European Chess Club Cup 2022 schedule, date, time, venue, list of clubs, participating players, rules, format, prize money, live stream

The 2022 edition of the prestigious European Chess Club Cup will start on October 3 and run until October 9, we take a look at the format, schedule, prizes and other details of the tournament

Every year, club teams from all over Europe take part in the European Club Chess Cup. The competition is organized by the European Chess Union over seven rounds using the Swiss system. It has two divisions, open and women’s, with six and four players respectively on each team, for each game.

European Chess Club Cup 2022 schedule, date, time, venue, list of clubs, participating players, rules, format, prize money and live stream

European Chess Club Cup 2022 Format, rules, schedule, date, time, location and other details

In Mayrhofen, Austria, from October 2 to 10, the 37th European Chess Club Cup and the 26th European Women’s Chess Club Cup will be played simultaneously. For the two prestigious tournaments, seven rounds of games according to the Swiss method with a time limit of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 minutes for the remaining moves will be used. A total of 40,000 euros will be awarded in prizes for the competition (25,000 euros for the Open tournament and 15,000 euros for the Women’s event).

Date Time Event
October 2 Arrival of players
October 2 20:00 Opening ceremony
October 3 2:00 p.m. 1st round
October 4 2:00 p.m. 2nd round
October 5 2:00 p.m. 3rd round
October 6 2:00 p.m. 4th round
October 7 2:00 p.m. 5th round
October 8 2:00 p.m. 6th round
October 9 11:00 7th round
October 9 7:00 p.m. Closing ceremony
October 10 Departure of players

European Chess Club Cup 2022 Composition, participating teams and captains

This competition is open to five clubs per federation which hosts a national team championship or to four clubs per federation which does not organize a national team championship, and is open to all European federations. In addition, national federations can choose the clubs in any way they wish, but the ECU board must consider any request for additional participation.

Open Tournament Line-up & Team List

In the open tournament, the winning team will take home a cash prize of €9,000 while the champion team in the women’s competition will win a total of €6,000. During the European Chess Club Cup, the women’s competition has a prize pool of €15,000 while the open tournament will have a prize pool of €25,000.

Rank Open Women’s
1st 9000 6000
2nd 4500 4000
3rd 3500 2000
4th 2000 1000
5th 2000
6th 1000
MVP Awards 3000 2000

When and where to watch: live stream

Fans around the world can follow the matches on the chess24 platform or watch them live on the chess24 YouTube channel, with commentary available on and related channels.

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