Regulations

Regulations

PLAYING HALL: PHILIPPION HOTEL, Thessaloniki

PLAYING SYSTEM: 9-round swiss system.       DEFAULT TIME: 30’
TIME CONTROL:  90΄+ 30’ after 40 moves + 30΄΄ increment for each move from move 1.

TIEBREAKERS: 1. Direct encounter (the results of players in the same point group) 2. Buchholz cut-1 3. Sonneborn-Berger  4. Number of victories

GROYP Α: 1700+ Fide rated players.  GROUP Β: up to 1699 Fide rated players +unrated.

ENTRY FEES

GROUP Α: GENERAL FEE 50 euros. Chess players <16 40 euros. Rated 2200-2300 40 euros. Rated 2300-2400 30 euros. Rated over 2400 or titled GM, WGM, IM, WIM NO ENTRY FEE. Siblings have 20% discount. Group B players can participate in Group A by paying 70 euros entry fee.

Group Β: GENERAL FEE 30 euros. Siblings pay 25 euros each.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Saturday 30/12/2017.  1st ROUND PAIRING: Monday 1/1/2018  23.00

DRAW OFFERS: Draw offers are not allowed until 30 moves and 1 hour of play.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: TSAROUHAS VASILIOS. CHIEF ARBITER and PAIRINGS  : IA GERONTOPOULOS P.

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: oustampasidoulena@gmail.com (name and FIDE ID required)

PLAYING SCHEDULE

1st ROUND 2nd ROUND 3rd ROUND 4th ROUND 5th ROUND 6th ROUND 7th ROUND 8th ROUND 9th ROUND
2/1 16.30 3/1 10.00 3/1 16.30 4/1 16.30 5/1 16.30 6/1 10.00 6/1 16.30 7/1 16.30 8/1 16.30

 

OPENING CEREMONY: TUESDAY 2/1 16.15   CLOSING CEREMONY: MONDAY 8/1 21.30

PRIZES

Cups to the first 3 winners and first 3 women of the general classification of each group.

Medals to the first 3 winners and first girl (only for Group B) in categories under 8, 10, 12, 14 years old.

MONEY PRIZES (8000 EUROS TOTAL)

Money prizes are not shared between players.  Each player can only take 1 money prize.

Players over 60 years old are considered veterans.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AND SPECIAL CATEGORIES (prizes in EUR)

Group A Group A Women Group A Group B Women Group B
1st 1700 5th 500 1st  500 1st 300 1st 150
2nd 1300 6th 300 2nd 300 2nd 200 2nd 90
3rd 1000 7th – 8th 150 3rd 200 3rd 100 3rd 60
4th 700 9th – 10th 100   4th 80  
  1st  Veteran 100   5th 70  

 

CONDITIONS

Conditions are limited so the date of registration will be considered first and foremost.  Detailed conditions according to rating (for women ratings are lowered by 100):

Rated 2650 +.   7 nights in single room + full board.  Rated 2500 – 2650.  7 nights in double room + full board

Rated 2450 – 2499. 7 nights in double room + breakfast (lunch is extra 5 euros, lunch and dinner are extra 10 euros).

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION-PLAYING HALL: PHILIPPION HOTEL, Thessaloniki.

PRICES PER PERSON (EUR) SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE
BED AND BREAKFAST 44 29 28
HALF BOARD 47 32 31
FULL BOARD 50 35 34

 

Children up to 12 years old have 50% discount in the above prices in a triple room with both their parents.

Accommodation in the official hotel is optional and not mandatory.

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Kitharidis Argirios (president of Thessaloniki Chess Clubs Union) – Giannoulakis Spiridon (president of Sykies-Neapoli Chess Club) – Mitrou Ioannis (president of  Pefka Chess Club)