Клубный кубок Европы (Македония)

Начало: 2009-10-03, завершение: 2009-10-11


25th European Club Cup for Men
14th European Club Cup for Women

OHRID (MKD), OCTOBER 03 %u2013 11, 2009.



European Chess Union and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Chess Federation are pleased to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate at the 25th European Club Cup for Men and 14th European Club Cup for Women. The Championship will be held in Ohrid (located 190 km south from the capital Skopje). The dates are October 3rd (day of arrival) until October 11th 2009 (day of departure).

2. Participation

The valid regulations to be followed are the "ECU Tournament Rules" approved by the General Assembly of the European Chess Union. Each European federation is allowed to take part in this competition. According to the Rules for the European Club Cup participation is open to:

- URAL Sverdlovskaya (Russia), the current cup holder in the men's competition

Cercle d%u2019Echecs de Monte Carlo (Monaco), the current cup holder in the women's competition

- Two clubs per federation in which a national team championship is organised

one club per federation in which no national team championship is organised

- Third club is allowed to that federation(s) in which a national team championship is organised provided that at least 20 grandmasters and/or players with a FIDE-rating over 2600 have participated in this national team championship.

- One additional club (only in man competition) for the federations which are ranked in the first five places of the federation ranking list. For the competition 2009 the federations are Russia, Czech Republic, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Germany.

3. ECU fees

3.1. In accordance with ECU regulations each federation should pay an entry fee of 300 EUR for the participating club for the men%u2019s competition and 200 %u20AC per participating club for the women%u2019s competition

3.2. According to the ECU regulations (Art. B.9.5.1), the entry fee shall be paid by the federations to ECU before or at the start of the competition. If the entry fee is not paid by the end of round 2 these teams will not be paired in subsequent rounds.

4. Application, registration

4.1. Every federation that intends to participate with one or more teams must inform the organizing committee before July 31, 2009 of its acceptance of the invitation specifying the number of the teams.

4.2. Entry forms must be completed and returned to the Tournament office not later than September 4th, by fax or mail stamped by the Federation, also by official e-Mail. This date is the registration deadline.

In entry form basic team composition must be written.

4.3. The complete registration form must include surname/s, first name/s, ID number, FIDE rating and title, and passport number of each player. It must also include the name and telephone / e-mail / fax number of the Chief of Delegation and of the person in charge of the Club.

4.4. Copies of the registration forms should at the same time be sent to:

for the men's competition to Tournament Director Dirk De Ridder (e-mail: ECU_DirkDeRidder@skynet.be), for the women's competition to Werner Stubenvoll (e-mail: werner.stubenvoll@liwest.at)

4.5. All entry forms have to be put forward by the respective federation: entries not supported by the federation will not be accepted!

4.6. Teams will not be paired until all their registration details have been fulfilled.


In order to avoid the problem of last-minute team changes that are not in accordance with the ECU Club Cup Tournament Rules each federation has to send a copy of the club list(s) as entered for the respective national team competition to the Tournament Director.

5. Travel details

5.1. For all participants, accompanying persons and journalists, the organizer will provide transfer from Skopje airport (60 %u20AC return ticket per person) and Ohrid airport (20 %u20AC return ticket per person).

5.2. These transport services will be available on October 3rd (arrival) and on October 11th (departure). If the organizer is able he will accept special requests from Clubs regarding transfer dates.

5.3. Players and accompanying persons who make private transport arrangements should clearly indicate this in writing at the time of registration. They will be fully responsible for any problems experienced during their arrival or departure and particularly for the possibility of a late start to the Championship.

5.4. Not later than June 30 the organizer will announce a special flight offer for the participants. Therefore we suggest to make your flight reservation only after this date.

6. Payment

6.1 At the time of registration (September 4th) all costs should be transferred to the following account:

Chess school "Kozle 73" - Skopje
Swift: STOB MK 2X
IBAN: MK07200001956816591

6.2. The foreign bank commissions must be paid by sender. If it is not paid, the organizers will charge the respective participants by an invoice, which must be paid in full before the end of the second round.

7. Lodging and meals

7.1. Accommodation and meals for players and accompanying persons will be at the following official hotels suggested by organizer:

Hotel "INEX Gorica", Ohrid *****

(100 rooms are allocated)

Single room with full board: 75 Euro

Double room with full board: 59 Euro per person

Hotel "Granit", Ohrid ****

(100 rooms are allocated)

Single room with full board: 69 Euro

Double room with full board: 54 Euro per person

Hotel "Inex Drim", Struga ****

(200 rooms are allocated)

Single room with full board: 63 Euro

Double room with full board: 49 Euro per person

Hotel "Park", Ohrid***

(60 rooms are allocated)

Single room with full board: 54 Euro

Double room with full board: 39 Euro per person

7.2. In case a participating team does not wish to use an official hotel for their members, an additional payment of 100 Euro per person who requires accreditation must be included with the registration.


7.3.1. In all hotels (4* & 5*) participants will be able to use free internet in the rooms!

7.3.2. Until July 15th, pre-reservation period is predicted for the following teams:

Hotel %u201CINEX Gorica%u201D %u2013 for the first 15 ranked teams from Club Cup 2008

Hotel %u201CGranit%u201D %u2013 for the teams participants in women competition

After that date, hotels will be in disposal for all teams by their chose.

7.3.3. The organizer can only guaranty accommodation for a specific hotel when the reservation and payment has been made on time. From July 15th the official tournament website will publish the accommodation disposal.

8. Tournament hall

The Championship will be held in Hotel "Gorica" (men%u2019s section) and in Hotel "Granit" (women%u2019s section).

Distance of playing hall from hotel %u201CGorica%u201D:

Hotel "Granit", Ohrid **** 1,7 km

Hotel "Inex Drim", Struga **** 12 km (15 minutes by minibus)

Hotel "Park", Ohrid*** 0,5 km

Organizer will provide bus transfer from mentioned hotels to the playing hall as follows

- before the start of each round (except the last round) between 2.00 p.m. to 2. 30 p.m.
- the return to hotel circuit will be every 30 minutes starting from 5 p.m.

9. Schedule


October 3rd

Arrival of participants


Opening ceremony


Captain's meeting


October 4th


1st Round


October 5th


2nd Round


October 6th


3rd Round


October 7th


4th Round


October 8th


5th Round


October 9th


6th Round


October 10th


7th Round


Closing Ceremony


October 11th

Departure of participants

Teams who are not represented at the technical meeting will not be paired according to the decision of ECU Board.

10. Basic competition rules

10.1. The championship will be 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules.

10.2. According to FIDE and ECU rules, the time control 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.

11. Additional competion rules

11.1. Important: in these championships the new regulation 6.6a of the FIDE Laws of chess will be used. %u201EAny player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session shall lose the game%u201C

11.2. Analyzing is not allowed in the playing hall

11.3. During the game the players are not allowed to go to the analyzing room or to the press room

11.4. Flash photography may be used only in the first ten minutes of the playing session

11.5. Only the players and arbiters shall be allowed in the actual playing area, except with the express permission of the Chief Arbiter.

11.6. Players are not allowed to enter the closed area of the top boards if they don%u2019t play there themselves.

11.7. As long as the game is in progress a player may talk only to an arbiter or with his opponent as permitted by the Laws of Chess.

11.8 Regarding foreigners, ECU Tournament Regulations F1.2 will be followed strictly.

11.9 Attention is drawn to the fact that this competition is offering the possibility to achieve GM- or IM-norms based on 7 games.

11.10 No teams of federations which have financial arrears with respect to the European Chess Union will be allowed to enter the competition.

11.11. We assume that all the players have read the Tournament Regulations and are obliged to obey them.

11.12. The English text of these Tournament Regulations is the authentic version.

12. Arbiters and Appeals Committee

Names of the Chief Arbiter and the members of the Appeal Committee will be announced not later than September 1, 2009.

13. Information

Tournament bulletin will be on CD and it will be free for all participating teams. Each team will receive two CD.

Before the tournament, information will be available on the Internet at http://www.ecc2009.comOn this site will be published entry forms for registration.

14. Information about visa

Organizer will give full support to assist participants to receive entry visas due to speed up procedure in Embassies and Consulates of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or at the border upon their arrival.

Visa%u2019s costs will depend on the valid laws at that moment.

15. Prizes

15.1. The first three teams will receive trophies. Each member of the winning team (players, reserves and captain) will receive a gold medal. The members of the second and third placed teams will each receive a silver and bronze medal respectively.

15.2. For the best placed teams and for the individual results for the best board result in the men competition, the organizer will provide prizes to the value of 35.000 Euro. For the best placed teams and for the individual results for the best board result in the women competition, the organizer will provide prizes to the value of 10.000 Euro.

15.3. Prize value of 45.000 Euro is disposed as folows:

15.3.1. Team prizes


1st place 11.000 Euro 3.750 Euro

2nd place 5.500 Euro 1.875 Euro

3rd place 4.125 Euro 1.125 Euro

4th place 2.750 Euro 750 Euro

5th place 2.750 Euro

6th place 1.375 Euro

15.3.2. Individual prizes (the best board results)


1st place 700 Euro 250 Euro

2nd place 500 Euro 150 Euro

3rd place 300 Euro 100 Euro

15.3.3. Standings for the best board results will be calculated according ECU Tournament rules.

15.3.4. Prizes for the team results are property of Clubs, and individual prizes are property of players.

16. Currency

The local currency is Denar (MKD).

Organizer will publish on the official web site valid currency rate.

17. Medical care

During the Tournament there will be Medical Services according to the FIDE Tournament Regulations.

18. Electricity

The voltage is 220 Volts.

19. Tournament office

All necessary information can be seen on the official tournament web-site

http://www.ecc2009.comor by mail: eclubcup@yahoo.com.

Tournament Director: Petar Gicarovski

Contact person: Marina Pop Pankova

Mobile phone: 389 72 272 020