Swiss Rapid Chess Championship (RAP)

Date / Time July 22, 2018; 9:30 a.m.
Mode of playing 9 rounds Swiss system.
Time control 15 minutes + 5 seconds per move
Playing schedule Rounds 1-3: 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Rounds 4-9: 1:30 - 6:45 p.m.
Prizegiving: 7:15 p.m.
Prizes CHF 1'200, 800, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, 150, 2x100, Best women player, best senior (1958-), best junior (1998+): each CHF 200. Best child (2002+), best untitled player: each CHF 100. Best Swiss (with CH-passport): CHF 400, 300, 200, 2x100. Best players with Elo <2000 and <1800: CHF 300, 200, 100, 2x50. Total prize fund: CHF 7'650 + Prizes in kind, up to 6 points.
Special prizes are only granted to players scoring 50% or more. This restriction isn't valid for Elo category prizes.
Final standings will be established according to number of points scored, truncated Buchholz and truncated Sum of Buchholz. The worst score in each case will be disregarded. Prizes will be shared upon the final ranking (“Hort System” won’t be used).
Admission Open to every player, rated or unrated.
Inscription CHF 40 (1998+: CHF 20; GM/IM/WGM/WIM: CHF 20), by bank transfer until July 18, 2018, based on the invoice received by e-mail during the online registration, or on-site before July 22, 8:30 a.m..
Miscellaneous The tournament won’t be rated.
Smoking strictly prohibited within the building.
It is forbidden to enter the playing hall with electronic devices.
In case of disagreement with an arbiter's decision, the player must contest orally without delay by the main arbiter. The decision of the main arbiter is then final.

09:30 Swiss Rapid Chess Championship

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