Chess tournaments at 12/2017

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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