Next chess tournaments

26.4. - 1.5.2018, Karlovy Vary (CZE), FIDE OPEN Karlovy Vary 2018
Swiss, 8 rounds, 90 minutes + 30 sec/move for each player Place of tournament, accomodation and boarding: Lázeňská léčebna Mánes, Křižíkova 13, Karlovy Vary Price fund : 23 600,- CZK
Info: Ing. Tomáš Lorenc tel. +420 724 602 435 , lorenc.t@seznam.cz, http://www.sachykv.cz

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28.4. - 6.5.2018, Ostrava (CZE), Ostravský koník 2018
XXV year of international chess festival:
Czech Championship (prize fund 6600 EUR, 1st prize 1850 EUR)
FIDE Open A - for players with FIDE ELO > 1900
FIDE Open B - for players with FIDE ELO < 2000
FIDE Open C - for players with FIDE ELO < 1700
(prize fund 1400 EUR for each tournament, 1st prize 370 EUR)
bughouse tournament, blitz tournament and children tournament in rapid, online chess comments
Info: Marek Jelinek, tel. +420 603 525 566, marek@ostravskykonik.cz, http://www.ostravskykonik.cz/en

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7. - 11.5.2018, Katowice (POL), “Katowice Summer 2018” (GM group)
International Chess Festival “Katowice Summer 2018” 2 Closed Round Robin Title Tournaments for GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms • Dates 07.05 (Monday) - 11.05 (Friday) • 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: https://szs.org.pl/ 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 2401 2400-2300 2299-2200 Below 2199-2050 Entry fee in EUR* 300 350 400 450 *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, 07.05.2018. at 16:00h 2nd round, 08.05.2018. at 11:00h 3rd round, 08.05.2018. at 16:00h 4th round, 09.05.2018. at 11:00h 5th round, 09.05.2018. at 16:00h 6th round, 10.05.2018. at 11:00h 7th round, 10.05.2018. at 16:00h 8th round, 11.05.2018. at 11:00h 9th round, 11.05.2018. at 16:00h
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) Email: prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua Skype: Prohorov Olexandr , prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua,

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10. - 13.5.2018, Helsingør (DEN), Kronborg Chess Open 2018
Helsingør Skakklub invites to the 7-round coordinated EMT tournament from 10th - 13th of May 2018. The tournament will be held this year at the amazing Beachhotel Marienlyst in Helsingore / Denmark. GM, IM, WGM and WIM play for free.Others 300 Dkr. There will be optimal playing conditions for all groups.
Info: President René Weichel , rene@hskak.dk, http://www.hskak.dk

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16. - 22.5.2018, Lviv (UKR), May Lviv Tradition (A-group) GM Section + IM Section
21th International Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2018” Part of the Ukraine Tour Chess Tournament Series 2018 2 Closed Round Robin Title Tournaments for GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms  Dates 2018 16.05 (Wednesday) - 22.05 (Tuesday)  Venue Hotel NTON (НТОН) *** (Shevchenka str. 154 B, Lviv, Ukraine) http://www.hotelnton.lviv.ua/index.php/en Chief Organiser Chief Arbiter – Contact & Information IA, IO, FT 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 Official web page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lviv-Tradition-RR-TitleTournaments-GMIM-WGM-WIM-norms-Lviv-Ukraine/1541020026151076 Archiv of past events 2015-2018 http://ukrchess.org.ua/turnir/Archive/Lviv-Traditional/2018/turnir1.html System Closed Grandmaster Tournament (GM-group) - average rating 2401 – 2475 (former category 7 – 9 FIDE) GM, IM, WGM ,WIM 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 Time control 90 minutes with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from first move 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.
Info: IA, IO, FT 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 , prohorov@chessclub.lviv.ua, http://ukrchess.org.ua/turnir/Archive/Lviv-Traditional/2018/turnir1.html

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26. - 28.5.2018, Gloucester (ENG), Cotswold Chess Congress
2018 will be the 50th Cotswold Chess Congress. An entry form is available from our face book page and will soon be available on the ECF calendar.
Info: Find us on face book or Email Andrew Gilmour, dracofelsinae@hotmail.co.uk, http://cotswoldcongress.co.uk

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16. - 24.6.2018, ORTISEI (ITA), 4. International Chess Festival Open A
PF € 7.960 (Open A) PF € 2.040 (Open B) Playing time 40 moves / 90 min. +30 min.
Info: Ruben Bernardi, www.ruben@gardenachess.com, http://www.server24chess.com

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16. - 24.6.2018, ORTISE (ITA), 4. International Chess Festival Open B
PF € 7.960 (Open A) PF € 2.040 (Open B) Playing time 40 moves / 90 min. +30 min.
Info: Ruben Bernardi, ruben@gardenachess.com, http://www.server24chess.com

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30.6. - 8.7.2018, Klatovy (CZE), 26th Cup of the Town of Klatovy 2018
Traditional Open tournament in Klatovy, historic city surrounded by Sumava mountains. Open A,B - Swiss open tournament, 9 rounds 2 h + 30 s per move. The tournament results will be sent to the Czech Chess Federation for calculation of the national and FIDE ELO. First prize in Open A - 600 Euro, prize fund over 2800 Euro. Starting fees from 20 Euro, for players with ELO FIDE 2300 free. Rich accompanying program(blitz tournament, rapid tournament, soccer, table tennis, volleyball,...) On second weekend you can visit 25. International Folk Festival. Welcome everybody!
Info: Ing. Karel Nováček mobile phone: 00420737337955, karel.novacek@outlook.cz, http://www.sachy-klatovy.cz/index.php/propozice-en-pdf-2018

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