Special Corona Amateur Tournament

Corona Amateur Tournament (C-HTO)

Main Arbiter IA Jonas Studer
Dates July 20 – 29, 2020.
Concert Hall, Biel Congress Center.
Smoking is strictly prohibited in the entire building.
Tournament type 9 rounds, Swiss system.
Special playing conditions due to the pandemic and its imposed protective measures: Please consult the section "protection concept" published on the right side of the online registration form!
Rate of play 90 minutes for the first 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 45 seconds per move starting from move one.
July 20 – 24, 2020: round 1 – 5; 2 p.m.
July 25: rest day
July 26 – 28: round 6 – 8; 2 p.m.
July 29: round 9; 11 a.m.
CHF 1'200, 1'000, 800, 600, 500, 2x450, 3x350; best tournament performances: CHF 460, 380, 340; best women players, best seniors (1960-): each CHF 180, 80; best juniors (2000+): CHF 160, 110; best pupils (2004+): CHF 110, 50; best players rated with Elo <2100, <2000, 1900, <1800: each CHF 400, 300, 200; best players rated with <1700 Elo: CHF 400, 300, 200, 2x100.
Total prize fund: CHF 12'880.
The prizes are valid with at least 120 participants. With less participants, the prizes are reduced pro rata.
The prizes will be distributed according to the final ranking (the “Hort System” is not applied).
The prizes cannot be cumulated.
Special prizes are only granted to players scoring 4½ points or more. This restriction isn't valid for Elo category prizes.
For these rating prizes, FIDE rating is considered first. July 2020 rating shall prevail.
The three first players in the final ranking must participate at the closing ceremony in order to receive their prize.
The prizes are preferably paid out by bank transfer.
Ranking Final standings will be established according to the scored points, Buchholz minus the worst result and the Buchholz sum.
Open for all FIDE registered players.
The number of participants is limited for the moment at 150 players.
The final admission of a player is within the sole competence of the organization. This decision is irrevocable.
CHF 160 (Junior: CHF 100), by bank transfer until July 15, 2020, based on the invoice received by e-mail during the online registration. After this date cash payments upon arrival get a surcharge of CHF 20. Deadline: July 20, 11:30 a.m.
Team Please write the name of your team in the dedicated box of the online registration form.
There is no price increase in participating at this competition.
The classification results of the addition of the individual points of the three members of the team.
The three teams with the most of points will receive prize in kind offered by ChessBase and Auberson&Fils La Neuveville.
This competition take place with a minimum of 5 teams.
All participants with the status "paid" on the playerlist of our website are expected to confirm their presence at the check-in desk, until 12 a.m. on July 20, 2020. This will ensure their integration in the first round pairings.
Participants with the status "unpaid" or those who do not appear at the online start list should come to the tournament desk until 11:30 a.m.
Special rules Art. 6.7.1 Delays of up to 30 minutes after start of the round are tolerated. Players appearing later will lose their game by forfeit — except in extreme situations.
Art. It is not allowed to enter the playing area with electronic devices.
The tournament is rated for the Swiss, German and FIDE ratings. Possibility of obtaining a FIDE rating.
Pairings and results The start lists are basing first of all on the FIDE rating. July 2020 rating shall prevail.
The pairings of the first round will be published at around 1.45 p.m. The pairings of all subsequent rounds will be online one hour after the end of the previous round.
Players deliver the original copy of the scoresheet and enter the result of their games. Missing results count as 0-0.
Declaration of consent
With your registration you agree that graphical material may be recorded and used.

The registration process is finished. We look forward to seeing you at the 54th Biel Chess Festival.

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