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Pilsen Open 2018

10th International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2018/2019 Series

18th – 24th November 2018 Pilsen, Czech Republic

Placethe Central hotel, namesti Republiky 33, Plzen
OrganizerAVE-KONTAKT s.r.o.
Festival directorDr. Jan Mazuch
Main refereePetr Lausman

Announced tournaments

A) 18th – 24th November 2018: PILSEN OPEN

  • open rating tournament with rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • Swiss system of 7 rounds
  • 2 x 1,5h/40 + 30 min. + 30s / move, waiting time is 1 h in case of late arrival
  • financial prizes in CZK* (payment in EUR possible): 7 000, 5 000, 3 000, 2 000, 1 000, 1 000, 500, 500 (20 000 altogether)
  • 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 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 8th November 2018 pay extra 8,5 EUR

B) 21st 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

Central hotel ****

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • double rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection - price including breakfast 71,0 EUR/room and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 50,0 EUR/room and night is charged

The Plzen hostel*, Zahradni Street

(at a distance of 2 km from the playing hall)
  • triple rooms, with a shower and WC, with 2 bedrooms (one with 1 bed and second with 2 beds), that are not separated with doors - price 11,5 EUR/person and night

Board meals

at the Central hotel according to your choice

Time schedule

Sunday 18th November 10.00 – 15.00 registration A
17.00 1st round A
Monday 19th November 16.00 2nd round
Tuesday 20th November 16.00 3rd round
Wednesday 21st November 09.15 - 09.45 registration B
10.00 - 13.00 tournament B
16.00 4th round A
Thursday 22nd November 16.00 5th round A
Friday 23rd November 16.00 6th round A
Saturday 24th November 09.00 7th round A
15.00 solemn conclusion

Possibility of spending free time

The city of Plzen is a regional city and with its 170 000 inhabitants it is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic. It is famous for the production for beer. There are a lot of historic sights and ZOO.

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. + 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 8th November 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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