Nieuwstraat 11, Aruba

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©2017 BY ARUBA CHESS FEDERATION.

ARUBA CHESS CHALLENGE

2017

ARUBA CHESS CHALLENGE

This year we are celebrating our 71th anniversary with our traditional international chess tournament on October 5, 6, 7 and 8. We hereby invite you to participate at this unique chess event in Aruba and wish you a pleasant stay on our “One Happy Island”. We can arrange rooms for you in Tropicana Resorts, Quality Appartments or Appartments in Oranjestad.

 

This tournament will be played in three groups.

Open Group    :           Open for players of all ages

Group U-18    :           Youth players under 18 years (as per 1 January 2017)

Group U-12    :           Youth players under 12 years (as per 1 January 2017)\

Tournament System

Swiss System: 7 rounds Open Group & Youth Group U-18

                        9 rounds Youth Group U-12

 

Time Control:

Open and Youth U18 Group  : 90 minutes per player + 30 seconds increment/move since move 1

Youth U-12 Group                 : 30 minutes per player

Tie breaks

1. Scored Points, Buchholz (WP), Sonneborn-Berger (SB), Mutual Result, Progressive Score (PS), TPR and Rating.

2. Cash prizes will not be divided. Final places will be calculated based on the above mentioned tiebreak rules.

 

Waiting Time

30 minutes after the start of the round

 

Cellulars
Mobile phones must be turned off.

If a cell-phone makes any sound during the game, this game will be declared lost for the cell-phone owner.

 

Recording of the Moves

Recording of the moves is mandatory in the Open group and U-18 group

In the U-12 group, the players may record their moves, but this is optional.

 

FIDE laws and rating

Games in the Open and U-18 Group are valid for the official FIDE rating.

FIDE LAWS OF CHESS WILL BE APPLIED FOR ALL OTHER SITUATIONS NOT MENTIONED ABOVE.

SCHEDULE

 

OPEN GROUP & YOUTH GROUP U-18

 

Thursday 5 October 2017

06:00pm - 07:00 pm    Registration and Cancellation of Registration fees

07:30pm -  08:00 pm   Opening Speech and First Move

08:00pm - 12:00am     First Round

 

Friday 6 October 2017

10:00am – 02:00pm    Second Round

04:00pm – 08:00pm    Third Round

 

Saturday 7 October 2017

10:00am – 02:00pm    Forth Round

04:00pm – 08:00pm    Fifth Round

 

Sunday 8 October 2017

09:00am – 01:00pm    Sixth Round

02:00pm – 06:00pm    Seventh Round (final round)

06:00pm – 7:00pm      Closing Ceremony

 

 

YOUTH GROUP U-12

 

Friday 6 October 2017

10:00am – 11:00am   First Round

11:00pm – 12:00pm   Second Round

12:00pm – 01:00pm   Third Round

 

Saturday 7 October 2017

10:00am – 11:00am   Fourth Round

11:00am – 12:00pm   Fifth Round

12:00pm – 01:00pm   Sixth Round

 

Sunday 8 October 2017

09:00am –  10:00am  Seventh Round

10:00am –  11:00am  Eight Round

11:00am – 12:00pm   Ninth Round (Last round)

5 OCTOBER - 8 OCTOBER, 2017

CHIEF ARBITER

Hernandez Bermudez, Ulises (VEN) FA,IO

ASSISTANT ARBITER

Enrique Jacopucci

ASSISTANT ARBITER

Octavio Croes

REGISTRATION

Open group:    US$ 40.00 for players without titles (GM, WGM, IM, WIM, FM, WFM, CM and WCM Free)

U-18    :           US$ 20.00 

U-12    :           US$ 10.00

Local Players pay the amount in Aruban Florins.
 

Registration by Email (ocroes@hotmail.com) before 1 October 2017

Registration Fees to be paid before the start of the first round.

Players should arrive on Thursday, 6 October  and depart on Monday, 9 October.

Inform us about your flight number and arrival date and hour.

For more information you can contact the following persons

Octavio Croes         cell (+297) 594-5590

Jose Pesqueira         cell (+297) 563-0212

Randy Tromp           cell (+297) 561-7037

PRIZES

Open Group:
First place: US$ 600.00
Second Place: US$ 400.00
Third Place:US$ 300.00
Fourth Place:US$ 200.00
Fifth Place:US$ 100.00

U-18:
First Place:Trophy
Second Prize:Trophy
Third Place:Trophy
Best Player U-16Trophy
Best Player U-14Trophy

U-12:
First place:Trophy
Second place:Trophy
Third place:Trophy
Best Player U-10Trophy
Best Player U-8Trophy

Venue

LA CABANA
CONFERENCE ROOM

STAYING LOCATION AND TRANSPORT

Staying Location (optional)

Tropicana Resorts                   $ 150.00 per night (with 2 adults and 2 children < 11 years)

                                                 (All taxes are included).

Quality Apartments                 Studio (1 or 2 persons) $92.79/night,  3 persons: $107.24/night

Appartments in Oranjestad

   

Transportation

The Aruba Chess Federation will provide transportation from:

- The International Airport Reina Beatrix to Staying Location

- Staying Location to Playing Venue and back (once a day).

- Staying Location to International Airport Reina Beatrix

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