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  The European Chess Union

The European Chess Union (E.C.U.)
The International School Chess Union
The Greek Chess Federation
The Chess Club Galaxias of Thessaloniki
The Tourist Complex “G-Hotels”


1st INTERNATIONAL CHESS SCHOOL CUP
EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2008

OPEN TO ALL FIDE COUNTRIES
Tournaments for school chess champions in categories
OPEN U7 U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 /GIRLS U7 U9, U11, U13, U15, U17

HALKIDIKI, GREECE 28 APRIL / 6 MAY 2008


GENERAL REGULATIONS
The regulations are until 2 years evaluation
until permanent regulations set up by the European Chess Federation

 

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 1st INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CHESS CUP organised in Kallithea, Halkidiki-Greece from 28th April (Arrival) to 6th of May (Departure) 2007.


2. PARTICIPATION – AGE LIMITS:

2.1. Each National Federation or School Association or schools may enter an unlimited number of players in each of the 12 age groups. In case that one girl group is less than 10 participants then it will be merged with the same open age group category.

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

- Of 7, by 1st January 2008 (date of Birth – January 1st, 2001 and after) – Tournament Under 7;
- Of 9, by 1st January 2008 (date of Birth – January 1st, 1999 and after) – Tournament Under 9;
- Of 11, by 1st January 2008 (date of Birth – January 1st, 1997 and after) – Tournament Under 11;
- Of 13, by 1st January 2008 (date of Birth – January 1st, 1995 and after) – Tournament Under 13;
- Of 15, by 1st January 2008 (date of Birth – January 1st, 1993 and after) – Tournament Under 15;
- Of 17, by 1st January 2008 (date of Birth – January 1st, 1991 and after) – Tournament Under 17;

2.3. Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered from the participants, federations, schools and their
Sponsors. Delegations of players must be accompanied at least by an adult (chief, coach or parent), who is
taking care about the travel details. Upon arrival, captains or players may be requested to present the
passports of their players for verification of age eligibility.


2.4. European Youth Chess Champions 2007 (U8 - U10 – U12 – U14 – U16 & GU8GU10 – GU12 – GU14 – GU16)
have the right of free accommodation.


3. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY - FEES:

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

3.2 In accordance with tournament regulations an entry ECU fee of 20 EUR is required for each player. Their National Federations must send this amount directly to ECU. For participants who registered through their School, the. ECU 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 Monday March 17th 2008. 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, birthday, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and title, and passport number (for visa only purpose) 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) with return on the departure day is 60 EUR per person. Transportation in other days is possible after personal requests.

4.4 At the moment of registration (until 16th March 2008) 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. Delegations are adviced to pay the total amount of their expenses through the bank account:

Bank Account: BANK: EFG EUROBANK ERGASIAS S.A
SWIFT/BIC: EFGBGRAA
IBAN: GR5102601380000900100029381
BANK CODE: 026
BRANCH CODE: 0138
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0026-0138-90-0100029381
BANK ADDRESS: SALAMINOS STREET
THESSALONIKI GREECE
ACCOUNT HOLDER: THEODOROS TSORBATZOGLOU


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

4.5. The Organizing Committee may schedule charter flights or team tickets from Moscow and other places to Thessaloniki with return. More details will be announced at the official tournament site (www.gamesfestival.com) .

5. VENUE - ACCOMMODATION:

5.1. Accommodation and board will be provided at G-Hotel Complex. Participants have three different choices inside the Complex. Athos Palace (****), Pallini Beach (****), Playing Hall is Conference Center at the 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. Bookings are made only through the Organizing Committee (fill registrations and bookings forms).

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, per day HB (includes breakfast & one meal in buffet): For the second meal, participants will have plenty of choices within the hotel complex. The prices are valid from 28 April till the day of departure. Since 27th of April is Orthodox Easter there are special programs and offers for the hotel accommodation. Please contact the O.C. for more details.
 

Room prices (euros) valid from 28th April 2008.

Prices per room

Per day H/B

ATHOS &

PALLINI BEACH

****

TYPE OF ROOM

 

SINGLE

67

DOUBLE

90

TRIPLE

120

SUITE (4 persons)

155

SUITE (4 persons)

1 child U12

140

6. RULES AND REGULATIONS:

6.1. The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for the parings. Rate of play will be according to FIDE regulations 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the Game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

6.2. Participants who will not confirm their participation until Tuesday 29th 12:00 will not be paired for the first round.

7. PLAYING SCHEDULE:

Monday

April    28th       

Arrival of Participants

Tuesday

April    29th

12:00 Technical Meeting - Pairings

Tuesday  

April    29th

16:00 Round 1

Wednesday

April    30th

10:00 Round 2

Wednesday  

April    30th

16:00 Round 3

Thursday

May    1st

16:00 Round 4

Friday

May    2nd

16:00 Round 5

Saturday

May    3rd           

10:00 Round 6

Saturday

May    3rd            

16:00 Round 7

Sunday

May    4th             

16:00 Round 8

Monday

May    5th           

10:00 Round 9

Monday

May    5th           

16:00 Closing Ceremony

Monday

May    5th           

18:00  Blitz tournamanent

Tuesday

May    6th           

Departure of Participants


8. PRIZES – TITLES:

8.1. The first winner in each session is awarded with trophies and special gifts. The first European winners (except U7) have the right of participation as invited players (free accommodation) in the 2008 European Youth Chess Championship in, Herze Novig, Montenegro. The invitation is a very kind offer of the Montenegro Organizing Committee. The players must have the approval of their federation.

8.2. The first European player winner in each open age category is the European School Champion for 2008 and the first European girl winner in each girl age category is the European Girl School Champion for 2008. They awarded with trophies and special diplomas.


8.3. GENERAL STANDINGS PRIZES: (total 36 prizes)

5  WINNERS

(U9, U11, U13, U15, U17)

Invited participants Euro Youth 2008

Special Gifts

TROPHIES

5 GIRL WINNERS

(U9, U11, U13, U15, U17)

Invited participants Euro Youth 2008

Special Gifts

TROPHIES

WINNER U7

GIRL WINNER U7

5 days - FREE FAMILY VACATIONS

Special Gifts

TROPHIES

3  first boys in each Category

Gifts

MEDALS

3  first girls in each Category

Gifts

MEDALS

8.4. SPECIAL PRIZES: (total 10)

1st player born 2000 (U9)

1st girl born 2000 (GU9 )

Gifts

MEDALS

1st player born 1998 (U11)

1st girl born 1998 (GU11)

Gifts

MEDALS

1st player born 1996 (U13)

1st girl born 1996 (GU13)

Gifts

MEDALS

1st player born 1994 (U15)

1st player born 1994 (GU15)

Gifts

MEDALS

1st player born 1992 (U17)

1st player born 1992 (GU17)

Gifts

MEDALS

 

8.5. 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).

8.7 Special Diplomas of participation for all players

8.8. Participants-Champions who won free vouchers for G-Hotels Complex as prize in the World School 2007
may use them during the International School 2008. For more details please contact the Organizing
Committee.

9. TOURNAMENT BULLETIN – LIVE BROADCASTING:

Tournament Bulletin will be free of charge for each federation delegation or school association.
Additional bulletins will be on sale.

10. PARALLEL PROGRAM:

• International Open Chess Tournament – World Amateur Championship
9 rounds Swiss system – same schedule day and time with the School Championship

• International Open Blitz Tournament
7 rounds Swiss system - Monday 5th May 18:00 – Money Prizes

• International Arbiter Seminar
According the FIDE rules – Arbiter norms and titles
29th April – 4th May (exams)
Information: Takis Nikolopoulos IA, Chairman of FIDE Arbiter Council

• School Teacher Seminar
3rd May – 4th May
Information: Alexander Kostyev President of International School Chess Union

• Chess Marketing Seminar
3th May – 4th May by Marketing Experts
Information: Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou,Marketing Manager

• Greek Night – Thursday May 1st – Traditional dancers and Greek special foods.

• Excursions Program

The O.C. will propose excursions in ancient and famous Greek places (Vergina, Mountain Athos)
For all the parallel events and seminars will be published detailed schedule and regulations.


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: iscu@mail.ru
Chief Arbiter
Panagiotis Nikolopoulos - E-mail: takisnik@yahoo.com
Technical Tournament Director
Viron Tsorbatzoglou
Tel. 0030 697 473 50 72 - Email: virile@otenet.gr

12. VISA INFORMATION:

Teams or players needing visas are requested to contact the Organizing Committee before March 1st 2008 and apply on time in Greek Authorities. The Organizing Committee will provide invitations for visas only after the necessary payments. The O.C. has no responsibility on late or not complete applications.
 

 

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