Week's Rapid Tournament (WT2)

Week's Tournament (WT2): 1800+ Elo

Main Arbiter
FA Florian Zarri
July 22–26, 2024
Concert Hall, Biel Congress Center.
Smoking is strictly prohibited within the whole building.
Tournament type
5 rounds, Swiss system.
Time control
45 minutes for the game with an addition of 10 seconds per move starting from move one.
Tie-break blitz: 3'+2'' - in case of a tie after the two-games match, an Armageddon 6' against 4' determines the winner of the match.
July 22-26, 10 am: round 1-5
July 26, 2 pm: tie-break matches in case of point equality for ranks 1 to 3.
July 26, 15' after the end of the last game: Prize-giving
CHF 800, 600, 500.
Non-cash prize for the best U16.
Total prize fund: CHF 1'900 + non cash prize.
Prizes are valid with 50 participants or more. With fewer participants, they are reduced pro rata.
In case of point equality after 5 rounds for the first place, respectively the second and third place, a blitz tournament with direct elimination will be played between concerned players. Involved players must be present on the scheduled time for the start of the tie-break series. Absent players will be disqualified.
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.
1. Points scored
2. Direct encounter
3. Sonneborn-Berger
4. Buchholz
5. Elo average of opponents (priority: FIDE standard rating, then national rating)
Open to all players with at least 1800 Elo (FIDE standard list) on 01.07.2024.
Players rated 1800+ Elo at the time of registration before 01.07.24, and who have 1799- on this date will be automatically moved into the list of participants for the WT1.
The admission of a player is decided solely by the organization. This decision is final.
CHF 100 or € 100 (born 2008+: CHF 50 or € 50), half price for players who also participate to ATO or MTO, by bank transfer until July 17, 2024, 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 22, 09:15 am.
All participants with "paid" status on the website should confirm their presence at the registration desk until 9:30 am at the latest on Monday, July 22. Players who don't confirm their participation on time will not be paired in the 1st round.
Laws of chess
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.
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 2024 FIDE standard rating list.
The pairings for the first round will be published at 09:45 am. For all subsequent rounds, the pairings will be published online until one hour after the end of the previous round.
Players have to 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 FIDE Rapid rating list. 
Declaration of consent
With your participation you give permission for the usage of photos/videos - in which you appear - in any publication.



10:00 WTO Round 1


10:00 WTO Round 2


10:00 WTO Round 3


10:00 WTO Round 4


10:00 WTO Round 5