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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

European Seniors Team Chess Championship in Greece from May 3

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Hello Everyone,

Are you a senior chess player in Europe? This should interest you. The European Chess Union, Greek Chess Federation and Chess Akademy of Thessaloniki are holding the 10th European Senior Championship from May 3 to May 11 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The event is open to any number of teams from each federation of the ECU. The teams may represent a national federation or any regional structure of a national federation. Players having a FIDE rating may only represent a team coming from the federation given in their FIDE rating card (FIDE rating list). All the players must come from the same federation; however this rule is waived if all the members of the team are unrated.

Each team consists of four players; in addition one reserve player may be nominated. A provisional naming of the players and the substitute has to be given together with the registration of the team. Changes in the team can be made until the captains meeting takes place. Reserve players are only allowed to play board 4. Entitled to participate are men who have reached the age of 60 years and women who have reached the age of 50 years, by 1st January 2011.

You can find more details at the website. Meanwhile, here is a nice video of Thessaloniki we picked up from YouTube. Enjoy.

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