Classic, Blitz & Rapids
Osio Sotto (Bergamo), Italy, 19th – 25th September, 2022

Rules & Regulations


1. General information

The organization of the European Championships U27 Normal, Rapid and Blitz 2022 have been allotted by the EDC to the Italian Draughts Federation.
The championship will be held in September, from 19th to 25st in Bergamo, Italy. Two groups (men-women) for players born in 1996 or later.

The organizers reserve the right to introduce special conditions depending on the current situation related to COVID-19, the Guide Lines EDC and on the Italian laws concerning the contrast and containment of contagion risks from pandemic.

Considering that traveling during COVID time could be complicated and changeable, especially for the variants, in order to allow more freely travel and stay safe, at least a month before the Championships will be published the “EC2022 guidelines for travel in Italy”.

2. Schedule

September 18, Arriving day
- at 21.00 Opening

September 19, Monday
- at 09.00 Round 1
- at 15:00 Round 2

September 20, Tuesday
- at 09:00 Round 3

September 21, Wednesday
- at 09:00 Round 4
- at 15:00 Round 5

September 22, Thursday
- at 9:00 Round 6
- at 15:00 Round 7

September 23, Friday
- at 09:00 Round 8
- Visit at Bergamo

September 24, Saturday
- at 09:00 Round 9
- at 15:00 Blitz

September 25, Sunday
- at 09:00 Rapid
- at 19:00 Closing Ceremony

September 26, Monday
Departure Day

3. Registration has to be done by the national federations. The maximum of participants per federation in each group is 4. Italy has an organization place.

4. Competition fee

The national federations have to pay the following registration fee to the account of “Federazione Italiana Dama” (Italian Draughts Federation) at the latest August 24th, 2022:

Individual Classic tournament
*  50 € (per player)

Individual Blitz Championship
*  10 € (per player)

Individual Rapid Championship
*  10 € (per player)

Please follow the instructions for making a bank transfer.

Beneficiary: Federazione Italiana Dama
Address: Largo Lauro de Bosis n. 15 - 00135 Roma Bank: Poste Italiane S.p.A
IBAN account nr: IT16U0760104800000038300968

Fee can be paid in cash before opening ceremony, but in this case the fee is higher: for main tournament 60 € and 15 € for blitz and rapid respectively.
Players for whom the registration fee is not paid before the opening ceremony, are not allowed to participate in the tournament.
Similarly, a player registration for whom the registration fee for Blitz and Rapid Championships is not paid before September 24th is not allowed to participate in the tournament.
If you are planning to pay the fee in cash, you have to inform about it on your registration form.

5. Prizes

Cups, medals and diplomas for the top 3 in each tournament

6. Application from the federations should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at latest August 24th, 2022.

7. A Jury d'Appel (appeal board) will be nominated by EDC President and announced to all before 1st round.

8. Time control

*  Fisher system
*  Classic: 80’+ 1’ ; Rapid: 15’+10” ; Blitz: 5’+3’’

9. Technical Details

The tournament will be supervised by main referee determined by EDC.

10. Competition system

The Championships normal, rapid and blitz games will be played in Swiss System, with 9 or less rounds depending on the number of participants.
Places will be appointed by the amount of points obtained by participants. To determine the ranking place when number of points is equal for several participants will apply the following
criteria: Truncated Solkoff Coefficient FMJD: the largest total score of opponents played, not counting the weakest, if needed the second weakest etc.

11. All costs for travel and visa expenses as well as travelling, food and lodging and visa expenses for players and accompanying persons have to be paid by their national federations or by themselves.

12. Winner 2021 Men and Women 2021 get the hotel (whole period) and meals for FREE (double rooms).

13. Hotel: Hotel Ristorante Continental, 4 stars

Address: in via Milano 1, Osio Sotto
(12 km to the center of Bergano and 15 km to the Airport of Bergamo-Orio al Serio)

Prices per Person per day:

B&B treatment € 55.00 in single room / per night (total for 8 nights € 440,00)
B&B treatment € 40.00 in double room / per night (total for 8 nights € 320,00)
B&B treatment € 35.00 in triple room / per night (total for 8 nights € 280,00)

Lunch: 12,00 €; Dinner: 12,00 €

The FID will contribute, extraordinarily, with a 5 € discount, per day, for one player man and one woman Under 27, from each federation.
Players are supposed to stay in the hotel. Supplement for arrival a day earlier or departure a day later is possible.
Reservations of the hotel, questions and documents needed for visa ONLY IN ENGLISH must be asked to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone: +39. 0632723202

Payments of the hotel to FID via bank.
Bank Account headed to: Federazione Italiana Dama
IBAN: IT16 U076 0104 8000 0003 8300 968

14. Official site of the competition

15. Connections:

By Train
Connections every hour from Milan Central Station to Verdello-Dalmine Station. Journey time: about 40 minutes. From Verdello-Dalmine railway station, it is possible to reach the hotel by taxi or by bus (2,9 km / 5 min).

By Bus
From the Continental hotel it is possible to reach Bergamo by bus, from the shelter n. 2, line V - Bergamo-Dalmine-Trezzo sull'Adda, bus-stop "Osio Sotto", 300 meters from the hotel, in front of the GS supermarket. Frequency every 30 minutes.

By Plane
You can reach the hotel by taxi (faster). There is also Bus n. 1 to Bergamo (1 of each 10 minutes) and from there the line V to Osio Sotto (longer and with risk in case you get off in a wrong bus-stop).

16. The city of Bergamo

Some information about the city:

Rome, 25/05/2022
EDC Tournament Director Youth
Johan Demasure

The President of European Draughts Federation
Carlo A. Bordini