The first edition of International Chess Tournament Centro Goya is scheduled to take place from 18th to 28th September 2014 at the Lounge of Hotel Cristina***** in Las Palmas, the most populous city of the Canary islands.
No doubt, this is a magnificent opportunity to enjoy Chess, in a sunny seaside setting on the beautiful beach of Las Canteras, which every year attracts thousands of visitors.
The event will be a 10-round Swiss with a time control 90′ + 30″, valid for ELO FIDE and open to players without FIDE ratings and players with FIDE ratings under 2200, who have not overcome 2250 points of ELO FIDE from 1st January 2014.
Also, in case of not having ELO FIDE, the participation will be accepted only in the following cases: Spanish players without ELO FIDE can participate if they are federated; Foreign players without ELO FIDE can participate, in case they have FIDE ID CODE. But, in both cases, they cannot overcome 2200 points of national rating ELO.
For reasons of capacity, the number of players will be limited to 300 players, giving preference to the guests of the hotel “Cristina” Las Palmas.
The generous prize fund in the amount of 20.000 € is divided as follows:
“The beautiful location of the famous Las Canteras beach in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, protected by the best climate in the world, ensures maximum tranquility to enjoy Chess and Sun.” (José Luis Galván Sarmiento, President of Chess Club Centro Goya -Villa de Teror)