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30 FIDE World Senior Chess Championship

05 – 18 November 2020 Assisi – Umbria Italy

More information

FIDE International Organizer Cristina Pernici Rigo
Via Venezia 3/c, 38062 Arco (TN) Italy
Tel. (+39) 389.9721516. Email: info@arcoworldchess.com

Playing Venue

The games will take place in the conference centre of Hotel Il Cenacolo S. Maria degli Angeli – Assisi (Pg) ITALY.

Multilingual Support

Arbiters team will cover the following languages: ITA, GER, ENG, ESP, POR, FRA, RUS, UKR, CZE, IRI, MRI, POL, EST, FIN, DEN, NOR.

INVITATION

This is the official invitation to all National Chess Federations of FIDE to participate in the World

The organizer invites all senior Ladies and Gentlemen throughout the world to participate at the 30th FIDE World Senior Chess Championship (50+ 65+), which is to be held in Assisi – Umbria, from 05.11 arrival day till 18.11 departure day.

All players shall have reached their age of 50 and 65 (by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence). In accordance with the FIDE tournament rules, the Championship will be played in four categories:  age 50+ and 65+ (Open and Women).

Our target is to organize the Senior World Championship at best, spreading the tradition of hospitality of Italy.

The players will certainly be interested in the programme, which will be lively and supplemented by several additional events from:

  • Visits to museums,
  • Blitz Tournament,
  • FIDE Seminar, and tastings of local products.

As usual you will find in the prospect, the hotels available, rules and application form. You will also find a small map for an easier arrival.

FIDE, FSI, Cristina Pernici Rigo, Michele Cordara and the Town of Assisi wish you a nice trip and an unforgettable stay in Umbria.

Tournament Director: International Arbiter and FIDE International Organizer Cristina Pernici Rigo

PRIZE FOUND

Total: € 18.000,00

Open Senior 50+

  • 1° € 1.200,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 1.100,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 1.000,00 – Bronze medal
  • 4° € 800,00
  • 5° € 600,00
  • 6° € 500,00
  • 7° € 400,00
  • 8° € 350,00
  • 9° € 300,00
  • 10° € 250,00
  • 11° € 220,00
  • 12° € 200,00
  • 13° € 180,00
  • 14° € 150,00

Women 50+

  • 1° € 550,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 400,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 300,00 – Bronze medal
  • 4° € 200,00

Open Senior 65+

  • 1° € 1.200,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 1.100,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 1.000,00 – Bronze medal
  • 4° € 800,00
  • 5° € 600,00
  • 6° € 500,00
  • 7° € 400,00
  • 8° € 350,00
  • 9° € 300,00
  • 10° € 250,00
  • 11° € 220,00
  • 12° € 200,00
  • 13° € 180,00
  • 14° € 150,00

Women 65+

  • 1° € 550,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 400,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 300,00 – Bronze medal
  • 4° € 200,00

Special Prize Open Senior 75+

  • 1° € 300,00
  • 2° € 200,00
  • 3° € 100,00

Other special prize: typical product of Umbria

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

5 Nov.

15:00 – Arrival day registration

21:30 – Welcome evening

6 Nov.

10:00 – End of registration

10:00 – Technical Meeting

14:30 – Opening Ceremony

15:00 – Round 1

7 Nov.

15:00 – Round 2

21:30 – Wine tasting

8 Nov.

15:00 – Round 3

21:30 – Bittz FIDE rated

9 Nov.

15:00 – Round 4

10 Nov.

15:00 – Round 5

11 Nov.

15:00 – Round 6

21:30 – Blitz FIDE radted

12 Nov.

Rest day

Excursion

13 Nov.

15:00 – Round 7

14 Nov.

15:00 – Round 8

21:30 – Wine tasting

15 Nov.

15:00 – Round 9

16 Nov.

15:00 – Round 10

17 Nov.

14:00 – Round 11

21:30 – Prize awards, Closing Ceremony

18 Nov.

08:00 – Departures

ASSISI

ASSISI is a town and comune of Italy in the Province of Perugia in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Monte Subasio.

It is generally regarded as the birthplace of the Latin poet Propertius, born around 50–45 BC. It is the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d’Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Sisters, which later became the Order of Poor Clares after her death. The 19th-century Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was also born in Assisi.

Source: Wikipedia

VENUE

The games will take place in the conference centre of:

Hotel Il Cenacolo S. Maria degli Angeli - Assisi.

logo-hotel

Viale Patrono d’Italia, 70
06081 – ASSISI (PG) (Italy)

MORE INFORMATION

ACCOMODATION

Accommodation
Packages

To be registered and booked only through the Organising Committee (accommodation price per person, daily full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner, including water during meals) city tax not included.

Reservations for accommodation will be confirmed only after the advance deposit is paid to the bank account mentioned before.   

  • Available rooms also for disabled person.
  • Available rooms, without carpet, for allergic person.
  • And upon request it will be special dishes for celiac, vegetarian, vegan and Muslim person.
  • Pets are allowed   
  • Additional nights are possible upon request and in proportional discount.
  • Every participant and all national delegations have to register through the Organising Committee with the above offers. Registrations, bookings and visa invitations are made only through the Organising Committee.

Hotel 4 stars

Distance from Play Venue: Play Venue

B&B € 65,00
Half Board € 75,00
Full Board € 85,00
Single room/extracharge € 20,00

City Tax only for 3 days:  € 2,00

Hotel 3 stars

Distance from Play Venue: 50 mt.

B&B € 50,00
Half Board € 60,00
Full Board € 70,00
Single room/extracharge € 15,00

City Tax only for 3 days:  € 1,50

Hotel 2 stars

Distance from Play Venue: 200 mt.

B&B € 45,00
Half Board € 53,00
Full Board € 60,00
Single room/extracharge € 15,00

City Tax only for 3 days:  € 1,00

Special
Accommodation

Dead line for VISA
15/08/2020

  1. The top 3 players in each category of the World Senior Championship 2019 are qualified with personal rights and their places cannot be substituted.
  2. The top 3 players from each Continental Senior Championship of the year 2019 are qualified with personal rights and their places cannot be substituted.
  3. Deadline for special accomodation 15/08/2020.

 

Players who need visas are requested to contact the Organizing Committee before 15.08.2020 for apply on time to Italian Authorities. The Organizing Committee will provide letters for visas only after the necessary payments. The Organizing Committee has no responsibility for late or incomplete applications. 

AIRPORT TRANFERS

International airport of Umbria “S. Francesco d’Assisi “then by bus, with the 007 Umbria Mobility line

“Leonardo da Vinci” International Airport Fiumicino Rome from which we will activate transfers to Assisi upon request.for arriving 05 and departure 18 November 2020 cost Euro 30,00.

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

BUS Shedule
h. 11.00      h. 15.00     h. 20.00

REGISTRATION, ENTRY FEES, BOOKING AND PAYMENT

Registration, Entry fees, Booking and payment

Registration fee

€ 80

Each player has to pay 80 Euro as registration fee for the event. Invited players or their federation will also pay.

It includes registration, accreditation, badge. Official and accompanying person free.

There is no FIDE entry fee.

The registration period ends on October 15, 2020 after this the entry fee is 100 Euro.

The booking procedure is as follows.

Fill in the Hotel registration / booking form clicking on REGISTRATION and send it.

The Organization will then send you an email with the total cost of your stay and all the useful data and to confirm you must send an advance of 350 euros per person by bank transfer (hotel deposit: € 261.00, registration € 80.00 , FSI tax: € 9.00).

The balance of the stay must be paid within the first 2/3 days directly at the play venue or in the official hotels. This payment can be made either with a second bank transfer or in cash (Euros or Dollars) or with VISA/MASTERCARD.

The amount of 350 euro must be transferred (free of bank charge) to the following Bank Account:

  • Account Holder: Comitato ARCOWORLDCHESS – Pernici Rigo Cristina
  • Bank: Cassa Rurale Alto Garda Arco (TN) Italy
  • Bank Adress: viale Magnolie 1  Arco (TN) Italy
  • EU IBAN IT86 G080 1634 3100 0000 0383445
  • cod BIC/SWIFT  CCRTIT2T04A   (all fee loading to order)

In addition to the written application, a personal registration before the beginning of the tournament is necessary. Accreditation desk will be on November 05, in official hotels and in playing venue between 15:00 and 19:00 The receipt of the paid entry fee is to be presented.

Players who are not registered cannot be included in the drawn and entry fees will be forfeited.

The invited Grand Masters or their Federations are however subject to the payment of the registration fee.

TECHNICAL REGULATION

The Championship shall be played in 11 rounds of the Swiss System. The time is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Participation: player who is registered by his/her federation with FIDE ID.

The Women Tournament will be played separately if there are more than 10 participants in total from at least two Continents. If there are less than 10 participants in one group, then there will be only one Women Tournament, with separate prizes. If the women participants are less than 10 in total or from less than 2 Continents, they will play in the Open Tournament with separate prizes.

Prior to the beginning of the first round an appeals committee shall be elected by the players consisting of three members and two reserve.

Arbiters team will cover the following languages:

ITA, GER, ENG, ESP, POR, FRA, RUS, UKR, CZE, IRI, MRI, POL, EST, FIN, DEN, NOR. 

The FIDE Technical Officials shall be announced one month before the event. The Appeals Committee members will be elected on the technical meeting before the tournament starts.

A protest against the decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter, within 30min after the end of the game. A protest fee of 200 Euro shall be payable to FIDE which is refundable if the protest is upheld. The Appeals Committee may also decide to refund the fee if it considers the appeal was not frivolous.

Winner and Senior World Champion 2020 (50+ and 65+) will be the person at the end of the tournament, who has scored the highest number of points. If two or more players are tied the following tiebreaks shall be used:

  1. Result of direct encounters between the tied players (applies only if all tied players have played each other),
  2.  Buchholz Cut 1,
  3. Buchholz,
  4. The greater number of games played with black,
  5. The greater number of wins.

ANTI CHEATING GUIDELINES

The FIDE Anti-Cheating guidelines are valid for WSCC 2020.

The title of “Grandmaster” will be conferred to the winner of the 30th FIDE World Senior Chess Championship 2020 (50+ and 65+) who will receive Trophy and gold medal. The second place will receive a silver medal, the third place is awarded a bronze medal. The same rules for the medals award are applied to the participating women players, who play separately within their own tournament.

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