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Brno Open 2021

10th International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2021 Series

20th – 28th November 2021, Brno, the Czech Republic

Place: the Cosmopolitan Bobycentrum hotel ****, Sportovni 559, Brno
Organizer: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o.
Festival director: Michal Horacek
Chief arbiter: FA Petr Lausman

Announced tournaments

A) 21st — 28th November 2021: round-robin IM tournament

  • IM norm, rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
  • 10 players in the group, average rating >= 2250
  • participation of players with ELO FIDE >= 2200 (the organizer reserves the right to accept a player whose ELO does not meet requirements of the tournament, starting fee is marked with *)
  • round system of 9 rounds, 2x 1,5 h/40 + 30 min + 30 s/move
  • waiting time 1 h in case of late arrival
  • financial prizes in CZK: 3 000, 2 000, 1 000
  • starting fee in EUR:
players accommodated through the organizer other players
ELO FIDE >= 2350 100 120
ELO FIDE >= 2300 120 140
ELO FIDE >= 2250 160 180
ELO FIDE >= 2200 200 220
ELO FIDE < 2200 320* 340*

FM, WFM and WIM discount of 10%

B) 21st — 28th November 2021: round-robin WIM tournament

  • WIM norm, rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
  • 10 woman players in the group, average rating >= 2050
  • participation of players with ELO FIDE >= 2000 (the organizer reserves the right to accept a player whose ELO does not meet requirements of the tournament, starting fee is marked with *)
  • round system of 9 rounds, 2x 1,5 h/40 + 30 min + 30 s/move
  • waiting time 1 h in case of late arrival
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 3 000, 2 000, 1 000
  • starting fee in EUR:
players accommodated through the organizer other players
ELO FIDE >= 2300 80 100
ELO FIDE >= 2200 100 120
ELO FIDE >= 2100 140 160
ELO FIDE >= 2000 160 180
ELO FIDE < 2000 240* 260*

WFM discount of 10%

C) 20th – 27th November 2021 BRNO OPEN

  • open rating tournament with rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • Swiss system of 9 rounds, 2 x 1,5h / 40 + 30 min + 30s / move
  • waiting time is 1 h in case of late arrival
  • starting fee in EUR:
  players accommodated through the organizer other players 
GM, IM, WGM a WIM 0 0
ELO FIDE >= 2200 32 52
ELO FIDE >= 2000 40 60
ELO FIDE >= 1800 44 64
ELO FIDE >= 1500 48 68
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE 56 76
  • discounts on starting fee: 25 % for FM, youth players up to 18 years of age, players over 65 years of age and women
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 2.5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration. The organizer pays these fees for players with GM, IM, WGM and WIM titles
  • players registered after 9th November 2021 pay extra 8 EUR
  • financial prizes in CZK (payment in EUR possible): 8 000, 6 000, 4 000, 3 000, 2 000, 1 000, 500, 500, best woman 500, best senior over 60 years of age 500, best player up to 16 years of age 500, best player up to 12 years of age 500, prizes for the best players with ELO FIDE 1950-2099, 1800-1949, 1650-1799, 1500-1649, 1350-1499 and smaller than 1350 – in each of these categories 500 (30 000 altogether, fusion of prizes is possible)
  • material prizes for other players

D) 24th November 2021: open tournament in rapid chess

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • Swiss system of 7 rounds, 2 x 10 min + 5s/move
  • rating for rapid ELO FIDE
  • starting fee: youngsters up to 18 years of age, players over 65 and women 5 EUR, other players 6.5 EUR
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 0.5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration
  • financial prizes in CZK: 1 500, 1 000, 500
  • material prizes for other players
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

E) 26th November 2021 open blitz tournament

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • Swiss system of 11 rounds, 2 x 3 min. + 2s/move
  • rating for rapid ELO FIDE
  • starting fee 3.5 EUR
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 0.5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration.
  • financial prizes in CZK: 700, 500, 300
  • material prizes for other players
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

Criteria used for ranking and prizes distribution

  • A, B tournaments - 1. number of points, 2. S.-B., 3. mutual game, 4. lot, prizes are divided equally among players with the same number of points
  • C, D and E tournaments - 1. number of points, 2. Buchholz Cut 1, 3. Buchholz, 4. Sonnenborn-Berger, 5. the greater number of games played with black
  • Prizes in the tournament C are distributed according to Hort system among such number of players which corresponds to the number of advertised prizes; prizes in tournaments D and E are not divided

Accommodation

The Cosmopolitan Bobycentrum hotel ****

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • single rooms with a shower and WC - price including breakfast 52 EUR/room and night
  • double rooms with a shower and WC - price including breakfast 64 EUR/room and night

Schedule

Sat 20/11 10.00 - 15.00 Registration A, B, C
16.00 1st round C
Sun 21/11 10.00–14.00 Registration A, B
15.00 Drawing lots A, B
17.00 1st round A, B, 2nd round C
Mon 22/11 16.00 2nd round A, B, 3rd round C
Tue 23/11 9.00 3rd round A, B, 4th round C
16.00 4th round A, B, 5th round C
Wed 24/11 8.30–9.15 Registration D
9.30–13.30 Tournament D
16.00 5th round A, B, 6th round C
Thu 25/11 16.00 6th round A, B, 7th round C
Fri 26/11 9.15–9.45 Registration E
10.00–13.00 Tournament E
16.00 7th round A, B, 8th round C
Sat 27/11 9.00 9th round C
15.00 Solemn conclusion C
16.00 8th round A, B
Sun 28/11 9.00 9th round A, B
15.00 Solemn conclusion A, B

Other information

  • Complete your obligatory applications together with accommodation orders by 9th November 2021 on http://www.czechtour.net/applications/ or by e-mail to ave-kontakt@outlook.cz

  • Throughout the festival, hygiene measures will be taken in accordance with the regulations of the Czech government, public health office and the national sport agency. The exact wording will be continuously updated on the website.

  • Starting fee and accommodation payments will be collected during the registration in cash in EUR (at the amount given in these regulations), CZK (in the rate 25:1 compared to prices given in these regulations) or USD or by debit and credit cards: Eurocard/Master Card, Maestro, VISA, VISA Electron, JCB or Diners Club
  • Discount on starting fee and accommodation price - 5% discount in 2nd start in the tournament held within the frame of this year CZECH TOUR Series, or 10% in 3rd start, 15% in 4th start etc. (only starts from all tournaments for individuals played with rating min. 2 x 1,5h + 30s/move are counted)
  • By participating in the tournament, the player gives the organizer the right to take photos and videos with his person and to use them.
  • Interesting things, photos: http://www.facebook.com/czechtouren

Festivals arranged by AVE-KONTAKT agency within the frame of CZECH TOUR International Chess Festivals Series Autumn 2021 and Winter 2022

6–13 Nov 2021 11th HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN
20–28 Nov 2021 10th BRNO OPEN
7–14 Jan 2022 20th PRAGUE OPEN
15–22 Jan 2022 20th MARIENBAD OPEN
5–12 Feb 2022 21st LIBEREC OPEN

Contact to the organizer

AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Strossova 239, 530 03 Pardubice, the Czech Republic
tel. + 420 - 466 535 200
mobile phone + 420 - 608 203 007
e-mail: ave-kontakt@outlook.cz

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