38th Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2015
Aegean Open Championship 2015
(11-19 July 2015, Agios Kirykos, Ikaria island, GREECE)
Athletic Center of Agios Kirykos, Ikaria island, Greece.
Dates: 12-19 July 2015
Playing System: Nine (9) Rounds Swiss. FIDE rules apply.
Rate of play:
Ninety (90) minutes plus 30 seconds per move (from move 1) for the completion of the game for each player. Players that do not show up for their game after one (1) hour from the official start of a round are be forfeited.
There will be two (2) groups (playing two separate tournaments)
Group A: Players with FIDE rating ≥ 1500 (FIDE list July 2015)
Group B: Players with FIDE rating ≤ 1600 (FIDE list July 2015)
Players with FIDE rating between 1500 and 1600 may choose the group they prefer.
The organization committee holds the right to accept participants with FDIE rating ≤ 1500 to play in Group A.
1st Round: Saturday 11/7 7.00 p.m.
2nd Round: Sunday 12/7 7.00 p.m.
3rd Round: Monday 13/7 11.00 a.m.
4rd Round: Monday 13/7 7.00 p.m.
5th Round: Tuesday 14/7 7.00 p.m.
6th Round: Wednesday 15/7 7.00 p.m.
7th Round: Thursday 16/7 7.00 p.m..
8th Round: Friday 17/7 11.00 a.m.
9th Round: Saturday 19/7 7.00 p.m.
Prize Giving: Sunday 19/7 11.00 a.m.
2. Median Bucholtz
3. Number of wins
4. Sum of progressive scores
The prizes will be € 3100 in total and will be shared as follows:
1st Winner € 800
2nd Winner € 500
3rd Winner € 200
4th Winner € 160
5th Winner € 130
6th Winner € 100
7th Winner € 80
8th Winner € 60
9th Winner € 40
10th Winner € 30
1st Lady € 160
2nd Lady € 130
3rd Lady € 100
1st Veteran € 100
2nd Veteran € 70
3rd Veteran € 40
1st Winner € 150
2st Winner € 100
3st Winner € 50
1st Lady € 50
1st Veteran € 50
Important Note 1: The female and veteran players, who are eligible for two money-prizes (general standings and special category), receive both prizes, one from the general standings and one from the special category. Cup prizes and medals will be awarded to all winners of the tournament. Medals will also be awarded to the three best juniors and girls in the categories below 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 08 years of age.
Important Note 2: The money-prizes are divided according to the Hort system among the players with the same final score. (With Hort system every player gets first 50% of the prizes according to his rank. The other 50% are distributed uniformly within a scoregroup over the players).
Winners of the Aegean Championship:
The first Greek male and female chess players –members of chess clubs in the Aegean region- in Group A will be declared the Man and Woman Aegean Champion 2015 respectively.
The entry fee for Group A of the Aegean Open Championship 2015 is € 50 (for players below 20 years of age and Members of chess clubs in the Aegean region € 30), while for Group B the entry fee is set at € 30 for players below 20 years of age and Members of chess clubs in the Aegean region € 30)
This fee does not apply to holders of international titles (GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM, WFM), chess-players that have already qualified, members of the Ikaria Chess Club and Ikarian chess-players regardless of the club they belong to.
6th Mediterranean Rapid Team Tournament “Ikaros” 2015:
The Mediterranean Rapid Team Tournament is a rapid Swiss tournament for teams. Participation is open to teams coming from the chess federations of the countries of the Mediterranean Sea. Further details will be announced in a complementary announcement.
As all previous years, the organization committee of Ikaros International Chess Tournament will offer a 20% discount over normal prices for all participants that will have entered their participation for the event by the 8th of July 2015 -the latest- The special discount offer includes:
1. Accommodation costs (the board (food) expenses, meals, breakfast etc are Not included)
2. Entry fee.
3. Transportation (by bus) from the Therma and Aghios Kirykos (i.e. the places where participants reside during the tournament) to the playing venue 30 minutes prior the beginning of each round.
4. Transportation (by bus) from and to the port of Evdilos at the day of the scheduled arrival (11/7) and departure (19/7) of the group of chess players from Ikaria in case this is necessary due to the ferry schedule.
Depending on the room type, the price of the special discount offer for the period from the 11th until the 19th of July is set at:
Double Room: € 200 per person, Triple Room: € 180 per person, 4 bed room: € 160 per person
For families (at least 3 members), four-member (at least) club teams, junior players under the age of 20, natives of the Aegean region and unemployed persons (bearing a valid unemployment card) the price of the special discount offer for the period from the 11th until the 19th of July is set at:
Double Room: € 175 per person, Triple Room: € 160 per person, 4 bed room: € 145 per person
Players requesting for some special room conditions or wish to spend some extra days in Ikaria should notify the organizers in advance. Additional fees will be charged according to the conditions requested.
For the participants who will pay in advance (until 1st of July 2015) the special price for the period 11th till 19th of July is reduced by € 10 per person over the normal price (based on the room type and the discount category of the participant). The amount due should be deposited until the 1st of July 2015 through bank transfer to the account 077/947995-31 of National Bank of Greece (ΙΒΑΝ: GR91 0110 0770 0000 0779 4799 531, SWIFT CODE (BIC) ETHNGRAA, the account is in the name of Mr. Kosmas Kefalos). Participants should hold a copy of their deposit receipt (including the name of the participant) and present it to the organization committee upon arrival at Ikaria or send it by e-mail prior the tournament.
Note 1: The above prices apply also for the accompanying persons, regardless whether they participate or not in the tournament.
Note 2: Participants wishing to pay on-site at Ikaria should pay in cash (no credit cards are accepted)
Conditions to GMs/WGMs, and IMs/WIMs:
For a limited number of titled players (GMs/WGMs, the IMs/WIMs), and the players that have qualified from preliminary events, the organization committee covers for:
1. Accommodation costs (in double room, the board (food) expenses, meals, breakfast etc are Not included) for the period 11th till 19th of July
2. Entry fee.
3. Transportation (by bus) from Therma and Aghios Kirykos (i.e. the places where participants reside 4. during the tournament) to the playing venue 30 minutes prior the beginning of each round.
Transportation (by bus) from and to the port of Evdilos at the day of the scheduled arrival (11/7) and departure (19/7) of the group of chess players from Ikaria in case this is necessary due to the ferry schedule.
Additionally GMs and WGMs will receive € 1 (one euro) for every rating point above 2300 (based on FIDE rating list of July 2015).
Transportation to Ikaria:
Ikaria can be reached either by ferry (from Piraeus, Mykonos or Samos) or by plane (from Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion). For details check with your travel agent or contact the organization committee for additional info.
For more information please contact:
Mr. Dimitris Kapagiannidis at: (++30) 6947-829772 or
Mrs. Antzela Shaka at: (++30) 6977-730286
by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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