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Highlands Open 2017

11th International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2017/2018 Series

23rd - 30th September 2017, Trebic, Czech Republic

Placethe Atom hotel, Velkomeziricska 640/45, Trebic
OrganizerAVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. in cooperation with Chess club Caissa Trebic and Regional Chess Association of Vysocina
Festival directorDr. Jan Mazuch
Deputy festival directorMgr. Lubos Svizensky
Main arbiterPetr Lausman

Announced tournaments

A) 23rd - 30th September 2017: HIGHLANDS OPEN – Open Championship of the Vysocina Region

  • open rating tournament with rating for FIDE and DWZ
  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • Swiss system of 9 rounds
  • 2x 1,5 h + 30 s/move, waiting time is 1 h in case of late arrival
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 7 000, 5 000, 3 000, 2 000, 1 000, 1 000, 500, 500 (20 000 altogether)
  • special financial prizes for best players from the Vysocina Region
  • material prizes for other players, women, seniors over 60 years of age and juniors up to 16 years of age
  • starting fee in EUR
players accommodated through the organizer other players
GM, IM, WGM and WIM 0 0
ELO FIDE >= 2300 20 32
ELO FIDE >= 2200 28 40
ELO FIDE >= 2100 32 44
ELO FIDE >= 1800 36 48
ELO FIDE >= 1500 40 52
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE 44 56

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 11th September 2017 pay extra 8 EUR

B) 24th September 2017: open tournament in rapid chess

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • rating for rapid ELO FIDE
  • Swiss system of 7 rounds, 2 x 10 min + 5s/move
  • 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 women3
    other players 4
  • 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

C) 26th September 2017: open blitz tournament

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • rating for blitz ELO FIDE
  • Swiss system of 11 rounds, 2 x 3 min. + 2s/move
  • financial 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

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

1. number of points, 2. median Buchholz, 3. Buchholz, 4. number of wins. Prizes are distributed according to Hort system among such number of players which corresponds to the number of advertised prizes

* Payment in EUR possible

Accommodation

Hotel Atom ***

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • double rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection - price including breakfast 52 EUR / room and night
  • single rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection - price including breakfast 36 EUR / room and night
  • double rooms basic, shower and WC common for 2 rooms, modest equipment - price without breakfast 14 EUR/person and night

Board meals

at the Atom hotel according to your choice

Time schedule

Saturday 23rd September 10.00 – 14.00 registration
16.00 1st round
Sunday 24th September 08.30 - 09.15 registration B
09.30 - 13.30 tournament B
16.00 2nd round
Monday 25th September 16.00 3rd round
Tuesday 26th September 09.15 - 09.45 registration C
10.00 - 13.00 tournament C
16.00 4th round
Wednesday 27th September 16.00 5th round
Thursday 28th September 09.00 6th round
16.00 7th round
Friday 29th September 16.00 8th round
Saturday 30th September 09.00 9th round
15.00 final ceremony

Possibility of spending free time

The town of Trebic with almost 40 000 inhabitants is the second largest town in the region of Czech Highlands. Jewish quarter of the Trebic town and St. Prokop´s Basilica are UNESCO sights.

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.

Festivals arranged by AVE-KONTAKT agency within the frame of CZECH TOUR International Chess Festivals 2017 / 2018 Series

13. - 30. 7. 2017 28th CZECH OPEN (Pardubice)
4. - 11. 8. 2017 4th SUMMER PRAGUE OPEN
12. - 19. 8. 2017 20th OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER
5. - 13. 9. 2017 16th SUNNY BEACH OPEN (Bulgaria)
23. - 30. 9. 2017 11th HIGHLANDS OPEN (Trebic)
1. - 8. 10. 2017 8th HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN
11. - 18. 11. 2017 7th BRNO OPEN
19. - 25. 11. 2017 9th PILSNER OPEN
12. - 19. 1. 2018 17th PRAGUE OPEN
20. - 27. 1. 2018 17th MARIENBAD OPEN
24. 2. - 3. 3. 2018 18th LIBEREC OPEN
  • Prize fund of the whole CZECH TOUR 2017 / 18 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. + 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 11th September 2017 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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