November 16 – 23, 2017
Welcome to ECU Schools Internet Championship 2017!Find the latest updates and participation requirements on this site.


Welcome to the First European School Team Chess Internet Championship 2017!

The European Chess Union (ECU), the Education Committee of ECU (EC), and the International School Chess Union (ISCU) have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the ECU to the First ECU School Team Internet Championships 2017 from November 16 to November 23, 2017.

Quick Intro

  • Format: Online team tournament
  • When: November 16 (U11) and November 23, 2017 (U17)
  • Age groups: U11 (under 11) and U17 (under 17)
  • Team limits: one team of each age group per ECU National Chess Federation
  • Team composition: 4 players (2 boys, 2 girls) from the same school
  • Host platform: Chess King Playing Zone

Host Platform and Organization

The Championship will be played in Chess King Playing Zone.

Teams will play from the school computer classrooms under the supervision of school coach/teacher and official person (licensed arbiter of National Chess Federation). In addition, each player’s computer must have a working web camera.


Chess King Playing Zone is an advanced platform with rich selection of tools for hosting all kinds of chess tournaments.

The Organising Comitte of First European School Team Internet Championship 2017 provides free hosting and support for National Qualifying Tournaments held at the playing zone by National Chess Federations in Europe.

Match between Romanian Children Club "Gambit" n.a. Elisabeta Polihronide and Russian School n.a. academician Kurchatov, November 26, 2016.  


Organising Committee of the First European School Team Chess Internet Championship 2017 invites Chess Federations of European countries to Chess King Playing Zone to hold national online tournaments that can serve both as National Championships among schools and as Qualifying Rounds for the First European School Team Chess Internet Championship 2017.

Quick Intro

  • Format: Online team tournament
  • Age groups: U11 (under 11) and U17 (under 17)
  • Terms and Rules: up to individual Chess Federation
  • Host platform: Chess King Playing Zone

Each Chess Federation is free to choose the rules and entry terms for the qualifying rounds, such as drawing system, number of rounds, entry fees (in favor of the National Chess Federation) etc.

Free Platform and Support

For these tournaments, the Organising Committee will provide Chess Federations with the following services for free:

  1. Chess King Playing Zone (interface in 10 languages; supports PC, MAC, Android and iOS)
  2. game servers maintenance and support during the tournament
  3. organisational support with creating and refereeing online tournaments in Chess King Playing Zone


Each tournament will be fully played in 1 day, under the Swiss System, at Chess King Playing Zone.

Players will have to come to their schools and prepare for their respective tournaments.

Playing Schedule

November 16

Tournament for schools under 11 years old

November 23

Tournament for schools under 17 years old


This page will contain information on teams playing in the Championship.



Technical Support

Ivan Moiseev



Olga Alferova