Announcement

SZCZAWNO CHESS FESTIVAL
14.12 – 21.12.2018

1. Organiser
Chess Club Wieza Pegow
Festival Director Paweł Kowalczyk: pawelkowalczyk1992@gmail.com

2. Partners
Spa Commune Szczawno-Zdroj

3. Venue
Spa House Szczawno-Zdroj, ul. Kolejowa 14

4. Participation
OPEN A – GM round-robin tournament
OPEN B – IM round-robin tournament
OPEC C – tournament for players rated > 1800 FIDE
OPEN D – tournament for players rated < 1800 FIDE
OPEN E – rapid chess tournament

5. Registration
via form available at: www.szczawnochess.pl or by e-mail to the Festival Director Paweł Kowalczyk: pawelkowalczyk1992@gmail.com
Registration deadline: 10.12.2018

6. Playing system and rate
OPEN A and B are 9 round round-robin tournaments.
OPEN C, D are 9 round Swiss system tournaments.
Playing rate: OPEN A, B, – 90 min/40 moves + 15 min + 30 sec/move
OPEN C, D – 90 min + 30sec/move or 60 min + 30 sec/to be decided
During the tournament current FIDE Laws of Chess shall apply.
In case of a tie, the following additional scoring system shall apply:
Round robin tournaments: number of points, Berger, number of wins, result of direct encounter, Koya, 5. tiebreak 4’/5’ – after the 40th move the clock shall start adding 1 sec./move; colours shall be drawn by lot
Swiss tournaments: number of points, Buchholz cut, Buchholz, number of wins, progress.
Tournaments shall be FIDE rated.

7. Entry fee:
OPEN A GM ELO FIDE > 2500 – 650 PLN/ IM 550
ELO FIDE 2451 – 2500 – 750 PLN/ IM 650
ELO FIDE 2401 – 2450 – 800 PLN/ IM 700
ELO FIDE 2351 – 2400 – 1000 PLN/ IM 800
ELO FIDE 2301 – 2350 – 1100 PLN/ IM 900
ELO FIDE < 2300 – 1200 PLN
GM – 0 PLN, accommodation and board granted by the Organiser + honorarium

OPEN B IM ELO FIDE > 2350 – 500 PLN
ELO FIDE 2301 – 2350 – 600 PLN
ELO FIDE 2251 – 2300 – 700 PLN
ELO FIDE 2201 – 2250 – 800 PLN
ELO FIDE 2151 – 2200 – 900 PLN
ELO FIDE < 2200 – 1000 PLN
IM – 0 PLN, accommodation and board granted by the Organiser + honorarium

OPEN C – 160 PLN, titled players (GM, IM, WGM, WIM) – no entry fee shall be charged
Players titled FM – 130 PLN
OPEN D – 120 PLN,
Players of at least III category without club membership shall be charged the entry fee increased by 10 PLN.
Early payment discounts shall be awarded to persons paying the entry fee for OPEN C and D by:
30.09.2018 – 20 PLN discount
31.10. 2018 – 10 PLN discount
Entry fee is to be wired to the following bank account:
Klub Szachowy Wieża Pęgów 71 9583 0009 0018 3110 2000 0001

8. Guaranteed prizes

OPEN A GM OPEN B IM OPEN C > 1800 OPEN D < 1800
M-ce Nagroda M-ce Nagroda M-ce Nagroda M-ce Nagroda
I 1500 I 1000 I 2000 I 600
II 1000 II 700 II 1500 II 500
III 500 III 500 III 1000 III 400
KOBIETA 500
60+ 500
<18 500
<2000 300

Financial prizes in the general classification shall be awarded to 10% of participants in each open. The number and amount of other prizes shall be announced prior to the III round.
Prizes are given in gross figures.
According to provisions of Polish law, prizes equal to/lower than 2000 PLN are tax-free. A 10% tax shall be levied upon all other prizes.
One player may receive only one prize.

9. Accomodation
The Organiser offers high-standard accommodation in the Spa House
Accommodation cost with full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner):
99 zł / person/day – in a double room
120 zł / person/day – in a single room
Payable until 15.11.2018 to the bank account Klub Szachowy Wieża Pęgów
71 9583 0009 0018 3110 2000 0001

10. Schedule
Friday 14.12.2018 09.00 – 14.30 Registration at the tournament office
Friday 14.12.2018 15.00 Round 1
Saturday 15.12.2018 10.00 Round 2
Sunday 16.12.2018 15.30 Round 3
Monday 17.12.2018 15.00 Round 4
Tuesday 18.12.2018 15.00 Round 5
Wednesday 19.12.2018 09.30 Round 6
Wednesday 19.12.2018 15.30 Round 7
Thursday 20.12.2018 15.00 Round 8
Friday 21.12.2018 09.00 Round 9
Friday 21.12.2018 15.00 Closing ceremony

11. Final provisions
The players are responsible for their own insurance.
The Organiser reserves the right to amend this Tournament Specification.
The Organiser’s interpretation of this Tournament Specification shall be final and binding.