Amateur Tournament (ATO)

Amateur Tournament (ATO)

Main Arbiter
IA Ana Srebrnič
Dates
July 17–26, 2023
Venue
Concert Hall, Biel Congress Center.
Smoking is strictly prohibited within the whole building.
Tournament type
9 rounds, Swiss system.
Time control
90 minutes for the first 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
Schedule
July 17–21, 2 pm: rounds 1–5
July 22: Rest day
July 23–26, 2 pm: rounds 6–9
July 26, 30' after the end of the last game: Prize-giving
Prizes
CHF 1'200, 1'000, 800, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200.
Non-cash prize for the best U16.
Total prize fund: CHF 5'000 + non cash prize.
Prizes are valid with 80 participants or more. With fewer participants, they are reduced pro rata.
Prizes will be awarded according to the final ranking ("Hort System" won’t be applied).
Prizes are non-cumulative.
In order to receive their prizes, the top three finishers are required to stand on the podium during the prize-giving.
Ranking
1. Points scored
2. Buchholz Cut 1 (worst score excluded)
3. Sum of Buchholz Cut 1 (worst score excluded)
Eligibility
Players without standard FIDE rating or with FIDE standard rating not higher than 1900 Elo in all three rating lists of May, June and July 2023.
Players who like to participate, but don’t have a FIDE ID yet, should contact the corresponding officer of their federation or the tournament arbiter by e-mail, in order to receive the FIDE ID needed for the online registration in time.
The admission of a player is decided solely by the organization. This decision is final.
Registration
CHF 180 (born 2007+: CHF 100), by bank transfer until July 12, 2023, based on the invoice received by e-mail after the online registration. After this date, cash payments are made on site with a surcharge of CHF 20. Deadline: July 17, 11:30 am.
Team
Team registration of three players will be on site no later than Wednesday, July 19, 14:00 noon. At least three teams must be entered for the competition to take place.
No extra charge in participating at this competition.
The team ranking is calculated as the sum of the achieved scores of the three members of the team. In case of a tie, the team with the lowest Elo average wins. Prize in kind for the best team.
Check-in
All participants should confirm their presence at the registration desk from 09 am and no later than 12:30 noon on Monday, July 17, 2023. Players who don't confirm their participation on time will not be paired in the 1st round.
Laws of chess
Art. 6.7.1 Any player arriving at the board more than 30 minutes after the start the round will lose by forfeit, except in cases of force majeure.
Art. 11.3.2.1 It is forbidden to enter the playing area with any electronic device such as a mobile phone or a smart watch.
Strict fair play measures will be in place at the tournament, in accordance with the FIDE rules. All players must comply with these measures.
Pairings and results
The start list is based on the July 2023 FIDE standard rating list.
The pairings for the first round will be published at 1:45 pm. For all subsequent rounds, the pairings will be published online until one hour after the end of the previous round.
Players have to deliver the original copy of the scoresheet and register the result at the arbiter's desk. Otherwise the result of the game will be recorded as 0-0.
In case of disagreement with the arbiter's decision, you can appeal verbally against it with the chief arbiter. This needs to be done immediately.
The decision of the chief arbiter is final.
The tournament will be submitted for the Swiss, German and FIDE standard rating list.
Declaration of consent
With your participation you give permission for the usage of photos/videos - in which you appear - in any publication.

AGENDA

17
Jul

14:00 ATO Round 1

18
Jul

14:00 ATO Round 2

19
Jul

14:00 ATO Round 3

20
Jul

14:00 ATO Round 4

21
Jul

14:00 ATO Round 5

22
Jul

ATO Rest Day

23
Jul

14:00 ATO Round 6

24
Jul

14:00 ATO Round 7

25
Jul

14:00 ATO Round 8

26
Jul

14:00 ATO Round 9