Next chess tournaments

19. - 25.2.2018, Cannes (FRA), Cannes winter Games Festival
Playing hall in the famous Palais des Festivals on the Croisette Avenue 3 tournaments: A-group for +2100, B-group for -2200 and C-group for -1700. 9 rounds - Swiss system - 1h30 for 40 moves + 30mn with 30s/move increment All informations about schedule, prize, etc: http://www.cannes-echecs.fr/Le-programme-complet_a309.html
Info: Director of the tournament: Romuald De Labaca romuald.delabaca@gmail.com +33 493394139 , info@cannes-echecs.fr, http://www.cannes-echecs.fr/Le-programme-complet_a309.html

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24.2. - 3.3.2018, Liberec (the Liberec hotel) (CZE), 18th LIBEREC OPEN
The tournament is a part of 17th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2017/2018. The city of Liberec is a regional city situated at the foot of the Jizerske mountains, in the city and its vicinity there is a botanical garden, ZOO, an aqua park and a funfair Babylon, a cableway to Jested (1 012 m). 24. 2.-3. 3. FIDE open (prize fund 30 000 CZK) 25. 2. open tournament in rapid chess 1. 3. open blitz tournament Interesting things: http://www.facebook.com/czechtouren
Info: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. Strossova 239 530 03 Pardubice Czech Republic tel. + 420-466 535 200 mobile phone +420-608 203 007, j.mazuch@avekont.cz, http://czechtour.net/

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29.3. - 2.4.2018, Frýdek-Místek (CZE), 39th Chess Talents Tournaments
Date: March 29th - April 2nd 2018 Director and arbiter: IA Záruba Petr +420 739 642 815, zaruba@chessfm.cz Registration in Národní dům: Wed 28. 3. 16:00 – 22:00 Thu 29. 3. 07:00 – 08:00 * in case of late registration on 29. 3. - pairing from the 2nd round Categories:  Under 9 years (born 2009 and younger), B + G  Under 12 years (born 2006 and younger), B + G  Under 15 years (born 2003 and younger), B + G (separated results announcement of each category) System:  90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move  waiting time is 1 hour for all CTT tournaments  8 rounds, Swiss system, results will be submitted for FIDE rating Ranking: points, Buchholz -1, Buchholz, S-B, more games with black, lot Time schedule: opening ceremony at 9:00 in the main hall 29. 03. (Thu) - 1st round 09:15 - 2nd round 15:00 30. 03. (Fri) - 3rd round 09:00 - 4th round 15:00 31. 03. (Sat) - 5th round 09:00 - accompanying program 01. 04. (Sun) - 6th round 09:00 - 7th round 15:00 02. 04. (Mon) - 8th round 08:00 (!) - Closing ceremony: 30 minutes after the last game (not before 13:00 in the main hall) Prize fund CTT: CZK 30 000 - prizes for the first 5 children born 2011 and younger in U9 - prizes for the first 5 boys from each category - prizes for the first 3 girls from each category - prizes lottery - prizes are only for the players participating in closing ceremony. Team competition: The group consisting of 4-5 players (even from one category). The group can consist of players from one club, town, region or state. The head of the group must submit the list of players before 4th round. Entry fee: CZK 500 per participant for all categories, Player registered before 1. 3. 2018 discount CZK 100 DISCOUNT: - CZK 500 on accommodation offered by the organizer for medalists in current national classical chess championships Registration: at zaruba@chessfm.cz until 16. 3. 2018 - include name, surname, birth date, FIDE ID, club, tournament category, accommodation and board requirements
Info: , a.stepanova@chessfm.cz, http://chessfm.cz

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29.3. - 2.4.2018, Frýdek-Místek (CZE), POBESKYDÍ OPEN
Date: March 29th - April 2nd 2018 Director and arbiter IA Záruba Petr +420 739 642 815, zaruba@chessfm.cz Registration in Národní dům: Wed 28. 3. 16:00 – 22:00 Thu 29. 3. 07:00 – 08:00 * in case of late registration on 29. 3. - pairing from the 2nd round System:  90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move  waiting time is 1 hour for Pobeskydí tournament  9 rounds, accelerated Swiss system – more information in section „OTHERS“, results will be submitted for FIDE rating Ranking: points, Buchholz -1, Buchholz, S-B, more games with black, lot Time schedule: opening ceremony at 9:00 in OPEN playing hall 29. 03. (Thu) - 1st round 09:15 - 2nd round 15:00 30. 03. (Fri) - 3rd round 09:00 - 4th round 15:00 31. 03. (Sat) - 5th round 09:00 - 6th round 15:00 01. 04. (Sun) - 7th round 09:00 - 8th round 15:00 02. 04. (Mon) - 9th round 08:00 (!) - Closing ceremony: 30 minutes after the last game (not before 13:00 in the Open playing hall) Prize fund for Pobeskydí OPEN:  CZK 37.000 if there are at least 100 players  Prizing system: Hort´s system 1st prize CZK 10 000 /2nd prize CZK 7 000 / 3rd prize CZK 4 000 4th prize CZK 3 000 / 5th prize CZK 2 500 / 6th prize CZK 2 000 7th prize CZK 1 500 / 8th prize CZK 1 300 / 9th prize CZK 1 200 The best player:  under 18 years / woman / senior O60 (3x CZK 1 000)  with FIDE ELO up to 1600/1800/2000 (3x CZK 500) Entry fee:  depending on FIDE ELO 2300 and more, IM, GM, WIM, WGM - CZK 0 2200 and more - CZK 500 2100 and more - CZK 600 2000 and more - CZK 650 1900 and more - CZK 700 Under 1900 - CZK 750  Without FIDE - CZK 850  Entry fee reduced by CZK 100 for women  Player registered before 1. 3. 2018 discount CZK 100 Registration: at zaruba@chessfm.cz until 16. 3. 2018 - include name, surname, birth date, FIDE ID, club, accommodation and board requirements
Info: , a.stepanova@chessfm.cz, http://chessfm.cz

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30.3. - 2.4.2018, Pfarrkirchen (GER), 2. Rottaler Schach-Open 2018
venue: hall of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO) Pfarrkirchen, Schäfflerstr. 6, 84347 Pfarrkirchen, phone: 08561—6522 tournament format: - Open: 7 rounds Swiss - youth tournament (born 2004 and younger): 14 rounds Swiss entry fee: until 23 March 2018 40 €, youth players U 18 20 €, afterwars + 10 €, GM and IM no entry fee Registration: transfer of the entry fee with name, club and DWZ / ELO to the account of the Chess Club Rottal-Inn (BIC: GENODEF1PFK, IBAN: DE42740618130003365751), The number of participants is limited to 100 players! On the day of the opening registration is possible until 3 pm. Control of presence: 30 March 2018, 3:30 pm prizes: - Open: 1. prize: 700 €, 2. prize: 600 €, 3. prize: 500 €, 4. prize: 400 €, 5. prize: 300 €, 6. prize: 200 €, 7. prize: 100 € Best player DWZ under 1800/DWZ under 1600: 75 € each Best senior player (born 1958 and older): 75 €, Best U 18 (born 2000 and younger): 75 € - Youth tournament: trophies and certificates for the three first ranked in the age groups U 10/U12/U14 Open and youth tournament: special prizes
Info: Patrick Bensch Schäfflerstr. 3 a 84347 Pfarrkirchen phone: +49-(0)8561-989263, patrick.bensch@t-online.de, http://www.schachclub-rottal-inn.de

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