E – Team Tournament

E – Open Championship of the Czech Republic of 4-member team tournament with rating for FIDE and DWZ, Ing. Svatoslav Zahorovsky´s memorial tournament

11–14 July 2024

Right of participation: 4-member teams with max. of 2 substitutes composed of players without age and performance limitations

Rate of game: 2 x 1,5 h + 30 s / move

Waiting time in case of late coming is 1 h

System of tournament: Swiss system of 7 rounds, teams are set according to average ELO of the first 4 players presented on the list, the team bears the name of the chess club which has more than half players as members or federation whose members are all players, on the list may be max. 6 players who have been arranged according to their approximate efficiency, it is not necessary to register foreigners or have permission for hosting player, if a substitute starts, individual chessboards are shifted. It is not permitted to change or complete the list during the contest.


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

starting fee for a team 50
team whose list of players has only players with GM, IM, WGM and WIM titles or with ELO FIDE >= 2400 0
starting fee for a player 21
starting fee for a player with GM, IM, WGM or WIM title or with ELO FIDE >= 2400 0

Fees for rating of the tournament results for ELO charged according to the economic directive of the Chess Federation of the Czech Republic (10.5 EUR for a teamare not included in the starting fee and will be paid by participants during the registration. The organizer pays the fee for a team whose list of players contains only players with GM, IM, WGM and WIM titles or with ELO FIDE >= 2400.

Late registrations: Those teams whose application will be registered after 30th June 2024 will pay additional charge of 13 EUR.


Tournament prize fund (financial prizes in CZK, payment in EUR possible): 90.000 CZK altogether

1. 20.000
2. 15.000
3. 10.000
4. 8.000
5. 6.000
6. 5.000
7. 4.000
8. 4.000

Special financial prizes (CZK):

- best teams with average ELO 2000 - 2199, 1800 - 1999, 1600 - 1799 and < 1600 (average ELO is counted according to ELO 4 best rated players) will obtain in each of these categories 2 000
- best teams comprising only women: 5 000, 3 000, 2 000

Criteria used for ranking:
1. number of the match points (win = 2 points, draw 1 point, defeat 0 points)
2. number of game points (score)
3. sum of the board points of all team's opponents
4. sum of the board points of all opponents defeated plus one half of the board points of all the opponents with which a tied result was achieved
5. sum of the board points of all the team's opponents, excluding the opponent who scored the highest number of board points and the opponent who scored the lowest number of board points

By the unpaired lot a team will obtain 2 match points and 50% of points to the score. If an opponent does not come out, a team will obtain 2 match points and 100% of points to the score.

Prizes for teams, which have the same number of match and game points, are distributed according to Hort system (among such number of players corresponding to number of advertised prizes)


Time schedule of the Tournament:

Thursday 11 July 11.00–15.30 registration

  17.00 1st round
Friday 12 July 9.00 2nd round

  15.00 3rd round
Saturday 13 July 9.00 4th round

  15.00 5th round
Sunday 14 July 9.00 6th round
    15.00 7th round

  20.00 solemn conclusion


Complete on-line your obligatory applications together with accommodation orders by 30th June 2024 on www.czechopen.net/en/contact-and-applications or send them by e-mail to ave-kontakt@outlook.cz.

All foreign players must have an assigned FIDE identification number (abbreviation FIDE ID or FID) at the time of the submission of the application form. If they do not have it, they have to apply their national chess federation for it.

Place: Registration, solemn presentation of results and all games will take place at the IDEON congress centre