13th International Chess Tournament of Paleochora

13th International Chess Tournament of Paleohora


18-25 JULY 2020


ORGANIZERS: Municipality of  Kantanos – Selino, Chania Chess Academy
CO – ORGANIZERS: Region of Chania, Greek Chess Federation
TOURNAMENT VENUE: Paleochora Primery School. (Due to the special conditions because of COVID-19, there will be specially formed spaces both in the exterior, and the interior of the school.)
MODE: 9 rounds, Swiss System

FIDE title norms are possible!

TIMETABLE: Registration confirmations until 11:00 a.m. Saturday 18 July 2020. Paring for the first round 15.00 p.m. Saturday 18 July 2020  
Opening Ceremony Saturday 18 July 2020, starting at 17:30
Closing Ceremony   Saturday  25 July 2020,  starting at 16:30

Round 1 Saturday 18 July 18.00
Round 2 Sunday 19 July 10.00
Round 3 Sunday 19 July 18.00
Round 4 Monday 20 July 18.00
Round 5 Tuesday 21 July 18.00
Round 6 Wednesday 22 July 18.00
Round 7 Thursday 23 July 18.00
Round 8 Friday 24 July 18.00
Round 9 Saturday 25 July 10.00

Attention! Any player who arrives more than one hour after the scheduled start of a round shall lose the game by forfeit.  
A player can take a half point exception until round 5. The player should inform the chief arbiter before the pairings for the next round.
TIME CONTROL: 90 min for 40 moves + 15 min for all game + 30 sec per move from the first move.
1) The result between the two players
2) Buchholz
3) Median Buchholz
4) Sonnenborn-Berger

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Spiridakis Ioannis, Naoum Giorgos
MAIN ARBITER: Serntedakis Athanasios

ENTRY FEE: for the Open will be inversely related to grade:
Free – Players with ELO up 2400 + titled players (GM, WGM, IM)
20 € for players with ELO 2300-2399,
30 € for players with ELO 2200-2299,
40 € for players under 18 years old,
40 € for veteran players > 60 years old
50 € for all the other players

PRIZES: Total Prize Fund 6.000 Euro

A Group Special prizes
1st  Winner: 1.500 € 1st under 16 (Boys+girls):cup
2nd  Winner: 1.000 € 1st under 14 (Boys+girls):cup
3rd  Winner: 700 € 1st under 12 (Boys+girls):cup
4th  Winner: 350 1st under 10  (Boys+girls):cup
5th  – 6th place: 2Χ250 €  
7th – 10th  place: 4Χ150 € 1st 4 member team: Cup, medals
1st Woman: 300 € 1st Local player: cup
2nd Woman: 200 € 1st Veteran +60 years old: cup
3rd  Woman: 100 € 2nd – 3rd each category: medal

* For equally matched players, the prices will be shared by the Hort system (50% of the prices are shared equally and the other 50% are shared according the tie breaks)   
* If a player wins two Special categories prices, he takes the bigger one


For the room reservations you can visit the official web site of Paleohora Association of rooms and apartments to let.


Please fill in the Registration form and send it to the following e-mails:
chaniachessacademy@gmail.com, anellia@icloud.com
For more information you can call:
Tsarouha Anelia +30 6974811469 or Koukouraki Elisavet +30 6977545304

Participants must pay the entry fee tax (with the name of the player) into the following bank account:

National Bank of Greece  – account number 494/296016-82,
IBAN GR4801104940000049429601682, BIC (SWIFT Code) – ETHNGRAA
Account owner – Chania Chess Academy

Please, send your entry fee deposit bank paper with the name of the player, scanned by e-mail,
Terminal date of deposit is since 30th of June. After 30th of June, there will be a 5 € increment in entry fees.

(minus 100 ELO units for women due to FIDE Rating)

2600 + 8 days (7 nights) residence in single room Full Board
2500 – 2599 8 days(7 nights)  residence in double room Full Board
2450 – 2499 8 days (7 nights) residence in double room Breakfast
2400 – 2449 50%  discount at the hotel prices  

Attention! The hospital conditions are available for limited number of players and there will be a strict priority list!

TRAVEL INFORMATION: The nearest airport to Paleochora is Chania airport (CHQ)
There will be a bus for those players who are travelling by ship at 18th of July 2020 at 07.00 o’clock at the morning, leaving directly from Souda port to Paleochora.
The ticket price is 5 Euro per person.
Please, if you wish to use it, fill in the necessary information at the registration form.

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