European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in progress Print
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:15
The European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 is currently ongoing under the splendid conditions in the Constantinus Hall of Tami Residence in Niš, Serbia.

The Championship is perfectly organized by the Chess Federation of City of Nis under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Nis Darko Bulatovic, Nis City Councillor for Sports Branislav Kacar, and City’s first Grandmaster Slavoljub Marjanovic.


Honorary move by Mayor Darko Bulatovic
Honorary move by Mayor Darko Bulatovic


The championship has three different FIDE rating categories: 0-1699, 1700-1999 and 2000-2299 with the total prize fund of 3.000 EUR.

Money prizes, as well as cups and medals, will be awarded for the first 3 places in each category. Winners of each category will be provided with free accommodation for the next World Amateur Chess Championship 2018 under the condition they don’t reach or exceed rating 2300 by the registration deadline.

The championship is being played according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the move one.


European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis


The organizer provides live transmission for 16 games which can be followed in the LIVE section.

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European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

Honorary move by GM Slavoljub Marjanovic
Honorary move by GM Slavoljub Marjanovic



Nis Sports Councillor Branislav Kacar also attended the opening
Nis Sports Councillor Branislav Kacar also attended the opening



Academic Choir SKC
Academic Choir SKC



Mayor of Nis Darko Bulatovic
Mayor of Nis Darko Bulatovic



Tournament Director Dragana Simic
Tournament Director Dragana Simic



Chief Arbiter Dominique Dervieux
Chief Arbiter Dominique Dervieux



IA Dragan Zivic
IA Dragan Zivic



FA Igor Lukic
FA Igor Lukic preparing live transmission



FA Miroslav Rakovic
FA Miroslav Rakovic



European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

WIM Sandra Djukic and Mihajlo Obrenovic registering the participants
WIM Sandra Djukic and Mihajlo Obrenovic registering the participants



The trophies
The trophies



The playing hall is being prepared
The playing hall is being prepared



The accreditations
The accreditations



European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis

Conferencier Maja Vodenicarski
Conferencier Maja Vodenicarski



Interpreter Milena Simic
Interpreter Milena Simic



Tami Residence manager

Prof Dr Slobodan Ilic
Prof Dr Slobodan Ilic



European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis




European Amateur Chess Championship 2017 in Nis




 
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