18th INTERNATIONAL NAJDORF CHESS FESTIVAL

Warsaw, July 7-16, 2018

Tournaments

A Open for players with Elo>=2000

B Open for players with Elo 1600-1999

C Open for players with Elo < 1600

D Tournament of chess prodigies (born 2008 and later)

General Information

1. Organizer: gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation, in co-operation with the Polish Chess Federation.

2. Partner: Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre.

3. Financial support: Ministry of Sports and Tourism, Municipality of the Warsaw Central District, , Marshal's Office of the Mazovian Voivodeship.

4. Festival Director: Maria Macieja mariamacieja@o2.pl, phone: +48-603-391-318

Deputy Festival Director: Tomasz Delega


5. Chief Arbiter: FIDE Arbiter Paweł Suwarski

6. Website: http://www.poloniachess.pl/najdorf2018/

7. Time and venue: The tournaments will take place in the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre at ul.Polna 7a in Warsaw (city centre) http://www.osir-polna.pl/

Detailed schedule (D tournament of chess prodigies):

V, IV, III and II category norms available;

Scoring the games is obligatory

Saturday 07.07.2018 10.00 am. – 7.00 pm. Rounds: I – IV

Sunday 08.07.2017 9.30 am. – 4.00 pm. Rounds: V – VII

Sunday 08.07.2017 4.30 pm. Closing ceremony

Detailed schedule (A, B and C tournaments):

Sunday 08.07.2018 4.30 pm Opening ceremony and 1st round

Sunday 08.07.2018 5.00 pm 1st round

Monday 09.07.2018 5.00 pm 2nd round

Tuesday 10.07.2018 5.00 pm 3rd round

Wednesday 11.07.2018 5.00 pm 4th round

Thursday 12.07.2018 5.00 pm 5th round

Friday 13.07.2018 5.00 pm 6th round

Saturday 14.07.2018 5.00 pm 7th round

Sunday 15.07.2018 5.00 pm 8th round

Monday 16.07.2018 9.00 am 9th round

Monday 16.07.2018 4.00 pm Closing ceremony



8. Tournament groups and entry fees:

A Tournament

For players FIDE rated 2000 and higher

Entry fee: 200 PLN. Free entry for GMs and WGMs.

GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms will be available.

The Organizer has the right to allow players aged under 18 and rated 1900-2000 ELO (as of 1 July 2018) to participate in the A tournament upon payment of 250 PLN entry fee.

B Tournament

For players FIDE rated 1600-1999

Entry fee: 160 PLN

The Organizer has the right to allow players rated 1500-1599 ELO (as of 1 July 2018) to participate in the B tournament upon payment of 200 PLN entry fee.

C Tournament

For players FIDE rated below 1600 and unrated

Entry fee: 140 PLN

A, B and C tournaments will be FIDE rated.

D Tournament

Tournament of chess prodigies (open for children born 2008 and later)

Entry fee: 60 PLN

It is obligatory to score games. Communication of playing children will parents, trainers, and guardians is only allowed in the presence of an arbiter.

9. Conditions of participation:

a) Self-registration on the website www.poloniachess.pl/najdorf2018 not later than 20.06.2018 or submitting an application with the following data: name, surname, country, birthdate, FIDE rating - to the e-mail address najdorf2018@gmail.com not later than 20.06.2018;

b) Payment of the entry fee not later than 20.06.2018.

I) by transfer to the bank account:

Fundacja Szachowa im. gen. Kazimierza Sosnkowskiego, ul. Konwiktorska 6,
00-206 Warszawa

bank PEKAO S.A., XV O/Warszawa

account no. 95 1240 2887 1111 0010 0485 3355 (payments in PLN)

SWIFT code: PKO PPL PW
IBAN code: PL 95124028871111001004853355 (in PLN)

Please clearly indicate which players the payment concerns.

II) at the cash desk of the Foundation, ul. Konwiktorska 6, 00-206 Warsaw, from Monday to Thursday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm;

c) Registration of players after the deadline, i.e. from 21.06 till 07.07.2018 will only be possible if they submit applications by e-mail to najdorf2018@gmail.com. All entry fees for players entering after the 20.06.2018 deadline rise by 50 PLN.

d) Players registered on 08.07.2018 will be allowed to play from Round 2 unless the Organizer, in accordance with the Chief Arbiter, decides otherwise.

e) Entry fees are non-refundable.

10. Hotel Information

a) Organizers' official hotel is Hotel Karat *** (Warszawa, ul. Słoneczna 37) - 15 minutes walking from the playing hall. Website: http://hotelkarat.pl/ .

Players invited by the organizers will be accommodated in Hotel Karat.

Depending on the availability, the organizers will accommodate other participants of the Festival in that hotel, too.

Prices per day (rooms with a bathroom, free Wi-Fi, breakfast included):

single room - 180 PLN;

twin room (two separate beds) - 120 PLN per person.


Attention: the number of places is limited. They will be provided in the order of applications.


b) Participants are free to choose any other accommodation.



11. System and rules of play, time control:

- A Tournament: Swiss system, 9 rounds. Time rate: 90 min. for 40 moves + 30 min. for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

- B and C Tournaments: Swiss system, 9 rounds. Time rate: 90 min. with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

- D Tournament: Swiss system, 7 rounds. Time rate: 1h for the game (no increment).

- Actual FIDE rules are applied in all tournaments.

- A player who arrives at the round more than 30 minutes after the start of the round loses his game by forfeit.

- Every participant must have a FIDE ID code.

- A player forfeiting a game will be excluded from the tournament unless he/she presents a justification by the end of the round.

- The organizers make every effort to present chess as a model of a fair competition. Significant violations of ethics and principles of sportsmanship will be punished. To protect players from unfair behaviour of other participants of the event, according to FIDE recommendations, the Chief Arbiter shall:

a) declare a game lost by both players if he is sure the result of the game was pre-arranged. The evaluation of the evidence of the collusion remains at the discretion of the Chief Arbiter;

b) order, in agreement with the Director of the Festival, a search of a player and his belongings if there is a justified suspicion that the player may be using forbidden assistance from an electronic device or a third party.

12. Verification of participation

The list of entries to the Festival will be regularly updated and published on the website www.poloniachess.pl/najdorf2018.

13. Prizes: Total cash prize fund is 64000 PLN.

A Tournament: prize fund 34000 PLN

B Tournament: prize fund 17000 PLN

C Tournament: prize fund 13000 PLN

D Tournament: souvenirs

Main prizes

A

B

C

1st place

10000 PLN

3000 PLN

3000 PLN

2nd place

6000 PLN

2500 PLN

2000 PLN

3rd place

4000 PLN

2000 PLN

1000 PLN

4th place

3000 PLN

1000 PLN

700 PLN

5th place

2000 PLN

900 PLN

700 PLN

6th place

1000 PLN

700 PLN

600 PLN

7th place

1000 PLN

700 PLN

600 PLN

8th place

700 PLN

600 PLN

500 PLN

9th place

700 PLN

600 PLN

500 PLN

10th place

600 PLN

500 PLN

400 PLN

11th place

600 PLN

400 PLN

300 PLN

12th place

500 PLN

400 PLN

300 PLN

13th place

500 PLN

300 PLN

200 PLN

Total

30600 PLN

13600 PLN

10800 PLN



A Tournament – special prizes (total 3400 PLN)

best woman

I – 1000 PLN, II – 400 PLN

best junior born 2000 or later

I – 400 PLN,

best girl born 2000 or later

I – 400 PLN

best player FIDE rated below 2400

I – 400 PLN,

best player FIDE rated below 2300

I – 400 PLN,

best player FIDE rated below 2200

I – 400 PLN,



B Tournament – special prizes (total 3400 PLN)

best woman

I – 500 PLN

best senior born 1958 or earlier

I – 400 PLN

best junior born 2000 - 2001

I – 400 PLN

best girl born 2000 – 2001

I – 400 PLN

best junior born 2002 - 2003

I – 400 PLN

best girl born 2002 – 2003

I – 400 PLN

best junior born 2004 or later

I – 300 PLN

best girl born 2004 or later

I – 300 PLN

best player FIDE rated below 1800

I – 300 PLN

C Tournament – special prizes (total 2400 PLN)

best woman

I – 400 PLN

best senior born 1958 or earlier

I – 400 PLN

best junior born 2004 - 2005

I – 200 PLN

best girl born 2004 - 2005

I - 200 PLN

best junior born 2006 -2007

I – 200 PLN

best girl born 2006 -2007

I – 200 PLN

best junior born 2008 or later

I – 200 PLN

best girl born 2008 or later

I – 200 PLN

best player FIDE rated below 1400

I – 200 PLN

best player FIDE rated below 1200

I – 200 PLN


In the D Tournament 3 best players will get the right to study at the Polonia

Remarks:

a) In the D Tournament every child gets a memorable diploma and souvenir.

b) Prizes will be payed out in PLN

c) All prizes are shown before taxes, the income tax of 10% will be deducted, with the exception of prizes below 2000 PLN, which are free of taxation, according to the Polish law.

d) Prizes are not shared.

e) Not more than 2 prizes can be given to a player. If he/she wins more prizes, he/she will receive two highest of them; if the values of the alternative prizes are equal, the player receives, if applicable, prizes in the following order:

I) for the overall place;

II) for the best girl (in the youngest of applicable age categories);

III) for the best junior (in the youngest of applicable age categories);

IV) for the best senior born 1958 or earlier;

V) for the best woman;

VII) in rating groups (the lowest applicable)

f) Prizes not received personally at the closing ceremony of the Festival are forfeited.

g) Special prizes will be awarded only if at least 3 players participate in the particular age or rating group.

14. Special Conditions (please send your requests to the Festival Director, Maria Macieja: mariamacieja@o2.pl) :

a) free accomodation and breakfast at the hotel from 07.07.2018 till 16.07.2018 for players invited by the Organizer;

b) Lunch and dinner (or a financial compensation) from 07.07.2017 till 16.07.2018 for players invited by the Organizer;

c) A player getting special conditions is obliged to play all his/her games (or win by forfeit in case his/her opponent doesn't show up).

15. Visas:

a) The condition of issuing the visa-purpose invitation is pre-payment of the starting fee. The visa-purpose invitation will be sent on the ground of that payment.

b) Requests regarding visa-purpose invitations should be sent to the Festival Director, Maria Macieja: mariamacieja@o2.pl.

16. Insurance

Players have to insure themselves for health and accident risk.

17. Final statements

a) A player entering the Festival thereby accepts the provisions stated in this General Information.

b) In cases not covered by the present regulations, the final decision belongs to the Chief Arbiter (in competition-related matters) and the Festival Director (in organizational matters).

The final interpretation of this General Information belongs to the Chief Arbiter (in competition-related matters) and the Festival Director (in organizational matters).

Festival Director

/-/ Maria Macieja