The Greek Chess Federation announcements the 17th International Chess Tournament “Acropolis” of 9 rounds swiss and free participation.The games will be organised in Athens between 13/09-21/09/97
Organiser: Greek Chess Federation (Tel.: +30-1-9220972, 9221465, FAX +30-1-9221620)
Playing Hall: Estia of Nea Smyrni, Konstantinou Paleologou 1, Chrysostomou Smyrnis sq., 171 22, Nea Smyrni tel.: 9333 702, 9333 274, 9333662 Fax.: 9333705
Friday 12 September 1997 : Player's Arrival ******
Saturday 13 September 1997 : Opening Ceremony 16.00'
Saturday 13 September 1997 : 1st round 16.30'
Sunday 14 September 1997 : 2nd round 16.30'
Monday 15 September 1997 : 3rd round 16.30'
Tuesday 16 September 1997 : 4th round 16.30'
Wednesday 17 September 1997 : 5th round 16.30'
Thursday 18 September 1997 : 6th round 16.30'
Friday 19 September 1997 : 7th round 16.30'
Saturday 20 September 1997 : 8th round 16.30'
Sunday 21 September 1997 : 9th round 11.30'
Sunday 21 September 1997 : Closing Ceremony 18.30'
Monday 22 September 1997 : Player's Departure ******
Time Limit: 40 moves in 2 hours and 1 hour for the rest of the game
Entry Fee: 8.000 drs.
Players with International ELO-rating of 2400 and more are free of entry fee.
Regulations: All FIDE regulations are in force.
Tie-Breaks: In case of tie, the following tie-breaking criteria will be used:
Protests: Protests against to the arbiter’s decision should be submitted by the player to the tournament director, ‘till 10:00 in the morning of the next day (rounds 1-8).For the last round protest should be submitted not more than one hour after the end of the playing session. The deposit for a protest is 20.000 drs.
Postponements: According to the FIDE rules and to the GCF rules, nobody can withdraw from the tournament, without a serious reason. The special situation of a postponement of a withdraw must be decided by the tournament and his decision is final. Medical care be given by the CGF doctor which is dr. Strofalis Nikolaos (tel.: 8814 679) and which his decision is final.
Prizes: In case of a tie prizes will be shared equal. The total prize fund is 1.700.000 drs
GENERAL: Any matter that is not taking care in the present proclamation, or by the rules of FIDE and the rules of the Greek Chess Federation, responsible is the tournament director.