Enjoy the holidays in one of the most beautiful Swiss cities! Lugano is considered as a part of “Mediterranean Switzerland” due to its mild climate and its location on the bay of the lake Lugano.
The city also offers wonderful landscape composed of the Alps and the quiet lake and is at the same time third financial city after Zurich and Geneva. With a population of 55,000 Lugano is easy to reach – Milan airports are at a distance of about 90 km, Bergamo (with many low-cost flights) – 120 km. Lugano also has its own airport – for domestic flights.
This edition of the New-OPEN di Lugano will take place from 15-18 February 2018 at Hotel de La Paix, Viale Giuseppe Cattori 18, Lugano (Switzerland) www.delapaix.ch
It will be separated into Open A (open to all, regardless of their rating) and Open B (open to all players rated below 2050 Elo) and it will be played in a 6-round Swiss format with a time control of 90 min.+ 30 sec./move for 40 moves, then 15 min.+ 30 sec./move till the end of the game. Both events will be valid for FIDE rating. Entry fee – OPEN A: CHF 120.– / Junior (<20) + Senior (>60) + Women CHF 100.– GM/IM: free OPEN B: CHF 80.–/ Junior (<20) + Senior (>60) + Women CHF 60.–
A total prize fund in the amount of CHF 8,300 max., CHF 5,700 min. will be granted at this year’s edition.
Check-in – February 15th, 16:00 pm – 18:00 pm;
Round 1 – Febr. 15th, 18:45 pm (1 hour tolerance)
Round 2 – Febr. 16th, 10:00 am
Round 3 – Febr. 16th, 16:00 pm
Round 4 – Febr. 17th, 10:00 am
Round 5 – Febr. 17th, 16:00 pm
Round 6 – Febr. 18th, 10:00 am (Rd 2-6 30 min. tolerance)
Closing ceremony – Febr. 18th, 16:30 pm
David Camponovo, Via San Gottardo 26, CH-6900 Lugano –
firstname.lastname@example.org – Mobile +41 76 328 60 90
Official website – www.scaccomatto.ch , Regulations – www.scaccomatto.ch/bandi/ol_2018.pdf