1st European Chess Solving Championship

1st European Chess Solving Championship
Legnica, 17-19 June 2005


The Polish Chess Federation and the Chess Club "Miedz" Legnica have the honour to invite all delegates of the FIDE Permanent Commission for Chess Composition (PCCC), national teams and individual solvers, chess composers and all those interested in problem chess, to attend the 1st European Chess Solving Championship (ECSC). The Championship will be held from Friday 17th June (arrival) to Sunday 19th June 2005 (departure) at Qubus Hotel in Legnica, Poland.

Getting there

Legnica is situated in the south-west of the Silesian plains on the borderline between two geographical regions, the fertile lands of the south and the sandy soils of the north, with its many forests. Everywhere in Lower Silesia can be easily reached from here, and the major urban centres of the
region are less than 100 km away. Legnica is the crossroads of two major European routes: the East-West A4 motorway and Highway 3 connecting northern Poland with Southern Europe. The town is also connected by important rail routes running from west to east and from north to south. The latter route is particularly
significant as it is part of the international railway line connecting Ukraine and Russia with Central and Eastern Europe. Legnica is located at the confluence of the Kaczawa and Czarna Woda Rivers on the borderlands between the Sudeten Mountains and the Silesian Plains, at an altitude of 113 to 168 metres above sea level. It has a population of 109,030 and covers an area of 56.3 km2. The town has some of the warmest weather in Poland- the average annual temperature is over 8.5 °C, with an average annual rainfall of about 400 mm. The warm climate and the long growing season benefit the environment, which is green for more of the year than in other parts of the country, a fact which Legnica was renowned for even before the Second World War. The mild weather and the high number of sunny days have earned Legnica the title of the warmest town in Poland.

Legnica is also of importance for tourists, thanks to its many architectural sights. It has 91 protected sites, 2 protected urban centres (Tarninów and the city centre) together with about 1200 listed buildings. These include religious sites (churches), defensive structures such as town walls, towers and gates, residential buildings (a castle), public buildings and tenement houses as well as parks which help to keep the town green.


The organiser provides the choice of two hotels.

The Qubus Hotel in Legnica is a four-star hotel situated in the centre of the city, within easy reach of banks, offices and other institutions

Prices for the Qubus Hotel (4 **** hotel) are as follows:

– Single Room: 55 EUR (per person),

– Double Room: 45 EUR (per person).

All rooms have shower with WC, air-conditioning, heating, satellite TV, direct dial phone.

– Tourist tax and VAT included

– Children from 5 to 12 years old with two adults in the room have 50% discount

– Children up to 4 years old are free

Prices for Kamieniczka Hotel are as follows:

– Single Room, Double Room: 35 EUR (per person)

– Triple Room, Quadruple Room: 30 EUR (per person).

All rooms have shower with WC, air-conditioning, heating, direct dial phone.

These prices remain the same 3 days before and after the congress for the participants only.

– Tourist tax and VAT included

– Children from 5 to 12 years old with two adults in the room have 50% discount

– Children up to 4 years old are free

There is a limited number of rooms in Kamieniczka Hotel so the sequence of application will decide.

Prices include breakfast, dinner, closing banquet, free access to hotel facilities, participation in solving competitions, final bulletin, etc). All payments should be made to the organisers, upon arrival, in cash (EUR).

Participation fee for those not staying at the hotel will be advised at a later stage and those interested should contact the organisers for details.


Please send your application before May 31st 2005 to:

ASSz "Miedz" Legnica

Pl. Slowianski 1

59-220 Legnica, Poland.

E-mail: asszmiedz@poczta.onet.pl

Piotr Murdzia,

E-mail: solver@wp.pl

Tel: +48-58-7615599 (home)

Bartosz Jaskowski,

E-mail: bartosz_jaskowski@o2.pl

Tel: +48-606138758

also indicating the date and time of your arrival and departure.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Legnica!

On behalf of the Organisation Committee,

Bartosz Jaskowski, Legnica, Poland, February 28, 2005


FRIDAY 17th June 2005 – Arrival

SATURDAY 18th June 2005 – ECSC 1st day

12:00 – 12:20 twomovers

12:35 – 13:35 threemovers

13:50 – 15:30 studies

SUNDAY 19th June 2005 – ECSC 2nd day

9:00 – 9:50 selfmates

10:05 – 11:25 moremovers

11:40 – 12:30 helpmates

15:00 – 15:30 prize giving

Director: Axel Steinbrink (Germany) and assistant Pavel Kamenik (Czech Republic).


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