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FIDE World Senior Championships 2013

The 23rd FIDE Individual World Senior Championships 2013 will take place on 11-24th November, 2013, at the conference centre Tamaris in Grand Hotel 4.Opatijska Cvijeta in Opatija, Croatia.

The Championships are organized by the Chess Club “Rijeka” in agreement with Croatian Chess Federation under the auspices of the Mountain-littoral County, the City of Rijeka and the City of Opatija.

The 23rd World Senior Chess Championships for men and women are open to all players representing the FIDE Chess Federations, regardless of their title or rating, providing that the men are older than 60 (born in 1953 or earlier) and women are older than 50 years of age (born in 1963 or earlier).
There is also no limit of participants per federation.

The Championships will be based on Swiss system, 11 rounds, in accordance with the FIDE Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. The playing time will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. The Article 6.6. of the Rules of Chess will be applied – each player being late at the beginning of his match will lose the match.

FIDE World Senior Championships 2013

The Winner and Senior World Champion will be the person who, at the end of the tournament, has scored the highest number of points. If two or more players are tied the following tiebreaks will be used.

The title of “Grandmaster” will be conferred to the winner of the 21st FIDE World Senior Chess Championship 2013 who will receive the Gold medal.

The second place will receive the Silver medal, while the third place will be awarded Bronze medal.

The same rules for the medal awards are applied to the participating women players, who play separately within their own tournament.

Women’s Tournament

The women will play at the separate tournament, after which the 2013 World Senior Chess Champion will be proclaimed.

Having in mind possible lesser number of participants, the following conditions must be respected:
- Minimal number of participants is 12 women from 4 FIDE zones. In that case, a closed “Round Robin” tournament will be played.
- If 13 to 30 participants will be registered, 9 rounds will be played according to the Swiss system
- If over 30 participants are registered, 11 rounds will be played.

FIDE Events Commission Chairman B. Kutin has appointed IO Mr. Horst Metzing as FIDE Technical Delegate for the 2013 World Senior Championship.

The competition will be held in the congress center Tamaris which is located within the hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta. Milenij hotels are a perennial partner of Chess Club Rijeka in organization of big competitions and they have offered promotional prices for all competitors.

All competitors are obligated to use the hotels provided by the organizers according to the FIDE regulations.

The total prize fund amounts to 18.000,00 EUR, of which 14.000,00 will be paid to the male players, while 4.000,00 EUR will be reserved for female players. Full prizes list available on the official website.

The entire prize fund in the amount of 18.000,00 EUR will be paid by the Organizer to FIDE prior to the end of the championship. FIDE will affect the payment of prizes to the players. The players who will be awarded the prizes are obliged to contact the Organizer and provide their bank account details in order to receive payment by FIDE.

The organizer shall provide free board and lodging (single rooms with bath and/or shower) for at least one player of each zone, nominated by each FIDE Zone President, according to the agreement with the president of the individual zone, providing that the registration of such a player is received by September 30, 2013.

Free board and lodging will also be provided by the Organizer for the male and female champions of the World Senior Chess Championship 2012.

Organizer’s Office:
Chess Club “Rijeka” Blaža Polica 2 HR – 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Telefax: +385 51 322 628
Web site: www.rijekachess.com
e-mail: info@rijekachess.com
Tournament Director: Boris Golubovic, cell: +385 91 333 00 42
Deputy Tournament Director: Srdjan Zelenika, cell +385 91 528 21 75

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