WROCŁAW OPEN 2018
during Wroclaw Chess Festival

under the honorary patronage
of the Mayor of Wroclaw Rafał Dutkiewicz

30th July – 4th August 2018

1. Organizer
Adolf Anderssen Foundation

2. Partners
– Wroclaw City
– Lower Silesian Chess Association
– Gymnasium No. 13 in Wroclaw

3. Venue
Sports hall of Gimnasium No. 13 in Wroclaw
Wroclaw, Reja Street 3 (Wrocław, ul. Reja 3)
https://goo.gl/maps/mCJgoi4DPhr

4. Participation
OPEN A: players with ELO FIDE >= 1800
OPEN B: players with ELO FIDE <= 1900 (or without ELO FIDE)

5. Application
Application should be made by special form (www.chessinwroclaw.pl) or by e-mail  (info@chessinwroclaw.pl). Deadline for applications: 20.07.2018.

6. Tournament Regulation
Rate of game: 90’/40move + 15’ + 30’’/move.
Playing mode – 9 runds, swiss system.
In case of participation of over 100 participants in the group, there will used „acclerated pairing” – variant of swiss system.
Criteria used for ranking and prizes distribution: 1. number of points, 2. Buchholz CUT-1, 3. Buchholz, 4. number of victories, 5. progress.
Results will be included into FIDE rating. 

7. Entry fee
OPEN A – 40 EUR
OPEN B – 25 EUR
Players with titles GM, IM, WGM, WIM – free of charge
Players with FM title – discount 20%

8. Prizes
Prizes in the general classification

OPEN AOPEN B
PlacePrizesPlacePrizes
1st2500 PLN1st600 PLN
2nd2000 PLN2nd500 PLN
3rd1500 PLN3rd400 PLN

The number and amount of the remaining prizes will be given before the third round.Cash prizes in the general classification for at least 10% of players. 

Additional prizes

OPEN AOPEN B
The best woman600 PLNThe best woman300 PLN
The best senior 60+500 PLNRanking award
(Rprfm – R)
200 PLN
The best junior up to 18 yo500 PLNThe best junior up to 14 yoNagrody rzeczowe
za miejsca I-III
Ranking award
(Rprfm – R)
400 PLNThe best junior up to 10 yoNagrody rzeczowe
za miejsca I-III

All prizes are shown before taxes.
According to Polish law, prizes up to 2000 PLN are free of tax. The tax on the other prizes is 10%.
The number and amount of main prizes are guaranteed in the case of participation of min. 100 player in both tournament groups altogether.
Additional prizes are guaranteed in the case of participation of at least 5 competitors in classification.
In the case of a smaller number of participants, the organizer reserves the right to reduce the amount of prizes proportionally.
A player may receive only one additional prize.

9. Schedule

Monday, 30.07.20189:00 – 15:00Registration
16:00Opening ceremony and Round 1
Tuesday, 31.07.201810:00
Round 2
16:00Round 3
Wednesday, 1.08.201810:00
Round 4
Thursday, 2.08.201816:00Round 5
16:00
Round 6
Friday, 3.08.201810:00Round 7
16:00Round 8
Saturday, 4.08.20189:00Round 9
15:00Closing ceremony

10. Accommodation
The organizer proposes accommodation in high standard dorms.
Price of accommodation:
13.5 EUR per person per night – double room
22 EUR per night – single room
Reservation should be made by e-mail (info@chessinwroclaw.pl) before 14th July 2018.

11. Free time and accompanying events
The organizer will propose the following attractions organized for the participants of the Wrocław Chess Festival:
– A cruise on the Oder Rive
– Wroclaw sightseeing tour (also in English or German)
– Blitz tournament
Near the festival playing hall there are also: Zoo and unique Afrykanarium, Hydropolis, Centennial Hall, multimedia fountain and many other interesting places.

12. Final remarks
Players insure themselves.
The organizer reserves the right to introduce technical changes in this Regulations.
The final interpretation of Regulations belongs to the organizer.