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Liberec Open 2018

18th International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2016/2017 Series

24th February - 3rd March 2018 Liberec, Czech Republic

Placethe Liberec hotel, Saldovo namesti 1345, Liberec
OrganizerAVE-KONTAKT s.r.o.
Festival directorDr. Jan Mazuch
Main arbiterPetr Lausman

Announced tournaments

A) 24th February - 3rd March 2018: LIBEREC 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 >= 23002032
ELO FIDE >= 22002840
ELO FIDE >= 21003244
ELO FIDE >= 18003648
ELO FIDE >= 15004052
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE4456

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 12th February 2018 pay extra 8 EUR

B) 25th February 2018: 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 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.
  • 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

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 number of advertised prizes.

C) 1st March 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

Accommodation:

Liberec hotel ***

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • 2-bed rooms with a shower and WC, newly reconstructed, cable internet connection - price including breakfast 60 EUR/room and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 46 EUR/room and night is charged
  • 2-bed rooms with a shower and WC, original rooms - price including breakfast 50 EUR/room and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 34 EUR/room and night is charged

Junior hostel*

(at a distance of 800 m from the playing hall)
  • 2-bed rooms, shower, WC and kitchenette on the floor, price 6,5 EUR/person and night

Board meals

at the Liberec hotel according to your choice

Time schedule

Saturday 24th February 10.00 – 14.00 registration A
16.00 1st round A
Sunday 25th February 08.30 – 09.15 registration B
09.30 – 13.30 tournament B
17.00 2nd round A
Monday 26th February 16.00 3rd round A
Tuesday 27th February 09.00 4th round A
16.00 5th round A
Wednesday 28th February 16.00 6th round A
Thursday 1st March 09.15 - 09.45 registration C
10.00 - 13.00 tournament C
16.00 7th round A
Friday 2ndMarch 16.00 8th round A
Saturday 3rd March 09.00 9th round A
14.00 final ceremony

Possibility of spending free time

Liberec is a regional city with nearly 100.000 inhabitants situated at the foot of the Jizerske mountains, there are a lot of historical sights, a botanical garden, ZOO and a modern entertaining centre Babylon with a roofed waterpark, cableway to Jested (1 012m) within reach of public transport

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 12th February 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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