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                      Κυπελλούχος Ελλάδος
                     2000-2001-2002-2003-2006

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General Regulations

1.         The Tournament
The "5th Mediterranean Junior Chess Championships 2013”, boys & girls under 20, will be held in Chania of Crete Greece from 26th August (arrival) to 3rd September 2013 (departure).
The tournament is being sponsored by KYDON SPORTS CLUB and KROMMYDAKIS GROUP OF COMPANIES, in ATLANTICA CALDERA CRETA PARADISE HOTEL. More information can be obtained from the following link

Information about Chania Crete : www.chania.eu/tourism

The co-organizers for this tournament are :
MEDITERRANEAN CHESS ASSOCIATION - MCA, KYDON SPORTS CLUB, REGION OF CRETE / REGIONAL UNIT OF CHANIA
, MUNICIPALITY OF PLATANIAS.

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, 1993 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 20th July 2013. 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.         Accommodation
The invited participants, a boy and a girl identified by each federation will be hosted by the organizers with free accommodation (full board) in double or triple rooms hotels organizing the tournament. Any additional participant or accompanying person will have to pay for all their expenses in Chania-Crete.
The accommodation will be provided in the hotels :
CALDERA CRETA PARADISE
- www.atlanticahotels.com/en/Hotels/Greece/Atlanticacalderacretaparadise/
PANORAMA HOTEL - www.panorama-hotel.gr
GERANIOTIS Beach Hotel - www.geraniotisbeach.com

The transportation from the hotels to the tournament hall and back for participants and accompanying, offer than the organizers free.

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.

For registrations and hotel bookings will be a priority. Information, registrations, booking rooms in the organizing committee in e-mail: info@kydonchess.gr (Fill out the registration form that exists below)

Registration fee and deposit for the hotel must be paid to 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 ATLANTICA CALDERA CRETA PARADISE HOTEL, Platanias - Chania, Crete, Greece,

www.atlanticahotels.com/en/Hotels/Greece/Atlanticacalderacretaparadise/


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