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French Chess Federation Grand-Prix 2012 in Nancy

Grand-Nancy buildingThe 2nd stage of the Grand-Prix 2012 of the French Chess Federation is scheduled to take place on 28-29th April in Nancy.

Tournament hall: building of “Grand Nancy”, 22-24 Viaduc Kennedy, 54000 NANCY (at 200 meters from the Nancy-railway station)

Organisation: IM Christophe Philippe

Arbiter: Nadir Bounzou, International Arbiter, and assistant.

Saturday 28 April 2012 at 2pm – International Rapid Open

Open to any category of players, young or adults, beginners to Grandmasters!
9 rapid games of 15 minutes (+3 seconds per move) per player.
Final checking (obligatory) until 1:30pm.
Round one at 2pm
Prize giving ceremony at about 8:30/9:00 pm
The best 7 players are qualified for the final matches of the Sunday.

Registration:
Only by email to philippe.chr@free.fr
Please give your full name, elo, fide elo (or national by default) and email.
Payment of the entry fee between 11am and 1:30pm at the tournament hall (please prepare the exact amount).

Entry Fee:
* Free for GM, IM, WGM, WIM (if registration by email) and no other invitation condition.
* 14 € for players over 20 years old.
* 7€ for players under 20 years old.

27 prizes will be given on Saturday evening:
Three best women: 400 € 250 € 150 €
Three best juniors (under 20 y.o): 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Veteran (over 60 y.o): 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 2400: 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 2200: 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 2000: 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 1800: 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 1600: 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 1400: 150 € 100 € 50 €

Sunday 29 April 2012 from 10:30am – Final Matches “Cup System”

With the 7 qualified players from Saturday open
+ 1 player “wild card”: GM Christian Bauer, elo 2679, french number 4.

2 rapid games 15min+3 sec per match, and then if necessary 2 blitz games 3min+2sec.

Free entry. Live games broadcasting on giant screen in the tournament hall, and on internet on French federation website.

Quarterfinal at 10:30am
Semi-final at 2pm
Final at 4pm and final ceremony at the end of the match.

8 prizes will be given after the final :
4 Quarter-finalist: 700 €
2 Semi -finalist: 1 250 €
1 Looser in Final: 2 500 €
1 Winner: 4 000 €

Hotel: Hôtel ibis-Nancy-gare **
Address: 3 rue Crampel, 54000 Nancy (at 200 meters from tournament hall)
Tel. 00 33 3 83 32 90 16 – Email: H0973@accor.com
Spécial prize: 34 euros (ask the chess rate) per room for 1 or 2 person (2 beds possible). Breakfast: 9€/pers. Tax: 0.70€ per person. Free internet by WIFI.

Official website

The 5 steps of Grand Prix FFE :
Paris – Le Port-Marly 7-8 janvier 2012
Nancy 28-29 avril 2012
Aix-les-Bains 21-22 juillet 2012
Tours – Villandry 6-7 octobre 2012
Finale à Ajaccio et Bastia 29 au 31 octobre 2012

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