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S.C. COTNARI S.A.
County Chess Association Jassy D. J. T.S. Iasi Town Hall Jassy Politehnica Chess Club
Invites you to:

GRAND PRIX BALKAN
The International Chess Festival “Mihail Sadoveanu”
24th Edition, Jassy 19 – 25.08.2009

Open A – Swiss general system, 9 rounds
Open B – Swiss general system, 9 rounds only for juniors 12 (born after 01.01.1997).
The contest will proceed according to FIDE rules and will be registered at FIDE for the estimation of Elo and at Romanian Chess Federation for classification. The playing system: 2h (40 moves) + 0,5h (KO).
The tournament will take place at the T. Vladimirescu Sport Hall in Jassy (Romania).
Jassy is a city toped on 7 hills – like Rome – having 350 000 inhabitants. It is situated in the North-East of Romania (400 km of Bucharest). It is a powerfully university, cultural, religious and industrial centre and it is located in the area of the well-known churches and monasteries in the Northern Bucovina (Putna, Voronetz, Agapia a.s.o.).
Further information about Jassy, on site: www.iasi.ro, http://www.romaniatourism.com/index.html

Tournament Schedule:
19.08. The arrival of participants
19.08. 1530 The technical meeting
19.08 1600 The 1st round
20.08. 900 The 2nd round
20.08. 1600 The 3rd round
21.08. 1600 The 4th round
22.08. 1600 The 5th round
23.08. 900 The 6th round
23.08. 1600 The 7th round
24.08. 1600 The 8th round
25.08. 900 The 9th round
25.08. 1430 Closing Ceremony
25.08. Departure

Total prize fund: 9.000 Euro.
Open A - 7.500 Euro
1.General class
the 1st place = 1500 Euro
the 2nd place = 1200 Euro
the 3rd place = 900 Euro
the 4th place = 700 Euro
the 5th place = 500 Euro
the 6th place = 400 Euro
the 7th place = 300 Euro
the 8th place = 200 Euro
the 9th place = 100 Euro
the 10th -15thplace = 50 Euro

2.Class for Women
the 1st place = 150 Euro
the 2nd place = 100 Euro
the 3rd place = 50 Euro

3. Class for Elo < 2200
the 1st place = 150 Euro
the 2nd place = 100 Euro
the 3rd place = 50 Euro

4. Class for Elo < 2000
the 1st place = 100 Euro
the 2nd place = 80 Euro
the 3rd place = 60 Euro
the 4th place = 50 Euro
the 5th place = 50 Euro
the 6th place = 50 Euro

5.Class (after 01.01.1995)
the 1st place = 80 Euro
the 2nd place = 60 Euro
the 3rd place = 50 Euro

6.Class (before 01.01.1954)
the 1st place = 50 Euro


Open B – 1500 Euro
The first 5 players from every category will receive prizes (<12 years old, <10 years old, <8 years old)
Supplementary prizes will be also awarded from other local sponsors.

Tie-break System
The order of players that finish with the same number of points shall be determined by the application of the following tie-breaking procedures: Median Bucholz, Bucholz, Progressive Score.
For the same number of points, the first nine prizes will be given to the first nine players after the Hort system.

Entry fees
Open A
GM, WGM, IM (Elo>2400) = no entry fee
Elo 2300 - 2400 = 10 Euro Elo 2000 - 2200 = 20 Euro
Elo 2200 - 2300 = 15 Euro Elo < 2000 = 25 Euro
Open B
10 Euro = for all players

Accommodation
1. Hotel Sport**: 7 Euro/night
2. Hotel Tudor **: 6 Euro/night
3. Apartment*** (for 2/4 persons): 50 Euro/night
4. Hotel Moldova ***: 35 Euro/night
Meal : The players can eat individual anywhere in our town or in an organized manner ( 3 meals) for 10 Euro per day.

Transport: By airplane to Henri Coanda - Otopeni (Bucharest) Airport and then to Jassy Airport or by train.

Please confirm your participation as soon as possible before 10 th of August 2009 to the organizers.
Further information and details at:
Manole Vasile: phone nr. 0040 723.144 998 ; 0040 740.277850
e-mail: iasitel@yahoo.com
Ungureanu Vlad: phone nr. 0040 720.064094; 0040 741.665384
e-mail: iasitel@yahoo.com
Danilov Vladimir: phone nr. 0040 745.009623
e-mail: iasitel@yahoo.com

Ioan Bucu
Manager D.J.T.S.Iasi

Vasile Manole 
President County Chess Association Jassy
 

 


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