European Senior Teams Chess Championship 2012

The ECU and Slovenian Chess Federation organize the 11th European Senior Teams Championship, from March 26th to April 5th, 2012, in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia. Any number of teams from each federation of ECU have the right to participate.

The teams may represent a national federation or any regional structure of a national federation. Players having a FIDE rating may only represent a team coming from the federation given in their FIDE rating card (FIDE rating list). All the players must come from the same federation; however this rule is waived if all the members of the team are unrated.

Each team consists of four players; in addition one reserve player may be nominated. A provisional naming of the players and the substitute has to be given together with the registration of the team. Changes in the team can be made until the captains meeting takes place. Reserve players are only allowed to play board 4.

Entitled to participate are men from the ECU Chess Federations who shall have reached the age of 60 and women who shall have reached the age of 50 years, by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence.

The Championship will be played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System. Time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to the end of the game. The player will additionally receive 30 seconds for each move. Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the round will lose the game.

The ranking depends on the number of team points (win = 2 team points, draw = 1 team point, lose = 0 team points). If the number of team points are equal as well the points scored at the individual boards are added up. If further differentiation is needed the “Buchholz-Wertung” is decisive.

Tournament director is GM Adrian Mikhalchishin, chief arbiter is IA Nebojsa Baralic.

Top 15 Teams:

1 RUSSIA 1 2427
2 GERMANY 1 2378
5 AUSTRIA 1 2322
7 DENMARK 1 2307
8 ITALIA 1 2298
10 RUSSIA 2 2258
11 FINLAND 1 2232
12 SWEDEN 1 2230
14 AUSTRIA – WIEN 1 2211
15 SCOTLAND 1 2209

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