EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS INDIVIDUAL CUP 2018

on combined system (classic, rapid, blitz)

for school chess champions in categories

OPEN U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 / GIRLS U7, U9, U11, U13, U15

 

03 – 12. October 2018 Budva, Montenegro

 

GENERAL REGULATIONS

  1.   INVITATION

The European Chess Union (ECU), the Montenegro Chess Federation (MCF), the International School Chess Union (ISCU) and Travel agency “CIPA Travel” have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations of the European Chess Union and eligible players in the EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CUP 2018 organised in Budva, Montenegro from 03 October (arrivals) to 12 October 2018 (departures).

  1.    PARTICIPATION – AGE LIMITS

2.1. Each National Federation or School Association or schools may enter an unlimited number of players in each of the 10 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 separately ) who shall not have reached the age:

  •         Of    7,  by  1st  January  2018  (date  of  Birth  –  January  1st,  2011  and  after)  – Tournament Under    7;
  •         Of    9,  by  1st  January  2018  (date  of  Birth  –  January  1st,  2009  and  after)  – Tournament Under    9;
  •         Of  11,  by  1st   January  2018  (date  of  Birth–  January  1st,  2007  and  after)    – Tournament Under 11;
  •         Of  13,  by  1st   January  2018  (date  of  Birth  –  January  1st,  2005  and  after)  – Tournament Under 13;
  •         Of  15,  by  1st   January  2018  (date  of  Birth  –  January  1st,  2003  and  after)  – Tournament Under 15.

Upon arrival, captains or players may be requested to present the passports of their players for verification of age eligibility.

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 one adult (chief, coach or parent), who is taking care about the travel details.

 

  1.   ENTRY -  FEES

3.1.  A registration fee of 80 euros per participant (players, officials, trainers, media, etc.) should be paid directly to the Organizing Committee. The registration fee includes transport from each Montenegrean Airport.

3.2  ECU entry fee: In accordance with the ECU regulations, an ECU entry fee of 20 EUR is required for each player. Their National Federations must send this amount directly to ECU. The ECU entry fee could be paid before the start of the first round or to the Organizing Committee.

3.2. Participants from the European Small Nations (FIDE Zone 1.10) have a 50% discount in registration fees.

 

  1.   REGISTRATION AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS

4.1 Entry forms must be sent from the National Federations or the players and returned to the Organizing Committee not later than 10 July 2018. If the registration form is not forwarded 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, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating 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 Chief of Delegation. 

4.3 At the time of registration by 10 July 2018, the amount of 80 euros (registration) + 30% of the total accommodation cost must be transferred, to the following bank account of the Organizing Committee for each participant or accompanying person. Rest of payments must be made upon arrival.

4.1 Entry forms must be sent from the National Federations or the players and returned to the Organizing Committee not later than 10 July 2018. If the registration form is not forwarded 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, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating 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 Chief of Delegation.

4.3 At the time of registration by 10 July 2018, the amount of 80 euros (registration) + 30% of the total accommodation cost must be transferred, to the following bank account of the Organizing Committee for each participant or accompanying person. Rest of payments must be made upon arrival.

Instructions for customer transfers in EUR, GBP, CHF:

____________________________________________________________________________________________________
56:...................

Intermediary:

/400876951500

COBADEFF COMMERZBANK AG FRANKFURTAMMAIN,  GERMANY

57:...................

Accountwithinstitution: SWIFT: ATLMMEP2

ATLASBANKAAD PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO
59:...................

Beneficiary:

IBAN:ME25505120000000037915

CIPA DOO  BUDVA MONTENEGRO
Important note:

Overallcost ofmoneytransferpayment paidbythecustomer.The payers and recipients bank transfer feesarecovered entirelyby theclient.

Pleasesend usaconfirmationofpayment bye‐mail cipa@t‐ com.me

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

4.5 The foreign bank commissions must be paid by the sender. If not, the respective amount will be charged and should be paid in full before the end of the second round.

4.6 ONLINE ACCOMMODATION BOOKING:  WWW.CIPA-BOOKING.COM

– direct link at: https://www.cipa-booking.com/en/top_offer/european-school-chess-cup-2018-57

5. VENUE - ACCOMMODATION

5.1 Accommodation and board will be provided at

Hotel Park Budva 3*, Mediteran Hotel & Resort 4*- Congress Centre, Wellness & Spa, Aqua Park (main hotel accomodation), Hotel Montenegro 4*, Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa 5*

Playing Hall is in the Hotel Mediteran

5.2 Every player coach and accompanying person are obliged to lodge at the official hotels.

Bookings are made only through the Organizing Committee (through registrations and bookings forms).

5.3 Hotel payments for all players and accompanying persons must be made 30% in advance as described in registration process and the rest 70 % upon arrival, the latest.

Hotel payments must be paid in euros (EUR). No future payments of hotel bills will be accepted. Cancellations are not possible after 10 July 2018.

5.4 Lodging for players, coaches and accompanying persons will  cost per person for 8 and 9 nights (includes breakfast,lunch and dinner in buffet). For more nights add the charge of one or more nights.

 

Hotel Park 3* Budva – beach front hotel

Price per person Full Board - Full board includes bed, breakfast, lunch & evening meal

 

Per person 

/ package

extra night

Available

  ROOM TYPE   

8 nights

9 nights

surcharge

 rooms

- Singe room

468 €

526,5 €

58,5 €

5

- Double room

312 €

351 €

39 €

15

- Triple room                           

312 €

351 €

39 €

30

 

>> ONLINE RESERVATION

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hotel Mediteran Conference & Spa resort 4(main accommodation hotel )

Price per person Full Board - Full board includes bed, breakfast, lunch & evening meal

  Per person  / package extra night Available
  ROOM TYPE 8 nights 9 nights surcharge  rooms
- Singe room 640 € 720 € 80 € 5
- Double room 504 € 567 € 63 € 15
- Double room+extra bed                             464 € 522 € 58 € 30

 

>> ONLINE RESERVATION

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hotel Montenegro Beach Resort 4*

Price per person Full Board - Full board includes bed, breakfast, lunch & evening meal

   Per person / package extra night Available
  ROOM TYPE                     8 nights 9 nights surcharge rooms
- Single room 600 € 675 € 75 € 10
- Double room                                             456 € 513 € 57 € 90

 

>> ONLINE RESERVATION

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa 5*

 Price per person Full Board - Full board includes bed, breakfast, lunch & evening meal

  Per person / package extra night Available
ROOM TYPE 8 nights 9 nights surcharge rooms
- Single room, mountain view                     1000 € 1.125 € 125 € 10
- Double room,  mountain view 720 € 840 € 90 € 90
- Sea view surcharge per room/day 15 € 15 € 15 € -

 

>> ONLINE RESERVATION

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

The rates include:

  • A. Traditional European breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner,
  • B. Wireless Internet,
  • C. SPA centar,
  • D. Swimming pools,
  • E. Private beach,
  • F. All hotels are 3 min walking distance from main hotel
  • G. Children age 0-3 free of charge

 

Obligatory surcharge:

  • H. Sojourn tax is 1,00 € per person per day for adults. Children from the age of 12 to 18 are entitled to a 50% discount, while children under the age of 12 are exempted from paying the sojourn tax.
  • I. Insurance is 0,50 € per person per day.

 

  1.   RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

6.1. The tournament will be held according to the Mix System:

        - Five days for Classic tournament in each age group (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);

        - One day for Rapid tournament in each age group (15 min. for game with 10 sec. for each move);

        - One day for Blitz tournament in each age group (3 min. + 2 sec. for each move).

6.2. After 5 rounds in tournament with Classic time-control in each age group players will be divided on group A and group B.

         - Groups A will be consist from players who have place from 1 to 8 in the standing after 5 rounds.

         - Groups B will be consist from other players.

6.3. 8 players from groups A will continue to play in rapid in Olympic System (3 double rounds with Armageddon in each round if needed) and blitz in Robin System (7 double rounds).

6.4. Players from groups B will continue to play in rapid (7 rounds) and blitz (9 or 11 rounds) in Swiss System.

6.5. All tournaments will be arranged under the ECU Tournament Regulations and FIDE Rules. Tournament with classic time-control will be FIDE rated. Rate of play will be according to FIDE regulations. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for the Pairings. Default time is 3 minutes for each round.

6.6. Communication between players (the offer of draw) is forbidden until the 40th move has been played.

6.7. Organizing Committee and Chief Arbiter have right to do the changest in the regulations if needed.

6.8. Winners in groups A and B are determined by the smallest sum of the places taken in tournaments on classics, rapid and blitz. At equality of indicators, the preference is given to the player who took higher place in tournament on classics.

 

  1.   PLAYING SCHEDULE

 

  • > Wednesday, October 03th -  Arrival  of Participants
  • > Wednesday, October 03th -  21:00 Technical Meeting
  • > Thursday,    October 04th -  12:00  Drawing - 15:30 Open Ceremony - 16:00 Swiss Round 1 in Classic
  • > Friday,         October 05th -  16:00  Swiss Round 2 in Classic
  • > Saturday,     October 06h -   16:00  Swiss Round 3 in Classic
  • > Sunday,        October 07th -  16:00  Swiss Round 4 in Classic
  • > Monday,       October 08th -  16:00  Swiss Round 5 in Classic
  • > Tuesday,      October 09th -   Free Day: Contest “What do you knowabout Chess History?” and excursions.
  • > Wednesday,  October 10th -  10:00-14:00  Rapid Rounds1 and 2 ingroup A (Olympic System) and Rapid Rounds1 – 4 in group B (Swiss System)
  • > Wednesday,  October 10th -  16:00-19:00 Rapid Round3 in group A and Rapid Rounds 5-7 in group B
  • > Thursday,     October 11th -   10:00-14:00  Blitz Tournament in Robin Systemin Group A and Blitz Tournament in Swiss System in Group B
  • > Friday,         October 11th -   19:00  Closing Ceremony
  • > Saturday,     October  12st -   Departures

 

  1.   PRIZES –   TITLES

8.1. The first winner in each open age category in group A is the European School Chess Cup Champion for 2018 and the first winner in each girl age category in group A is the European School Chess Cup Girl Champion for 2018. Special diplomas with trophies will be provided.

8.2. The 5 first winners (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15) and the 5 Girl winners (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15) according to Present Regulations will play as invited players in the 2019 European School Chess Championships in Romania (Mamaia, June 6-16, 2019).

Organizing Committee of European School Chess Cup–2018 will provide free accommodation (double room with meals) for 10 winners in groups A.

8.3. The first winners in each category in groups B (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15; boys and girls) are the invited participants of European School Chess Cup in 2019 (Budva, Montenegro).

Organizing Committee of European School Chess Cup–2018 will provide free accommodation (double room with meals) for 10 winners in groups B.

8.4. GENERAL STANDINGS PRIZES

  • - Group A: 5 open Champions U7,U9,U11,U13,U15) - Invited participants European School Chess Championship 2019 Special Gifts - TROPHIES
  • - Group A: 5 Girl Champions (U7,U9,U11,U13,U15) -  Invited  participants European School Chess Championship 2019 Special Gifts - TROPHIES
  • - Group B: 5 open Champions (U7,U9,U11,U13,U15) - Invited participants European School Chess Cup 2019 Chess Gifts -- TROPHIES
  • - Group B: 5 Girl Champions (U7,U9,U11,U13,U15) - Invited participants European School Chess Cup 2019 Chess Gifts - TROPHIES

 

8.5.   SPECIAL PRIZES (total 10)

  • - 1st player born 2011 (U7), Chess Gifts - MEDALS
  • - 1st girl born 2011 (GU7 ), Chess Gifts - MEDALS
  • - 1st player born 2009 (U9), Chess Gifts - MEDALS
  • - 1st girl born 2009 (GU9 ), Chess Gifts - MEDALS
  • - 1st player born 2007 (U11), Chess Gifts - MEDALS
  • - 1st girl born 2007 (GU11), Chess Gifts - MEDALS
  • - 1st player born 2005 (U13), Chess Gifts - MEDALS
  • - 1st girl born 2005 (GU13), Chess Gifts - MEDALS
  • - 1st player born 2003 (U15), Chess Gifts - MEDALS
  • - 1st player born 2003 (GU15), Chess Gifts - MEDALS

 

8.6.     TEAM PRIZES (total 3)

Three special trophies for country or school delegations of 5 participants, which will play at least in 3 ages groups (winners will be named according to the best 5 individual results).

8.7.     Special Diplomas of participation for all players

  • - Contest “What do you know about Chess History?”
  • - Excursions  Program  to  Sveti  Stefan  where  is  played  chess  match Between Fischer and Spasky 1992.
  • - Chess seminars by GM’s
  • - Chess in Schools seminar for teachers or coachers

 

10. CONTACT THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Tournament Secretariat:

Aleksandra Ivković technical director - Phone/Viber +382 69 456 772, +382 33 468 196

Fax: +382 33 468 196, Email: cipa@t-com.me

Website: www.cipa-booking.com or direct link: https://www.cipa-booking.com/en/top_offer/european-school-chess-cup-2018-57

Alexander Kostyev, ISCU President:  iscu@mail.ru

Montenegro chess federation:  office@sahcg.me

 

11. VISA INFORMATION

Teams or players needing visas are requested to contact the Organizing Committee before  10 July 2018. and apply on time to Montenegro 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.

11. TRANSPORT

A registration fee ( 80 € per person ), obligated to all competitors ( competitors, acc.person and coaches ) includes transport from Tivat or Podgorica airport to Hotel and return.

Transport from Dubrovnik Airport to hotel and return need to be paid extra. For more information you should contact the  Organizer.

Boook a car transfer here: 

>> ONLINE TRANSFER RESERVATION

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Here you can download the necessary documentation: