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Terre degli Elimi Chess Festival starts in one month

This summer in Erice, Sicily there will be a nice international chess festival – the 5th Terre degli Elimi Open. It will be one intense chess week on 19-25th July.

Erice is a magic ancient place and in the afternoons the players are free to visit places of incomparable beauty and charm as Segesta, the Egadi Islands, Zingaro, Scopello.

Erice in western Sicily (Italy) is 15 km away from airport “Vincenzo Florio” in Trapani (Ryanair Hub), is a true and proper tourist pearl of Sicily at about 700 meters above sea level overlooking the Canale with breathtaking views going as far as Mount Etna.

To arrive in Erice, you can reach Trapani by plane (airport Vincenzo Florio) with daily Ryanair flights offering connections from leading Italian and European airports at very cheap prices.

And all this without suffering from the summer heat thanks to the micro-climate of the mountaintop.

Trapani and Egadi island sunset

Trapani and Egadi island sunset

Write to Alessandro Monaco to webmaster@ericescacchi.it or contact him on facebook as “Alessandro Monaco”.

The Festival includes:
– Main tournament A Open, in 9 rounds, for players rated >1800;
– Secondary B Open, in 9 rounds too, for players <1900 - C Open, in 7 rounds, for players < 1500. The tournaments will be held July 19 to 25 in the halls of the Salespalace at Erice. The Open A will be valid for international norms of IM and GM. The total prize money will be more than 3500 €. If you have never come to Erice this may finally be the right time! See you soon! Alessandro Monaco [caption id="attachment_24342" align="aligncenter" width="540"]Ksenija Novak, Marta Przedziecka e Katarzyna Toma with the Castle of Venus in Erice Ksenija Novak, Marta Przedziecka and Katarzyna Toma with the Castle of Venus in Erice[/caption]

Participants:

1. Iordachescu Viorel MDA 1977 GM 2587
2. Solodovnichenko Yuri UKR 1978 GM 2579
3. Petkov Vladimir BUL 1971 GM 2527
4. Blagojevic Dragisa MNE 1966 GM 2522
5. Burg Twan NED 1990 IM 2506
6. Warakomski Tomasz POL 1989 IM 2505
7. Sadzikowski Daniel POL 1994 IM 2482
8. Ristic Nenad SRB 1958 GM 2438
9. Sieciechowicz Marcin POL 1992 IM 2436
10. Levitt Jonathan P ENG 1963 GM 2420
11. Weichhold Pawel POL 1994 2402
12. Claesen Pieter BEL 1971 IM 2351
13. Amato Andrea ITA 1986 FM 2350
14. Aleksic Nenad SRB 1958 IM 2347
15. Kulon Klaudia POL 1992 WIM 2344
16. De Wit Tex NED 1986 FM 2330
17. Bezemer Arno NED 1967 FM 2324
18. Aranaz Murillo Amalia ESP 1995 WIM 2298
19. Ashiku Franc ALB 1993 2284
20. De Wachter Matthias BEL 1979 FM 2276
21. Manakova Maria SRB 1974 WGM 2273
22. Dijkhuis Tycho NED 1998 2271
23. Adrian Claude FRA 1963 IM 2236
24. Smith Thijmen NED 1992 2225
25. Santagati Alessandro ITA 1987 M 2224
26. Burg Brent NED 1991 2220
27. Bijlsma Nick NED 1995 2210
28. Iwanow Anna POL 1995 WIM 2210
29. Van Der Eijk Martijn NED 1985 2198
30. Senders Mischa NED 1997 2159
31. Vanparys Philip BEL 1981 2141
32. De Coninck Rafael BEL 1973 2133
33. Valguarnera Girolamo ITA 1963 M 2098
34. Aranaz Portugues Jose Carlos ESP 1963 2096
35. Bifulco Michel ITA 1993 CM 2084
36. Friesen Boris NED 1975 2076
37. Blagojevic Tijana MNE 1997 2075
38. Fabiano Giuseppe ITA 1964 FM 2074
39. Lewyk Ihor ENG 1965 2069
40. Mollema Thomas NED 1997 2059
41. Mangelschots Peter BEL 1972 2053
42. Pronin Vladimir RUS 1962 2038
43. Rizza Francesco ITA 1990 CM 2036
44. Blom Martijn NED 1987 2020
45. Volkers Annemarie NED 1986 2019
46. Ravagnani Tiziano ITA 1955 CM 2008
47. Favaloro Andrea ITA 1998 1983
48. Hickman John E ENG 1965 1977
49. Di Misa Salvatore ITA 1993 1N 1962
50. Marzaduri Riccardo ITA 1998 1N 1962
51. Iannello Andrea ITA 2001 1N 1927
52. Bertino Giacomo ITA 1961 CM 1918
53. Iannello Antonio ITA 1997 1N 1898
54. Castelli Giovanni J. ITA 1985 1N 1897
55. Antoniacci Riccardo ITA 1954 CM 1887
56. Lo Piccolo Antonino ITA 1970 1875
57. Messina Damiano ITA 1955 CM 1857
58. Gelardi Davide ITA 1995 1851
59. Burg Henk NED 1956 1845
60. Ovaskainen Juha ITA 1965 1N 1839
61. Guccione Cristoforo ITA 1997 1N 1835
62. Winter Kevin ENG 1959 1825
63. Bondielli Giorgio ITA 1936 CM 1820
64. Lombardo Corrado ITA 1982 1N 1819

Terre degli Elimi Chess Festival

Contacts

Organizer:Alessandro Monaco – webmaster@ericescacchi.it – mobile phone +393343114606
View our facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/Terre.Elimi?ref=hl

Erice on Wikipedia

All details on official website www.ericescacchi.it

Last edition final report: https://www.chessdom.com/4th-international-chess-festival-terre-degli-elimi-2/

Online Registration: http://vesus.org/festivals/5deg-festival-internazionale-quot-terre-degli-elimiquot/

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