The 4th edition of Mohamed Slama Memorial will be organized by Chess Club La Tour Blanche – Ksibet El Mediouni from 31st August to 14th September 2014, at the hotel Monastir Center in the beautiful touristic city of Monastir, Tunisia.
The Festival is split into 6 groups. Four of them are scheduled to be held from 1st to 6th September:
Open A – open to all players rated over 2099 with prizes as follows: 1.000 $ + Cup/ 800 $/ 500 $/ 300 $/ 250 $/ 200 $/ 150 $/ 100 $ plus 1st Woman prize in the amount of 200 $;
Open B – open to players rated below 2100 with prizes: 500 $ + Cup/ 400 $/ 300 $/ 250 $/ 200 $/ 150 $/ 100 $ plus 1st U16 prize in the amount of 100 $;
Youth Tournament – open to youth players under 12 years old with cash prizes: 400 $ + Cup/ 250 $/ 200 $/ 150 $/ 100 $ and medals in each group (Open U12, U10, U8, Girls U12, U10, U8);
Senior Open – for senior players aged over 50 with prizes as follows: 800 $ + Cup/ 600 $/ 400 $/ 300 $/ 250 $/ 200 $/ 150 $/ 100 $ plus 1st Up 65 prize in the amount of 200 $.
A blitz tournament will take part on 7th September.
Closed Tournament for IM/ GM norm will gather title holders and pretenders from 8th to 14th September.
The tournament program includes many side activities, such as simultaneous games, animated by GMs, a game on a giant chessboard, boat trips, tourist excursions, etc.
The Festival will be played under the auspices of FTE and FIDE in a 9 round Swiss system with a time control 90 min plus 30 sec per move. The hefty prize fund in the amount of 10.000 $ is provided by the official tournament sponsor Slama Brothers Group.
Venue of play is the splendid Hotel Monastir Center****, situated in the center of the city of Monastir and adjoining a beautiful sandy beach.
Tournament Director: Jawhar Ben Fredj, tel.: 00216 21 268 258
Club President: Ayoub Ayed, tel.: 00216 99 836 561
Enjoy the photos kindly provided by the Tournament Director Jawhar Ben Fredj!