9th BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL OPEN – CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP – 2017
The Amicale Chess Club is glad to invite you to participate in the ‘’9th Beirut International Open- Chess Championship‘’ from 30 September till 8 October 2017.
Organizer: Mr. Halim Bounehas
Director: Mr. Elias Khairallah
Address: Sami El Solh Street – Beirut – Lebanon
Tel / Fax : +9611 383819 / +9611 287008 Mobile : +9613 883225
Website: www.andlb.org E- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Venue & Schedule: The Championship will be held from 30 September till 8 October 2017
Date Time Program Saturday 30 September Arrival Day 4:00 P.M Players Meeting 5:00 P.M Round 1 Sunday 1 October 10:30 A.M Round 2 6:30 P.M Round 3 Monday 2 October 6:30 P.M Round 4 Tuesday 3 October 6:30 P.M Round 5 Wednesday 4 October 6:30 P.M Round 6 Thursday 5 October 6:30 P.M Round 7 Friday 6 October 6:30 P.M Round 8 Saturday 7 October 3:30 P.M Round 9 Sunday 8 October
- System and Rate of Play:
The Championship will be played in 9 rounds according to the Swiss System.
Time control: 1.30 hours + 30 seconds per move from the first move.
- Tie-Break System:A – Direct Encounter
B – Buchholz Cut 1; Buchholz Cut 2
C – Number of Victories
N.B: All players having the same number of points will share their money prizes equally.
Tie-break system will be used for ranking and trophies/medals distribution.
- Applications & Registrations :
The Beirut 9th International Championship is open to all players regardless of their title or rating.
The application should be returned not later than 15th September 2017 to Mr.Jacques Bedrossian.
By mail: email@example.com
- Arbiters :
The Chief Arbiter will be the “I.A” Mr. Jacques Bedrossian . (LBN).
The Deputy Chief Arbiter will be the “I.A” Mr.Khusan Turdialiev (UZB).
- Prizes: 7000 US $
Money Prizes & 3 Trophies
Place Prize US $ Special 1 2000 US $ Under 2000 fide rating 200 US $ 2 1500 US $ Under 1900 fide rating 200 US $ 3 1000 US $ Unrated 1- 200 US $ 4 600 US $ 2- 100 US $ 5 400 US $ Best Lady 250 US $ 6 200 US $ Best Youth Under 18 150 US $
- Appeal Committee:
The appeal Committee ( 3 members and 2 reserves) will be declared in the players meeting.
- Tournament Bulletin:
The bulletin will be posted Online on our website.
- Fees :
The entry fee for the 9th Beirut International Open Championship is;
- US$ 70 for Unrated players.
- US$ 40 for players Under 18 (Birth year between 1999 and 2004)
- US$ 30 for players Rated 1800 and above – US$ 40 for players Rated below 1800
- Free for the FIDE title players.
The accommodation will be at the following “ Hotel Tamar Lancaster “- Hadath Area – Beirut.
Upon invitation: Free accommodation will be offered for the players holding the titles GM, WGM, IM
Hotel fees are as One Person/ Per night (B&B) – Double Room: 80 US$ – Single Room: 100 US$
The prices include VAT and Free Internet,
All payments for the accommodation should be paid in advance.
- Local Transport:
Transportation: Airport – Hotel & Hotel – Playing hall will be arranged by the Organizer.
- Weather Conditions:
In October the weather is warm& mild.The temperature is usually between 220 and 280 Celsius.
- Currency Exchange:
The local currency is Lebanese Pounds. US Dollars are also widely used. US$ 1=1500 LL
Please contact the Lebanese Embassy for a visa if required. Otherwise please contact us.