CO-ORGANIZERS: Prefecture of Peloponnisos, Municipality of Velo Vocha
VENUE: “ALKYON” Hotel, Vrachati, Korinthia
TOURNAMENT SYSTEM: 9 round Swiss system with FIDE rating, in two groups. All FIDE and Greek Chess Federation regulations apply.

Group A: players with FIDE rating >2000

Group B: players with FIDE rating <1900 or unrated.

Players rated 1850 – 2000 may select in which group they will participate.

The organizers reserve the right to merge the two groups, depending on the number of participants.

Thursday, August 18th 1st round                        at 17:30
Friday, August 19th 2nd round                       at 17:30
Saturday, August 20th 3rd round                       at 10:30
Sunday, August 21st 4th round                        at 17:30
Monday, August 22nd 5th round                        at 10:30

Monday, August 22nd 6th round                        at 18:00
Tuesday, August 23rd 7th round                        at 17:30
Wednesday, August 24th 8th round                        at 17:30

Thursday, August 25th 9th round                        at 10:30
Thursday, August 25th Closing Ceremony         at 17:00

Confirmation of participation by physical presence or by phone at (+30)6944914867 – Ms Saltamara, (+30)6977079007 – Mr Bellos, (+30)6936858968 – Mr Prevenios, until 14:30 of August 18th 2011.

TIME CONTROL: 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes until the end of the game, plus 30 seconds per move from move 1, for each player. Recording of the moves is compulsory for the entire duration of the game.

TIE-BREAKS: To resolve possible tie-breaks the following criteria will be applied:

a) The results of the tied players with each other (only if all tied players have played each other).

b) Bucholz

c) Bucholz cut1

d) Sum of Progressive Scores (and its tie-breaks).


POSTPONEMENTS: Postponement of a game is generally not allowed. Exceptions may be made under special circumstances, after a timely request of the interested party and a justified decision of the Tournament Director.

ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is set at 50€ for those accommodated at the tournament hotel, 70€ for those accommodated elsewhere and 40€ for players <18 years old. Entry fees must be paid at the tournament hall before the start of the 1st round.


ACCOMODATION: For participants interested in being accommodated at the tournament hotel the following special prices (*) are offered:

Room Type Cost per person, 

including breakfast

Cost per person, half-board (breakfast and dinner) Cost per person, full-board
Double 48€ 52€ 60€
Triple 44€ 48€ 54€
Quadrupple 40€ 44€ 50€

(*) All prices are per person per night.


For room reservation, order of priority will be strictly observed according to date of registration. Reservations are confirmed by the deposit of 50% of the total cost in one of the following bank accounts of the organizers:

ALPHA BANK – Account Number: 55 100 200 200 6410

ΙΒΑΝ: GR45 0140 5510 55 100 200 200 6410

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE – Account Number: 333/47001209

ΙΒΑΝ: GR63 0110 3330 0000 333 47001 209

Name of Beneficiary: “Vrachati Hotel & Tourism Enterprises Inc.”

A receipt of the deposit must be sent by fax to (+30)2105727319  or by e-mail to for final confirmation until 31/7/2011 at the latest.


APPEALS: Appeals may be submitted until 30 minutes after the end of the round. A 3-member Appeals Committee will be responsible for their examination. Members of the AC related to the players involved will be exempted. The composition of the AC will be determined before the start of the tournament by the Chief Arbiter. The appeal fee is set at 100€ and may be deposited to the Tournament Director or the Chief Arbiter. Should the appeal be vindicated, the fee shall be returned to the appellant, otherwise it is withheld by the organizers.

PRIZES: Cups will be awarded to the top three winners of the general standings. Medals will be awarded to the winners of special categories.

Special Categories:

a) under 18 (boy & girl), b) under 16 (boy & girl), c) under 12 (boy & girl), d) female players.

There must be at least 5 eligible participants in order to form a special category.


The cash prizes to be awarded to the winners of the tournament are, in euros (€):


1st winner 3000 1st Female 400
2nd winner 2000 2nd Female 200
3re winner 1200 3rd Female 100
4th winner 700
5th winner 500 GROUP B
6th winner 300 1st winner 400
7th winner 200 2nd winner 300
8th winner 200 3rd winner 200
1st <2300 250 1st Female 100
Best game 200


Cash prizes are awarded according to the final standings, after tie-break criteria have been applied, and are not split between tied players.

Players receive all cash prizes they are entitled to.
REGISTRATION: At the tournament website or by phone at (+30)6977079007 – Mr Antonis Bellos, (+30)6944914867 – Ms Efi Saltamara, (+30)6974858312 – Ms Maria Petsetidi.



  1. Sunday, August 21st 2011, at 11:00, simultaneous exhibition by Greek Champion GM Vasilios Kotronias against 25 juniors (boys & girls). 15 seats at the simul are to be distributed to interested participants according to order of registration.
  2. Saturday, August 20th 2011, at 18:00, individual blitz tournament (5’ for the entire game & 3” per move from move 1). Cash prizes: 1st winner 300€, 2nd winner 200€, 3rd winner 100€.

GENERAL: The Tournament Director is responsible for decisions on any matter not covered by these regulations.


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