General Regulations

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Slovak Chess Federation
NR klub
European Chess Union (ECU)

  

EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Bratislava, Slovakia, August 1-August 11, 2019


 

GENERAL REGULATIONS


1. Invitation

Slovak Chess Federation, NR klub and the European Chess Union have the honour to invite all the National Federations members of the European Chess Union to participate in the EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP organized in Bratislava, Slovakia from August 1 (arri- val) to August 11 (departure), 2019.

2. Participants & registration

2.1. Each federation can register one (1) player in each of the categories - under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 (boys and girls), the maximum number of twelve (12) players (“invited players”).

2.2. The players placed 1-3 in the European Youth Chess Championship 2018 will have the personal right to participate in the tournament in the corresponding age-category or a higher age- category if they fulfil the conditions that they have not reached the age of 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 or 18 years, respectively, by January 1, 2019. This privilege may be exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of the qualification.

2.3. In order to ensure proper tournament standards, all invited players and extra players have to register through their national federations. The entry form should be filled in by the national federation on the official website of the championship. Registration must be done before June 1, 2019 (registration deadline). After that federations will not be able to register or modify their registration. After this date all the registrations must be confirmed by the organizer and the ECU.

2.4. Each federation can register an unlimited number of extra players.

2.5. According to the ECU Rules (Article B.14.5.1) for youth tournaments the players are obliged to stay in one of the official hotels.

2.6. Access to playing areas, venues and the hotels will be allowed only to people accredited by the organizer.

2.7. Players with FIDE ID registered in the Bulgarian Chess Federation can send the application of participation only individually, through the ECU secretariat (ecu.secretariat@gmail.com) and play under the ECU flag.

3. Venue, Dates & Schedule

3.1. The championship will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia, from August 1 (day of arrival) to August 11 (day of departure), 2019. The venue of the tournament is Incheba Expo Bratislava, Viedenska cesta 3-7, Slovakia.

3.2. Schedule of tournament:

Thursday 1st August   Arrival day
Friday 2nd August 09:30 Technical meeting
Friday 2nd August 14:00 Opening ceremony
Friday 2nd August 15:00 1st round
Saturday 3rd August 15:00 2nd round
Sunday 4th August 15:00 3rd round
Monday 5th August 15:00 4th round
Tuesday 6th August 15:00 5th round
Wednesday 7th August 15:00 6th round
Thursday 8th August 15:00 7th round
Friday 9th August 15:00 8th round
Saturday 10th August 10:00 9th round
Saturday 10th August 17:00 Closing ceremony
Sunday 11th August   Departure date

 

3.3. Players from those federations, which are not represented at the technical meeting, may not be paired according to the decision of ECU board.

3.4. There will be seminars for FIDE trainers, FIDE arbiters and international organizers held during the championship. More information will be published on the official website at least two months before the event.

4. Fees

4.1. In accordance with the ECU regulations the entry fee of 65 EUR is required for each invited player and player with a personal right; and 130 EUR for each extra player.

4.2. According to the ECU regulations, federations are obliged to make the payment of the ECU fee on the ECU bank account before the start of the competition. If the entry fee does not reach the ECU bank account by the end of the second round, these participants will not be paired in subsequent rounds. The ECU fees must be paid 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

4.3. The organization fee of 100 EUR for all participants (invited players, players with personal right, heads of delegation, extra players and accompanying persons) must be paid by 1 June, 2019 to the bank account of organizer (NR klub).

5. Travel conditions

5.1. The organizer will arrange the transfer from Bratislava airport to the official hotels. The transfer upon arrival (31 July and 1 August) and upon departure (11 August) will be free of charge for all registered participants. On other days the organizer will charge 15 EUR per person (for both ways). The distance is 8-13 km (about 25 min).
In addition, the transfer can be arranged from Vienna airport for 35EUR per person (for both ways). The distance is about 50km (about 50 min.).
Upon request the organizer will arrange the transfer from Budapest airport as well for a charge of 80 EUR for both ways (200km, 2hours).

6. System & Rate of Play

6.1. The championship is based on Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. The time rate will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. Default time is 15 minutes after the start of each round.

7. Ranking & Tie-Break System

7.1. The order of players 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) to (e) the extent required:

(a) Results of direct encounters between the tied players (If all the tied players have met each other, the sum of points from these encounters is used. The player with the highest score is ranked number 1 and so on. If some but not all have played each other, the player with a score that could not be equaled by any other player (if all such games had been played) is ranked number 1 and so on.)
(b) Buchholz Cut 1
(c) Buchholz
(d) The greater number of games played with black
(e) The greater number of wins.

In the case of unplayed games, for the calculation of tiebreak criteria the current FIDE Tournament Rules shall be applied.

8. Qualifying & Prizes 11.1.

8.1. The first three players in each group will be awarded medals; the first five players in each group will be awarded cups, diplomas and prizes.

9. Arbiters & Appeals Committee

9.1. The Chief and Deputy Arbiters and the Appeals committee members will be appointed by the European Chess Union.

10. Appeals Procedure

10.1. Protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter must be submitted in written form to the Chairman of the appeals committee within one hour after completion of the respective game. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 200 €, as a deposit from the signatory. If the appeal is granted, the sum shall be returned immediately. If the appeal is refused, the deposit is forfeited to the European Chess Union. The appeal must be lodged by the player. The decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.

11. Lodging & Meals

11.1. Accommodation with full board will be provided from Aug 1 till Aug 11 as follows:

Student Residence, Viedenská cesta 7, Petržalka, 851 01, Bratislava (next to the playing hall, 380 persons)

Rooms Bathroom Price person/night
Standard Triple  In the apartment  48 EUR 
Standard Double/Twin In the apartment  48 EUR 
Standard Single In the apartment 65 EUR 

  

3* Hotel Nivy, Liščie nivy 442/3, 821 08, Bratislava (8 km from the playing hall, 440 persons)

Rooms Bathroom Price person/night
Standard Triple  In the room 57 EUR 
Standard Double/Twin, 16,3 m2 In the room 59 EUR 
Executive Double/Twin In the room 64 EUR
Standard Single, 16,3 m2 In the room 79 EUR 
Executive Single In the room 87 EUR

 

4* Hotel Bratislava, Seberiniho 9, Ružinov, 82103, Bratislava (9 km from the playing hall, 320 persons)

Rooms Bathroom Price person/night
Standard Triple  In the room 66 EUR 
Standard Double/Twin, 23 m2 In the room 70 EUR 
Executive Double/Twin In the room 79 EUR
Standard Single In the room 99 EUR 
Executive Single In the room 109 EUR

 

4* Hotel Sorea Regia, Kráľovské údolie 6, 811 02, Bratislava (2,5 km from the playing hall, 200 persons)

Rooms Bathroom Price person/night
Standard Triple  In the room 72 EUR 
Standard Double/Twin, 21 m2 In the room 72 EUR 
Standard Single In the room 99 EUR 

 

4* Hotel Holiday Inn, Bajkalská 25a, 825 03, Bratislava (7 km from the playing hall, 150 persons)

Rooms Bathroom Price person/night
Standard Triple  In the room 68 EUR 
Standard Double/Twin, 23 m2 In the room 75 EUR 
Standard Single, 18 m2 In the room 99 EUR 

 

4* Hotel Park Inn, Rybné námestie 1, 811 02, Bratislava (1,2 km from the playing hall, 270 persons)

Rooms Bathroom Price person/night
Standard Double/Twin, 22 m2 In the room 77 EUR 
Executive Triple  In the room 88 EUR 
Standard Single In the room 99 EUR 

 

4* Hotel Lindner, Metodova 4, 821 08 Bratislava (6 km from the playing hall, 250 persons)

Rooms Bathroom Price person/night
Standard Double/Twin, 23 m2 In the room 75 EUR 
Standard Single In the room 99 EUR 


In case of need more hotels of similar quality/price will be added.

11.2. Each national federation is allowed to choose the level of hotels (4*, 3* or Student Resident). However, the organizer will decide about the final distribution according to the number of persons of each delegation and the number of invited participants. The federations are served on the first came - first served basis.

11.3. Invited players, players with personal rights and heads of delegation (only with a FIDE Trainer license) will be accommodated with full board in double or triple rooms of “standard” category. Booking and payments for these rooms must be made and sent to the organizer no later than 1 June, 2019. The booking is considered to be assured when organization fees are paid. Invited players, players with personal rights and heads of delegation who are registered after June 1, 2019 pay extra charge of 100 EUR each and can register only under the organizer’s confirmation. All the above-mentioned payments are non-refundable if the booking is cancelled. Free lodging and boarding will be provided from August 1 (dinner) to August 11 (lunch). Any additional overnights will be charged as at 11.1.

11.4. Extra players, coaches and accompanying persons will be accommodated at the same hotel as other players of the same federation. All extra players are obliged to stay at official hotels. Booking and 50% payment for their rooms must be made and sent to the organizer no later than 1 June, 2019. The rest of payments must be finalized to 1 July, 2019.
Extra players, coaches and accompanying persons who are registered after June 1, 2019 pay extra charge of 100 EUR each and can register only under the organizer’s confirmation.

11.5. All the above-mentioned payments are non-refundable if the booking is cancelled.

11.6. City tax 1,70 EUR per day per person to be paid directly to the hotel upon arrival. Children under 18 free of charge.

12. Bank account for accommodation and registration:

Bank: VUB Bank
Bank Account IBAN: SK49 0200 0000 0035 8987 8855
SWIFT: SUBASKBX Holder: NR KLUB
Account Number: SK49 0200 0000 0035 8987 8855
Address: Namestie sv. Mikulasa 27, 06401 Stara Lubovna, Slovakia

12.1. After online registration has been completed on the official website of the championship by the national federation, an invoice with all necessary bank details for payment will be sent. Organization fees, accommodation and transfer costs must be paid to the account of the organizer by June 1, 2019.

12.2. All bank commissions must be paid by the sender, if they are not paid, the organizer will provide an invoice which must be paid before the start of the championship.

13. Additional Regulations

13.1. Flashes may be used only in the first ten minutes of each round. Only the players and arbiters shall be allowed in the actual playing area, except with the express permission of the Chief Arbiter.

13.2. The European Anti-Cheating rules are valid for all the European Championships. (Article Q of of the ECU Tournament Rules).

13.3. During European Youth Championship random Anti-Cheating inspections are possible.

14. Medical care

14.1. During the tournament there will be Medical Services according to the ECU and FIDE Tournament Regulations.

15. Local Information

15.1. The standard voltage in Slovakia is 220 Volts. The local currency is EURO.

16.Visas

16.1. Slovakia is a member of EU and Schengen area with no visa regime with most of the European countries. The federations, players and accompanying persons needing visa are requested to contact the organizer before June 1, 2019. The organizer will provide visa only after payment is done.

17.Contact information

Tournament director:
Eva Repkova
phone number: +421905977662
email address: nrklubsl@gmail.com
official website: eycc2019.eu

Technical director:
Marek Zelnicky
phone number: +421907390407
email address: nrklubsl@gmail.com
official website: eycc2019.eu