Announcement

5th INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT «VARDARIS»

 

ANNOUNCEMENT


Organizers : Chess Club “SACH” of Thessaloniki and Cooperativa “Allostropos” Playing venue : Hotel Holiday Inn, 8th Monastiriou str., Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Website : www.vardaris.com Schedule :

 

 

ROUND

DATE

TIME

1st

Thursday 7 March 2019

17.30

2nd

Friday 8 March 2019

17.30

3rd

Saturday 9 March 2019

10.00

4th

Saturday 9 March 2019

17.30

5th

Sunday 10 March 2019

10.00

6th

Sunday 10 March 2019

17.30

7th

Monday 11 March 2019

10.00

Mode - Groups :

Swiss System seven (7) rounds
(Only for A and B group - the pairings of first round will be done in 3 virtual groups 25%, 50%, 25% according to the starting rank of the players at each group).

 

Open Α Chess Players with Fide International Rating more than 1800             
Open Β Chess Players with Fide International Rating less than 1800 

Open C Chess Players under 12 years old (U12- born on or after 1/1/2007)  

Open D Chess Players under 8 years old (U8 - born on or after 1/1/2011)  

 

All chess players must fill in the entry form at the playing venue on Wednesday 06/03/2018 from 18.00 to 21.00 and Thursday 07/03/2018 from 12.00 to 16.30.

 

Players who will not complete the entry form on time, will participate in the second (2nd) round.     

 

Time Control :

 

For A & B Group : One hundred (100) minutes for the whole game, plus thirty (30) seconds per move (from the first move).

 

For C & D Group : Ninety (90) minutes for the whole game, plus thirty (30) seconds per move (from the first move).

 

 

Players arriving thirty (30’) minutes and more, after the scheduled start of a round, shall be forfeited.

 

 

Εχceptions – Byes :

 

Byes with half a point are available until the 4th round and without a point for the rest of the tournament. Players cannot request more than three “byes”. The “bye” should be asked not later than ten (10) minutes after the end of his/her last game.

Exception at 1st round can get anyone who has filled in the entry form or has prepaid the entry fee.

Unjustified absence from the first round will result in the expulsion from the tournament. Any player, who is unjustified absent from any round, will be expelled too. Any player unable to play a round shall notify the arbiters within ten (10) minutes after the end of his/her last game.

The time schedule cannot be changed for any reason.

 

 

Entry Fees - Entry Forms :

 

Open Α : 40€, Open Β : 30€, Open C : 20€, Open D : 20€

 

Male Players with title GM, IM, female players with title WGM and WIM and disabled people, free on Entry Fee.

Chess players with Fide rating more than 2200 and female chess players with Fide rating more than 2000, entry fee 30€

 

Special prices for families :

 

For 2 members of the same family, total discount 10%.

For 3 and more members of the same family, total discount 20%.

 

The organizers’ wish for the chess players is, to participate in the groups, according to their Fide Rating. However, for those who wish to participate in the A group but do not have the appropriate rating, the entry fee is 80€.

 

For those who wish to participate in B group but belong to C group, the entry fee is 40€.

 

Entry forms can be submitted to the official website : www.vardaris.com

 

Alternatively, by e-mail at : info@vardaris.com, using as subject “Vardaris”, indicating the following data :

 

Fide ID, Full name and Group.

 

Prizes : 

 

ΟPEN A

1st 700€ + trophy, 2nd 400€ + trophy, 3rd 200€ + trophy,

4th 150€ + medal, 5th 150€ + medal, 6th 100€ + medal

 

Special Categories

1st Woman 100€ + trophy, 2nd 50€ + medal, 3rd 50€ + medal

1st Veteran (50+) 100€ + medal, 

1st Player under 2200 ELO 100€ + medal,

1st Player under 2000 ELO 100€ + medal

 

ΟPEN Β

1st 250€ + trophy, 2nd 200€ + trophy, 3rd 150€+ trophy,

4th 100€ + medal, 5th 100€ + medal, 6th 100€ + medal

 

Special Categories : 1st Trophy, 2nd medal, 3rd medal

Women,

U16 Male born on or after 1/1/2003,

F16 Female born on or after 1/1/2003,

U14 Male born on or after 1/1/2005,

F14 Female born on or after 1/1/2005

 

OPEN C

1st – 3rd Trophies, 4th -6th Medals

Special Categories : 1st Trophy, 2nd Medal, 3rd Medal

Female,

U10 Male born on or after 1/1/2009,

F10 Female born on or after 1/1/2009

 

OPEN D

1st – 3rd Trophies, 4th -6th Medals

Special Categories : 1st Trophy, 2nd Medal, 3rd Medal

Female

 

The prizes cannot be shared and are attributed to the winners, according to the final ranking.

In case, one player deserves more than one prize, he/she will only be rewarded with the higher valued one.

A necessary condition for the special categories is that there are at least 6 participants at each category.

The winners missing from the closing ceremony lose their right to the prizes.

 

Tie-breaks System definitions : 

  1. a) Sum of the scores of each of the opponents of a player (Buchholz)
  2. b) Sum of the score according to the result (Sonneborn-Berger)
  3. c) The greatest number of wins: Sum of won games (unplayed games shall not be counted)
  4. d) The greatest number of games with black: The greatest number of games played with the black pieces (unplayed games shall be counted as played with the white pieces).
  5. e) Draw

 

 

 

Appeals - Appeals Committee :

 

Appeals shall be submitted, in written form to the Appeals Committee, no later than 15 minutes from the end of the playing session of each round. This Committee will be consisted of 3 members and 2 substitute ones, chosen among the participants. The Committee’s members related to the players involved in the complaint, will be excluded from the Committee and will be replaced by substitutes. The cost of the appeal is 50€ and can be submitted to the tournament director or the chief arbiter. The fee is totally refunded if the appeal becomes accepted. If not, the fee goes in favor of the organization.

The Appeals Committee will be announced before the beginning of the 1st Round.

 

 

 

Information :

For more information, you can daily call at the “SACH” chess club ++30 2310 866410, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm or contact by e-mail at : info@vardaris.com

Official website : www.vardaris.com

 

The Fide Laws of Chess and the decisions of Chess Club “Sach” of Thessaloniki are valid, in case something is missing from this announcement.

 

 
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