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FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship

April 21 – 30,  2018 Cagliari – Sardinia Italy

The event is reserved for untitled players with less than 2300 Elo

Prize Found: Total: € 9.000


INFORMATIONS


Cagliari 2018

FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship Categories U1700, U2000, U2300

Location

April 21 – 30, 2018. 4-star Califfo Hotel of Quartu St. Elena – Cagliari

FIDE Chess Federation

A competition held by FIDE

Organizer

Circolo Scacchistico Cagliaritano

Arcoworldchess – Scaccomattissimo

TITLES – QUALIFICATION


Titles

The 3 gold winners of the Men/Open sections receive respectively the titles of:
  • 2018 World Amateur Champion U2300 + Title FM
  • 2018 World Amateur Champion U2000 + Title FM
  • 2018 World Amateur Champion U1700 + Title CM FIDE
The 3 gold winners of the Women sections receive respectively the titles of:
  • 2018 World Women’s Amateur Champion U2300 + Title WFM
  • 2018 World Women’s Amateur Champion U2000 + Title WFM
  • 2018 World Women’s Amateur Champion U1700 + Title WCM FIDE

The second and third places in the U2300 and U2000 tournaments will receive the title of CM / WCM.

Qualifications

The winners of the Men (Open) section U2300 and the winner of the Women section U2300 will also receive by FIDE their free accommodation in a double room and full board in their Continental Championships 2019 which are qualifiers of the World Championship Cycle. The winner of each section U-2300, U-2000 and U-1700 (6 winners in total, men and women sections) will also qualify with personal right for the next World Amateur Championships 2019 with free accommodation (in double room) & full board, provided from the local Organising Committee.

TOURNAMENT


Tournament Schedule

  • April, 21 – Arrivals 19:00 Technical meeting 21:30 Welcome evening in Discotheque
  • April, 22 – 15:00 Round 1
  • April, 23 – 09:30 Round 2
  • April, 23 – 15:00 Round 3
  • April, 24 – 15:00 Round 4 21:30 Blitz Fide Rated
  • April, 25 – 15:00 Round 5 Typical Sardinian dinner with show
  • April, 26 – 15:00 Round 6
  • April, 27 – 15:00 Round 7 21:30 Blitz Fide Rated
  • April, 28 – 15:00 Round 8
  • April, 29 – 15:00 Round 9 21:30 Closing Ceremony
  • April, 30 – Departures

Arbiters team

Arbiters team will cover the following 11 languages.

ITA, GER, ENG, ESP, NED, FRA, HUN, MGL, CHN, UKR, RUS. 

  • I.A. cat. B Pernici Rigo Cristina ITA – Tournament Director
  • I.A. cat. C Bertagnolli Gerhard ITA – Chief Arbiter
  • I.A. cat. C Eliens Arno NED
  • I.A. cat. C Prohrov Olexandr UKR
  • I.A. cat D Meja Espinal Hector HON
  • I.A. cat D Cordara Michele ITA
  • N.A. Mascia Giocanni ITA
  • N.A. Lay Antonella ITA
  • N.A. Caramanica Eulalia ITA
  • Montalbini Ezio ITA – Elettronic Board

Technical Regulations

FIDE rated Swiss system in 9 rounds. There will be separate championships for categories Under-2300, Under-2000, Under-1700 Open and Women. The Championships are open tournaments for players registered by their federation. FIDE member federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish. In order to participate in the U-2300 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2300or greater for at least one year prior to the registration deadline of the event (12 April 2018). A player must not have any title above FM (or WFM for women) when the tournament starts. In order to participate in the U-2000 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2000 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship (22 April 2018). A player must not have any title above CM (or WCM for women) when the tournament starts. In order to participate in the U-1700 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 1700 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship (22 April 2018). A player must not have any title above CM (or WCM for women) when the tournament starts. If a player exceeds the FIDE rating of 1700 or 2000 after the registration deadline, he/she will play the upper rating category. If a player exceeds the FIDE rating of 2300 after the registration deadline, he/she can still play in the U-2300 section. In each rating section, a separate championship for women shall be organised only if there are at least 10 women entries from at least 2 continents. Otherwise the women’s event will be merged with men (open). The winner from each World Amateur Championship 2017 and from each Continental Amateur Championship 2017 (if they don’t exceed 2300 rating) are qualified with personal rights (free accommodation, sharing a double room) and their places cannot be substituted. Cadence: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 min. for the rest of the game + 30’’ increment for every move starting from move one.

Default time at the start of all rounds is 30 minutes.
Tie break criteria:
  • Results of direct encounters between the tied players ( applies only if all tied players have played each other)
  • Buccholz cut 1;
  • Buccholz;
  • Sonneborn-Berger.
  • The greater number of wins,the greater number of games with black (unplayed games count as played with white);
  • The greater number of wins.

The Appeals Committee will be elected during the Technical Meeting before the tournament starts.

PRIZE FOUND


Total: € 9.000,00

Open U-2300 section

  • 1° € 1.000,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 600,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 400,00 – Bronze medal
  • 4° € 350,00
  • 5 °€ 250,00
  • 6° € 220,00

Open U-2000 section

  • 1° € 500,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 370,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 300,00 – Bronze medal
  • 4° € 250,00
  • 5° € 220,00
  • 6° € 200,00

Open U-1700 section

  • 1° € 450,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 350,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 300,00 – Bronze medal
  • 4° € 250,00
  • 5° € 200,00
  • 6° € 150,00.

Women U-2300 section

  • 1° € 500,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 350,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 220,00.  Bronze medal

Women U-2000 section

  • 1° € 400,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 300,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 200,00 – Bronze medal

Women U-1700 section

  • 1° € 300,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 200,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 180,00 – Bronze medal

PLAYING VENUE


Map

Hotel Califfo

BUS Shedule on April 21

h. 11:00 h. 13:00 h. 15:00 h. 17:00

Playing Venue

The games will take place in the conference centre of the 4-star Califfo Hotel of Quartu St. Elena Cagliari, 15 km south of Cagliari Elmas Airport. Tyrrhenian Sea is an excellent holiday destination, surrounded by a sandy beach on the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Angels and Poetto beach, where living a Flamingos colony.

Flights / Transportation

The nearest airport is Cagliari Elmas (IATA code: CAG), about 15 km from Cagliari.

The Organizing Committee provide bus transfer from airport to Hotel upon request. The cost is € 15,00 euro per way. Airline passengers must inform the Organizer in time sending the schedule by mail info@arcoworldchess.com

Transport back to the airports will be organized on April 30 morning the first bus transfer going to Elmas Airport on April 30, depart from Hotel Califfo in the morning.

Airline passengers must inform the organizer in time, sending the schedule by mail info@arcoworldchess.com , with name, time of arrival and departure.

ACCOMODATION

To be registered and booked only through the Organising Committee

Additional nights are possible upon request and in proportional discount.

Available room also for disabled person. Pets are allowed   

free use of the hotel pools, Jacuzzi and sun umbrellas, free using tennis court

ACCOMODATION FOR 9 NIGHT TRIPLE ROOM DOUBLE ROOM SINGLE ROOM
B&B € 360,00 total € 414,00 total € 594,00 total
Half Board Breakfast, and Dinner € 495,00 total € 522,00 total € 702,00 total
Full Board Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner € 585,00 total € 612,00 total € 792,00 total
Price per person per 9 night

Half Board and Full Board including ½ water and ¼ wine during meals

Under the patronage of

Organization

Partner


City tours – Chess Tournament

Tuesday 24 April Tuvixeddu Park A true gem of the city of Cagliari, the Tuvixeddu necropolis is the biggest burial ground dating back to the Phoenician-Punic times in the Mediterranean area. A primacy awaiting to be discovered. Price: €25 for adults; €15 for kids up to 12 y.o. The price includes transport and entry ticket Departure at 9 am from Hotel Califfo Return at 10.45 at MEM (Mediateca del Mediterraneo) Thursday 26 April Tour of historical boroughs of Castello and Stampace accompanied by typical food tasting The borough of Castello has been the administrative centre of the city since the Middle Ages. Its past vestiges are still visible: every street, every monument carries the history of the city and the entire island, with a neverending flow of breathtaking views and revealing anecdotes. The walk includes the main monuments and buildings, such as: the Pisan Towers, the Cathedral, the Municipal Palace, historical streets, noble residencies and the centuries-old Spanish bastions. Then the tour will continue in the historical borough of Stampace, a maze of antique alleyways, where we will stop to taste a selection of typical wines and food of Sardinia. Price: €35 for adults; €20 for kids up to 12 y.o. The price includes transport, food tasting and entry ticket Departure at 9 am from Hotel Califfo Return at 12 pm at Hotel Califfo Friday 27 April Excursion to the Devil’s Saddle with aperitif The natural monument of the Devil’s Saddle is one of the symbols of Cagliari and the backdrop of this exciting 3-km walk (1.8 miles), among white limestones and breathtaking views of testimonies of the thousands-year-old history of the city. The walk will oversee the archaeological excavation of the Phoenician-Punic area, the Spanish Tower and the Second World War blockhouse. At the end of the walk, we will stop for a refreshing aperitif on the seaside. Price: €35 for adults; €20 for kids up to 12 y.o. The price includes transport, aperitif and entry ticket Departure at 9 am from Hotel Califfo Return at 12 pm at Hotel Califfo Saturday 28 April Natural Park of Molentargius – Saltworks and typical street food A fantastic place in the city area of Cagliari, the Natural Park of Molentargius is well-known for having hosted one of the most productive saltworks of Europe. It is also a very important natural site for the presence and nesting of various species of water and migratory birds, such as the pink flamingo. At the end of the walk we will enjoy the typical “Caddozzoni” sandwiches, a landmark of the Poetto Seaside. Price: €40 for adults; €25 for kids up to 12 y.o. The price includes transport, lunch and entry ticket Departure at 9 am Arrival at 1.30 pm at Hotel Califfo