O - Pairs Tournament in Rapid Chess

O – Open pairs tournament in rapid chess

15th July 2019

Right of participation: pairs without age and performance limitations

System of tournament: Swiss system of 7 rounds, before the tournament each pair will assign players for 1st and 2nd chessboard

Criteria used for ranking:
1. total of points gained on individual chessboards (so called olympic system)
2. Buchholz Cut 1
3. Buchholz
4. Sonnenborg-Bergen
5. the greater number of games played with black
prizes are distributed according to Hort system (among 3 top pairs)

Rate of game: 2x 10 min + 5 s / move

Tournament prize fund (financial prizes in CZK, payment in EUR possible): 4.500 CZK altogether

1. 2.000
2. 1.500
3. 1.000

Starting fee is given in EUR (payments in CZK and USD possible):

a pair of players without GM,IM,WGM or WIM title 8,5
a pair of players out of which one has the title GM,IM,WGM or WIM 4,0
a pair of players out of which both have the title GM,IM,WGM or WIM 0,0

Discounts: young players up to 18 years of age, seniors over 65 years of age and women have 25% discount, these discounts do not refer to additional charge for late registration and are not added up

Applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day of launching of the tournament.

Time schedule of the Tournament:

Monday 15th July 08.30 - 09.30 registration
Monday 15th July 10.00 - 14.00 1st-7th round
Monday 15th July 14.30 - 14.45 presentation of results

Place: Registration, presentation of results and all games will take place at the CSOB pojistovna arena