MIGUEL NAJDORF INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL
Under the auspices
of the Marshal of the Mazovian Voivodeship Mr Adam Struzik
and the Mayor of the Warsaw Central District Mr Wojciech Bartelski
Warsaw, 14-22 of July, 2011
A – Open for players with Elo>=2000
B – Open for players with Elo<2000
C – Tournament of chess prodigies
(born 2001 and later)
Warsaw Foundation for Chess Development
Municipality of the Warsaw Central District, Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, "Polonia Warsaw” Chess Club,
Marshal's Office of the Mazovian Voivodeship, Municipality of the Warsaw Central District, Biuro Informacji Kredytowej S.A., PGNiG S.A.
4. Technological partner:ATM S.A.
5. Festival Director:
Maria Macieja, e-mail: email@example.com, mobile: +48-603-391-318
Deputy Festival Director:Jarosław Kowalewski, mobile: +48-694-146-194
6. Chief Arbiter:FIDE Arbiter Paweł Suwarski
7. On-line transmission service: dr Michał Rudolf
8. Website: www.poloniachess.pl
9. Date 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/
Schedule (A and B tournaments):
Thursday 14.07.2011 Arrival
Thursday 14.07.2011 5.00 pm Opening ceremony and 1st round
Friday 15.07.2011 5.00 pm 2nd round
Saturday 16.07.2011 5.00 pm 3rd round
Sunday 17.07.2011 5.00 pm 4th round
Monday 18.07.2011 5.00 pm 5th round
Tuesday 19.07.2011 5.00 pm 6th round
Wednesday 20.07.2011 5.00 pm 7th round
Thursday 21.07.2011 5.00 pm 8th round
Friday 22.07.2011 11.00 am 9th round (A and B tournaments)
Friday 22.07.2011 4.30 pm Closing ceremony
Schedule (C tournament of chess prodigies):
V, IV, III and II category norms available;
Scoring the games is obligatory
Saturday 16.07.2011 1.00 pm. 1stround
Saturday 16.07.2011 3.00 pm. 2ndround
Saturday 16.07.2011 5.00 pm. 3rdround
Saturday 16.07.2011 7.00 pm. 4thround
Sunday 17.07.2011 11.00 am. 5thround
Sunday 17.07.2011 1.00 pm. 6thround
Sunday 17.07.2011 3.00 pm. 7thround
Sunday 17.07.2011 4.30 pm. Closing ceremony
10. Tournament groups and entry fees:
Tournament A is open for players rated 2000 (Elo) and higher, with GM and IM norms available.
Entry fee: 140 PLN
Tournament B is open for players rated below 2000.
Entry fee: 120 PLN
A and B tournaments will be Elo rated.
Tournament C (chess prodigies) is open for players born 2001 and later.
Entry fee: 50 PLN
11. System of play and time control:
Tournaments A and B: 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.
Tournament C: Swiss system, 7 rounds. Time rate: 1 h. for the game (no increment).
Total prize fund is 40550 PLN (gross)
Tournament A: total prize fund 34500 PLN (gross)
Tournament B: total prize fund 6050 PLN (gross)
Tournament C: presents for all children. Three best players will gain the right to study at the Polonia Chess School in the school year 2011/12 free of charge.
Item prizes in the Festival: 80 items of the 10000 PLN total value.
Tournament A: money prizes 34500 PLN
1st place 8000 PLN
2nd place 5000 PLN
3rd place 4000 PLN
4th place 2500 PLN
5th place 2000 PLN
6th place 1500 PLN
7th place 1000 PLN
8th place 900 PLN
9th place 750 PLN
10th place 700 PLN
11th place 650 PLN
12th place 600 PLN
13th place 550 PLN
14th place 500 PLN
15th place 450 PLN
16th place 400 PLN
the best woman 1000 PLN
second woman 400 PLN
the best player born 1951 or earlier 400 PLN
the best player born 1993 or later 400 PLN
second player born 1993 or later 200 PLN
the best girl born 1993 or later 400 PLN
second girl born 1993 or later 200 PLN
the best player born 1995 or later 400 PLN
the best girl born 1995 or later 400 PLN
the best player with rating <= 2200 400 PLN
the best player with rating <= 2300 400 PLN
the best player with rating <= 2400 400 PLN
Tournament B: money prizes 6050 PLN + 30 item prizes:
1st place 650 PLN
2nd place 600 PLN
3rd place 550 PLN
4th place 500 PLN
5th place 450 PLN
6th place 400 PLN
7th place 350 PLN
8th place 300 PLN
9th place 250 PLN
10th place 200 PLN
the best woman 200 PLN
the best player born 1951 or earlier 200 PLN
the best player born 1997 or later 200 PLN
the best girl born 1997 or later 200 PLN
the best player born 1999 or later 200 PLN
the best girl born 1999 or later 200 PLN
the best player with rating <= 1600 200 PLN
the best player with rating <= 1400 200 PLN
the best player with rating <= 1200 200 PLN
30 item prizes
Tournament C: item prizes for all children. Three best players will gain the right to study at the Polonia Chess School in the school year 2011/12 free of charge.
Prizes are not shared.
Not more than 2 prizes can be given to a player. If he/she wins more prizes, he/she receives the 2 highest. If the value of the prizes is equal, the player receives (if applicable) prizes in the following order:
for the final place
for the best girl (in the youngest category applicable)
for the best boy (in the youngest category applicable)
for the best player born 1951 or earlier
for the best woman
for the best place in rating groups (in as low rating group as possible)
All prizes are shown before taxes, the income tax of 10% will be deducted. According to the Polish law all prizes below 760 PLN are free of taxation.
13. Applications and fees:
Applications should be submitted to:
a) Chief arbiter: Paweł Suwarski by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
b) Warsaw Chess Foundation:
- Club Secretariat on Mondays from 5:00 pm. till 6:00 pm.
- by fax: +48 22 887 67 06
ATTENTION! Applications, entry fees and hotel payments (if the organizer’s suggested hotel is chosen) should be sent by the 20th of June 2011.
For applications submitted later, the entry fees rise by 50 PLN.
- transfer to the bank account:
Fundacja na Rzecz Wspierania Szachów w Warszawie, ul. Konwiktorska 6, 00-206 Warszawa
bank: Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., XV O/ Warszawa
account no.: 95 1240 2887 1111 0010 0485 3355
(please state clearly which players the payment concerns);
- at the cash desk of the Foundation, ul. Konwiktorska 6, 00-206 Warsaw, on Mondays from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm;
- on the 14th of July 2011 from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, ul. Polna 7a (attention: only for foreign participants!)
The list of the participants will be regularly updated and published on the website www.poloniachess.pl, and the final list will be posted up for the verification by the players in the playing hall on the 14th of July 2011at 4 pm.
15. Special Conditions:
free participation: Grandmasters and Women Grandmasters.
free accommodation and meals in the hotel Ibis Stare Miasto from 14.07.2011 till 22.07.2011 or in the hotel of the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, ul. Polna 7a in a double room: 14 GMs in Tournament A (in order of application).
100 participants of the Festival may use the swimming-pool of the Centre free of charge daily from 7 pm till 10 pm.
The Organizer offers accommodation in the hotel Ibis Stare Miasto from 14.07.2011 till 22.07.2011. Reaching the playing venue: 8 minutes by metro (4 stations). The hotel website: http://www.accorhotels.com/pl/hotel-3714-ibis-warszawa-stare-miasto-old-town/index.shtml
Prices of accommodation:
Single room (with a bathroom, breakfast included): 1280 PLN for the whole stay (8x160 PLN)
Double room (with a bathroom, breakfast included): 640 PLN per person for the whole stay (8x80 PLN)
The Organizer also offers accommodation in the hotel of the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre (at the playing venue) from 14.07.2011 till 22.07.2011. The hotel website: http://www.osir-polna.pl/
Prices of accommodation:
Triple room (with a bathroom, breakfast included): 640 PLN per person for the whole stay (8x80 PLN).
Quadruple room (with a bathroom, breakfast included): 560 PLN per person for the whole stay (8x70 PLN).
17. Insurance: The players have to insure themselves for health and accident risk.
18. Final notices:
THE FINAL INTERPRETATION OF THE GENERAL INFORMATION BELONGS TO THE ORGANIZER.
Deputy Tournament Director