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Marienbad Open 2018

17th International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2017/2018 Series

20th – 27th January 2018 Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic

Placethe Polonia hotel, Hlavni trida 50, Marianske Lazne
OrganizerAVE-KONTAKT s.r.o.
Festival directorPetr Lausman
Main arbiterIA Martin Dobrotka (SVK)

Announced tournaments

A) 20th – 27th January 2018: round-robin GM tournament

  • average rating 2401 – 2475 (former category 7 – 9 FIDE)
  • 10 players in the group
  • GM norm, rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 5 000, 3 000, 2 000
  • starting fee in EUR:
ELO FIDE > 2500 140
ELO FIDE 2451 – 2500 160
ELO FIDE 2401 – 2450 180
ELO FIDE 2351 – 2400 240
ELO FIDE < 2350 280

IM discount of 10%

B) 20th - 27th January 2018: round-robin IM tournaments

  • average rating 2251 – 2350 (former category 1-4 FIDE)
  • 10 players in the group
  • IM norm, rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 3 000, 2 000, 1 000
  • starting fee in EUR:
ELO FIDE > 2350 100
ELO FIDE 2301 – 2350 120
ELO FIDE 2251 – 2300 140
ELO FIDE 2200 – 2250 160
ELO FIDE < 2200 240

FM, WFM and WIM discount of 10%

C) 20th - 27th January 2018: MARIENBAD OPEN

  • rating tournament with rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 7 000, 5 000, 3 000, 2 000, 1 000, 1 000, 500, 500 (20 000 altogether)
  • material prizes for other players
  • starting fee in EUR:
players accommodated through the organizerother players
GM, IM, WGM and WIM00
ELO FIDE >= 23002032
ELO FIDE >= 22002840
ELO FIDE >= 21003244
ELO FIDE >= 18003648
ELO FIDE >= 15004052
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE4456

discounts on starting fee:

  • 25 % for FM, youth players up to 18 years of age, players over 65 years of age and women
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 2,5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration. The organizer pays these fees for players with GM, IM, WGM and WIM titles
  • players registered after 8th January 2018 pay extra 8 EUR

D) 20th - 27th January 2018: Open Seniors Tournament 50+

  • participation of players born in 1967 and older
  • rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 3 000, 2 000, 1 500, 1 000 and 500, best players born in 1952 and older 700, 500 and 300, best woman 500 (10 000 altogether)
  • material prizes
  • starting fee in EUR:
players accommodated through the organizerother players
3648

discounts on starting fee:

  • 25 % for FM, youth players up to 18 years of age, players over 65 years of age and women
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 2,5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration. The organizer pays these fees for players with GM, IM, WGM and WIM titles
  • players registered after 8th January 2018 pay extra 8 EUR

E) 21st January 2018: open tournament in rapid chess

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 700, 500, 300
  • rating for rapid ELO FIDE
  • starting fee in EUR:
  • GM, IM, WGM and WIM0
    youngsters up to 18 years of age, players over 65 and women3
    other players4
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 0,5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration.
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

F) 25th January 2018: open blitz tournament

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • rating for blitz ELO FIDE
  • financial and material prizes according to the number of participants *
  • starting fee 2 EUR
  • fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO in the amount of 0,5 EUR per player charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic are not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration.
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

* Payment in EUR possible

System

  • A and B tournaments – round system of 9 rounds
  • C and D tournament – Swiss system of 9 rounds
  • E tournament – Swiss system of 7 rounds
  • F tournament – Swiss system of 11 rounds

Criteria used for ranking and prizes distribution

  • Tournaments A ,B - 1. number of points, 2. S.-B., 3. mutual game, 4. lot, prizes are not divided
  • Tournaments C, D, E, F - 1. number of points, 2. median Buchholz, 3. Buchholz, 4. number of wins, prizes are distributed according to Hort system among such number of players which corresponds to the number of advertised prizes

Rate of the game

  • Tournaments A,B,C, D 2x 1,5 h/40 + 30 min + 30 s/move, waiting time 1 h in case of late arrival
  • Tournament E 2 x 10 min + 5s/move
  • Tournament F 2 x 3 min. + 2s/move

Accommodation

The Excelsior hotel ****

(at a distance of 150 m from the playing hall, luxurious accommodation and full spa services under one roof, including dinner and 2 medical spa procedures daily)
  • 2-bed rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection, price including half board and 2 medical spa procedures daily, 120 EUR/room and night
  • single rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection, price including half board and 2 medical spa procedures daily, 80 EUR/room and night

The Villa Regent hotel ****

(1 km from the playing hall, luxurious accommodation and full spa services under one roof)
  • 2-bed rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection - price including half board and 2 medical spa procedures daily, 80 EUR/room and night
  • single rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection - price including half board and 2 medical spa procedures daily, 52 EUR/room and night

The Polonia hotel ***/*

(the playing hall is situated in the hotel)
  • 2-bed rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection - price including breakfast 58 EUR/room and night
  • single rooms with a shower and WC, WiFi connection - price including breakfast 42 EUR/room and night
  • 2-bed rooms, shower and WC shared for 1 floor - price including breakfast 32 EUR/room and night, price without breakfast 28 EUR/room and night
  • single rooms, shower and WC shared for 1 floor - price including breakfast 20 EUR/room and night, price without breakfast 18 EUR/room and night

Board-meals

at the Polonia hotel according to your choice

Time schedule:

Friday 19th January 20.00 - 22.00 registration A,B,C,D
Saturday 20th January 10.00 - 14.00 registration A,B,C,D
15.00 drawing lots A,B,C
16.00 1st round A,B,C,D
Sunday 21st January 08.30 – 09.15 registration E
09.30 - 13.30 tournament E
17.00 2nd round A,B,C,D
Monday 22nd January 16.00 3rd round A,B,C,D
Tuesday 23rd January 09.00 4th round A,B,C,D
16.00 5th round A,B,C,D
Wednesday 24th January 16.00 6th round A,B,C,D
Thursday 25th January 09.15 - 09.45 registration F
10.00 - 13.00 tournament F
16.00 7th round A,B,C,D
Friday 26th January 16.00 8th round A,B,C,D
Saturday 27th January 09.00 9th round A,B,C,D
15.30 final ceremony A,B,C,D

Possibility of spending free time

Marianske Lazne town belongs to the most beautiful and largest health resorts in the Czech Republic, offering rich social and sports facilities, near the town there is a ski area with two ski tows and 30 km running routs, transport from the town by cableway, participants can spend their free time having the spa therapy, for example ailments of the respiratory system, movement mechanism, nerves, kidneys and urinary tract and urologic problems and female disorders are treated here

Starting fee and accommodation payments

will be collected during the registration in cash in EUR (at the amount given in these regulations), CZK (in the rate 25:1 compared to prices given in these regulations) or USD or by debit and credit cards: Eurocard/Master Card, Maestro, VISA, VISA Electron, JCB or Diners Club.

Festivals arranged by AVE-KONTAKT agency within the frame of CZECH TOUR International Chess Festivals 2017 / 2018 Series

13. - 30. 7. 2017 28th CZECH OPEN (Pardubice)
4. - 11. 8. 2017 4th SUMMER PRAGUE OPEN
12. - 19. 8. 2017 20th OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER
5. - 13. 9. 2017 16th SUNNY BEACH OPEN (Bulgaria)
23. - 30. 9. 2017 11th HIGHLANDS OPEN (Trebic)
1. - 8. 10. 2017 8th HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN
11. - 18. 11. 2017 7th BRNO OPEN
19. - 25. 11. 2017 9th PILSNER OPEN
12. - 19. 1. 2018 17th PRAGUE OPEN
20. - 27. 1. 2018 17th MARIENBAD OPEN
24. 2. - 3. 3. 2018 18th LIBEREC OPEN
  • Prize fund of the whole CZECH TOUR 2017 / 18 Series is 25 000 CZK (7 000, 5 000, 4 000, 3 000, 2 000, 1 000, 1 000, 1 000, 500, 500), prizes can be obtained in the form of bonus in the next year of series only, criteria used for ranking: the highest total of points gained in individual tournaments (7 best results from all tournaments for individuals played with rating min. 2 x 1,5h + 30s/move are counted), best place in one of included tournaments, lot
  • Discount on starting fee and accommodation price - 5% discount in 2nd start in the tournament held within the frame of this year CZECH TOUR Series, or 10% in 3rd start, 15% in 4th start etc. (only starts from all tournaments for individuals played with rating min. 2 x 1,5h + 30s/move except for Sunny Beach Open are counted)

Interesting things:

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Contact to the organizer

AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Strossova 239, 530 03 Pardubice, Czech Republic
tel. + 420 - 466 535 200
mobile phone + 420 - 608 203 007
e-mail: j.mazuch@avekont.cz


Complete your obligatory applications together with accommodation orders by 8th January 2018 on http://www.czechtour.net/applications/

All foreign players must have an assigned FIDE identification number (abbreviation FIDE ID or FID) at the time of the submission of the application form. If they do not have it, they have to apply their national chess federation for it.


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