Organizers : Chess Club “SACH” of Thessaloniki and Cooperativa “Allostropos” supported by the Greek Chess Federation and the Union of Chess Clubs of Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki

Playing venue : Hotel Holiday Inn, 8th Monastiriou str., Thessaloniki, Greece

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Thursday 23 February 2017



Friday 24 February 2017



Saturday 25 February 2017



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Sunday 26 February 2017



Sunday 26 February 2017



Monday 27 February 2017



Swiss System seven (7) rounds
(accelerated for the first 2 rounds) in 2 groups.

Open Α Chess Players with Fide International Rating more or equal to 1900             
Open Β Chess Players with Fide International Rating less than 1900             

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


Time Control :

Ninety (90) minutes for fourty (40) moves + fifteen (15) minutes for the rest of the game, plus thirty (30) seconds per move (from the first move).

All chess players must fill in, the entry form at the playing venue on Wednesday 22/02/2016 from 18.00 to 21.00 and Thursday 23/02/2016 from 12.00 to 16.00.

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


Εχceptions – Byes :

Byes with half 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.

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.


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 just before the beginning of the 1st Round.



Tie-breaks System definitions :

a) Sum of the scores of each of the opponents of a player (Buchholz)

b) Sum of the score according to the result (Sonneborn-Berger)

c) The greatest number of wins: Sum of won games (unplayed games shall not be counted)

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).

e) Draw



Cash prizes are the amount of 2700 € in total and will be awarded as follows :


Final ranking



1st Winner

700 + Trophy

250 + Trophy

2nd Winner

450 + Trophy

150 + Trophy

3rd Winner

250 + Trophy

100 + Trophy

4th Winner

150 + Medal

5th Winner

150 + Medal

6th Winner

100 + Medal

Veteran (50+)

100 + Medal


100 + Medal

Fide Rating >2300

100 + Medal

Fide Rating >2150

100 + Medal

The p                                                                                                                                                                                     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.

Medals will be awarded also, to the winners of Categories U16, U14, U12, U10, U8 for males and females of B group.


Entry Fees

Open Α : 40€, Open Β : 20€

Male Players with Fide Rating more than 2300, Female players with Fide Rating more than 2000 and disabled people, free on Entry Fee.

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 first group but do not have the appropriate rating, the fees are as follows :

For ΟPEN A chess player with Fide Rating 1700-1899 : 60 euros

For ΟPEN A chess player with Fide Rating 1500-1699 : 80 euros

For ΟPEN A chess player with Fide Rating 1300-1499 : 100 euros

For ΟPEN A chess player with Fide Rating less than 1299 : 150 euros

Special prices for families :

For 2 members of the same family, total discount 20%.

For 3 members of the same family, total discount 30%.

For 4+ members of the same family, total discount 50%.

The organizing committee may cancel any registration.

Entry forms can be submitted to the official website.

Alternatively, by e-mail at :, using as subject “Vardaris”, indicating the following data :

Fide ID, Full name and Group.


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

Official website

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