ECU Mamaia 2019

European School Chess Championship May 30th – June 9th Mamaia, Romania

Federatia Romana de Sah
European Chess Union
Primaria Constanta
Consiliul Judetean Constanta





Under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, open and girls
Mamaia, Romania, 30 May – 9thJune 2019






European Chess Union and Romanian Chess Federation have the honour to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate in the European School Championship under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, open and girls.

U7 – born after January 1st, 2012

U9 – born after January 1st, 2010

U11 – born after January 1st, 2008

U13 – born after January 1st, 2006

U15 – born after January 1st, 2004

U17 – born after January 1st, 2002

The event will be held in the Mamaia resort, Constanta municipality, Romania, on the dates of 30 May (arrival) to 09 June 2019 (departure).




The Championship is open to all players from European Chess Federations, if they fulfil the conditions of Art. K.1.2, ECU Rules. Each ECU member federation can register an unlimited number of players that meet the age requirements of respective sections. In case that one age (girls) group is less than 10 players, then it will be merged with the same age (open) group.

According to the ECU Rules (Article B.14.5.1), for youth tournaments the participants are accommodated in one of the official hotels.
Access to playing areas and venues will be allowed only to people accredited by the organizer.

The Champions (1st place) in the previous European School Championship will have the personal right to participate in the tournament of the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category. This privilege may be exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of qualification. The board and lodging expenses from the official day of arrival to the breakfast of the day of departure shall be covered by the organising federation.

The 8 winners of the European Internet School Championship 2018 edition will have the personal right to participate in the tournament of the corresponding age category or a higher age-category. This privilege may be exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of qualification. The board and lodging expenses from the official day of arrival to the breakfast of the day of departure shall be covered by the organising federation.




All players have to register through their national federations before the registration deadline. The entry form should be filled in by the national federation on the official website of the championship.

The deadline for registration and for all payments – ECU fee, organizing fee, accommodation, is 15th of April 2019. After this date, a late registration fee of 50E/participant may be required.


Players with FIDE ID registered in the Bulgarian Chess Federation can send the application of participation only individually, through the ECU secretariat (, and play under the ECU flag.


Travel Details


The transportation from and to Constanta airport and railway station is included in the organisation package for all participants on the arrival day (30 May) and the departure day (9 June). For all the other days is 10 euros/1 way per participant.

The transportation (two ways) for all participants: from and to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is 60 Euro, Varna Airport (Bulgaria) is 80 Euro.




The official hotels and the rates (in Euro) per person providing full board (3 meals) are as follows:


Rates per person Full Board (in Euro) Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Amiral – Comandor   Complex 4 stars 70 54 51
Orfeu 3 stars 65 49 46

* Apartment in 4* hotel – 120 Euro for 2 persons occupancy with full board

** Additional 2 stars hotel for “small nations” upon request, per person full board: 45 Euro in single, 30 Euro in double




30 May                                                             Arrival of participants

30 May                                       21:00                  Technical meeting

31 May                                       11:00                  Opening ceremony

31 May                                       15:30                  Round 1

1 June                                         15:30                  Round 2

2 June                                   09:30 – 13:00            Sightseeing tour of Constanta

2 June                                         15:30                  Round 3

3 June                                         15:30                  Round 4

4 June                                   09:30 – 13:00           Blitz Tournament

4 June                                         15:30                  Round 5

5 June                                         15:30                  Round 6

6 June                                         15:30                  Round 7

7 June                                         15:30                  Round 8

8 June                                         14:00                  Round 9

8 June                                         20:00                  Closing ceremony

9 June                                                               Departure of participants





The Organiser will provide cups, medals, gifts for the first 3 players in each category, diplomas, t-shirts for all the players.




The entry fee of 20 Euro (€ 20) for each player is collected and paid by the organiser to ECU for all players.

The organizing fee of 30 Euro (€ 30) for each participant (player, chief of delegation, trainer, accompanying persons) and includes free transfer for all participants from and to Constanta Airport, train and bus Constanta station in the arrival and departure days, accreditation and badge, free city tour.


Rules and regulations

The ECU Tournament Rules should be followed for any other matter didn’t mention in the invitation.

National ratings will not be taken into consideration for pairings. Default time is 15 minutes.

Anti-Cheating guidelines

The European Anti-Cheating rules are valid for all the European Championships. (Article Q of the ECU Tournament Rules).

Appeals procedure

Appeals Procedure Protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter must be submitted in written form to the Chairman of the appeals committee after the completion of each game. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 200 €, as a deposit from the signatory. 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 appeal has to be lodged by the player. The decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.

Scoring and tie-breaking system

The Championship will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves+30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The score in each game is 1 for a win, ½ for a draw and 0 for a lost game.

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.


Visa information

The federations, players and accompanying people needing visa are requested to contact the organizer till 15 March 2019. The organizer will provide invitations for visas only after the necessary payments. Schengen visas are valid in Romania.

Parallel activities

Blitz tournaments for the players, with medals and special diplomas for the first 3 players in each category and diplomas for all participants. Sections (age categories, open, girls) and other conditions are to be settled before the starting day.

ECU and FIDE seminars for trainers and for chess in schools will be organized during the championship.

City tour sightseeing of Constanta.

Sports activities.


The local currency is the Romanian leu (RON), 1 EUR = around 4,65 RON

Bank account for accommodation, fees, transfers



IBAN: RO66 BUCU 1032 2353 4075 8RON for payments in LEU

EURO: RO56 BUCU 1031 2159 5330 8EUR for payments in EURO





Sender should pay all the bank commissions.


Tournament office

Participants can get all necessary information on the official tournament website, or by email:

Tournament Director: IO Elena Cristian +40 723 309 101

Romanian Chess Federation/ConstantinIonescu, General Secretary:





Federatia Europeana de Sah, Federatia Romana de Sah

sub 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 ani
Mamaia, 30 mai – 9 iunie, 2019


Categorii de varsta sub 7, sub 9, sub 11, sub 13, sub 15, sub 17 ani, open (baieti) si fete

Mamaia, 30 mai – 9 iunie 2019




Federatia Romana de Sah (FRS), clubul sportiv „Mind Games & Events” si Federatia Europeana de Sah (ECU), au onoarea sa invite toate federatiile nationale membre ale ECU sa participe la CAMPIONATUL EUROPEAN SCOLAR DE SAH organizat in Mamaia, Constanta, 30 mai (ziua sosirii) – 9 iunie (ziua plecarii).


Grupa 7 ani – nascuti dupa 1 ianuarie 2012

Grupa 9 ani – nascuti dupa 1 ianuarie 2010

Grupa 11 ani – nascuti dupa 1 ianuarie 2008

Grupa 13 ani – nascuti dupa 1 ianuarie 2006

Grupa 15 ani – nascuti dupa 1 ianuarie 2004

Grupa 17 ani – nascuti dupa 1 ianuarie 2002

Campionatul este deschis tuturor jucatorilor membri ai federatiilor de sah din Europa, cu respectarea conditiilor de varsta prevazute la Art. K.1.2 din Regulamentul ECU. Fiecare federatie membra a ECU poate inregistra un numar nelimitat de jucatori, cu respectarea conditiei de varsta a fiecarei grupe. In situatia in care o grupa (de exemplu o grupa de fete) are mai putin de 10 jucatori inscrisi, aceasta grupa va fuziona cu cealalta grupa de aceeasi varsta (cu grupa open (baieti)).

In conformitate cu Regulamentul ECU (Art. B 14.5.1), in cazul turneelor de copii, cazarea participantilor (jucatori, sefi de delegatii, antrenori, persoane insotitoare) se va face numai in hotelurile oficiale.

Accesul in zona de joc si in spatiile oficiale este permis doar persoanelor cu acreditare.


Jucatorii care sunt campioni (au obtinut locul 1) la Campionatul European Scolar din anul 2018, sunt „jucatori cu drepturi” daca participa la aceeasi categorie de varsta sau la categoria superioara, cu respectarea conditiei de varsta. Cazarea si masa acestor sportivi este asigurata de organizatori, incepand cu ziua sosirii pana in dimineata zilei de plecare.

Cei 8 castigatori ai Campionatului European de Sah Scolar pe Internet din editia 2018 sunt „jucatori cu drepturi” daca participa la aceeasi categorie de varsta sau la categoria superioara, cu respectarea conditiei de varsta. Cazarea si masa acestor sportivi este asigurata de organizatori, incepand cu ziua sosirii pana in dimineata zilei de plecare.


Toti jucatorii trebuie sa se inscrie prin federatiile nationale pana la data limita de inscriere. Formularul de inscriere aflat pe site-ul oficial al competitiei trebuie completat si transmis de catre federatiile nationale.

Termenul limita pentru inscriere si efectuarea platilor aferente: taxele ECU, taxele de organizare, costurile de cazare si masa si transport, este de 15 aprilie 2019. Dupa aceasta data, organizatorii pot cere o taxa de inscriere intarziata de 50 Euro.

Jucatorii cu ID FIDE din cadrul Federatiei Bulgare de Sah pot trimite numai individual aplicatia de inscriere prin intermediul secretariatului ECU ( si vor juca sub steagul ECU.


Transportul de la aeroportul, gara si autogara Constanta pana la locul de cazare in zilele oficiale de sosire si de plecare este asigurat de organizatori si este inclus in taxa de organizare. Intr-una din alte zile, acesta este de 10 Euro/persoana/sens.

Transportul dus-intors de la Aeroportul Otopeni este de 60 Euro, iar de la Aeroportul Varna este de 80 Euro.


Hotelurile oficiale si tarifele de cazare cu 3 mase pe zi, pentru o persoana

Tarif / persoana cu 3 mese incluse (Euro) Camera single Camera dubla Camera tripla
Complexul Amiral – Comandor 4 stele 70 54 51
Hotel Orfeu 3 stele 65 49 46

* Apartamentul in Complexul Amiral-Comandor costa 120 E/zi, in conditiile ocuparii cu doua persoane, 3 mese incluse.

** La cererea “small nations”, se pot oferi un numar limitat de locuri intr-un hotel de 2 stele la preturile de 45 Euro/singla si 30 de Euro/in dubla, cu masa inclusa.


30 Mai                                                             Sosirea participantilor

30 Mai                                       21:00                  Sedinta tehnica

31 Mai                                       11:00                  Ceremonia de deschidere

31 Mai                                       15:30                  Runda 1

1 Iunie                                       15:30                  Runda 2

2 Iunie                                   09:30 – 13:00          turul turistic al orasului Constanta

2 Iunie                                        15:30                  Runda 3

3 Iunie                                        15:30                  Runda 4

4 Iunie                                   09:30 – 13:00         Turneu de blitz

4 Iunie                                        15:30                 Runda 5

5 Iunie                                        15:30                 Runda 6

6 Iunie                                        15:30                 Runda 7

7 Iunie                                        15:30                 Runda 8

8 Iunie                                        14:00                 Runda 9

8 Iunie                                        20:00                 Ceremonia de inchidere

9 Iunie                                                              Plecarea participantilor


Organizatorii vor oferi cupe, medalii si cadouri primilor 3 clasati in fiecare categorie, precum si diplome si tricouri tuturor participantilor.


Taxa de participare de 20 Euro pentru fiecare jucator trebuie colectata de organizatori si achitata la ECU.

Taxa de organizare de 30 Euro trebuie platita de catre fiecare participant (sportiv, sef de delegatie, antrenor, persoane insotitoare) si include costurile transferurilor tur-retur in zilele oficiale de sosire si plecare de la aeroportul, gara si autogara Constanta pana la locul de cazare, inregistrarea, ecuson, turul orasului.

Reguli si regulamente

Regulile de turneu prevazute in Regulamentele ECU trebuie respectate. Prezenta la partida este permisa cu maxim 15 minute intarziere de la inceperea rundei.

Regulile impotriva trisarii

Regulile ECU impotriva trisarii se aplica in toate turneele ECU, in conformitate cu art. Q din Regulamentul de turnee.

       Procedura de apel

Apelul impotriva deciziilor arbitrului sef trebuie formulat in forma scrisa catre Presedintele comisiei de apel in maxim 1 ora de la incheierea rundei. Apelul trebuie insotit de plata unui depozit de 200 EUR. Daca apelul este acceptat, suma va fi returnata imediat. Daca apelul este respins, suma va fi transferata la ECU. Apelul trebuie formulat de catre jucator. Deciziile Comisiei de Apel sunt finale.

       Punctaje si departajari

Concursul are 9 runde in sistem elvetian. Ritmul de joc este 90 de minute pentru primele 40 de mutari, apoi 30 de minute pentru tot restul partidei cu aditionare de 30 secunde pe mutare incepand cu prima mutare. Scorul in fiecare partida este de 1 pentru victorie, ½ pentru remiza si 0 pentru infrangere.

Departajari: ordinea jucatorilor care incheie cu acelasi numar de puncte va fi determinata prin utilizarea urmatoarelor criterii de departajare aplicate succesiv de la (a) la (b) la (c) la (d) la (e) dupa cum urmeaza: (a) Rezultatul direct (aplicat numai atunci cand toti jucatorii aflati la egalitate au jucat unul impotriva altuia), (b) Buchholtz taiat 1, (c) Buchholtz, (d) Numarul cel mai mare de partide jucate cu piese negre, (e) cel mai mare numar de victorii.

       Viza de calatorie

Federatiile, jucatorii si persoanele insotitoare care ai nevoie de viza, trebuie sa contacteze organizatorii pana la 15 martie 2019. Organizatorii vor trimite invitatii pentru obtinerea vizelor numai dupa primirea sumelor de bani datorate. Vizele Schengen sunt valabile in Romania

       Activitati paralele

Va fi organizat pentru jucatori un Campionat de blitz, la care se vor oferi medalii si diplome speciale primilor 3 clasati si diplome de participare tuturor participantilor. Sectiunile pe categorii de varsta si sex, precum si alte elemente de organizare vor fi stabilite inainte de ziua programata desfasurarii concursului.

Vor fi organizate seminarii FIDE si ECU pentru antrenori si pentru sah scolar.

Va fi organizat tur turistic al orasului Constanta.

Vor fi organizate activitati sportive.


Valuta nationala este leul romanesc (RON), 1 EUR = circa 4,65 RON

   Informatii bancare pentru serviciile de cazare si inregistrare



IBAN: RO66 BUCU 1032 2353 4075 8RON pentru platile in LEU

EURO: RO56 BUCU 1031 2159 5330 8EUR pentru platile in EURO





Platitorul va achita toate comisioanele bancare.



Participantii pot obtine toate informatiile necesare de pe website-ul oficial al concursului: sau prin email:
Director Turneu: Organizator International Elena Cristian  0723 309 101
Federatia Romana de Sah /Constantin Ionescu, Secretar General: 0740248428


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