October 3, 2023


European Chess Union and Bulgarian Chess Federation are pleased to invite all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate at the 26th European Club Cup for Men and 15th European Club Cup for Women 2010. The Championship will be held in Plovdiv (located 130 km south-east from the capital Sofia). The dates are October 16th (day of arrival) until October 24th† 2010 (day of departure).

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:

- Ekonomist SGSEU Saratov (Russia), the current cup holder in the men’s competition

- Spartak Vidnoe (Russia), 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 2010 the federations are Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Germany, Czech republic.

Download the European Club Cup full regulations here

According to the ECC 2010 regulations (Art. 15.4), prizes will be reduced with a tax of 10% according to Bulgarian law.

In accordance with ECU regulations each federation should pay an entry fee of 300 EUR for the participating club for the menís competition and 200 eur per participating club for the womenís competition.

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.

Bank: Deutsche Bank
Theodor-Heuss-Platz 2
14052 Berlin
Account: 589 107 2
Holder: Union Europeenne des Echecs
National Bank Code: 100 700 24
IBAN Code: DE 39 1007 0024 0589 1072 00