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Prague Open 2019

18th International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2018/2019 Series

11th – 18th January 2019 Praha, Czech Republic

Placethe Olympik hotel ****, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8
OrganizerAVE-KONTAKT s.r.o.
Festival directorDr. Jan Mazuch
Main refereeIA Martin Dobrotka (SVK)

Announced tournaments

A) 11th – 18th January 2019: PRAGUE OPEN A

  • open master tournament with IM norm, rating for FIDE
  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • Swiss system of 9 rounds, 2x 1,5 h/40 + 30 min + 30 s/move
  • waiting time 1 h in case of late arrival
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 15 000, 10 000, 8 000, 6 000, 4 000, 3 000, 2 000, 1 000, 500, 500 (50 000 altogether, from prizes in excess of 10 000 15% tax will be deducted)
  • material prizes for other players, women, seniors over 60 years of age and youngsters up to 16 years of age
  • starting fee in EUR
players accommodated through the organizerother players
GM, IM, WGM and WIM00
ELO FIDE >= 23002133,5
ELO FIDE >= 22002941,5
ELO FIDE >= 210041,554
ELO FIDE >= 18005466,5
ELO FIDE >= 150062,575
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE83,596

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 19th December 2018 pay extra 8,5 EUR

B) 11th – 18th January 2019: PRAGUE OPEN B

  • open rating tournament with rating for FIDE and DWZ
  • players with ELO FIDE < 2100 and players without ELO FIDE
  • Swiss system of 9 rounds, 2x 1,5 h/40 + 30 min + 30 s/move
  • waiting time 1 h in case of late arrival
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 2 000, 1 500, 1 000, 700, 500, 300, best woman 500, best senior over 60 years of age 500, best player up to 12 years of age 500, prizes for the best players with ELO FIDE 1700 - 1849, 1550 - 1699, 1400 - 1549, smaller than 1400 and for the best players without ELO FIDE – in each of these categories 500 (10 000 altogether)
  • material prizes for other players
  • starting fee in EUR
players accommodated through the organizerother players
ELO FIDE 1500 - 21992941,5
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE37,550

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.
  • players registered after 19th December 2018 pay extra 8,5 EUR

C) 13th January 2019: open tournament in rapid chess

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • rating for rapid ELO FIDE
  • Swiss system of 7 rounds, 2 x 10 min + 5s/move.
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 1 500, 1 000, 500
  • material prizes for other players
  • starting fee in EUR
GM, IM, WGM and WIM0
youngsters up to 18 years of age, players over 65 and women3
other players 4
  • 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

D) 16th January 2019: open blitz tournament

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • rating for blitz ELO FIDE
  • Swiss system of 11 rounds, 2 x 3 min. + 2s/move
  • 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

Criteria used for ranking and prizes distribution (tournaments A, B, C and D)

1. number of points, 2. Buchholz Cut 1, 3. Buchholz, 4. Sonnenborg-Bergen, 5. the greater number of games played with black. Prizes in tournaments A and B are distributed according to Hort system among such number of players which corresponds to the number of advertised prizes; prizes in tournaments C and D are not divided

Accommodation

The Olympik hotel Congress ****

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • double rooms, four-star hotel facilities - price including breakfast and WiFi connection 56,5 EUR/room and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 41,5 EUR/room and night is charged
  • triple rooms, four-star hotel facilities - price including breakfast and WiFi connection, 71,0 EUR/room and night

The Olympik hotel Tristar ****

(the playing hall is situated in the hotel complex)
  • double rooms, three-star hotel facilities - price including breakfast 50,0 EUR/room and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 37,5 EUR/room and night is charged
  • triple rooms, three-star hotel facilities - price including breakfast, 62,5 EUR/room and night

The Olympik hotel Artemis ****+

(the playing hall is situated in the hotel complex)
  • double rooms, four-star plus hotel facilities - price including breakfast and WiFi connection 62,5 EUR/room and night, if only 1 person occupies the room, 50,0 EUR/room and night is charged
  • triple rooms, four-star plus hotel facilities - price including breakfast and WiFi connection, 75,0 EUR/room and night

Board-meals

  • at the Olympik hotel
  • lunches per 10,5 EUR (smorgasbord + water)
  • dinners per 10,5 EUR (smorgasbord + water)

Parking place

  • The parking place is situated directly next to the Olympik hotel, the price for participants of our festival is 6,5 EUR / day.

Time schedule

Thursday 10th January 20.00 – 22.00 registration A,B
Friday 11th January 10.00 – 14.00 registration A,B
16.00 1st round A,B
Saturday 12th January 09.00 2nd round A,B
16.00 3rd round A,B
Sunday 13th January 08.30 – 09.15 registration C
09.30 – 13.30 tournament C
17.00 4th round A,B
Monday 14th January 16.00 5th round A,B
Tuesday 15th January 16.00 6th round A,B
Wednesday 16th January 09.15 - 09.45 registration D
10.00 - 13.00 tournament D
16.00 7th round A,B
Thursday 17th January 16.00 8th round A,B
Friday 18th January 09.00 9th round A,B
15.30 solemn conclusion

Transport connection

The hotel is situated near the city centre (4 metro stations) at a distance of ca. 100 m from the metro station line B “Invalidovna”.

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 24:1 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 2018/2019 Series

12. - 29. 7. 2018 29th CZECH OPEN (Pardubice)
3. - 10. 8. 2018 5th PRAGUE SUMMER OPEN
11. - 18. 8. 2018 20th OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER
6. - 15. 9. 2018 17th SUNNY BEACH OPEN (Bulgaria)
22. - 29. 9. 2018 12th HIGHLANDS OPEN (Trebic)
30. 9. - 7. 10. 2018 9th HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN
10. - 17. 11. 2018 8th BRNO OPEN
18. - 24. 11. 2018 10th PILSNER OPEN
26. 12. 2018 – 1. 1. 2019 1st LITOMYSL OPEN
11. - 18. 1. 2019 18th PRAGUE OPEN
19. - 26. 1. 2019 18th MARIENBAD OPEN
23. 2. - 2. 3. 2019 19th LIBEREC OPEN
  • Prize fund of the whole CZECH TOUR 2018 / 19 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:

http://www.facebook.com/czechtouren

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 19th December 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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