Announcement

 

8ο International Chess Tournament Of Gazi-Heraklion (4-11/8/2012)

Organisers:
Chess Academy of GAZI, Organization of Athletics of Municipality of Maleviziou, Municipality of Maleviziou, Union of Cretan Chess Clubs, Hotel Dolphin Bay

Playing Hall
The games will take place in Ammoudara Gaziou, at the conference center of the Hotel Dolphin Bay**** (http://www.dolphinbay.gr/)

Tournament Schedule

  • 1stround: Saturday, 4 of August 2012 at 17:30
  • 2nd round: Sunday, 5 of August 2012 at 10.00
  • 3rd round: Sunday, 5 of August 2012 at 18.00
  • 4rd round: Monday, 6 of August 2012 at 17.30
  • 5th – 8th round: Tuesday, 7 August 2012 - Friday 10 August 2012, daily at 17:30
  • 9th (final) round: Saturday, 11 August 2012 at 10:00
  • Closing ceremony: Saturday, 11 August 2012 at 15:00

Regulations
FIDE rated swiss system in 9 rounds. Open to all chess players.
Time limit: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes + 30 seconds increment for every move starting from move 1

      If a player hasn’t come to the playing hall until 1 hour from the programmed start of the game looses the game.

Tie break criteria: 1) Games between the tied players (only if all tied played each other), b) Buchholz, c) Sonneborg – Berger d) Sum of progressive score e) Number of victories

          At tie-breaks Buchholz & Sonneborg – Berger not played game is counted as a game against a virtual opponent

Arbiters: Stefanatos Charalampos, Magoulianos Georgios

Prizes (in EUR) 3.100 €

  • 1st place: 1.000 Euros,
  • 2nd: 700 Euros,
  • 3rd: 400 Euros,
  • 4th  200 Euros 
  • 5th: 150 Euros,
  • 6th: 100 Euros,
  • 7th: - 10th 200 Euros (4 X 50)

Women:

  • 1st place: 200 Euros,
  • 2nd: 100 Euros,
  • 3rd:50 Euros,

In case of a tie, prizes are divided equally. A player qualifying for more than one prizes takes the higher one.
Cups and medals will also be awarded to the 3 top winners of the tournament, to 1th women winner, to 1th boy and 1th girl winners<20 years old, to 1th boy and 1th girl winners<12 years old and metals will be awarded to the players 4-6 top winners of the tournament, 2th and 3th women winners, to 2th and 3th winners<20 and to  2th and 3th boys and 2th and 3th girls winners<12.
 
Participation fee (no accomodation included)
Men players with international rating above 2300 and women players above 2000 free. 
Men under 2300 and Women under 2000: 40 €
Boys and girls<18: 30 €

Accomodation
Hotel «Dolphin Bay»**** (www.dolphinbay.gr)
Prices per percon, per night, Breakfast  included
Single room: 70 €, Double room: 45 € , Triple room: 40 €

Hotel «VANISKO»*** (www.vanisko.gr
Prices per percon, per night, Breakfast and  lunch included
Single room: 42 €, Double room: 30 € , Triple room: 28 €

Hospitality conditions (at hotel Vanisko)

  • For players with Fide Rating 2600 + 8 days residence in single room (Full Board)
  • For players with FIDE Rating 2500-2599 8 days residence in double room (Full Board)
  • For players with FIDE Rating 2401-2499 50% discount at hotel prices
  • For women chess players are the same conditions, minus 100 ELO
  • For every 4 players from the same chess club, outside Crete, 10% discount at hotel prices.

There will be priority for the chosen chess players who will have this hospitality.
The first 5 chess players, above 2500 ELO, who will be interested will be chosen.

Transportation
The airport of Heraklion is connected daily with many European airports. The IATA code of Heraklion airport is HER. The major Greek airlines are Olympic Airways and Aegean Airways while many international airlines also serve Heraklion. You can always check other flights with your travel agent or also find low-cost airtickets to Heraklio at SkyScanner. A taxi ride from Heraklion airport  to the Hotel Vanisko shall cost about 10 EUR.

Transportation from Hotel “Vanisko” to the Hotel where will be the playing Hall is about 5 minutes by public bus, which passes outside the hotel every 15 minutes.  
 
Registration
Entries must be sent by fax to the number (+30)2810821029 or by e-mail at stefanatos@gazichess.gr and bstefanat@sch.gr

All entries should include full name, international rating, accommodation type, dates of arrival and departure.

All entries should be confirmed by the Tournament Director and rooms will be booked after the deposit of 50% of the total cost (free of bank charges) to the following bank account:

Bank: PIRAEUS
IBAN account number: GR6201727550005755041258755
Bank:BIC / PIRBGRAA
Account holder name: CHARALAMPOS STEFANATOS
Bank location: GREECE

More information
Tel.: (+30) 6972262486 , Mr Charalampos Stefanatos
Fax: (+30) 2810821029
E-mail: stefanatos@gazichess.gr, bstefanat@sch.gr
website: http://gazi2012.gazichess.gr