53 CLUBS IN MEN’S AND 11 CLUBS IN
WOMEN’S SECTION REGISTERED IN
The European Club Cup 2013 will take place on 19-
October, 2013, in the conference center of the 5-
Palace Convention Resort which is regarded as one of the
finest deluxe hotels on the island of Rhodes.
Rodos Palace offers luxurious accommodation, exquisite
dining facilities and numerous recreational amenities, on a
superb location just 2.5 km from the Medieval City of
The European Club Cup will be held in 7 rounds for both
categories (open/men teams with 6 boards and women teams
with 4 boards), played according to the Swiss System.
53 clubs in men’s section and 11 clubs in women’s sectionare registered so far. Last year’s winners in both categories
will defend their titles: Socar Azerbaijan and Cercle
d’Echecs de Monte Carlo. Competition is expected to be very
strong, with World top chess players participating.
The time control 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. Players may only
agree to a draw after the 40th move has been made by black.
According to FIDE regulations, the European Club Cup
offers the possibility for players to achieve GM, IM, WGM
and WIM norms based on 7 games.
The total amount of 51,000 EUR, provided by travel agency
AT Holidays, will be awarded to the winners of the European
Club Cup, in both team and individual rewards. The prize
distribution is described below in the official regulations of
The international airport of Rhodes (IATA code: RHO) is
connected daily with many European capitals. The major
airlines serving Rhodes are Olympic Airways and Aegean
Airways. The sea port of Rhodes is also connected via ferry
boats with Athens (Piraeus) and the nearby Turkish sea ports
of Marmaris, Bodrum and Fethiye.
The Organising Committee will provide bus transfer from the
airport and the port to Rodos Palace Hotel on the days of
arrival and departure, in accordance with the official
regulations.For more information, you can visit the official website