European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018

— from Roger Scowen

The  European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018 will take place from 13th-23rd April 2018, in WaƂbrzych, Poland. Members of ECF are invited to play in a 4- or 5-player team in a 50+ or 65+ team.
(I think there will not be many countries playing, but probably including most of Russia, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and Italy)
If you would like to play, email Roger Scowen at, stating whether you
prefer a 4-player team (play in all rounds) or a 5-player team (a few days off for tourism). And
if you were born in the year 1953 or earlier would you be willing to play in the over 50 event.

The event consists of two separated Championships for categories 50+  (for players who were born in the year 1968 or earlier) and 65+ ( for players who were born in the year 1953 or earlier). The Championship will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 min for 40 moves, 30 min for the rest of the game, and 30 sec increment for every move played starting from move one; each game starts at 1430 or 1500
Direct flights with Ryanair from Stansted (cheap, checked baggage fee, early morning or late evening departure) or from Heathrow (not so cheap, one change, early morning departure, or late evening arrival)       
100 Euros per player to European Chess Union. 60 Euro per player to Organizers (includes transfer from Wroclaw International Airport on 13 April and return on 23 April). 59 Euros/day for hotel accommodation & breakfast – 36 Euros/day per person in a shared room.
4 March to ECF and 13 March to Organisers – but clause 19 of the regulations states, “At the time of    registration all payments (hotel and organisation fee) have to be made by bank transfer before February 13th 2018
European Chess Union – Notice
Official website (on 1st January, this only has a title page)
Site and hotel (looks good value)
Weather in April seems similar to London – see