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Brno Open 2018

8th International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2018/2019 Series

10th - 17th November 2018, Brno, the Czech Republic

PlaceThe Bobycentrum hotel ****, Sportovni 559 / 2A, Brno
OrganizerAVE-KONTAKT s.r.o.
Festival directorDr. Jan Mazuch
Main arbiterPetr Lausman

Announced tournaments

A) 10th – 17th November 2018: 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 + 30s / move, waiting time is 1 h in case of late arrival
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 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, prizes for the best players with ELO FIDE 2000-2149, 1850-1999, 1700-1849, 1550-1699, 1400-1549, smaller than 1400 and for the best player without ELO FIDE – in each of these categories 500 (30 000 altogether, fusion of prizes is possible)
  • material prizes for other players, women, seniors over 60 years of age and youngsters up to 16 years of age
  • starting fee in EUR:
players accommodated through the organizerother players
GM, IM, WGM and WIM00
ELO FIDE >= 23002133,5
ELO FIDE >= 22002941,5
ELO FIDE >= 210033,546
ELO FIDE >= 180037,550
ELO FIDE >= 150041,554
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE4658,5

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 29th October 2018 pay extra 8,5 EUR

B) 15th November 2018: 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
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 700, 500, 300
  • material prizes for other players
  • starting fee in EUR:
GM, IM, WGM and WIM0
youngsters up to 18 years of age, players over 65 and women 3
other players4
  • 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.The organizer pays these fees for players with GM, IM, WGM and WIM titles
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

C) 11th November 2018 open blitz tournament

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • rating for blitz ELO FIDE
  • playing system according to the number of participants, 2 x 3 min. + 2s / move
  • financial and material prizes according to the number of participants *
  • starting fee 2 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
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

* Payment in EUR possible

Criteria used for ranking and prizes distribution (tournaments A, B and C)

1. number of points, 2. Buchholz Cut 1, 3. Buchholz, 4. Sonnenborg-Bergen, 5. the greater number of games played with black. Prizes in the tournament A are distributed according to Hort system among such number of players which corresponds to the number of advertised prizes; prizes in tournaments B and C are not divided

Accommodation

The Bobycentrum hotel ****

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • double rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection
  • price including breakfast 66,5 EUR/room and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 54 EUR/room and night is charged

Youth home of Secondary School of Informatics **

(at a distance of 4 km from the playing hall, direct public transport connection)
  • double rooms, shower and WC common for 2 rooms
  • price 15 EUR/bed and night

Time schedule

Saturday 10th November 10.00 – 14.00 registration A
16.00 1st round A
Sunday 11th November 09.15 - 09.45 registration C
10.00 - 13.00 tournament C
17.00 2nd round A
Monday 12th November 16.00 3rd round A
Tuesday 13th November 09.00 4th round A
16.00 5th round A
Wednesday 14th November 16.00 6th round A
Thursday 15th November 08.30 - 09.15 registration B
09.30 - 13.30 1st –7th round B
16.00 8th round A
Friday 16th November 16.00 7th round A
Saturday 17th November 09.00 9th round A
14.00 final ceremony

Possibility of spending free time

The city of Brno is a region capital and the centre of South Moravia. With almost 400.000 inhabitants it is the second largest city in the Czech Republic.

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 24:1 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.

Festivals arranged by AVE-KONTAKT agency within the frame of CZECH TOUR International Chess Festivals 2018/2019 Series

12. - 29. 7. 2018 29th CZECH OPEN (Pardubice)
3. - 10. 8. 2018 5th PRAGUE SUMMER OPEN
11. - 18. 8. 2018 20th OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER
6. - 15. 9. 2018 17th SUNNY BEACH OPEN (Bulgaria)
22. - 29. 9. 2018 12th HIGHLANDS OPEN (Trebic)
30. 9. - 7. 10. 2018 9th HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN
10. - 17. 11. 2018 8th BRNO OPEN
18. - 24. 11. 2018 10th PILSNER OPEN
26. 12. 2018 – 1. 1. 2019 1st LITOMYSL OPEN
11. - 18. 1. 2019 18th PRAGUE OPEN
19. - 26. 1. 2019 18th MARIENBAD OPEN
23. 2. - 2. 3. 2019 19th LIBEREC OPEN
  • Prize fund of the whole CZECH TOUR 2018 / 19 Series is 25 000 CZK (7 000, 5 000, 4 000, 3 000, 2 000, 1 000, 1 000, 1 000, 500, 500), prizes can be obtained in the form of bonus in the next year of series only, criteria used for ranking: the highest total of points gained in individual tournaments (7 best results from all tournaments for individuals played with rating min. 2 x 1,5h + 30s/move are counted), best place in one of included tournaments, lot
  • 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 except for Sunny Beach Open are counted)

Interesting things:

http://www.facebook.com/czechtouren

Contact to the organizer

AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Strossova 239, 530 03 Pardubice, Czech Republic
tel./fax + 420 - 466 535 200
mobile phone + 420 - 608 203 007
e-mail: j.mazuch@avekont.cz


Complete your obligatory applications together with accommodation orders by 29th October 2018 on http://www.czechtour.net/applications/

All foreign players must have an assigned FIDE identification number (abbreviation FIDE ID or FID) at the time of the submission of the application form. If they do not have it, they have to apply their national chess federation for it.


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