European Senior Teams Championship 2011

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The European Chess Union, Greek Chess Federation and AMO Galaxias Sports’ Club organize the 10th European Senior Championship, from , May 3rd to May 11th , 2011 in Thessaloniki – Olympus region, Hotel Olympian Bay.


Any number of Teams from each federation of ECU have the right to participate. 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.


The Championship shall be played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System. Time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to the end of the game. The player will additionally receive 30 seconds for each move. Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the round will lose the game.


The ranking depends on the number of team points (win = 2 team points, draw = 1 team point, lose = 0 team points). If the number of team points are equal as well the points scored at the individual boards are added up. If further differentiation is needed the ‘Buchholz-Wertung’ is decisive. Awarding of the top scorers (at each board): The number of points is decisive for the ranking, should there be equality the better percent result comes first.
At least five games must be played for an award.


Monday 02-05 -11 / Arrivals
Monday 02-05 -11 / 21.00 / Opening ceremony
Tuesday 03-05 -11 / 10.00 / Captains meeting and pairings
Tuesday 03-05 -11 / 15.00 / Round 1
Wednesday 04-05-11 / 10.00 / Round 2
Thursday 05-05-11 / 10.00 / Round 3
Friday 06-05-11 / 10.00 / Round 4
Saturday 07-05-11 / 10.00 / Round 5
Sunday 08-05-11 / 10.00 / Round 6
Monday 09-05-11 / 10.00 / Round 7
Tuesday 10-05-11 / 10.00 / Round 8
Wednesday 11-05-11 / 10.00 / Round 9
Wednesday 11-05-11 / 16.00 / Closing Ceremony – Departures
Thursday 12-05-11 / Departures

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