Representatives of Turkey most successful at European School Chess Championship

 

The 6th European School Chess Championship, which was held in Novi Sad, Serbia 20-28 June, 2013 was officially closed yesterday, in Master Center Hall of Novi Sad Fair. The organizers provided a rich cultural programme. During the prize giving ceremony, the guests were welcomed, among others, by Ms. Sava Stoisavljevic, Secretary General of the European Chess Union, on behalf of the ECU President Silvio Danailov.

"The reasons of my pleasure for being here are double this time: as Secretary General of the European Chess Union, I am very satisfied with the fact that the European School Championship has passed in excellent conditions and exceptional organisation, but, first of all, let me say that it makes me especially pleased and honoured to know that the remarkable host of this event has been Novi Sad, the city where I was born." - said Ms. Stoisavljevic.

 

 

Tournament start marked by a record

 
 

The first round of the 6th European School Chess Championship has started in beautiful Master Center Hall of Novi Sad Fair, in truly excellent conditions.

The tournament start was marked by a record. 274 participants (13 national federations) are taking part, which is the highest number in the history of this competition.

The results, tables and 80 games per round will be daily published at the official tournament website.

 

 

6th European School Chess Championship has officially started

 
 

The opening ceremony of the 6th European School Chess Championship was held in Master Center Hall of Novi Sad Fair, with a rich cultural and arts programme. The guests were welcomed by the tournament director Miroslav Kopanja on behalf of the technical organiser, Vojvodina Chess Federation, following which President of Serbian Chess Federation Miodrag Vukotic greeted all those present at the ceremony.

On behalf of Silvio Danailov, President of the European Chess Union, Executive Director of the European Chess Union Vladimir Sakotic welcomed the participants.

"I wish you nice and successful 7 days in Novi Sad, I wish you to get to know this city and its true values and come back to it one day as top chess players." – said Mr. Sakotic.

The competition was officially opened by Member of the City Council for Sports and Youth Predrag Svilar on behalf of the city of Novi Sad – patron of this chess event.

 

 

Regulations

 

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
Tournaments for school chess champions in categories
OPEN U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 / GIRLS U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17

Novi Sad, Serbia 20 -28 June 2013

 

GENERAL REGULATIONS

1. INVITATION

European Chess Union (ECU), Serbian Chess Federation and Vojvodina Chess Federation (technical organiser) have the honour of inviting National Chess Federations and eligible players to the European School Championship 2013 organised in Novi Sad, Serbia from 20th June (Arrival) to 28th June (Departure)

2. PARTICIPATION – AGE LIMITS

2.1. Each National Federation or School Association or schools may enter an unlimited number of players in each of the 12 age groups. In case that one girl group has less than 10 participants, it will be merged with the same open age group category.

2.2. Entitled to participate are players (Boys & Girls) who shall not have reached the age:

Of 7, by 1st January 2013 (date of Birth – January 1st, 2006 and after) – Tournament Under 7;
Of 9, by 1st January 2013 (date of Birth – January 1st, 2004 and after) – Tournament Under 9;
Of 11, by 1st January 2013 (date of Birth– January 1st, 2002 and after) – Tournament Under 11;
Of 13, by 1st January 2013 (date of Birth – January 1st, 2000 and after) – Tournament Under 13;
Of 15, by 1st January 2013 (date of Birth – January 1st, 1998 and after) – Tournament Under 15;
Of 17, by 1st January 2013 (date of Birth – January 1st, 1996 and after) – Tournament Under 17;

Upon arrival, captains or players may be requested to present the passports of their players for verification of
age eligibility.

2.3. Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered by the participants, federations, schools and their Sponsors. Delegations of players must be accompanied by at least one adult (chief, coach or parent) who is taking care about the travel details.

3. ENTRY - FEES

3.1. Each participant must pay 30 EUR to the Organizing Committee as a registration fee.
3.2 ECU fee: In accordance with the ECU regulations an ECU entry fee of 20 EUR is required for each player. Their National Federations must send this amount to the account of the European Chess Union:

Bank: Credit Suisse
Postfach 357, CH - 6301 Zug
Account number: 1835105-42
Holder: European Chess Union
National Bank Code: 4835
BIC: CRESCHZZXXX
IBAN Code: CH3604835183510542000.

For participants who register through their School, the ECU entry fee must be paid before the start of the second round either to their National Federation (proved by a receipt document) or to the Organizing Committee in Novi Sad.

4. REGISTRATION AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS

4.1 Entry forms must be sent by the National Federations or the players and returned to the Organizing Committee not later than Friday May 31th 2013. If the registration form is not forwarded by the Federation a copy must be sent to the National Federation.

4.2 The complete registration form must include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and passport number (for visa purpose only) of each player and each accompanying person. It must also include the name and telephone/e-mail/fax number of the Delegation chief.

4.3 The cost of bus transportation from Belgrade airport (70 km) to the Tournament hotel with return on the departure day is 40 EUR per person.

4.4 By the registration deadline on Friday May 31th 2013, the amount of 30 EUR (registration) + 50% of the total accommodation cost + 40 EUR transportation cost (if required) must be transferred to the bank account of the Organizing Committee for each participant or accompanying person. All bank charges must be paid by the sender. The rest of payments must be made on arrival at the latest. Delegations are advised to pay the total amount of their expenses through the bank account before their arrival.
Bank details will be published until 15th March 2013 or sent with Proforma Invoice upon the request.

5. VENUE - ACCOMMODATION

5.1. Accommodation and board will be provided at Hotel “Novi Sad” (3 stars). Playing Hall is in the elementary school “Mileva Maric Einstein” which is situated 150 meters from the hotel.

5.2. Every participant is obliged to lodge at the official hotels. Every accompanying person that requests a visa from the Organizing Committee is obliged to lodge at the official hotels. Bookings are made only through the Organizing Committee.

5.3. Hotel payments for all players and accompanying persons must be made in advance as described in the registration process and the rest by arrival at the latest. Hotel payments must be paid in EUR currency (euros).

CORRESPONDENT BANK: ERSTE BANK AG WIEN (AUT) - GIBAATWG
ACCOUNT OF THE BENEFICIARY WITH
ERSTE BANK a.d. NOVI SAD (SRB)
SWIFT CODE: GIBARS22
BENEFICIARY:
IBAN: RS35340000001100859429
NAME: ŠAHOVSKI SAVEZ VOJVODINE, MASARIKOVA 25, NOVI SAD

5.4. Lodging with a full board for players, coaches and accompanying persons will cost per person, per day as follow:

Prices per person-per day F/B

Hotel Novi Sad***

SINGLE ROOM

49 €

DOUBLE ROOM

39 €

TRIPLE ROOM

36 €

 

6. RULES AND REGULATIONS

The ECU Tournament Rules shall be followed.
The tournament will be played according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds. National ratings will not be taken into consideration for pairings. The time rate will be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Zero-tolerance rule will be applied for each round. Players may only agree to a draw after the 40th move has been made by Black. Players violating this rule will be forfeited. If a player is offered a draw before the 40th move has been made by Black, he should call an arbiter. His opponent shall be punished for distracting, according to the FIDE Laws of Chess.

7. PLAYING SCHEDULE

Thursday

June    20th  

 Arrival of Participants

Friday

June    21st  

10:00 Technical Meeting - Pairings

Friday

June    21st  

15:00 Round 1

Saturday

June    22nd

15:00 Round 2

Sunday

June    23rd

10:00 Round 3

Sunday

June    23th

17:00 Round 4

Monday

June    24th

15:00 Round 5

Tuesday

June    25th

10:00 Round 6

Tuesday

June    25th

17:00 Round 7

Wednesday

June    26th

15:00 Round 8

Thursday

June    27st      

13:30 Round 9

21:00 Closing ceremony

Friday

June    28st        

 Departures

 

8. PRIZES – TITLES

The winner in each open age category is the European School Champion for 2013 and in each girl age category is the European Girl School Champions for 2013.

GENERAL STANDING

   First place - open winners

(U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17)

Invited players European Individual Youth Championship 2013

TROPHY   MEDAL

   First place - Girl winners

(U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17)

Invited players European Individual Youth Championship 2013

TROPHY   MEDAL

Second & third place - open

(U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17)

Chess Gifts

(Chess software, chess books, chess sets…)

TROPHY   MEDAL

Second & third place - girls

(U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17)

Chess Gifts

(Chess software, chess books, chess sets…)

TROPHY   MEDAL


TEAM STANDING
National Federation or School Association or schools can register a team consisting of 4 or more players, regardless of whether they are boys or girls or which category they play in.

Entry fee is 10 € per team member.

The standing is determined on the final number of points won by 4 most successful players of the team at the individual championship. In case of a tie, the ranking of the best player shall decide, then the second one and so on.

The first three teams will win trophies and all their players will be awarded medals.

9. VISA INFORMATION 

Teams or players needing visas are requested to contact the Organizing Committee before May 1st 2013 and apply on time to Serbian Authorities. The Organizing Committee will provide invitations for visas only after the necessary payments. The O.C has no responsibility for late or incomplete applications.

10. ORGANISING COMMITTEE CONTACT

Tournament Secretariat:

Phone: + 381 64 311 76 98 (English)
Phone: + 381 62 804 70 00 (Russian)

E-mail: school2013@ecuonline.net
www.school2013.org

 

 

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