The 4th Thessaloniki International Rapid Chess Festival 2014 is scheduled to take place on 1-2nd November 2014 at Hotel Philippion**** in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and a popular tourist destination.

KERAVNOS OREOKASTRO and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union organize the event in a 10-round Swiss format with a time control 15′ + 5″. The tournament is open to all players, regardless of their rating and age.

The prize fund in the amount of 1.500 € will be divided as follows:
Main prizes: 300 € + Trophy/ 250 € + Trophy/ 200 € + Trophy/ 150 €/ 100 €/ 75 €.
Female prizes: 100 € + Trophy/ 75 € + Trophy/ 50 € + Trophy
Special prizes: U2000: 100 €, Boys U16: 50 €/ Girls U16: 50 €
Medals will be given to the first 3 boys and girls in the categories U8, U10, U12, U14, and U16.

Prizes between tied players are not divided. No player may win more than 1 prize.

Tournament schedule:
Saturday 1/11 (16.00-21.00) 1st-5th round
Sunday 2/11 (10.00-15.00) 6th-10th round
Sunday 2/11 15.30 Closing Ceremony

Standings: 1 points for win, ½ point for draw, 0 points for loss. Draw offers are forbidden.

Registration deadline: 29th October 2014!

Accommodation and board are offered in the 4-star Hotel Philippion**** where the games will be held. Prices per person:
Double Room: Bed & Breakfast: 24 €/ Half-Board: 27 €/ Full-Board 30 €

Special offers: 50% discount for children up to 12 years old in a room with their parents.

Contacts:
Registration & more information: FA Iskos Alexandros, iskosalex@gmail.com
Tournament Director: Tsarouhas Vasilis
Competition Secretary: Oustampasidou Lena, oustampasidoulena@gmail.com

Tournament website

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