Organized by: Club Escacs Figueres

Timetable: August 14th, 15th & 16th (3 rounds a day, starting at 3pm, 4:15pm and 5:30pm).

Online chess platform: Lichess. All players must have a lichess personal account.

Time control: 15 minutes + 3 seconds increment from the first move (Rapid Chess).

Tournament mode: 9 rounds Swiss-System. Computer generated pairing through Swiss Manager and results viewable at Chess-Results.

Results & pairgins: Pairings, ranking lists and results will be published at Chess-Results. At the starting time of every round, the player with the white pieces must challenge her or his opponent, taking care of setting the colours and time control correctly. The challenge must be rating enabled. If, for any reason, the player with the white pieces cannot manage to challenge her or his opponent, it must be communicated to the organization, so that the player with the black pieces can set up the challenge instead. Players have a maximum of 5 minutes to make the challenge (or to accept the challenge, depending on the colours). If after 5 minutes, the challenge has not been created or accepted, the player who hasn’t completed this requirement will be forfeited and will lose the game. In that case, the player that is present will communicate this circumstance to the organization. If neither of the players are present, both will be forfeited.

Tie-breaks: Median-Bucholz, Bucholz, Sonnenborn-Berger, personal score and lucky draw.

Communicating the results: The organization will establish the way of communicating the results before the start of the tournament (through a Whatsapp group). Furthermore, the organization will use this and/or other means, to get in touch with the players throughout the tournament. For enquiries and questions, players can contact the chief arbiter.

Registration fee: 10€. The required minimum number of participants in the tournament is 20 players. Please transfer the entry fee to the account of Club Escacs Figueres (IBAN: ES12 2100 8143 7622 0005 4566) indicating the name of the player in “reason of transfer”. After that, it is necessary to send an email to Club Escacs Figueres, [email protected], with the following information:

  • Proof of transfer
  • Name and Surnames
  • Date of birth
  • Mobile number with whatsapp
  • Lichess handle name
  • Email

Registration by Friday 13th August 2020 at 8pm.
Participation won’t be allowed to players that haven’t fulfilled the bank transfer.

Prizes

1st 300€
2nd 150€
3rd 100€
4th 60€
5th 30€
6th 20€
7th 20€
8th 20€
9th Free registration for next year’s edition of Miquel Mas Open
10th Free registration for next year’s edition of Miquel Mas Open

Special Prizes:

Under-14
1st Free registration for next edition of Benidorm or Sitges (one to choose)
2nd Free registration for next edition of Benidorm or Sitges (one to choose)

Under-12
1st Free registration for next edition of Benidorm or Sitges (one to choose)
2nd Free registration for next edition of Benidorm or Sitges (one to choose)

Under-10
1st Free registration for next edition of Open Nadal “Ciutat de Figueres” (Christmas Open Ciutat de Figueres)
2nd Free registration for next edition of Open Nadal “Ciutat de Figueres” (Christmas Open Ciutat de Figueres)

Chief arbiter: International arbiter Eduardo López

Tournament director: Antoni Fernández Marín

Each player is responsible for having an internet connected device, with enough battery to be able to play their games.

It is absolutely forbidden to use chess engines or any other software or external help, human or otherwise.

Club Escacs Figueres keeps the right to expel any player or withdraw any prize, if fair play or anti-cheating rules are violated by that player or prize holder, according to the anti-cheating Committee, that will surveil every game played in the tournament.

Participation in the tournament implies knowledge and acceptance of these rules of play. Rules can be modified if that benefits the correct development of the tournament.

Anti-cheating board: 2 international arbiters, 2 grandmasters and 3 high level players, with anti-cheating software. This board will act ex officio and upon request by any player. Their decision will be final. 30 minutes, after the end of a round, no claim will be accepted.

Participation in the tournament implies acceptance by the player that his or her personal details and games’ information may be published in different media that the Organization considers desirable for better publicity of the event. These means include, for example, registration lists, games’ results, tournament rankings, retransmissions, etc.