Each member of the European Chess Federation (ECU) has the right to play in an unlimited number of four (4) players and one (1) reserve in both categories: 50+ and 65+. Teams can represent a national federation or any regional structure of a national alliance. All players must be members of the same federation.
The right to participate in the 50+ category has players born in 1969 or earlier and in the category of 65+ players who were born in 1954 or earlier. Women’s teams consist exclusively of players.