Twenty eight (28) teams have already registered for the 1st European Corporate Chess Championship 2017 which will take place in the Town Hall of Honour of the City of Asnières, Paris/France, 24 – 25 November 2017. Among them some well known World brands. The first registrations follow:
Banque of France, Deutsche Bank Frankfurt (Germany), Gazprom (Russia) – 2 teams, Echesspedia (Belgique), KAISSA (France), Leonard (France), Oracle (France), Ville d’Asnières (France), A L’Abri (France), Sberbank (Russia) – ENGIE (France) 2 teams, Abyss Propreté (France), Corsica Flash (France), Champs d’Echecs (France), Kaspersky Lab (Russia), University of Science Amsterdam (Netherlands), Kids Up (France), Opinion Internationale (France), Event Consulting (Greece), Academy Paris (France), Comite ol Paris (France), OCDE1 (France)…
The tournament will be played as a Swiss Open in 9 rounds, with time control 15 minutes per game + 3 seconds per move starting from move 1.
Each team shall be composed of 4 players + 1 substitute player. The team can’t have more than one player over 2400 ELO but should have at least one player below 2000 ELO.
Any corporate entity is allowed to register up to two teams. Chess Clubs, Chess Associations, and Chess Federations are not allowed to participate in the Championship. For each round at least one player of the team shall have a commercial relation with the company with which he is playing for. Players shall be in rating order in team’s composition (November ratings).
The registration deadline is Thursday 2nd November 2017.
Schedule of the Championship:
Friday, November 24: Rounds 1 – 4 from 3 pm to 7 pm.
Saturday, November 25: Rounds 5 – 9 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Saturday, November 25 at 7.30 pm: ECU Gala Dinner and award ceremony of the 1st European Corporate Championship.
The total prize fund is 6 000 EUR, including special awards and individual medals. The winning team will be awarded with 3 000 EUR, second team with 2 000 EUR, and the third team with 1 000 EUR.
The organizers have negotiated a special price for the accommodations in the following hotels during the event: Hôtel Residence Europe***, Atypik Hôtel*** and Hôtel Princesse Caroline***.
The invitation is addressed directly to corporate entities, but we kindly ask the National Federations to assist us promote the event in order to strengthen our relations with the business community.
In French: Jean-Claude MOINGT +33 6 03 00 47 79
In English and Russian: Deia ARENAS +33 7 70 88 65 28
The Official Invitation can be downloaded below or here