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3rd Oliver Gonzalez Memorial

The 3rd Oliver Gonzalez Memorial will take place on 1-9th September at the “Daóiz y Velarde” Sport Pavilion in downtown Madrid, Spain. The tournament will have two groups – Open A and Open B, both being 9-round Swiss competitions.

Winner of the 2011 Oliver Gonzalez Memorial was IM David Larino

Oliver Gonzalez Somosa – Short Biography

Information and registration

Every player must indicate name, surname, FIDE code and the tournament that he/she chooses (if applicable).
On-line Registration form
– IA Daniel Rodríguez del Pino (Chief Referee):
– Leonardo Pérez-Aranda: (0034) 686178502

Official website

Entry Fees: General – 35 euros
Youngsters and Veterans – 25 euros
Players with GM / IM / FM, o FIDE ELO ≥ 2.300 – Free

Assistance and special conditions for GMs – limited funds. Consult with organizers (

Registration Deadline: 31st August at 21:00 CET

Later registrations: Registration after the deadline but before the beginning of the Tournament will be considered as a rest day (BYE) for the first round.
Mean of Payment: Bank transfer. IBAN: ES45 2100 2285 81 0200201680 (Account Holder: “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.

Common Regulations for both playing groups

1) Dates: 1 to 9 September 2012

2) System of Play: 9-round Swiss Tournament

3) Timetable:
Round 1 – Saturday, September 1, at 17:00
Round 2 – Sunday, September 2, at 17:00
Round 3 – Monday, September 3, at 18:00
Round 4 – Tuesday, September 4, at 18:00
Round 5 – Wednesday, September 5, at 18:00
Round 6 – Thursday, September 6, at 18:00
Round 7 – Friday, September 7, at 18:00
Round 8 – Saturday, September 8, at 17:00
Round 9 – Sunday, September 9, at 10:00

4) Playing Venue: “Daóiz y Velarde” Sport Pavilion
Avda. Ciudad de Barcelona nº 162. Madrid
Metro Station: Menéndez Pelayo (L1) / Pacífico (L1, L6).
Train: Atocha (national and regional connections)
EMT Local Buses # 8, 10, 24, 37, 54, 57, 136, 141, 310

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

6) Tie-Breaks:
1º Bucholz -2 (removing two worst scores)
2º Bucholz Total
3º Progressive
4º Performance
5º Particular score
6º Drawing
*** For the calculation of Bucholz, real points will be counted (without FIDE correction); therefore, byes are counted as zero. ***

7) Special Categories: Veterans – born in 1952 or before
Youngsters –born in 1994 or later
Under 16 – born in 1996 or later
Under 14– born in 1998 or later
Under 12– born in 2000 or later

*** Age will be verified by means of official documentation
*** To the purpose of rating prizes and participation in the Tournament B, the higher ELO FIDE and FEDA on the two last lists – August 1 and September 1 – will be considered.
*** No prizes will be given for categories with less than 4 players

8) The players can take a maximum of 4 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 four byes for the first round.

9) Agreement for a draw in less than 30 moves is not allowed for players upper 50% of points.

10) 60 minutes waiting shall be applied for default wins.

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

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

13) Every player should verify his/her correct registration in the Tournament. The final ranking list will be published on August 31. The organizers can refuse the registration of a player.

14) Registration in the Tournament involves the acceptation of these Regulations. Rules and recommendations for FIDE tournaments will be applied by subsidiarity. In case of dispute, the Spanish version of the regulations (published on this web site) will prevail.


Prizes are subject to tax deductions in accordance with current legislation.

Prizes are not cumulative, with the exception of Special Prize Óliver González Somoza. This prize is open to all the players in the Memorial (both A and B Tournaments). If a player wishes to opt to this Special Prize, he/she must deliver an analysis of his/her combination before the last round. The organizers will appoint a jury to award this Special Prize.

Specific Regulations for Tournament A

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

2) Prizes

General Standings:
1º 1,500 Euros and trophy
2º 1,200 Euros and trophy
3º 1,000 Euros and trophy
4º 750 Euros
5º 500 Euros
6º 450 Euros
7º 400 Euros
8º 350 Euros
9º 300 Euros
10º 250 Euros
11º 225 Euros
12º 200 Euros
13º 150 Euros
14º 125 Euros
15º 100 Euros

FIDE rating < 2.300: 1º 100 Euros
Women: 1º 100 Euros
Veterans: 1º 100 Euros
Youngsters: 1º 100 Euros

Specific Regulations for Tournament B

1) The Tournament is open to federated players with FIDE and FEDA ratings equal or under 2100, or without ELO. To this purpose, two last lists published will be taken into account: August 1 and September 1.

2) Valid for FIDE and FEDA ratings.

3) Prizes

General Standings:
1º 500 Euros and trophy
2º 300 Euros and trophy
3º 200 Euros and trophy
4º 150 Euros
5º 100 Euros

FIDE rating < 2.000: 1º 60 Euros
FIDE rating < 1.900: 1º 60 Euros
FIDE rating < 1.800: 1º 60 Euros
Women: 1º 60 Euros
Veterans: 1º 60 Euros

Under 16:
1º 75 Euros* and trophy
2º 50 Euros* and trophy
3º 25 Euros* and trophy

Under 14:
1º 75 Euros* and trophy
2º 50 Euros* and trophy
3º 25 Euros* and trophy

Under 12:
1º 75 Euros* and trophy
2º 50 Euros* and trophy
3º 25 Euros* and trophy
(*) Prizes for categories Under16, Under14 and Under12 are in gift coupons.

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