European Amateur Chess Championship 2016

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Jun 6, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Ružomberok, Slovakia
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Date: June 6, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Address: Ružomberok Slovakia


Prices: <b>The prize fund is 2 500 EUR as outline below in euros:</b> Main prizes 1. 500 EUR 2. 350 EUR 3. 250 EUR 4. 200 EUR 5. 150 EUR Women prizes 1. 350 EUR 2. 250 EUR 3. 150 EUR Rating 0-1699 1. 150 EUR 2. 100 EUR 3. 50 EUR Each player can win only one money prize (the highest). In case of a tie, only money prizes are divided equally. Trophies and medals will be awarded after applying tie-break criteria. From prizes in excess of 350 EUR 19% tax will be deducted. The winner of the championship receives the title "European Amateur Chess Champion 2016". If a separate championship for women is held, the winner of this championship receives the title "European Women Amateur Chess Champion 2016". The players taking the first three places in each championship will be awarded with cups and medals. The players taking the first three places in the open championship and the winner of the women championship/section will also be personally invited to participate (with free accommodation sharing a double room) in the next World Amateur Championship and European Amateur Championship.


June 5, 2016: Arrival of participants
June 6, 2016: 10:00 - 12:00 Registration 13:00 Technical meeting 16:00 Opening ceremony & 1st round
June 7, 2016: 10:00 2nd round 16:00 3rd round
June 8, 2016: 10:00 - 12:00 Information on Initiative Chess4Europe 16:00 4th round
June 9, 2016: 16:00 5th round
June 10, 2016: 10:00 6th round 16:00 7th round
June 11, 2016: 14:00 8th round
June 12, 2016: 10:00 9th round 16:00 Closing Ceremony


Duration: March 14, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Instructions: Termín registrácie je 15. máj 2016 prostredníctvom online formulára.
Entry fee: 60 EUR (The ECU entry fee of 15 EUR is included in the registration fee)
Payment: osobne na mieste

Other Information

Available translations: Slovak, English

<b>DRESS CODE</b> The ECU Rules related to dress code – Chapter B, Article 13 - shall be applied in this competition. <b>ARBITERS</b> The Chief Arbiter and Deputy Chief Arbiter shall be announced one month before the event. <b>APPEALS COMMITTEE</b> To be elected and/or announced at the technical meeting. <b>APPEALS PROCEDURE</b> Protests against the decisions of the Chief Arbiter must be submitted, in a written form, to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee, within one hour after completion or interruption of the game. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 200 EUR, as a deposit of the appellant. The deposit must be handed to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee. If the appeal is accepted, the sum shall be returned immediately. If the appeal is refused, the deposit is forfeited to the European Chess Union. The appeal has to be lodged by the player. The decisions of the Appeals Committee are final. <b>ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS</b> The FIDE Anti-Cheating guidelines are valid for European Amateur Chess Championship and random AC inspections are possible. Analyzing is not allowed in the playing hall. During their games the players are not allowed to go to the analysis room. Photography with flash may be used only during the first ten minutes of each round. As long as the game is in progress, a player may talk only to an arbiter or with his opponent as permitted by the Laws of Chess. In case of pre-arranged results the Chief Arbiter can decide that the result of the respective game is 0:0. The default arrival time is 15 minutes after the start of the round. During a game, a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone, electronic means of communication or any device capable of suggesting chess moves on their person in the playing venue. This devices can be stored in a player’s bag, as long as the device is completely switched off. A player is forbidden to carry a bag holding such a device, without permission of the arbiter. Further instructions regarding this matter will be given during the technical meeting. We assume that all players have read the Tournament Regulations and are obliged to obey them. <b>TOURNAMENT OFFICE</b> Participants can get all necessary information regarding registration and payments (in English, Russian, Slovakian): E-mail: <b>ORGANIZING COMMITTEE </b> Chairman: IO Martin Dobrotka E-mail: Tel. +421 905 360 654 <b>Currency</b> 1. The local currency is euros (EUR). 2. Money can also be withdrawn at automated teller machines (ATM). 3. All major credit cards are accepted at all reputable outlets, retail stores and restaurants. <b>Electricity</b> 1. The standard voltage in Slovakia is 220 Volts. 2. The Slovakian electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ. 3. US-made appliances may need a transformer. 4. Most hotel rooms have 110 volt outlets for electric shavers and appliances. <b>Weather</b> The average temperature in June ranges from 10-30°C. We suggest that all participants bring a rain coat and/or protective clothing for cooler days. <b>Drinking water</b> 1. Water in Slovakia is safe to drink and cook with when taken from taps in urban areas. 2. Bottled water is available at all stores. <b>Telecommunications</b> 1. For outgoing international calls, dial 00 plus the country and area codes of the destination concerned. Refer to telephone directories for international dialing codes. 2. For incoming international calls, the code is +421 followed by the city code or cell phone code. <b>Internet Access</b> Details will be provided at the technical meeting. <b>Medical</b> Details will be provided at the technical meeting <i>“You are welcome in Slovakia and Ruzomberok City! We wish you a successful event!”</i> MUDr. Igor Combor, PhD. Mayor of Ruzomberok City