2018 European Senior Chess Championship in Drammen, Norway


​Standings after 1st round

Time and place

Scandic Ambassadeur, Drammen, Norway. Friday August 3rd to Monday August 13th.

1 round every day from August 4th to August 12th.

Arrival and departure August 3rd and August 13th.

System and rate of play

9 round FIDE Swiss

90 minutes for 40 chess moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move 1

ECU regulations can be found here.


This is the official invitation to all European Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE and ECU to participate in the European Senior Individual Chess Championships for Men and Women (Fide zones 1.1 to 1.10)


The European Senior Chess Championship will be held in Drammen, Norway from August 3 (day of arrival) until August 13 (day of departure) 2018. The tournament will be held in Scandic Ambassadeur, a traditional hotel along the Drammen river, next to the Drammen Fjord, and within short distance of Oslo. This hotel is only 50 meters from the train station with great connection possibilities to Oslo and Oslo Airport.

  • The European Senior Chess Championship is open to all players representing ECU Chess Federations which comprise European Chess Union (FIDE zones 1.1 to 1.10) who have been born in the year 1968 or earlier, regardless of their title or rating. There is also no limit in the number of participants per federation. Applications have to be sent by the National federations or to be approved by the National federations.
  • In accordance with the ECU tournament rule the Chess Championship will be played in two categories: one for those who shall have reached the age of 50 (category SENIOR 50+), and one for those who shall have reached the age of 65 (category SENIOR 65+).
  • Players who have reached the age of 65 by the 31st December 2018 are allowed to participate in the category SENIOR 50+ if they request it. In each age category an Open and a Women’s chess competition is organized. There is also no limit of chess participants per federation.