News from the European Chess Union

Headquarters to be established in Belgrade, Serbia


On the first meeting held in Khanty Mansiysk, according to the Article 2. of the Statute of the European Chess Union, the Board of the European Chess Union decided that the ECU office should be established in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

The President of ECU is entitled to finalize the negotiations with the City of Belgrade on leasing the offices without charge.

Besides, according to the Article 54a of the Statute of the European Chess Union, the Board has appointed Vladimir Sakotic as the Executive Director of the European Chess Union.

Sava Stoisavljevic, the Secretary General of the ECU, is responsible to prepare for the next meeting of the ECU Board the proposal of the description of the tasks that the nominated Executive Director is supposed to carry out.

By the decision of the Board, Dirk de Ridder will still hold the post of the Tournament Director.

Important! Until the establishment of the new office of the European Chess Union, all members of the federation and the concerned parties are kindly asked to contact the ECU office via e-mail or the mobile phone of the Secretary General Sava Stoisavljevic (381) 64 333 33 16.

European Club Cup 2010

Ilyumzhinov and Danailov in Plovdiv

The opening ceremony of the European Chess Club Cup will be held in the “Novotel” Hotel in Plovdiv on 16th October, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and ECU President Silvio Danailov confirmed that they will be present at the opening ceremony of the European Chess Club Cup in Plovdiv. This meeting will be an excellent occasion for Ilyumzhinov and Danailov to discuss for the first time after the elections the future cooperation between FIDE and ECU.