Next chess tournaments

11. - 18.11.2017, Brno (the Bobycentrum hotel) (CZE), 7th BRNO OPEN
The tournament is a part of 17th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2017/2018. 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. 11.-18. 11. FIDE open (prize fund 30 000 CZK) 12. 11. open blitz tournament 17. 11. open tournament in rapid chess 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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11.11.2017, Przejazdowo (near Gdańsk) (POL), I International Independence Day Chess Tournament in Przejazdowo
I International Independence Day Chess Tournament in Przejazdowo Place : Primary School in Przejazdowo (10 km from Gdańsk) , ul.Jesionowa 8 Transport: Bus nr 112 direction Przegalina from Railway Station Gdańsk Organizers: GTS Przejazdowo, Primary School (SP) in Przejazdowo, OKSiBP in Cieplewo Opening: 11th November 2017 (Saturday), 10 a.m. Play system: 9 rounds Swiss Open – 10 minutes for each player Application : 11/11 2017 until 9:45 a.m. or e-mail: wojtektraczewski@gmail.com and http://chessarbiter.com/turnieje/2017/ti_5481/ Entry fee: 20 PLN adults and 10 PLN for players under 18 Prizes : 1st prize: a cup and 300 PLN, the total prize money for other top players will be known after the 3rd round. Prizes and cups for top players under 18, 14, 10 and for the best woman. Gifts for the youngest players. Other organizational matters: During the competition refreshments for players will be provided. Further Information concerning the tournament by Wojciech Traczewski (wojtektraczewski@gmail.com)
Info: Wojciech Traczewski, wojtektraczewski@gmail.com,

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12. - 21.11.2017, Tbilisi (GEO), Nona Gaprinadshvili Cup
A Open tournament for any player (Fide rating 1801 and more, also Players with FIDE Title: GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM); B Open tournament for any player (Fide rating 1800 and under and without rating). Total Prize Fund – 45 000 GEL
Info: (+995) 5 55 54 09 91, salosiradze@hotmail.com,

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17. - 19.11.2017, The Hague / Den Haag (NED), 14th The Hague Weekend Tournament
Weekend tournament, 6 rounds, two rating groups (A: > 1700; B: < 1801). Bye possible in rounds 1-4. First prize group A EUR 500, group B EUR 250; also rating prizes. Fee EUR 25, grandmasters free.
Info: Geurt Jan van der Meiden +31 6 53583480, gjvandermeiden@gmail.com, http://haagsweekendtoernooi.nl/indexEN.htm

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19. - 25.11.2017, Plzen (the Central hotel) (CZE), 9th PILSEN OPEN
The tournament is a part of 17th International Chess Festivals Series CZECH TOUR 2017/2018. 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 of beer. There are a lot of historic sights and ZOO. 19.-25. 11. FIDE open (prize fund 20 000 CZK) 22. 11. 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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19. - 25.11.2017, Bad Griesbach im Rottal (GER), 20. Senioren-Schach-Open Bad Griesbach
Modus: 7 Runden nach Schweizer System, Bedenkzeit: 40 Züge/2 Std. + 1 Std. für Rest Teilnahmeberechtigt sind Senioren über 50 Jahren Terminplan: Sonntag, 19.11.2017: 13.30 Uhr: Anmeldeschluss 14.00 Uhr Begrüßung 14.30 Uhr: Runde 1 20./21./22./23./24.11./ 14.00 Uhr: Runde 2 - 6 Samstag, 25.11.2017: 08.30 Uhr: Runde 7 15.30 Uhr: Siegerehrung Preise: 1. Preis: 300 Euro; 2. Preis: 200 Euro; 3. Preis: 100 Euro; Sonderpreise für Altersklassen/Wertungszahlen/bester Niederbayer und Sachpreise; Das Turnier wird DWZ und ELO ausgewertet Schirmherr: Jürgen Fundke, Bürgermeister der Stadt Bad Griesbach Veranstaltungsort: Aktiv & Vital Hotel Residenz, Prof. -Baumgartner Str. 1, D-94086 Bad Griesbach, Tel. +49 (0) 85 32 / 70 80, www.feelness-hotel.de
Info: Pressebüro König Josef König Telefon 0049-8561/910771, info@koenig-online.de, http://www.koenig-online.de/schach/gri2017/gri2017.html

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9. - 14.12.2017, Katowice (POL), International Chess Festival “Katowice Winter 2017” Official accompanying event for European Blitz a
International Chess Festival “Katowice Winter 2017” Official accompanying event for European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship 2017 2 Closed Round Robin Title Tournaments for GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms  Dates 09.12 (Saturday) - 14.12 (Thursday)  Venue Park Hotel Diament, Wita Stwosza 25, Katowice, Poland 1. Contact & Information Organiser: Silesian Chess Federation Chief Arbiter: IA, IO, FT, FM Prohorov, Olexandr (UKR) /14105578/ mob Tel. +38-097-496 -82-58 (Kyivstar, UKR) mob Tel: +48-790-430-948 (Play, POL) Email: prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua Skype: Prohorov Olexandr 2. Official web page: www.katowice2017.eu 3. System Closed Grandmaster Tournament (GM-group) - average rating 2401 – 2475 (former category 7 – 9 FIDE) GM, IM, WGM norms possible 10-12 players - round robin 9-11 rounds, or 6-7 players – double robin 10-12 rounds Closed International Master Tournament (IM-group) - average rating 2230 – 2350 (former category 1-4 FIDE) IM, WGM, WIM norms possible 10-12 players - round robin 9-11 rounds, or 6-7 players – double robin 10-12 rounds 4. Entry fee (include accommodation in twin/double rooms, B&B – Hotel Diament) Grandmaster Tournament (GM-group) FIDE ELO Above 2501 2500-2451 2450-2400 Below 2400 Entry fee in EUR* 350 400 425 450 International Master Tournament (IM-group) FIDE ELO Above 2400 2399-2300 2299-2200 Below 2199-2050 Entry fee in EUR* 350 400 450 500 *Payment in EUR, PLN possible The amount and payment of entry fee can be discussed individually. Time control 90 minutes with 30 second increment from move 1 Default time 30 minutes from the scheduled start of the pertinent round Draw No draw offers before move 30 Mobil Without the permission of the arbiter a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone or other electronic means of communication in the playing venue, unless they are completely switched off. Tie-Break 1. Sonnenborn-Berger, 2. Number of wins, 3. Mutual game. Prizes Cups and medals for 1-2-3 place. Certificates for all players about participation. 5. Schedule 1st round, 09.12.2017. at 16:00h 2nd round, 10.12.2017. at 11:00h 3rd round, 10.12.2017. at 16:00h 4th round, 11.12.2017. at 11:00h 5th round, 11.12.2017. at 16:00h 6th round, 12.12.2017. at 11:00h 7th round, 12.12.2017. at 16:00h 8th round, 13.12.2017. at 11:00h 9th round, 14.12.2017. at 11:00h
Info: Chief Arbiter: IA, IO, FT, FM Prohorov, Olexandr (UKR) /14105578/ mob Tel. +38-097-496 -82-58 (Kyivstar, UKR) mob Tel: +48-790-430-948 (Play, POL) prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua Skype: Prohorov Olexandr, prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua, http://www.katowice2017.eu

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27. 12. 2017 - 04. 01. 2018, Krakow (POL), XXVIII International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2017”
Group A - ELO FIDE ≥ 2100, time: 40 moves/1,5h+0,5h +30sec. increments from one move Group B – 1800  ELO  2100; time: 40 moves/1,5h+0,5h +30sec. increments from one move Group C - ELO < 1800, time: 40 moves/1,5h+0,5h +30sec. increments from one move WGM/GM without entry fee. All Groups are FIDE rating. Prize fund: app € 12500, 1st app € 2 000 Excursions: Krakow cribs, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Old city & Royal Wawel. Krakow airport (Krakow-Balice) has many low-cost airlines! Welcome!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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27. - 31.12.2017, Krakow (POL), XXVIII International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2017” - children
Swiss system, 11 rounds, time: 1h+30sec. increments from one move Group D - (children born in 2005 & before) ELO < 16001; Group E - (children born in 2009 & before) ELO < 1600; All Groups are FIDE rating. Excursions: Krakow cribs, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Old city & Royal Wawel. Krakow airport (Krakow-Balice) has many low-cost airlines! Welcome!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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31. 12. 2017 - 04. 01. 2018, Krakow (POL), XXVIII International Chess Festival “CRACOVIA’2017”
Swiss system, 11 rounds, time: 40 moves/1,5h+0,5h +30sec. increments from one move Group A - ELO FIDE ≥ 2100, Group B – 1800  ELO  2100, Group C - ELO < 1800 WGM/GM without entry fee. All Groups are FIDE rating. Prize fund: app € 12500, 1st app € 2 000 Excursions: Krakow cribs, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Old city & Royal Wawel. Krakow airport (Krakow-Balice) has many low-cost airlines! Welcome!
Info: Jan Kusina Malopolska Chess Association ph/fax +48 12 411-48-01 , jan.kusina@gmail.com, http://www.mzszach.krakow.pl

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