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Liberec Open 2023

22nd International Chess Festival

part of CZECH TOUR 2023 Series

24th February – 3rd March 2023, Liberec, Czech Republic

Place: Clarion Grandhotel Zlaty lev ****, Gutenbergova 126/3, Liberec
Organizer: AVE CHESS z. s.
Festival director: Michal Horacek
Chief arbiter: FA Petr Lausman

Announced tournaments

A) 24th February – 3rd March 2023: LIBEREC OPEN

  • open rating tournament with rating for ELO FIDE and DWZ
  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • Swiss system of 9 rounds, 2 x 1,5h + 30s / move
  • waiting time is 1 h in case of late arrival
  • starting fee in EUR:
  players accommodated through the organizer other players 
GM, IM, WGM a WIM 0 0
ELO FIDE >= 2200 37.5 58.5
ELO FIDE >= 2000 46 67
ELO FIDE >= 1800 54 75
ELO FIDE >= 1500 58.5 79.5
ELO FIDE < 1500 and without ELO FIDE 62.5 83.5
  • 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 15th February 2023 pay extra 8.5 EUR
  • financial prizes in CZK: 8 000, 6 000, 4 000, 3 000, 2 000, 1 000, 500, 500, best woman 500, best senior over 60 years of age 500, best player up to 16 years of age 500, best player up to 12 years of age 500, prizes for the best players with ELO FIDE 1950-2099, 1800-1949, 1650-1799, 1500-1649, 1350-1499 and smaller than 1350– in each of these categories 500 (30 000 altogether, fusion of prizes is possible)
  • material prizes for other players

B) 26th February 2023: 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
  • starting fee: youngsters up to 18 years of age, players over 65 and women 5 EUR, other players 6.5 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
  • financial prizes in CZK*: 1 500, 1 000, 500
  • material prizes for other players
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

C) 1st February 2023 open blitz tournament

  • participation of players without age and performance limitations
  • rating for rapid ELO FIDE
  • Swiss system of 11 rounds, 2 x 3 min. + 2s/move
  • starting fee 4.5 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.
  • financial prizes in CZK: 700, 500, 300
  • material prizes for other players
  • applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament

Criteria used for ranking and prizes distribution

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

Accommodation:

the Clarion Grandhotel Zlaty lev ****+

(the playing hall is situated here)
  • single rooms with shower and WC, price including breakfast 81.5 EUR/room and night
  • double rooms with shower and WC, price including breakfast 100 EUR/room and night

Accommodated persons over the age of 18 pay the municipal fee in the amount of 19 CZK / night (~ 0.8 EUR) upon arrival at the reception.

Schedule

Fri 24/2 10.00–15.00 Registration A
16.00 1st round A
Sat 25/2 9.00 2nd round A
16.00 3rd round A
Ne 26/2 8.30–9.15 Registration B
9.30–13.30 Tournament B
16.00 4th round A
Mon 27/2 16.00 5th round A
Tue 28/2 16.00 6th round A
Wed 1/3 9.15–9.45 Registration C
10.00–13.00 Tournament C
16.00 7th round A
Thu 2/3 16.00 8th round A
Fri 3/3 9.00 9th round A
14.00 Solemn conclusion

Other information

  • Complete your obligatory applications together with accommodation orders by 15th February 2023 on http://www.czechtour.net/applications/ or by e-mail to ave-kontakt@outlook.cz

  • Board meals: at Clarion Grandhotel Zlaty lev according to your choice
  • Possibility of spending free time: Liberec is a regional city with nearly 100.000 inhabitants situated at the foot of the Jizerske mountains, there are a lot of historical sights, a botanical garden, ZOO and a modern entertaining centre Babylon with a roofed waterpark, cableway to Jested (1 012m) within reach of public transport.

  • 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
  • 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 are counted)
  • By participating in the tournament, the player gives the organizer the right to take photos and videos with his person and to use them.
  • Interesting things, photos: http://www.facebook.com/czechtouren

Festivals arranged within the frame of CZECH TOUR International Chess Festivals Series Autumn 2022 and Winter 2023

5–12 Nov 2022 12th HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN
12–19 Nov 2022 11th BRNO OPEN
6–13 Jan 2023 21st PRAGUE OPEN
14–21 Jan 2023 21st MARIENBAD OPEN
24 Feb – 3 Mar 2023 22nd LIBEREC OPEN
4–11 Mar 2023 11th PILSEN OPEN

Contact to the organizer

AVE CHESS z. s., Pricna 1892/4, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic
tel. + 420 - 466 535 200
mobile phone + 420 - 608 203 007
e-mail: ave-kontakt@outlook.cz

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