Senior Chess Champion 2020 65+”.
The winner of the European Senior Women Chess Championship 50+ receives the title “European Senior Women Chess Champion 2020 50+”.
The winner of the European Senior Women Chess Championship 65+ receives the title “European Senior Women Chess Champion 2020 65+”.
10.2 Money prizes
Total Prize fund: 6500 EUR
A player can get one prize only. According to the ECU Tournament Rules and regulations, the money prizes will be equally shared among the players with the same score. If one of the prize winners is absent during the closing ceremony, then: his/her money prize will be reduced by 20 % with a minimum of 100 €. Any other prize (medal, trophy) will not be awarded as long as a penalty of 100€ has not been paid. The money will be forfeited to ECU.
The first 3 places in each category will be awarded with cups and medals.
The prize fund may be reduced, in accordance with the European Chess Union in case of fewer than 100 participants, to 6.500,00 euros and to 5.000,00 in case of fewer than 50.
|Ranking||Open 50||Women 50||Open 65||Women 65|
|1st place||600.00 €||500.00 €||600.00 €||500.00 €|
|2nd place||400.00 €||300.00 €||400.00 €||300.00 €|
|3rd place||300.00 €||150.00 €||300.00 €||150.00 €|
|4th place||200.00 €||200.00 €|
|5th place||150.00 €||150.00 €|
|6th place||120.00 €||120.00 €|
|7th place||110.00 €||110.00 €|
|8th place||100.00 €||100.00 €|
|1st ELO >1999||100.00 €||100.00 €|
|1st ELO 1800-1999||90.00 €||90.00 €|
|1st ELO 1600-1799||80.00 €||80.00 €|
|1st ELO <1600||50.00 €||50.00 €|
According to FIDE Handbook D.04.03, the top 3 players from each category of the European Senior Championship 2020 are qualified with personal rights (free board and lodging) to the World Senior Championship 2022 or 2023 according to FIDE decisions.
Any change of these regulations is a FIDE matter.