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18th INTERNATIONAL CHESS OPEN OF VANDOEUVRE

From Sunday 19th of December till Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Are you ready to join one of the biggest and strongest Christmas tournaments in France gathering each year about 300 players from 20 different countries and 40 Masters and Grandmasters ?

Increased rewards: total of 8000 euros in prizes!

After the 17th special “COVID” edition online, we are waiting you over the trues boards this December 2021 !

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Tournament A (over 1900 elo)

5 days : final rankings of open 2019
Players rated between 1900 and 1999 elo can choose between A or B tournaments.
A number of Masters and Grandmasters will be participating, making IM and GM norms possible.
9 rounds with a time control of 90 min + 30 sec per move for each player.
First prize : 1500 euros + many other prizes for general ranking, best females, youngsters, veterans, by elo categories… (your presence will be compulsory at the prize ceremony in order for you to take your prize)
19th of december : All players must come to the playing hall before 12 to confirm their presence to the arbiters. The 1st round will begin right after that.
Round 2 will start around 17.30
20-22 of december : 2 rounds every day, at 10.00 then 16.00
23rd of december : round 9 will start at 9.30 and the prize ceremony around 16.00

Tournament B (from 1300 to 1999 elo)

5 days : final rankings of open 2019
Players rated between 1300 and 1599 can choose between B and C tournaments.
9 rounds with a time control of 90 min + 30 sec per move for each player.
First prize : 500 euros + many other prizes for general ranking, best females, youngsters,veterans, by elo… (your presence will be compulsory at the prize ceremony in order for you to take your prize)
19th of december : All players must come to the playing hall before 12 to confirm their presence to the arbiters. The 1st round will begin right after that.
Round 2 will start around 17.30
20-22 of december : 2 rounds every day, at 10.00 then 16.00
23rd of december : Round 9 will start at 9.30 and the prize ceremony around 16.00

Tournament C (under 1600 elo)

3 days : final rankings of open 2019
from 21st to 23rd of December, 8 rounds with a time control of 50min+10sec/per move
(Attention, players with rating of exactly 1600 CAN NOT play in tournament C)
First prize : 200 euros + many other prizes for general ranking, best females, youngsters, veterans, by elo categories… (your presence will be compulsory at the prize ceremony in order for you to take your prize).
21st of december : All players must come to the playing hall before 12 to confirm their presence to the arbiters. The 1st round will begin right after that. Round 2 at 15.00, round 3 at 17.30
22nd of december : round 4 at 10.30, round 5 at 14.00, round 6 at 16.30
23rd of december : round 7 at 9.30, round 8 at 12.00 and the prize ceremony around 16.00

Tournament D (Discovery of a chess competition )

Only on Thursday 23rd of December, from 10.00 to 14.00.
For beginners only, kids and adults, non-rated.
Come to take part and feel the vibes of a top international tournament, while playing your first chess competition with other beginners
Free registration from 9:30 to 10, then 7 games with a time control of 15 minutes for each player.
Prize ceremony around 16.00 with other tournaments.

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Regulations

Tournaments A,B and C are FIDE rated.

Fighting rule : draws by mutual agreement are forbidden

All the players of the tournaments A, B and C can take a « bye » from the round 1 to 6, which means getting half a point, without playing the round (and not being paired for this round). Limits: no more than 2 « byes » for each player. Please inform the arbiter about your willing to take a bye before the end of the previous round.

As every year, the best performances will be rewarded for every round.

Whole prize list will be published during the tournament : Click here to see the prizes’ list of the last Open.

Arbiters : Loriane LEBRET, Anastasia SAVINA. Write us an email if you would like to join the arbiters team.

Catering

The worldwide famous and renowned « Vandopérienne Kitchen » with home-made products at the playing hall all day long.
Paninis, croque-monsieurs, sandwiches, crepes, waffles, pies, cakes, spanish tapas, beers…

Breakfasts every morning starting from 9.00 : 5 euros

Accomodation & Partners

HOTEL IBIS NANCY-BRABOIS
H1584@accor.com
2. allée de Bourgogne 54500 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy
Tél : 03.83.44.55.77
Only 10 min by car from the playing hall and 20 min by tram + walk.
Best choice when you travel by car thanks to free and easy car parks outside of the town.
Special Ibisport price : 40 euros by night and by room (1 or 2 beds)

CAMPANILE NANCY CENTRE GARE
nancy.centregare@campanile.fr
Tél : 03.57.29.10.07
New hotel located right in the city center, just 100m from Nancy train station. Ideal for players travelling by train. Direct bus (20 min) to station Nations.
Special Chess tarif : 60 euros by night and by room (1 or 2 beds).

Entry fee

Tournaments A ou B (5 days) :

adult 56€ / young 28€ (under 20 y.o)
After the 1st of December : adult 66€ / young 33€
GM, WGM, IM, WIM – free

Tournament C (3 days) :

adult 40€ / young 20€ (under 20 y.o)
After the 1st of December : adult 50€ / young 25€

No registration or payment in playing venue possible for this edition.

INFORMATIONS (and invitation requests for IMs or Gms) :
openvandoeuvre@gmail.com

Registration

The registration for our tournament is open !

The payement by bank transfer to :

VANDOEUVRE ECHECS ASSOCIATION
BNPPARB VANDOEUVRE L.NCY (01006)
– IBAN : FR76 3000 4004 2600 0103 7243 085
– BIC : BNPA FR PP XXX
Do not forget to mention the name and first name of the player on the reference of the transfer AND to send an email to openvandoeuvre@gmail.com adding : Family name – First name- Elo – Club – Birth date – Email – Phone number.
You will be added on the list of participants only after receipt of your bank transfer.

Previous editions

Edition january 2019 :
286 players from 17 different countries, 6 Grandmasters and 38 Masters.

Edition 2018 : 
308 players from 20 different countries, 13 Grandmastres and 33 Masters.

Edition 2016 : 
306 players from 22 different countries, 12 Grandmastres and 23 Masters.

Edition 2015 :
284 players from 23 different countries, 10 Grandmastres and 31 Masters.

Edition 2014 :
195 players from 12 different countries, 11 Grandmastres and 20 Masters.

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Location

At Parc des Sports, rue de Gembloux, 54500 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy

 

Wide car park areas, free and secured

Only 15 min by bus from Nancy train station : stop Nations

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