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4mca junior

ANNOUNCEMENT

1.         The Tournament
The "4th Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2012”, boys & girls under 20, will be held in Chania of Crete Greece from 27th August 2012 (arrival) to 4th September (departure).
The tournament is being sponsored by KYDON SPORTS CLUB and SMILE HOTELS-KARAVARAKIS S.A., in IOLIDA BEACH Luxury Resort Hotel *****.
More information can be obtained from the following link :
http://www.smilehotels.gr

The co-organizers for this tournament are :
KYDON SPORTS CLUB, SMILE HOTELS-KARAVARAKIS S.A., PREFECTURE OF CRETE / REGIONAL UNION OF CHANIA, MUNICIPALITY OF CHANIA, MUNICIPALITY OF PLATANIAS.
Great Sponsor are : IOLIDA BEACH HOTEL, Main Sponsors are : CHAMBER OF CHANIA, EEN HELLAS S.A.

2.         Participants
One player each for the Boys and Girls Championships nominated by each Mediterranean Federation as listed in the MCA statute. Players born on January 1st, 1992 and after are eligible to participate. If a Federation wishes to have additional players participating, besides those qualified through the normal way and by right, it should apply to the Organizing Committee. A player can participate in the competition only after getting an official consent from the Organizing Federation.

3.         Registration
The Registration Form/s shall be submitted to the General Secretary of the Mediterranean Chess Association by e-mail (
geoffrey.borg@gmail.com) by not later than 30th June 2012. If participants submit the registration form after the deadline they may have to pay for their accommodation or even be refused entry.

4.         Traveling Expenses and Airport Transfers
Traveling expenses shall be covered by the participating Federations. Transportation from the
Chania International Airport in Crete to the hotel and back will be managed by organizers for free.
Extra players and accompanying persons, transportation fee 20€ (from the Chania International Airport in Crete to the hotel and back).

5.         Board & Lodging
The participants, one man and one woman nominated by each federation, will be provided with full board per day per player. Any additional participant or accompanying person will have to pay for all their expenses in Chania-Crete.
The accommodation will be provided in IOLIDA BEACH Luxury Resort Hotel ***** ( www.smilehotels.gr ).

The extra players and accompanying persons will pay 50 Euros for registration fee. Extra players and accompanying persons that would like to stay in double rooms (full board) will have to pay 48 Euros per day, per person.

In order to make the reservation they have to pay the 50% of the total amount to the hotel. Information at phone +30 28210 83618 .

Registration fee must be paid at the account of :
ALPHA BANK - No 648-002101-036559 (G.Filoxenis, M.Kalogeris)
IBAN : GR43 0140 6480 6480 0210 1036 559 , SWIFT or BIC CRBAGRAAXXX

6.         Entry Visa & Participant Details
All participants are requested to send one passport-size photo (jpeg) of their players and a scan of their passport to the MCA along with the registration form. Please check with your Government or the Greek Embassy in your country on the need or requirements for visas to Greek.

7.         Tournament Regulations

7.1       Tournament Venue
In the conference hall to IOLIDA BEACH Luxury Resort Hotel *****, Chania Crete Greece ( www.smilehotels.gr ).

7.2       Procedure of appeals
Protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter or any of his assistants, must be submitted in written form to the Chairman of the Appeals committee within one hour after completion of the playing session. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 100 EUR, as a deposit from the signatory. If the protest is accepted and the decision changed, then the deposit will be returned back to the claimant.

Otherwise money will be transferred to the MCA Treasury or Organising Committee. The Appeals Committee will be selected prior to the first round during the Technical meeting and will be made up of three persons selected by the majority of the players.

7.3       System and rate of play
Boys and girls will participate in one joint tournament. This will give more opportunity for rating and norms. The Championships are organized as per the FIDE Rules in the FIDE Handbook. The events will be conducted according to the Swiss System, 9 rounds. The time limit will be 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move for each player. The games will be played using DGT clocks.

7.4       Pairings
Pairings will be made with Swiss Manager software. Pairings will be announced as soon as possible after each playing round finishes, and will be posted in front of the tournament hall and in other key areas.

7.5       Ranking and Tie – breaks
The order of players, for the award of trophies, that finish with the same number of points, shall be determined by application of the following tie-breaking procedures in sequence proceeding from (a) to (b) to (c) to (d) according to the extent required.
(a)        Median-Buchholz,
(b)        Buchholz
(c)        Progressive Scores
(d)        Match between tied players.

7.6          Playing Schedule

Monday, August 27th 2012

19:00

Arrival Day
Technical Meeting

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

10:00
17:00

Round 1
Round 2

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

16:30

Round 3

Thursday, August 30th 2012

10:00
17:00

Round 4
Round 5

Friday, August 31st 2012

16:30

Round 6

Saturday, September 1st 2012

16:30

Round 7

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

16:30

Round 8

Monday, September 3rd 2012

10:00

Round 9

 

17:30

Closing Ceremony / Prize Distribution

Tuesday, September 4th 2012               

 

Departure

7.7       Prizes
The Championship winners will be awarded trophies and Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals respectively. The organisers are also please to announce cash prizes as follows :

The Prizes for Boys :                           1st. 300€         2nd. 200€        3rd. 100€
The Prizes for Girls :                            1st. 250€         2nd. 100€        3rd.  50€

Cash prizes will be split equally if there is more than one player qualifying for the cash prize. Women players who may rank in the first overall three places will be given a choice as to which prize and trophy they may wish, but no person may win more than one respective prize & trophy.

The organisers will also offer prizes in special categories (Cups and medals for first 3 in categories  8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 for boys and girls)

7.8          Additional Rules:
(a)          Article 10.2 of the Laws of Chess is not valid.
(b)          After each game players will hand the original scores to the arbiter signed by both of them.
(c)           Analyzing is not allowed in the playing hall.
(d)          During the game the players are not allowed to go to the analyzing room.
(e)          Players who have finished their games shall be considered to be spectators and are not allowed to stay in the playing area.
(f)           Players are asked not to bring any mobile phone into the playing hall. If a mobile phone rings the player will be punished according to the Laws of Chess by loss of the game.
(g)          Flash photography may be used only in the first ten minutes of the games
(h)          We assume that all the players have read the Tournament Regulations and are obliged to obey them.
(i)           Only the players and arbiters shall be allowed in the actual playing area, except with the express permission of the chief arbiter.
(j)           As long as a person’s game is in progress, a player may talk only to an arbiter or with his opponent, as permitted by the Laws of Chess.
(k)          The English text of these Tournament Regulations is the authentic version.

8.            Unforseen Items
Any matter not mentioned in the present Regulations shall be decided by the MCA Council in conjunction with the organising committee.
Contact numbers for the Tournament Director Sakis Kouvatsos (+30) 6944347603 or the MCA General Secretary Mr Geoffrey D Borg (356) 99434729 , geoffrey.borg@gmail.com

Contact the organizing committee to e-mail : info@kydonchess.gr

Registration Form (open and print the form)

Registration Form in word document

 


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