The Federation International des Echecs (FIDE)

The International School Chess Union

The Greek Chess Federation

The Chess Club Galaxias of Thessaloniki

The Tourist Complex “G-Hotels”

Halkidiki, April 24th – May 2nd, 2006

 

 

2nd WORLD SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Tournaments for school chess champions in categories U9, U11, U13, U15

 

 

 

 

GENERAL REGULATIONS

 

1.   Invitation

 

The ¨Galaxias¨ Chess Club of Thessaloniki and the Greek Chess Federation have the honour of inviting National Chess Federations, School Sports Associations and school chess champions to participate in the 2nd WORLD SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP organised in Kallithea, Halkidiki-Greece from 24th  April (Arrival) to 2 of May  (Departure) 2006.


2.   Participation


2.1. Each National Federation or School Association or schools may enter an unlimited number of players in each of the 4 grade groups.

 

2.2.  Entitled to participate are players (Boys & Girls) who shall not have reached the age:

 

      -     Of  9, by 1st January 2006 (date of Birth – January 1st, 1997 and after)  –  Tournament Under    9;

      -     Of 11, by 1st January 2006  (date of Birth – January 1st, 1995 and after)  – Tournament Under    11;

-          Of 13, by 1st January 2006  (date of Birth – January 1st, 1993 and after)  –  Tournament Under    13;

-          Of 15, by 1st January 2006  (date of Birth – January 1st, 1991 and after)  –  Tournament Under    15;

 

2.3.       Each participant must prove by a document his/her representation. 

         Each participant must bring a photocopy of his passport for the Organizing Committee. 

 

2.4.       Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered from the participants, federations, schools and their       

         Sponsors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Entry - Registration fees & FIDE fees

 

3.1.    Each participant must pay 30 EUR to the Organizing Committee as a registration fee.

 

3.2     In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of 40 EUR is required for each player. Their National      

       Federations must send this amount directly to FIDE.

 

3.3     For participants who registered through their School, the FIDE entry fee must be paid before the start of the first round either to their National Federation (proved by a receipt document) or to the Organizing Committee in Halkidiki.


4.  Registration and Travel conditions


4.1 Entry forms must be filled from the National Federations or School Associations or own School and returned         

     to the Organizing Committee not later than Friday March 10th  2006. If the registration form is not filled by    

     the Federation a copy must be sent to the National Federation.


4.2 The complete registration form must include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and      title, and passport number of each player and each accompanying person. It must also include the name and telephone/e-mail/fax number of the Delegation chief.


4.3 The cost of bus transportation from Thessaloniki airport to the Tournament Venue (G-Hotels – Grand     Resort) (April 24th) with return on the departure day (May 2) is 60 EUR per person. Transportation in other days is possible after personal requests.


4.4 At the moment of registration (until 6th  March 2006) the amount of 30 EUR (registration) + 30% of the total accommodation cost + 60 EUR transportation cost (if required) must be transferred, free of bank charges, to the following bank account of the Organizing Committee for each participant or accompanying person:

 

Bank Account:               BANK: EFG EUROBANK ERGASIAS S.A

SWIFT: EFGBGRAA

                                   IBAN:   GR5102601380000900100029381

BANK CODE: 026

BRANCH CODE: 138

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0026-0138-90-0100029381

BANK ADDRESS: SALAMINOS STREET

                                   THESSALONNIKI GREECE

ACCOUNT HOLDER: THEODOROS TSORBATZOGLOU

 

4.5. Once the transfer has been confirmed, the Organising Committee will confirm the assigned booking confirmation for all the hotel reservations.

 

4.6. The Organizing Committee may schedule charter flights from Moscow and London to Thessaloniki (24 of April) with return on 2 of May. More details will be announced in the official tournament site (www.gamesfestival.com) by December 2005.

 

 

5. Hotels - Playing Hall


5.1. Accommodation and board will be provided in G-Hotel Complex. Participants have three different choices inside the Complex. Athos Palace (*****), Pallini Beach (****), Macedonian Sun (***) (Limited number of rooms). Playing Hall is main conference hall G-Hotels Complex.

 

5.2. Every participant is obliged to lodge at the official hotels. Every accompanying person that requests a visa from the Organizing Committee is obliged to lodge at the official hotels.

 

5.3. Hotel payments for all players and accompanying persons must be made on arrival in Halkidiki or in advance.   Hotel payments must be paid in EUR currency (euros). No future payments of hotel bills will be accepted.

 

 

 

5.4. Lodging for players, coaches and accompanying persons will cost per room HB (includes breakfast & one     

      meal):

    

 

Prices per room

Per day H/B

ATHOS &

PALLINI BEACH

****

 

 

MACEDONIAN

SUN

***

TYPE OF ROOM

 

 

SINGLE

62

 

DOUBLE

80

68

TRIPLE

105

90

SUITE (4 persons)

140

 

SUITE (4 persons)

1 child U12

122

 



 

For the second meal, participants will have plenty of choices within the hotel complex.


6.  Playing schedule

 

Monday              April    24th         Arrival of Participants

Tuesday             April    25th         17:00 Round 1

Wednesday         April    26th         17:00 Round 2

Thursday            April    27th         10:00 Round 3

Thursday            April    27th         17:00 Round 4

Friday                 April    28th        17:00 Round 5

Saturday             April    29h          10:00 Round 6

Saturday             April    29th         17:00 Round 7

Sunday               April   30th           17:00 Round 8

Monday              May    1st            10:00 Round 9

Monady              May    1st            15:00 Closing Ceremony

Tuesday             May    2nd           Departure of Participants

 

7.  Rules and regulations


The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds. Girls in the same score bracket will be paired by priority together. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for the parings. Rate of play will be according to FIDE regulations 90 minutes for the whole of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

 

8.      Prizes – Awards

 

8.1. The first winner in each age category is the FIDE World School Champion for 2006 and the first girl in each age category is the FIDE World Girl School Champions for 2006. In case that a girl is the winner of the first position she is awarded by both titles. According to the regulations they are awarded with the FIDE Candidate Master title.

 

 

8.2.   GENERAL STANDINGS PRIZES (total 24)

 

 

4  FIDE CHAMPIONS

Free (5 nights) in G-Hotels Complex for  family (3-4 persons) vacations

TROPHIES

4          FIDE GIRL CHAMPIONS

Special Prizes

TROPHIES

3  first boys in each Category

Gifts

 MEDALS

3  first girls in each Category

Gifts

 MEDALS

 

 

 

8.3.   SPECIAL PRIZES (total 8)

 

 

1st player without FIDE rating

in each category

Gifts

MEDALS

1st player born 1998

U9 Category

Gift

TROPHY

1st player born 1996

U11 Category

Gift

TROPHY

1st player born 1994

U13 Category

Gift

TROPHY

1st player born 1992

U15 Category

Gift

TROPHY

 

 

8.4.            TEAM PRIZES (total 3)

          

            Three special trophies for country or school delegations of 5 participants, which will play at least in 2 ages      

            groups (winners will be named according to the best 5 individual results).

 

 

8.5.      Special Diplomas of Participation for all players

 

 

9.  Tournament bulletin


Tournament Bulletin will be free of charge for each federation delegation or school association.

Additional bulletins will be on sale.

 

 

10.  Parallel & Culture Program

 

Test event for school chess champions U7

 

For boys and girls (date of Birth – January 1st, 1999 and after). Playing schedule is the same with the rest competitions. Time control will be 60 min for the whole game. Writing of games will not be obligatory.

Prizes will be given to the first 3 boys and to the first 3 girls. Gifts and sweets during the games for all participants. Playing room will be special decorated.

 

Enrty fee 20 euro (no Fide fee is required).

 

Other Activities

 

·         International Open Rapid and Blitz Chess Tournament

·         Simultaneous with Gms

·         Seminars for Arbiters (Regulations & Pairings)

·         Seminar for Teachers and Parents – Open dialogues about School Chess

·         Animation Parties

 

 

11. Contact the Organising Committee
 

Tournament Manager

Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou
Tel.- Fax.: +30 2310865778
E-mail: teotsorb@otenet.gr

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CHESS UNION

Alexander Kostyev

Tel-Fax: +7 095 425 61 96

E-mail: scca@online.ru

E-mail: iscu@mail.ru

 

Chief Arbiter

Panagiotis Nikolopoulos

E-mail: takisnik@yahoo.com

 

Technical Tournament Director

Viron Tsorbatzoglou

Email: ykeeth@sparknet.gr  

 

12. Visa information

 

Teams or players needing visa are requested to contact the Organizing Committee before March 6th.  

The Organizing Committee will provide invitations for visas only after the necessary payments.

 

13. Honorary Committee

 

Georgios Makropoulos, FIDE Deputy President, President of Greek Chess Federation

Zurab Asmaiparashvilli, FIDE Vice President

Gerry Walls, ECU Deputy President, President of English Chess Federation

Ali Nihat Yazici, Chairman of FIDE School Committee, President of Turkish Chess Federation

Alexander Kostyev, President of ISCU

 

14.    For any other matter not mentioned in the General Regulations, the Organizing Committee may decide after consultation with FIDE.

 

15.   Special offer

 

Participants and accompanying persons can stay (with special offer) in the hosting hotels for the Greek Pasha (Easter) 23 of April  enjoying all the traditional Greek ceremonies, special food and entertainment. For more information contact the Organizing Committee

                                                    

 

 

   For the Organizing Committee

 

 

 

       Alexander Kostyev                                                                                     Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou