All games of the PCU Chess Cup @ Home 2020 are finished. The PCU Committee Executive Committee decided, based upon its Fair Play & Ethics in Sport values, to award 2 players with the gold medal. Congratulations to Vladislav Kiselev (Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia) and Ilia Vetokhin (Financial University, Russia). The bronze medal was won by International Master Lorenzo Lodici (University of Padua, Italy). Congratulations to all participants! Full results are available on our website!
The full Results of the Qualification Rounds can be found on our website, as well as the list of the 64 participants of tomorrow’s Final Round (representing 23 universities/university colleges). See you at the Finals, tomorrow from 12h00 CET.
The Chairman of the PCU Chess Cup, Dr. Koenraad Keignaert, welcomes all participants via the video below.
More than 150 students representing 33 Universities in 21 countries have confirmed their participation in the PCU Chess Cup @ Home 2020, hosted by @UAntwerp. The 2020 edition of the PCU Chess Cup will feature a Swiss system in Rapid Chess with 2 groups of about 70-80 players. The Official Opening will be on Friday 4 December, with games will be played on Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 December, between 12.00h CET and 16.00h CET. The online event will be held on the platform lichess.orgA preliminary list of confirmed participants and rules can be found on our website.
This year, the PCU International University Chess Cup will be held online due the COVID-19 pandemic. Registrations are open for all students worldwide from today on our website.
Selection of the 15 best drawings #PCUContest was presented during the PCU Chess Cup at the Hof van Liere University of Antwerp for the last time this year.
The Honorable commendation of the PCU Chess participants was given by a majority votes to the painting “The impossible is possible” by Anastasia Garkovets from the Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design, Ukraine.
After a long weekend of 8 rounds of Rapid Chess, the first edition of the PCU International University Chess Cup in Antwerp came to a conclusion. As expected, a high level of sportmanship was displayed.
The final podium of this first edition consist of:
- Ekatarina Diakonota – Financial University (RUS)
- Ezra Terryn – University of Antwerp (BEL)
- Sergej Golikov – Financial University (RUS)
Yesterday the 1st edition of the PCU International University Chess Cup kicked off at the University of Antwerp’s Hof van Liere. PCU Committee Secretary General Prof. Dr. Gabriel Kotchofa, newly elected FISU EC member, and Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, Honorary Rector of the University of Antwerp welcomed all participants and guests after which Dr. Koenraad Keignaert, chairman of the PCU Chess Cup Organizing Committee, officially opened the tournament.
This weekend (6-8 december) the University of Antwerp’s Hof van Liere will be hosting the first edition of the PCU International University Chess Cup, where 16 players will face off across the chess board.
On Friday the Opening Ceremony will be held, as well as a Welcoming Tournament in Blitz Chess and an exposition of the PCU Drawing Contest.
On Saturday and Sunday the main competition of the PCU Chess Cup will take place, in the format of Rapid Chess. Participants are welcomed from Germany, England, Russia, India and Belgium.
A Swiss System formula will decide on the winner by Sunday. Meanwhile we hope that our participants will create new international friendships and will participate in a spirit of Fair Play.
Registration for a new PCU Chess Cup is open now.
The PCU International University Chess Cup is organized from 6 to 8 December 2019 in Antwerp (Belgium), the 1st edition welcomes 16 players in a Rapid Chess tournament over 3 days.
The closing date for entries is 15 October 2019 (or when the maximum amount of registrations is reached). An entry fee is not requested. All university students worldwide can apply by email. Students must represent a specific University or other Institute of Higher Education.
Find here more details.