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Litomysl Open 2018

1st International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2018/2019 Series

26th December - 1st January 2019, Litomysl, the Czech Republic

PlaceYouth home of VOSP and SPS (Domov mladeze Vyssi odborne skoly pedagogicke a Stredni pedagogicke skoly, Strakovska 1071, Litomysl
OrganizerAVE-KONTAKT s.r.o.
Festival directorJiri Petruzalek
Main arbiterFA Katerina Smajzrova

Announced tournaments

A) 26th December – 1st January 2019: LITOMYSL 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 10th December 2018 pay extra 8,5 EUR

B) 31st December 2018 New Year's Eve blitz tournament

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • the tournament is not rated 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
  • 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 and B)

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 the tournament B are not divided

Accommodation

Youth home of VOSP and SPS ***

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • new double rooms, with a shower and WC, WiFi connection - price 37,5 EUR/room and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 25,0 EUR/room and night is charged
  • double rooms, shower and WC for 2 rooms, WiFi connection - price 14,5 EUR/bed and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 19,0 EUR/room and night is charged
  • triple rooms, shower and WC for 2 rooms, WiFi connection - price 40,0 EUR/room and night

Time schedule

Wednesday 26th December 10.00 – 14.00 registration A
16.00 1st round A
Thursday 27th December 09.00 2nd round A
16.00 3rd round A
Friday 28th December 16.00 4th round A
Saturday 29th December 09.00 5th round A
16.00 6th round A
Sunday 30th December 16.00 7th round A
Monday 31st December 14.00 8th round A
20.00 New Year's Eve with blitz tournament
Tuesday 1st January 11.00 9th round A
16.00 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:

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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 10th December 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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