2021 European Individual Championship, Reykjavik, Iceland


DEADLINE: 30 June 2021

This announcement invites WCU members, registered as Welsh with FIDE, to let us know by 30 June whether they may be interested in taking part in this event by e-mailing Peter Bevan (internationaldirector@welshchessunion.uk).

Details of Event

This event will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland from 25 August 2021 (date of arrival) to 6 September (date of departure). More detailed information is available here. Briefly, the WCU has not been represented at this event since 2013 but this is an exciting opportunity to play in a high-level event like this so it is an event the WCU should encourage it’s members to participate in wherever possible. Details of accommodation costs and the transportation / registration charge are given in the website announcement. Sadly the WCU is only able to contribute to pay for one player’s entry fee which is 100 Euros. Should more than one member accept the invitation then the WCU contribution would remain at 100 Euros but be split amongst the welsh participants.  


As of 21 June 2021, Iceland is on the Green List so there is no requirement to quarantine. Obviously, the situation may change before the event takes place especially as there are rising COVID-19 cases with the Delta variant in the UK at present. This may result in the Iclandic authorities to prevent British citizens from entering Iceland. Therefore please take this into consideration before booking anything as the WCU can not be liable for any refund as this will be a personal decision by the individual to travel.