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21st HERAKLION INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT

2017 will be the 7th consecutive year of organizing in Heraklion city of Crete, Greece 3 international tournaments of high standards with total prize funds 8.500€ in Grand Prix format. Each tournament will be a 9 rounds swiss tournament in 3 different rating and age groups with time control 90’+30” inc. from move 1 + 30′ on move 40. The playing venue is the marvelous Galaxy Hotel Iraklio ***** and the first boards are transmitted online by chess24.com

ORGANIZERS

Heraklio OAA, Heraklion Chess Club. Co‐Organizers: Administration of Crete, Municipality of Heraklion, Hersonisos Chess Academy, Neas Alikarnassou “Nei Irodotou” Sports Club, Heraklion N.G.C., Anogia Chess Club, Candia Chess Club.

MODE

Groups Swiss FIDE system 9 (nine) rounds:

  • Group A: Rating above 1700 (Valid for FIDE rating and achieving title norms)
  • Group B: Rating up to 1600 (Valid for FIDE rating)
  • Group C: Up to 14 years old and with no more than 1100 rating (Valid for national rating only)

Players with rating 1601‐1699 can choose freely to play in Group A or B. Organizers retain the right to allow to a restricted quantity of players to participate to Group A even if they don’t comply with the rating requirements.

SCHEDULE

TIME CONTROL

90 min for 40 moves + 30min + 30sec per move from the first move. It is obligatory writing down the moves during the entire duration of the game. Players arriving 30 minutes or more after the start of a round shall be forfeited.

PARTICIPATION & FEES

Entry fees should be given in cash before the start of round 1 or can be earlier deposited to the following bank account: Piraeus Bank: IBAN: GR57 0172 7510 0057 5105 0530 101 ACCOUNT HOLDER NAME: Klokas Konstantinos, BIC CODE: PIRBGRAA.

GROUP A & B: General entry fee 60€. For players of Greek Chess Federation the entry fee is 40€, For players of the Cretan Chess Clubs the entry fee is 30€. For players under 18 years old the entry fee is 25€ as well as for the players of the organizers’ clubs. For Players carrying the titles of GM, WGM, IM, WIM no entry fee is required.
GROUP C (under 14): Participation Fee 20€.

MONEY PRIZES

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* The participants in all 3 tournaments of the Heraklion Grand Prix 2016 (3‐10/1/2016, 2‐9/5/2016, 3‐10/9/2016) have the right to claim the prize of 1.000€ for the first place (more points in all 3 tournaments) and only. In case of a tie the prize fund are split equally. Cups and medals will be given to the first three places in both groups.

TIE BREAKS: For the prize funds in case of a tie the money prizes are split equally. For the rest of the prizes the tie breaks are: 1) Result between tied players (if they have played all with each other) 2) Fide Progressive score 3) Buchholz. A player qualifying for more than one prize receives the highest.

PAIRINGS – EXCLUSIONS ‐ APPEALS

Pairings, results etc can be found in the website http://www.heraklionchess.com and in the correspondent link of chess‐results.com. The pgn files of the current and previous tournaments can also be found in the website. Exclusions from a round are allowed with an on time notice to the tournament director (10’ after the end of the previous round). In case a player doesn’t show up on a particular round he/she is forfeited from the tournament.

APPEALS may be submitted until 10 minutes after the end of the round. A 3‐member Appeals Committee will be responsible for their examination. Members of the AC related to the players involved will be exempted. The composition of the AC will be determined before the start of the tournament by the Chief Arbiter. The appeal fee is set at 100€ and may be deposited to the Tournament Director or the Chief Arbiter. Should the appeal be vindicated, the fee shall be returned to the appellant; otherwise it is withheld by the organizers.

ANTI-CHEATING

During the game it is forbidden the appearance and use of cell phones and any other electronic devices inside the playing venue and the playing hall.

ACCOMMODATION

Athletes and escorts can choose freely their residence. The organizing committee has secured favorable prices for the athletes or escorts in the spectacular 5 star Hotel Galaxy Iraklio which is also tournament venue. These prices are per room with breakfast included: Single Room 95€, Double Room 110€, Triple Room 140€. These prices are valid from 2/9/2017 to 11/9/2017. Participants or escorts come in direct contact with the hotel reservations department but in order to receive these prices they have to mention that they will take part to the chess tournament. The organizing committee is not involved in the booking process. The prices are valid for
escorts as well.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Hotel Galaxy Iraklio is located in the center of Heraklion city and just 3 km away from
Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis and 1km away from the port of Heraklion.

INFORMATION

For any additional information you may come in contact with: Tournament director, Klokas Konstantinos: klokas@heraklionchess.com +30 693788073, Chief Arbiter, Nikos Papandreou: +30 6945187043.

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