• 12 rue de Kergoat 29200 Brest


Some of the best chess players in the world play in Brest for the French team championship (Top 12)

 Presentation of the event :

The Top 12 Chess will take place from 26 May to 5 june 2018 in Brest. It is the strongest French team competition, and one of the best in the world.

The twelve best French clubs will face each other in teams of eight players during these eleven days. Évry, Metz, Monaco, Clichy, Bischwiller, Nice, Mulhouse, Bois-Colombes, Grasse, Saint-Quentin, Tremblay-en-France and Vandœuvre are qualified this year. The winning club will be crowned French champion.

The Clichy team will try to keep the title that it has already won fifteen times in its history. Bischwiller, second last year and champion in 2015, should be Clichy’s main rival for the title.

For eleven days, Brest will be the capital of French chess, but the influence of the Top 12 goes beyond the French borders. With players from 24 different countries last year, including 61 grandmasters, the event has aroused the interest of chess players from around the world. The media coverage of the TOP 12 is a priority, with a specific website and the live broadcast of the games.

Online resources :

Where ? hall des sports de l’université, 12 rue de Kergoat, 29200 Brest

Schedule of the championship

Results and ranking

Contact : philippe.chr@free.fr

Website of the French Chess Federation

The Clichy chess team, winner in 2017