2nd International OPEN SKG Chess Academy “White Tower”-X-mas Edition-powered by Porto Palace Hotel
2 – 8 January 2023
Organizers: Chess Academy “White Tower” – in association with Thessaloniki & Chalkidiki Chess Union (incorporated the International Tournament “43rd White Tower 2023”).
Venue: Porto Palace Hotel & Conference Center, 65 26th Oktovriou st., Thessaloniki.
Playing System: FIDE Swiss nine (9) rounds – Three (3) groups according to FIDE Rating of December the 31st – Open A: Rtg > 1900, Open B: Rtg 1899-1200, Open C: Rtg <1200
Schedule of Games:
|1st round||Monday||2nd January||17:00 p.m.|
|2nd round||Tuesday||3rd January||09:30 a.m.|
|3rd round||Tuesday||3rd January||17:30 p.m.|
|4th round||Wednesday||4th January||17:00 p.m.|
|5th round||Thursday||5th January||09:30 p.m.|
|6th round||Thursday||5th January||17:30 p.m.|
|7th round||Friday||6th January||17:00 p.m.|
|8th round||Saturday||7th January||17:00 p.m.|
|9th round||Sunday||8th January||09:30 a.m.|
Closing Ceremony: Sunday, 8th January of 2023, half an hour after the end of the games for each Group separately.
Rate of play: 90 min for the first 40 moves + 30 min until the end of the game + 30 sec increment per move from the 1st move. FIDE Laws of Chess for standard rated tournaments.
Tie Breaks: 1) Buchholz cut-1, 2) Sonneborn-Berger, 3) Sum Buchholz tie-breaks variable, 4) Direct encounter (the result of players in the same point group), 5) Greater number of victories (variable).
Tournament Director: Lagogiannis Stylianos
Chief Arbiter & Pairings: IAGerontopoulos Prodromos
Pairings & Live Broadcast: Ballas Kleon
Total amount of funds 3.600 Euros
Group A: 1st 1200 Euros + Cup, 2nd 700 Euros + Cup, 3rd 400 Euros + Cup, 4th 100 Euros + Medal, 5th 100 Euros + Medal, 1st Woman 200 Euros + Cup
The prizes will be shared by the Hort system (up to 6th final ranking). If a player qualifies for two or more prizes he/she is awarded the higher one. By no appearance in the Closing Ceremony the right for prizes is forfeited.
Group B: 1st 400 Euros + Cup, 2nd 250 Euros + Cup, 3rd 150 Euros + Cup, 1st Woman 100 Euros + Cup.
Group C: 1st Cup + Chess Timer + Chessboard, 2nd and 3rd Medals + Chess book, 1st Woman Cup + Chess Timer or Chessboard.
Special categories (Group B): U16, U14, U12, 1st Girl of each category (only if there are at least 6 players in the special category).
Special categories (Group C): U08, U10, U12, U14, 1st Girl of each category (only if there are at least 6 players in every special category).
|Room Type||Price per night/Per room|
|Run of the house – Single room||90,00 € (includes breakfast)|
|Run of the house – Double room||100,00 € (includes breakfast)|
|Three bed room with extra bed||120,00 € (includes breakfast)|
|Four bed room with extra bed||145,00 € (includes breakfast)|
Anyone that wishes to stay at the tournament’s hotel must communicate with the hotel via email at email@example.com titling: “2nd International Chess Tournament SKG”.
(according to FIDE rating)
- Title holders with FIDE rating >=2500 [Women >=2400] – No entry fee
- Title holders with FIDE rating >=2400 [Women ≥ 2300] -No entry fee
- Players with FIDE rating 2300-2399 [Women 2200-2299] – 20 Euros
- Players with FIDE rating 2200-2299 [Women 2100-2199] – 25 Euros
- Players with FIDE rating 2100-2199 [Women 2000-2099] -30 Euros
- Players with FIDE rating 2000-2099 [Women 1900-1999] – 40 Euros
- Players with FIDE rating 1900-1999 [Women 1800-1899] – 50 Euros
Participants with FIDE rating 1700-1899 who wish to play at Group A, may participate by paying 80 Euros Entry Fee.
The Organization Committee offers 10 places to chess players with Fide Rating under 1700 to play in Group A by paying an entry fee of 120 euros.
Open B: 35 Euros.
Open C: General entry fee 25 Euros. For those who wish to participate in Group B but belong to Group C, the entry fee is 55 euros.
*For the second member of the same family discount 5 euros at the entry fee
**For the third and above member of the same family no entry fee
***Disabled persons 50% discount at the entry fee
Entry Fee Payment Methods
The entry form does not guarantee the participation.
Entry fee paid by deposit at the bank account GR2201712320006232161943312 (SWIFT-BIC: PIRBGRAA) prior to the 1st round.
Any bank expenses must be covered by the chess player.
Bank receipts should be sent to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for identification.
Objections – Appeals committee: Objections are made no later than ten (15) minutes after the end of the last game of the round. Τhe Appeals Committee, will be nominated from the competition before the beginning of the tournament where three (3) full members and two (2) reserve members shall be selected before the beginning of the tournament. From the Appeals Committee excludes all its members related to the chess players involved in the objection and is replaced by the reserve. The fee for the objection is set at 100€ and must be deposited to the Director of the competition.
- Title holders with FIDE rating > = 2500 [Women >=2400] – Free accommodation and breakfast at the Porto Palace Hotel in a double bed room (plus no entry fee).
- Title holders with FIDE rating >= 2400 [Women ≥ 2300] – Free accommodation and breakfast at the Porto Palace Hotel in a three bed room (plus no entry fee).
Accommodation at the hotel is not mandatory.
Visit https://www.portopalace.gr/ to see more details about the Venue and the Hotel.
Entries must be sent by filling the form: https://forms.gle/rruSdtk4uZomfPgr6 not later than Sunday, 1st of January 2023. Confirmation of participation on Monday, 2nd of January 2023, from 15.00 p.m. to 16.00 p.m. at the Venue.
The participants are obliged to fill out their Registration Form of their participation on 2nd of January 2023 up to 16.00 p.m. in order to be able to participate in the pairings of the 1st round.