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European Amateur Chess Championship 2017


NIS, SERBIA 09 – 17 JUNE 2017



City of Nis Chess Federation in association with Serbia Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

  1. VENUE

The European Amateur Chess Championship will be held in Nis, Serbia, from June 9 (day of arrival) through June 17 (day of departure) 2017. The tournament will be held in the “Tami Residence” hotel in Congress Hall   (Durmitorska str, Nis, Serbia).The official accommodating hotel will be Hotel “Tami Residence” **** (Durmitorska str, Nis, Serbia). The playing hall is in the same hotel in the Congress Hall.


The Championships are open tournaments for players registered by their federation.

ECU member federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish.

All players must not hold any title above CM (or WCM for women) in the sections Under-1700 and Under-2000. All players must not hold any title above FM (or WFM for women) in the section Under-2300.

A player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2300 or greater for at least one year prior to the registration deadline of the event.

For the Under-2000 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2000 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship.

For the Under-1700 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 1700 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship.

In case a player exceeds the rating of 1700 or 2000 after the registration deadline, he/she will play the upper rating category.

ECU Tournament Regulations for European Amateur Chess Championship –


Friday 09 June Arrival of participants
   Saturday   10 June 10:00-12:00 Registration
13:00 Technical Meeting
16:00 Opening ceremony & 1st round
Sunday 11 June 10:00 2nd round
16:30 3rd round
Monday 12 June 16:30 4th round
Tuesday 13 June 16:30 5th round
Wednesday 14 June 16:30 6th round
Thursday 15 June 16:30 7th round
Friday 16 June 16:30 8 th round
Saturday 17 June 10:00 9 th round
16:00 Closing Ceremony



There will be separate championships for categories Under-2300, Under-2000 and Under-1700. In each rating section, a separate championship for women shall be organized only if there are at least 10 women entries otherwise the women’s event will be merged with men (open).

The championship is organized in a 9-round Swiss system, in accordance with FIDE Laws of Chess and the ECU Tournament Rules. The rate of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. 


The order of players that finish with the same number of points shall be determined by application of the following tie-breaking procedures in sequence, proceeding from (a) to (b) to (c) to (d) to (e) the extent required:

  • Results of direct encounters between the tied players (applies only if all tied players have played each other),
  • Buchholz Cut 1,
  • Buchholz,
  • The greater number of games played with black,
  • The Greater number of wins.

The ECU Rules related to dress code – Chapter B, Article 13 – shall be applied in this competition.


The Chief Arbiter and Deputy Chief Arbiter shall be announced one month before the event.


To be elected and/or announced at the technical meeting.


Protests against the decisions of the Chief Arbiter must be submitted, in a written form, to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee, within one hour after completion or interruption of the game.

The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 200 EUR, as a deposit of the appellant. The deposit must be handed to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee. If the appeal is accepted, the sum shall be returned immediately. If the appeal is refused, the deposit is forfeited to the European Chess Union.

The appeal has to be lodged by the player. The decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.


The gross prize fund is 3 000 EUR as outline below in euro:

RANK 2000 – 2299 1700 – 1999 0 – 1699
1 400 200 125
2 300 175 100
3 250 150 75


RANK 2000 – 2299 WOMEN 1700 – 1999 WOMEN 0 – 1699 WOMEN
1 300 140 90
2 200 120 70
3 150 100 55


The prices will be in RSD according to the middle exchange rate of the National Bank Serbia on the day of the award. From prizes of 100 euro and more  the local sports tax of 11% will be deducted.

Each player can win only one money prize (the highest). In case of a tie, only money prizes are divided equally. Trophies and medals will be awarded after applying tie-break criteria.

The winners of each category receive the relevant title “European Amateur Chess Champion under 1700 under 2000 and 2300.” The winners of the for women categories receive the relevant title “European Women Amateur Chess Champion under 1700 under 2000 and 2300.”

The players taking the first three places in each championship section will be awarded with cups and medals. The winner of each European Amateur  championship section and the winner of each women European Amateur championship section will  be personally invited to participate (with free accommodation sharing a double room) in the next World Amateur Championship and European Amateur Championship, (as long as they don’t reach or exceed 2300 rating by the registration deadline) and their places cannot be substituted. 


The registration fee: 50 EUR (The ECU entry fee of 15 EUR is included in the registration fee). The registration deadline is 01 June 2017 through online registration.

The advance payment for the registration fee shall be paid to the following account: 

COMPANY NAME: GradskisahovskisavezNisa


COMPANY  REGISTRATION ADDRESS: VojvodeTankosica 9a, Nis, Srbija



IBAN (Acc.N.): RS35105002012000590639

The foreign bank commissions must be paid by the sender. If not, the respective amount will be charged and should be paid in full before the end of the second round. 


The playing hall is in the hotel “Tami Residence”, which is also the official hotel for accommodation for players. The players who wish to find a cheaper place to stay can choose to go the hotel “Centroturist” , located 2km away from the official hotel, which is max 20min on foot. “Centroturist” is a part of sports center “Cair” and by staying there you get free access to a swimming pool, but only in commercial hours. Reservations are done directly with the hotel.

Official hotel:


Hotel „Tami Residence“: prices are per person/per night, taxes included


1/1 (single room) 41 eur 55 eur
1/2 (double room) 29 eur 42 eur
1/3 (triple room) 25 eur 39 eur

BB = bead and breakfast

FB = full board

Reservation:;  contact telephone: + 381 18 282 222;

+ 381 18 505 800

Hotel „Centroturist“: prices are per person/per night, taxes included

1/1,1/2,1/3, 1/5 15 eur 25    eur

N = night

FB = full board

Reservation: contact telephone: + 381 18 205 455, + 381 18 523 527


Nis is situated on the highway route Belgrade-Athens and Belgrade-Sofia, 250 km from Belgrade and 160 km from Sofia. There are a lot of trains to Nis.

Airport “ Constantin the Great” is located in Nis. There are quite a few airlines from Nis to some other cities in Europe (Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland etc). Most of these are low cost flights. For more information you can contact Travel agency: Aero Turs Nis, e-mail:, phone number and viber: + 381 69 44 84 633 or + 381 63 48 46 32

Organizer will provide transportation on request from the airport

(Belgrade 80 Eur, Sofia 50 Eur, Skopje 70 € /one way by car).

  1. VISAS

If you need a visa to Serbia, please contact the organizer as soon as possible. We will provide all possible assistance in getting the visa.


The FIDE Anti-Cheating guidelines are valid for European Amateur Chess Championship and random AC inspections are possible.

Analyzing is not allowed in the playing hall.

During their games the players are not allowed to go to the analysis room. Photography with flash may be used only during the first ten minutes of each round.

As long as the game is in progress, a player may talk only to an arbiter or with his opponent as permitted by the Laws of Chess.

The default arrival time is 15 minutes after the start of the round.

During a game, a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone, electronic means of communication or any device capable of suggesting chess moves on their person in the playing venue. These devices can be stored in a box, at the arbiter desk. The device must be completely switched off. Further instructions regarding this matter will be given during the technical meeting.

We assume that all players have read the Tournament Regulations and are obliged to obey them. 


Participants can get all necessary information regarding registration and payments (in English, Italian, Serbian):



The official website of the championship is


Chairman: Dragana Simic




The local currency is dinar (RSD).

Money can also be withdrawn at automated teller machines (ATM).

All major credit cards are accepted at all reputable outlets, retail stores and restaurants.

“You are welcome in Serbia and Nis City! We wish you a successful event!”

City Chess Federation of Nis


NIŠ, 09 – 17.06.2017.   HOTEL „TAMI RESIDENCE“

  1. Organizator: Gradski šahovski savez Niša, u saradnji sa Šahovskim savezom Srbije, pod pokroviteljstvom Evropske šahovske unije.
  2. Mesto održavanja: Evropsko amatersko šahovsko prvenstvo će se održati u Nišu, od 09.06.2017. (datum dolaska), do 17.06.2017.(datum odlaska). Mesto održavanja turnira je Kongresna sala hotela „Tami residence“ koji je zvanični hotel turnira (Durmitorska ulica, Niš).
  3. Pravo učešća i turnirski raspored: Pravo učešća imaju svi registrovani šahisti u svojim federacijama. Svaka federacija, članica Evropske šahovske unije, može da pošalje neograničen broj učesnika.

Turnir je podeljen u 6 kategorija, rejtinga ispod 2300, ispod 2000 i ispod 1700 u muškoj i ženskoj konkurenciji. Minimum učesnika u jednoj grupi je 10.Učesnici turnira ne mogu biti nosioci međunarodnih titular iznad CM i WCM rejtinga ispod 2000 i ispod 1700, odnosno iznad FM i WFM rejtinga ispod 2300. Takođe, učesnici odgovarajućih grupa ne smeju imati veći rejting od grupe koju igraju u poslednjih godinu dana, računajući do početka turnira.


Petak 09 Jun Dolazak učesnika
   Subota   10 June 10:00-12:00 Registracija
13:00 Tehnička konferencija
16:00 Svečano otvaranje I I kolo
Nedelja 11 Jun 10:00 II kolo
16:30 III kolo
Ponedeljak 12 Jun 16:30 IV kolo
Utorak 13 Jun 16:30 V kolo
Sreda 14 Jun 16:30 VI kolo
Četvrtak 15 Jun 16:30 VII kolo
Petak 16 Jun 16:30 VIII kolo
  Subota   17 Jun 10:00 IX kolo
16:00 Svečano zatvaranje


  1. Sistem i tempo igre: Turnir će biti podeljen u kategorije prema rejtingu: ispod 2300, ispod 2000 i ispod 1700. Posebno će biti organizovan, na isti način prema rejtingu, turnir po grupama za žene ali samo ukoliko ih ima ima 10 i više u grupi. U suprotnom, biće spojene sa muškom grupom.

Turnir se rejtinguje kod FIDE. Igra se 9 kola, švajcarski sistem kompjuterskog parovanja prema pravilima FIDE i ECU. Tempo je 90min za prvih 40 poteza + 30min do kraja partije uz bonifikaciju od 30sec po potezu, počev od prvog poteza.

Svi dodatni propisi biće regulisani pravilnikom turnira.

  1. Dodatni kriterijumi: U slučaju da na kraju turnira više igrača ima isti broj poena, plasma će se određivati na osnovu dodatnih kriterijuma redosledom od (a), (b), (c), (d) do (e).
  2. a) Rezultat direktnog duela (ukoliko su odigrali prtiju jedan protiv drugog)
  3. b) Buchholz Cut 1
  4. c) Buchholz
  5. d) Veći broj partija odigran crnim figurama
  6. e) Veći broj pobeda
  7. Pravila oblačenja: Učesnici turnira su u obavezi da poštuju ECU pravila oblačenja – poglavlje B, član 13.
  8. Sudije: Glavni sudija i zamenik glavnog sudije biće objavljeni mesec dana pre početka turnira.
  9. Komisija za žalbe: Imena članova komisije za žalbe biće objavljena na tehničkom sastanku.
  10. Procedura za žalbe: Žalba protiv odluke glavnog sudije mora biti dostavljena predsedniku komisije za žalbu u pisanoj formi, najviše sat vremena nakon završene ili prekinute partije. Uz žalbu mora biti predat i deposit od 200 eura predsedniku komisije za žalbe. Ukoliko žalba bude prihvaćena, deposit se vraća u celini podnosiocu žalbe. Ukoliko žalba bude odbijena, depozit se uplaćuje na račun ECU. Žalbu mora podneti igrač. Odluka komisije za žalbe je konačna.
  11. Nagrade i titule: Ukupni nagradni fond je 3000 eura (bruto) i biće isplaćen u dinarskoj protivvrednosti po srednjem kursu Narodne banke Srbije na dan dodele nagrada i umanjen za 11% sportske takse za iznose veće od 100 eura. U tabeli su nagrade izražene u evrima:
PLASMAN 2000 – 2299 1700 – 1999 0 – 1699
1 400 200 125
2 300 175 100
3 250 150 75


PLASMAN 2000 – 2299 ŽENE 1700 – 1999 ŽENE 0 – 1699 ŽENE
1 300 140 90
2 200 120 70
3 150 100 55


Pobednik svake kategorije osvaja pehar a tri prvoplasirana medalje. U slučaju istog broja poena novčana nagrada se deli na jednake delove a pehar i medalje ostaju trajno vlasništvo na osnovu dodatnih kriterijuma.

Pobednik svake kategorije osvaja titulu Evropskog amaterskog šampiona u kategoriji do 1700, do 2000 i do 2300. Pobednica svake kategorije osvaja titulu Evropske amaterske šampionke do 1700, do 2000 i do 2300. Pobednici svih kategorija ostvaruju pravo učešća na sledećem Svetskom šahovskom amaterskom prvenstvu, dokle god ne pređu rejting 2300.

  1. Prijava i takse: Rok za prijavu je 01.06.2017. na e-mail: ili putem online prijave sa zvaničnog sajta: Upisnina je 50 eura u dinarskoj protivvredsnosti po srednjem kursu Narodne banke Srbije ( taksa ECU od 15 eura je uključena u cenu upisnine).

Za učesnike iz Srbije upisnina je 4 500 RSD do 20.05.2017. Nakon toga je ista kao i za ostale učesnike – 50 eura.

Uplata se može izvršiti preko tekućeg računa GŠS Niša kod AIK banke:

Primalac: Gradski šahovski savez Niša

 Vojvode Tankosića 9a, Niš

Svrha: EACC 2017 i ime i prezime učesnika

Broj računa: 105 – 2901 – 56

Ili preko deviznog računa :

Na ime: Gradski sahovski savez Nisa

Svrha: EACC 2017 & ime i prezime učesnika

Adresa primaoca: VojvodeTankosica 9a, Nis, Srbija



IBAN (Acc.N.): RS35105002012000590639


Za uplate preko deviznog računa, troškove transfera banke snosi uplatilac i mora ih platiti organizatoru najkasnije pre početka II kola.

  1. Smeštaj: Zvanični hotel turnira je hotel “Tami Residence”


Hotel „Tami Residence“: cene su izrazene po osobi/za noć, taksa je uključena u cenu


1/1 (jednokrevetna) 41 eur 55 eur
1/2 (dvokrevetna) 29 eur 42 eur
1/3 (trokrevetna) 25 eur 39 eur

ND = noćenje i doručak

PP = pun pansion

Rezervacije:;  kontakt telefon: + 381 18 282 222;  + 381 18 505 800;


Hotel „Centroturist“: cene su izrazene po osobi/za noć, taksa je uključena u cenu

1/1,1/2,1/3, 1/5 15 eur 25    eur

N = noćenje

PP = pun pansion

Rezervacije: kontakt telefon: + 381 18 205 455, + 381 18 523 527

  1. Informacije: Za sve dodatne informacije možete se obratiti na e-mail:
  2. Zvanični website:, zvanični link turnira:
  3. Organizacioni odbor: Predsednik organizacionog odbora: Dragana Simić. Kontakt e-mail:

Dobrodošli u Niš i želimo vam uspešan turnir!

Gradski šahovski savez   Niša