2018-03-24

ChessBomb Bansko Open 2018





                              
                          Chess &

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  24 - 31 of March 2018
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-PA
Tournament information:
ChessBomb is glad to welcome you on the ChessBomb Bansko Open 2018. The tournament is taking place from 24th till 31st of March 2018 in the famous Bulgarian ski resort – Bansko. The event is open for players from all generations up to age of 6 in 2 rating groups – group A: > 2101 and group B: 1500 - 2100. 

Tourist information:
Visiting Bulgaria on March will meet you with plenty of her winter charm and some great slopes for skiing and snow games. Set in the scenic Pirin National Park, Bansko is the most modern Bulgarian resort with fast lifts, the best snow record and longest ski season. The place is an unique mixture of a UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic old town, interesting nightlife and mountain peace and sports.
Weather: The climate in Bansko during March can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry. March is in the spring in Bansko and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (42°F), whilst at night -3°C (26°F) is normal. (source)

Venue:
The chess playing hall will be in hotel Regnum Bansko****.  

Accommodation:
The organizers offer 3 hotels for players’ accommodation with special price offers for the tournament participants and accompanying persons:
Regnum Bansko*****; Hotel Bansko Spa & Holidays**** and Hotel- Zara Bansko**** all of them near ski lifts, offering ski wardrobes and wellness and SPA procedures and restaurants with rich cuisine.  Accommodation rates are in Euro per person, per night including breakfast, lunch and dinner, hotel insurance, tourist tax, 9% VAT. All prices are net. 
The organizers provide special reduced tournament fee of 30 EUR for participants who stay in the preferred hotel group.

Regnum Bansko Apart Hotel & SPA***** offers a combination of spacious Suites with spectacular views of Pirin Mountain, a luxury SPA center, authentic cuisine during winter season, playground and children’s animation.


Special price offers of Regnum Bansko Apart Hotel & SPA*****  for the tournament participants and accompanying persons:
An adult in a double room: 70 EURO (third adult 55 EURO)
A child (up to 7 years) accompanied from 2 parents  - free
A child (7 - 14 years old) - 15 EURO.

Hotel Bansko Spa & Holidays**** - 1000 meters from the nearest ski lift.



Special price offers of Hotel Bansko Spa & Holidays**** for the tournament participants and accompanying persons:
An adult in a double room: 33 EURO (third adult  EURO)
A child (up to 7 years) accompanied from 2 parents  - free, a second child - 16 EURO,
A child (7 - 14 years old) - 16 EURO.

Hotel- Zara **** Bansko is located 900 m away from the Gondola cabin lift and 800 m from downtown Bansko.

Special price offers of Hotel- Zara **** Bansko for the tournament participants and accopaning persons:
An adult in a double room: 30 EURO (third adult  25 EURO)
A child (up to 6 years) accompanied from 2 parents  - free,
A child (6 - 12 years old) - 20 EURO. 

Tournament Prizes: 6000 EUR
Group A
1st place: 1000 EUR
2nd place: 600 EUR
3rd place: 400 EUR
4th place: 300 EUR
5th place: 300 EUR
6th place: 200 EUR
Best Woman: 100 EUR
Best Senior 60+: 100 EUR

Group B
1st place: 1000 EUR
2nd place: 600 EUR  
3rd place: 400 EUR
4th place: 150 EUR
5th place: 100 EUR
6th place: 100 EUR
7th place: 80 EUR
8th place: 70 EUR
9th place: 50 EUR
10th place: 50 EUR
Rating prizes Best player under 1800: 100 EUR
Best player under 1600: 100 EUR
Best Junior under 18: 100 EUR and Best Woman: 100 EUR
Control and a system of play: The tournament will be held in 9 rounds following the Swiss system, according to the FIDE tournament rules and FIDE Regulation from 1.07.2014. (Appendix В. Bliz - В4). The playing couples will be determined using the Swiss Manager software.
The time control will be 90 minutes + 30 sec. before each move for the whole game.
The ranking of players is determined according to the number of finishing points.
Tiе-break: the ranking of players whose finishing points are equal is determined by:
(A) The result of the games between players in the same group;
(B) Reduced Buchholz-1;
(C) Buchholz;
(D) Number of games won.

Arbitrage:
Chief Arbiter - IA Genova Ruzhka WIM, ID 2902273, e-mail:genova.ruzh@gmail.com
Arbiter - Djingarova, Emilia WGM, ID 2903229
Tournament Fee: 50 EUR for adults; 40 EUR for children. 
The organizers provide special reduced tournament fee of 30 EUR for participants who stay in the preferred hotel group.
23.03.2018 (Friday): Arrival - from 18:00
24.03.2018 (Saturday):
13:00 Draw of pairings
14:30 Opening ceremony
15:00 Round 1
25.03.2018 (Sunday):
10.00 Round 2  
16.00 Round 3
26t.03.2018 (Monday):
16:00 Round 4
27.03.2018 (Tuesday):
16.00 Round 5
21:00 Chess lecture of GM Al. Delchev
28.03.2018 (Wednesday):
16.00 Round 6
29.03.2018 (Thursday):
16.00 Round 7
21:00 Chess lecture of GM Al. Delchev
30.03.2018 (Friday):
16.00 Round 8
31.03.2018 (Saturday):
10.00 Round 9
01.04.2018 (Sunday): Departure