European Senior Team Chess Championships (taken from ECF Newsletter 8 June ’19)
Stewart Reuben writes – The European Senior Team Chess Championships take place in Croatia from 17-27 September 2019.
The arrival date and registration for the event are 17 September, with play taking place every day at 15.00 from 18-26 September. Departure is 27 September. The playing venue is Hotel Aurora, Mali Losinj Island, Croatia. We will be staying at the Hotel VESPERA which is adjacent to the Aurora. Each team consists of 4 players + 1 optional reserve Teams have to be registered with the organisers by 17 July at the very latest. Our system is usually that all 5 players play regularly. Each tournament is a 9 round Swiss. The time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes, 30 minutes for the rest of the game, +30 seconds per move increment from move 1.
ECF members who are over 50 and registered with FIDE ENG are invited to enter if they are interested in playing for one of the England teams in this event. If you do not currently have a FIDE Identification Number (FIN) then you must obtain one to be eligible for the event and should email David Clayton [email protected] to help with this. In order to play in a 50+ England team, you must have been born by 31 December 1969 at the latest, and for a 65+ England team, you must have been born by 31 December 1954 at the latest.
Anyone interested and eligible should complete the entry request form below as soon as possible – https://britchess.wufoo.com/forms/estcc-2019-entry-request
Once your entry request has been received we will look at allocating you to play in a team of four (plus optional reserve), after which we will confirm that your entry has been accepted.
When your entry has been confirmed by the ECF you should contact the ECF’s travel agents Bridge Overseas to arrange accommodation at the recommended Hotel and transfers from the airport. They will also be able to organise travel if you wish them to do this as well.
(image above is Split waterfront and Marjan Hill)