The 3rd International Chess Festival Open Iasi is scheduled to take place from June 13-20, 2016, at the Polyvalent Hall of Iasi, the largest city in eastern Romania.
The huge event will be split into 16 different tournaments:
Open A – 9-round Swiss tournament, open to all players;
Open B – 9-round Swiss open tournament for players rated below 2000 Elo;
Open C – 9-round Swiss open tournament for players born after 1st January 2016.
Open D – 9-round Swiss Blitz competition;
Open E – Finals of the National University Chess Championships;
Open F – Iasi University Center Chess Championship for professors
Open G – Iasi Kindergarten Teams Chess Championship;
Open H – Iasi High School Teams Chess Championship;
Open I – Iasi School Teams Thess Chess Championship;
International Symposium “Chess contribution in the development of young”;
Open J – Iasi Kindergarten Individual chess championship;
Open K – Iasi School individual Chess Championship;
Open L – Iasi Teachers Chess Championship;
Open M – Iasi Rapid Chess Championship – 9-round Swiss tournament for players under 11 years old (born after 01.01.2005);
Open N – Iasi Chess Neighborhoods Semifinals;
Open O – Iasi Final Chess Neighborhoods.
The hefty prize fund in the amount of 16,000 EUR will be awarded as follows:
Open A – 11.000 EURO
Open B – 2.000 EURO
Open C – 1.500 EURO
Open D – 1.500 EURO
The Prizes are guaranteed regardless of the number of players. Romanian tax fee will be aplied for the prizes above 600 RON. (16% tax fee).
More about Iasi:
The city of Iasi has a history of over 600 years and it is known as the cultural capital of Romania.Iasi is a city toped on 7 hills – like Rome – with 350 000 inhabitants, situated in the north-east of Romania (400 km from Bucharest). It is a famous academic, cultural, and industrial centre and it is located in the area of the well-known churches and monasteries in the northern part of Romania.