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Oliver Gonzalez Memorial – Tournament Regulations in English

Regulations

 
1)    The Tournament is open to all players. Valid for FIDE and FEDA ratings and international norms.

2)    Dates: 8 to 16 October 2011

3)    System of Play: 9-round Swiss Tournament.

Players can choose between two groups with a different schedule for the 6 first rounds:

  • Daily Group:   Swiss System, one round each day from 8 to 13 October.
  • Weekend Group: Swiss System with double rounds on 8, 9 and 12 October.

Rounds 7, 8 and 9 will be common for both groups, making up only one final group for these rounds and the final standings (14, 15 and 16 October).

4)    Schedule:

 

Daily

Weekend

Round 1 Saturday 8 October at 18:30 Saturday 8 October at 10:00
Round 2 Sunday 9 October at 18:30 Saturday 8 October at 18:30
Round 3 Monday 10 October at 18:30 Sunday 9 October at 10:00
Round 4 Tuesday 11 October at 18:30 Sunday 9 October at 18:30
Round 5 Wednesday 12 October  18:30 Wednesday 12 October at 10:00
Round 6 Thursday 13 October at 18:30 Wednesday 12 October at 18:30
Round 7

Friday 14 October at 18:30

Round 8

Saturday 15 October at 18:30

Round 9

Sunday 16 October at 17:30

5)    Playing Venue:

Vázquez y Torres Ingeniería (VTI)

Margarita Salas St., nº 28. Technologic Park of Leganés.

Leganés – Carabanchel Road (M-425), exit “Vía de Servicio”

6)    Rate of Play:   90 minutes to finish + 30 seconds per move

7)    Tie-Breaks: 

1º Brazilian Buchholz / Median Buchholz / Total Buchholz / Performance
The concrete order will be drawn at the end of the Tournament
5º Result against each other
6º Drawing
** For the calculation of Buchholz the non-played games will be considered as draw **

8) Special Categories: 

Veterans – born in 1951 or before
Youngsters –born in 1993 or later
Under 16 – born in 1995 or later
Under 14– born in 1997 or later
Under 12– born in 1999 or later
Women

*** Age will be verified by means of official documentation
*** FIDE ELO list of 1 September 2011 will be used for the rating prizes
*** No prizes will be given for categories with less than 4 players
 
9)    Players can take a maximum of 3 BYES (rest rounds of 0.5 points). BYES are only possible for the FIRST SIX ROUNDS and should be requested in a written form before the end of the 1st round

Players inscribed after the deadline will be provided with one out of these three byes for the first round.

10)  Agreement for a draw in less than 30 moves is not allowed for players with more than 50% of the points.

11)  60 minutes waiting shall be applied for default wins.

12)  A player with two default losses  will be expelled from the Tournament. First round defaults could also mean a player forfeit.

13)  Entry fee should be paid before the beginning of the 1st round; otherwise, participation won’t be allowed.

14)  Every player should confirm his/her correct registration in the Tournament. Both group rankings will be published on 7th October. The organizers can refuse to register players.

15)  Registration in the Tournament involves the acceptation of these Regulations. Rules and recommendations for FIDE tournaments will be applied by subsidiary.

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

 
Registration form: Every player must indicate name, surname, FIDE code and the GROUP that he/she chooses (daily or weekend).
- Madrid Chess Federation (FMA): Tel. 91 477 27 22 (de 6-9 p.m., until 6 October
- IA Daniel Rodríguez del Pino (Chief Referee): aidanielrodriguez@yahoo.es
 
Entry Fees:
General – 30 euros
Youngsters and Veterans – 20 euros
Players with GM / IM / FM, o FIDE ELO = 2.300 – Free
Assistance and special conditions for players with FIDE ELO = 2.650 – limited funds. Consult with organizers (MemorialOGS@gmail.com)

  •  Registration Deadline: 6 October at 21:00
  •  Later registrations: Registration after the deadline but before the beginning of the Tournament  will mean a rest day (BYE) for the first round.
  •  Payment:                          La Caixa: 2100 2285 81 0200201680 (Titular: A.R.P.A)

                                               Specify the name of the player.

  •  Entry fee can be paid at the venue until 1 hour before the beginning of the 1st round,  with an additional charge of 10 euros.

ABOUT THE PRIZES

 
Prizes are subject to deductions in accordance with current legislation.

Prizes are not cumulative, with the exception of Special Prize Óliver González Somoza. If a player wishes to opt for this Special Prize, he/she must deliver an analysis of his/her combination before the last round. The organizers will assign a jury to award this Special Prize.

PRIZES

 
General Standings:
 
1º          5,000    Euros and trophy
2º          2,000    Euros and trophy
3º          1,000    Euros and trophy
4º             800    Euros
5º             600    Euros
6º             500    Euros
7º             450    Euros
8º             400    Euros
9º             350    Euros
10º             300    Euros
11º             250    Euros
12º             225    Euros
13º             200    Euros
14º             175    Euros
15º             150    Euros
16º-20º             100    Euros
 
Women:
 
1º             150    Euros
2º             100    Euros
3º               75    Euros
 
FIDE rating < 2,300:
 
1º             150    Euros
2º             100    Euros
3º               75    Euros
 
FIDE rating < 2,175:
 
1º             150    Euros
2º             100    Euros
3º               75    Euros
 
FIDE rating < 2,050:
 
1º             150    Euros
2º             100    Euros
3º               75    Euros
 
FIDE rating < 1,925:
 
1º             150    Euros
2º             100    Euros
3º               75    Euros
 
FIDE rating < 1,800:
 
1º             150    Euros
2º             100    Euros
3º               75    Euros
 
Under 18:
 
1º             150    Euros and trophy
2º             100    Euros and trophy
3º               75    Euros and trophy
 
Under 16:
 
1º             150    Euros and trophy
2º             100    Euros and trophy
3º               75    Euros and trophy
 
Under 14:
 
1º             150    Euros and trophy
2º             100    Euros and trophy
3º               75    Euros and trophy
 
Under 12:
 
1º             150    Euros and trophy
2º             100    Euros and trophy
3º               75    Euros and trophy
 
Veterans:
 
1º             150    Euros
2º             100    Euros
3º               75    Euros
 
Special Prize Óliver González Somoza to the Best Combination: 300 Euros
 
Prizes are subject to deductions in accordance with current legislation.

ACCESS TO THE VENUE

 
By Car: Direct access from M-425 road (exit “Vía de servicio”, which addresses to “Parque Tecnológico de Leganés”). GPS coordinates: 40º21’12’’ N, 3º44’36’’ W

Buses from Madrid (http://www.ctm-madrid.es/).- Lines 480, 484 and 485 have a stop at the entrance of “Parque Tecnológico”; these lines also have connections with suburban train and underground network.
 

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