The 24th European Club Cup for Men and the 13th European Club Cup for Women will be held from 16th to 24th October in Kallithea (Greece). It will take place in the G-Hotels complex (Theophano Imperial Palace 5* and Athos Palace 4*).
The rate of play at the European Club Cup 2008 will be 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to finish the game, + 30 seconds additional time per move. The winners in the men section will receive 15 000 euros and the women winners will grab 5000 euros. For the individual boards there are prizes as well - laptops, video and digital cameras, and high technology gadgets in a total amount of 10.000 euros provided by the event sponsors.
Full information about the event, as well as statements by many international grandmasters who have participated in events in Kallithea, can be found on the official site http://ecc2008.chessdom.com/
October 16 Arrival of participants
October 16 Captain's meeting
October 17 Opening Ceremony
October 17 Round 1
October 18 Round 2
October 19 Round 3
October 20 Round 4
October 21 Round 5
October 22 Round 6
October 23 Round 7
October 23 Closing Ceremony
October 24 Departure of participants
Yesterday was the start of the European Club Cup with each team dressed so beautiful & so bright.
Economist SGSEU-1 Saratov in blue shirts and Betsson.com in white t-shirts
Nidum Chess Club
TPS Saransk (Men in Black)