2017-06-17

Plovdiv Chess Week

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ORGANIZERS: Chess club ChessBomb - Plovdiv and the chess portal ChessBomb.com, with the support of the Plovdiv Municipality

The Chess Week" will be held from 3rd till 9th of July 2017 at Park Hotel St. Petersburg on the project "Plovdiv for the Youngs", funded by the Plovdiv Municipality.
During the "Week of Chess" we organized:
  • A Chess Academy with GM Adrian Mihalchichin, a coach of the 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov and a chairman of the chess team of FIDE.
  • Session of simultaneous play with the world-famous champion Antoaneta Stefanova, screening of her career film and meeting of the chess prima with all the fans.
  • Two tournaments for an international ELO with a total prize pool of 3000 leva.
Tournament A - for chess players with an international ELO <2200, slow to classical control;
Tournament B - for everyone without limitations in ELO and age, bliz chess.
Tournaments will be held in succession. From 03 to 08.07.2017 will be held Tournament A, and on 08 and 09. 06 will be held Tournament B. Tournament games will be interwoven with a Chess Academy for children and advanced, and on 3rd  of July all participants will have the unique opportunity to participate in a simultaneous game of 20 boards with the chess champ Antoaneta Stefanova.

Applications for participation are accepted until 30rd of June 2017 at:
Email: aleksandar.delchev@gmail.com
On phone: 0877657700 Emilia Dzhigarova

REGULATION of Tournament A:
Date: 03-08.07. 2017
Place: Plovdiv, Hotel "St. Petersburg".
Tournament A will be held in 7 rounds following the Swiss system, according to the FIDE rules and FIDE tourament rules, valid from 1.07.2014. The playing couples wiil be determined using the Swiss Manager software. Valid for international ELO!
The time control will be 60 minutes per player until to the end of the game, adding 30 (thirty) seconds before each move, starting from the first.
Chief arbiter: WIM Rouzhka Genova - International arbiter at FIDE
Participation: chess players with FIDE ELO < 2200, who paid a tournament fee as follows: for children under 18 years and seniors (60+) - 20 BGN, and for all other applicants - 30 BGN.
REGULATION of Tournament B:
Date: 03-08.07. 2017
Place: Plovdiv, Hotel "St. Petersburg".
Tournament B will be held in 7 rounds following the Swiss system, according to the FIDE rules and FIDE tourament rules, valid from 1.07.2014. The playing couples wiil be determined using the Swiss Manager software. Valid for international ELO!
The time control will be 10 minutes per player until to the end of the game, adding 5 (five) seconds before each move, starting from the first.
Chief arbiter: WIM Rouzhka Genova - International arbiter at FIDE
Participation: chess players, who paid a tournament fee as follows: for children under 18 years and seniors (60+) - 15 BGN, and for all other applicants - 20 BGN. The grandmasters are free of charge.

Schedule of The Plovdiv Chess Week
Date   
Time
Tournaments
Chess Academy - lecturor GM Adiran Mihalchishin - chief trainer of FIDE.
03 July
10.00 - 14.00
Registration of the participants in Tournament A
14.00
Technical Conference
14.30
Opening of Tournament A
14.30 - 16.30
First Round A
17.00 - 19.00
Second Round А
04 July
10.00 - 12.00
Chess Academy for Children
Topic: Basic Principles of the Russian Chess School
14.30  - 16.30
Тhird Round А
17.00 - 19.00  
Advanced Chess School (1800 - 2200)
Topic: Principles of the Mittelshpiel playing
05 July
10.00 - 12.00
Chess Academy for Children
Topic: Basic Principles of the Endspiel. Theoretical postulates for the Level 1200-1600                            
14.30  - 16.30
Fourth Round А
17.00 - 19.00
Advanced Chess School (1800 - 2200)
Topic: Developing and Creating an Attack in the Mittelspiel
06 July
10.00 - 12.00
Chess Academy for Children
Topic: Debut Repertoire of the Attacking Chess Player
14.30  - 16.30
Fifth Round А
17.00 - 19.00
Advanced Chess School (1800 - 2200)
Topic: Debut Repertoire of the Position Chess Player
07 July
10.00 - 12.00
Sixth Round А
14.00
Session of Simultaneous Play with the World Chess Champion Antoaneta Stefanova
Discussions with the champion, combined with projection of a film about her career and successes.
07 July
10.00 - 12.00
Seventh Round А
13.00
Official Closing of the Tournament A and  Awarding of the Winners.
08 July
14.00- 16.00
Registration of the participants in Tournament B

16.00
Technical Conference

16.15
First Round B
17.15
Second Round B

18.15
Тhird Round B

19.15
Fourth Round B

08 July
10.00
Fifth Round B

11.00   
Sixth Round B

12.00   
Seventh Round B

13.00
Awarding of the Winners in Tournament B.
Official Closing of the Tournament and the Plovdiv Chess Week.

AWARDS:
Prizes for Tournament A:
Main Ranking - 800 BGN,  distribued as follows:
1st place 200 BGN
2nd place 150 BGN.
3rd place 120 BGN
4th place 80 BGN
5th place 50 BGN
6th place 50 BGN

Special groups:
  • 1st place for participants up to 35 years: 50 BGN
  • 1st place for women: 50 BGN
  • 1st place for seniors (60 +): 50 BGN

Special prizes - 500 BGN,  distribued as follows:
  • 1st place for boys up to 8 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for girls up to 8 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for boys up to 10 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for girls up to 10 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for boys up to 12 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • For 1st place in girls up to 12 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for boys up to 14 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for girls up to 14 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for boys up to 16 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for girls up to 16 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
Prizes for Tournament B:
Main Ranking - 900 BGN,  distribued as follows:
1st place 300 BGN
2nd place 200 BGN
3rd place 150 BGN
4th place 120 BGN
5th place 80 BGN
6th place 50 BGN

Special groups:
  • 1st place for participants up to 35 years: 50 BGN
  • 1st place for women: 50 BGN
  • 1st place for seniors (60 +): 50 BGN

Special prizes - 500 BGN,  distribued as follows:
  • 1st place for boys up to 8 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for girls up to 8 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for boys up to 10 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for girls up to 10 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for boys up to 14 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for girls up to 14 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for boys up to 16 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for girls up to 16 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for boys up to 18 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.
  • 1st place for girls up to 18 years: cup, diploma and Sporting Goods coupon for 50 BGN.

Tournament Fees
  1. Full participation in all events of the program (Chess Academy + Two Tournaments + Chess Session) - 200 BGN.
  2. Three-day participation (morning or afternoon) in the Chess Academy - 150 BGN.
  3. One-day participation (morning or afternoon) in the Chess Academys - 60 BGN.
  4. Fee for participation in the session with GM Antoaneta Stefanova - 80 BGN.
  5. Tournament A Fee - 30 BGN.
  6. Fee for participation in tournament A for children under 18 years and for seniors (60+) - 20 BGN.
  7. Tournament B Fee - 20 BGN.
  8. Fee for participation in Tournament B for children up to 18 years and for seniors (60+) - 15 BGN.
                                                         
Accomodation:
Park Hotel St. Petersburg **** offers special prices for all guests of the Chess Week in Plovdiv, which includes a free visit to the hotel's outdoor pool.
Accommodation options:
1. Bed in a double room, breakfast included - 35 BGN.
2. Bed in a single room, breakfast included - 45 BGN.
3. Bed in a single room, All inclusive - 80 BGN.

4. Bed in a double room, All inclusive - 75 BGN.