6th Chess Festival “City of Cattolica” and 1st Weekend Chess Tournament “The Queen of Cattolica”

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The ASD Chess Academy “La Regina” – Cattolica

under the patronage of

Municipality of Cattolica and Cattolica Hotel Association

in the enchanting setting of the Kursaal Hotel in Cattolica

has the privilege of organizing the following Chess Tournaments:

6th Chess Festival

“City of Cattolica”

From 8th to 14th June 2019

at the Kursaal Hotel Congress Hall in Cattolica

Top Players

CountryFide TitleNameELO
GMAleksey Dreev2662
GMSandro Mareco2651
GMSergey A. Fedorchuk2604
GMJose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara2570
GMCristhian Cruz2569
GMVladimir Epishin2564
GMAndrey Rychagov2548
GMAlexandr Kharitonov2547
GMPier Luigi Basso2515
GMAleksa Strikovic2493
IMLev Yankelevich2484
GMChristopher Repka2482
IMFrancesco Sonis2477
GMAnkit Rajpara2462
GMOleg Romanishin2444
IMArtem Gilevych2423
FMEdoardo Di Benedetto2404
IMRahul Srivatshav P.2400
IMIsik Can2379
FMGleb Dudin2321
FMKrishnater Kushager2329
WGMUlviyya Fataliyeva2318

Tournament Structure

• Open A : reserved for players with FIDE ELO rating equal to or greater than 2000 ;

• Open B : reserved for players with FIDE ELO rating less than 2000 ;

• Open C : reserved for players with FIDE ELO rating less than 1600 .

Reflection Time: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment each move plus 15 Minutes Bonus at the 40th Move only for Open A

Registration Fee: Open A € 90,00 Open B € 70,00 Open C € 50.00 (deadline for payment by bank transfer: May 31, 2019 , supplement of € 10.00 for those who pay the registration fee in Playing Venue)

  • Overall Prize Pool: € 6800.00
  • Matching System: Swiss System
  • Maximum delay allowed: 60 minutes
  • Forfeit Draw allowed: Open A: yes (only once) Open B and C: no
  • Agreed Draw: allowed only after the twentieth move black
  • Qualification Criteria: Open A: Buchholz Total, Buchholz FIDE Cut 1, ARO – Open B and C: Buchholz FIDE Cut 1, Buchholz Total, ARO
  • Affiliated Hotels: Hotel Kursaal 4 Stars (Playing Venue), Hotel Boston 3 Stars ( 600 mt. far from Playing Venue)
  • Official Chess-Results Page
  • The Organization reserves the right to enter up to 5 Wildcards in the Open A

Prizes

Open A:

  • 1st Place: € 1000,00
  • 2nd Place: € 800,00
  • 3rd Place: € 650,00
  • 4th Place: € 550,00
  • 5th Place: € 450,00
  • 6th Place: € 350,00
  • 7th Place: € 250,00
  • 8th Place: € 200,00
  • 9th Place: € 150,00
  • 10th Place: € 100,00
  • 1st Place < 2300: € 250,00
  • 1st Place < 2150: € 250,00

Open B:

  • 1st Place: € 500,00
  • 2nd Place: € 350,00
  • 3rd Place: € 250,00
  • 4th Place: € 150,00
  • 1st Place < 1800: € 150,00
  • 2nd Place < 1800: € 100,00
  • 3rd Place < 1800: € 75,00

Open C:

  • 1st Place: € 130,00
  • 2nd Place: € 100,00
  • 3rd Place: € 70,00

Game Schedule and Affiliated Hotels Packages

Hotel packages include: 1) Full board for 1 person for 6 days (from lunch on 8 June 2019 to breakfast on 14 June 2019 (please note that rooms must be left in the morning of 14 June by 10 am), 2) the registration fee for the chosen tournament, 3) gadgets of the event, 4) any logistic and technical support.

  • Confirmation of the pre-payed Registrations and on-site payments – June 8, 2019 14:00

  • Opening Ceremony – June 8, 2019 15:00

  • 1st round June 8, 2019 15:30

  • 2nd round June 9, 2019 15:30

  • 3rd round June 10, 2019 9:00 am

  • 4th Round June 10, 2019 15:30

  • 5th Round June 10, 2019 15:30

  • 6th round June 12, 2019 9:00 am

  • 7th Round June 12, 2019 15:30

  • 8th Round June 13, 2019 15:30

  • 9th Round June 14, 2019 9:00 am

  • Award Ceremony – June 14, 2019 14:30

NB: It is possible to book Hotel Packages for the Festival exclusively from the Registration Form on this page. It is not possible to book the packages of the two Affiliated Hotels directly at the Hotels, in this case in fact you can not enjoy the discounts reserved for participants.

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Double Room € 480

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Single Room € 570

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Double Room € 460

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Single Room € 550

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Double Room € 440

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Single Room € 530

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Double Room € 390

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Single Room € 480

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Double Room € 360

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Single Room € 420

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Double Room € 340

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Single Room € 400

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Double Room € 320

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Single Room € 380

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Double Room € 270

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Single Room € 330

Hotel Kursaal Room - click to enlarge
Hotel Boston Room - click to enlarge

Discounts, Supplements and Extras

    • Non-player Tournaments: subtract the registration fee from the Hotel Packages (eg Accompagnatore Hotel Kursaal Open A € 390.00)
    • Cost 1 Day Full Board: Hotel Kursaal € 65.00, Hotel Boston € 45.00
    • Cost 1 day Half Board: Hotel Kursaal € 60.00, Hotel Boston € 40.00
    • Cost 1 Day Bed & Breakfast: Hotel Kursaal € 55.00, Hotel Boston € 35.00
    • Single Room Daily Supplement: Hotel Kursaal € 15.00, Hotel Boston € 10.00
    • Extra Meal: Hotel Kursaal € 25.00, Hotel Boston € 20.00
    • Discount Under 14 (in room with two adults): -20% Hotel Kursaal, -50% Hotel Boston

Terms of Payment

In order to register for the Tournament you must have sent your payment of the Registration Fee or your payment of the Hotel Package (which includes the Registration Fee) by 31 May 2019.

Advance payment of the “Hotel” Package is required OR the payment of a deposit equal to 20% of the total amount.

ATTENTION: the stay is considered booked when the payment of the deposit or total balance arrives, otherwise there will be no reservation at the Affiliated Hotel with the risk of unavailability in case of late payment.

It is possible to pay the chosen “Hotel + Registration Fee” Package or pay a deposit equal to 20% of the amount of the Hotel Package chosen exclusively by bank transfer to the following bank account details:

c / c payable to: ASD Accademia Scacchistica La Regina

Iban: IT53X0579267759CC0870009910

Swift Code: BPVMIT2RXXX

The full balance of the amount is fully refundable up to one week from the day of arrival. The deposit is fully refundable up to 30 days before arrival. In the event that only the registration fee can be sent, it will be fully refunded if it is impossible to take part in the Tournament until the day before the start of the Tournament. Additional fee of € 10.00 for those who pay the registration fee in the playing venue.

Win History

  • 2005 – Viesturs Meijers (LAT)

  • 2006 – Danyyil Dvirnyy (ITA)

  • 2007 – Andrey Orlov (RUS)

  • 2008 – Francesco Sgaravatti (ITA)

  • 2009 – Evgeny Sveshnikov (RUS)

10 Strenghts of the Tournament

  • Air Conditioned Playing Venue

  • Accessible to Disables Playing Venue

  • 12 electronic Chessboards in order to stream games on main chess streaming Networks (Chessbomb, Chess24 and Follow Chess)

  • Press Room with live commentary transmitted on main Video Networks (Twitch, YouTube and Facebook)

  • Analysis room with sea view, separated from the Game Room

  • Seating area reserved for Players with refreshment point

  • Players’ technical commentary and interviews with the protagonists

  • Possibility of agreements with the Beaches of the two affiliated Hotels at special prices

  • Souvenir and Gadgets for all the Players

  • Enviable position, directly on the sea: a unique opportunity to combine holidays and chess with prices never seen before.

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1st Weekend Chess Tournament “The Queen of Cattolica”

From 14th to 16th June 2019

at the Kursaal Hotel Congress Hall in Cattolica

Tournament Structure

• Open A : reserved for players with FIDE ELO rating equal to or greater than 1900 ;

• Open B : reserved for players with FIDE ELO rating less than 1900 ;

• Open C : reserved for players with FIDE ELO rating less than 1500 .

Reflection Time: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment each move

Registration Fee: Open A € 60,00 Open B € 50,00 Open C € 40.00 (deadline for payment by bank transfer: June 8, 2019 , supplement of € 10.00 for those who pay the registration fee in Playing Venue)

  • Overall Prize Pool: € 2800.00
  • Matching System: Swiss System
  • Maximum delay allowed: 30 minutes
  • Forfeit Draw allowed:  no
  • Agreed Draw: allowed only after the twentieth move black
  • Qualification Criteria: Buchholz FIDE Cut 1, Buchholz Total, ARO
  • The Organization reserves the right to enter up to 5 Wildcards in the Open
  • Affiliated Hotels: Hotel Kursaal 4 Stars (Playing Venue), Hotel Boston 3 Stars ( 600 mt. far from Playing Venue)

Prizes

Open A:

  • 1st Place: € 500,00
  • 2nd Place: € 350,00
  • 3rd Place: € 250,00
  • 4th Place: € 150,00
  • 1st Place < 2100: € 150,00
  • 2nd Place < 2100: € 100,00
  • 3rd Place < 2100: € 75,00

Open B:

  • 1st Place: € 250,00
  • 2nd Place: € 200,00
  • 3rd Place: € 150,00
  • 1st Place < 1700: € 150,00
  • 2nd Place < 1700: € 100,00
  • 3rd Place < 1700: € 75,00

Open C:

  • 1st Place: € 100,00
  • 2nd Place: € 75,00
  • 3rd Place: € 50,00

Game Schedule and Affiliated Hotels Packages

Hotel packages include: 1) Full board for 1 person for 2 days (from lunch on 14 June 2019 to breakfast on 16 June 2019 (please note that rooms must be left in the morning of 16 June by 10 am), 2) the registration fee for the chosen tournament, 3) gadgets of the event, 4) any logistic and technical support.

  • Confirmation of the pre-payed Registrations and on-site payments – Juni 14, 2019 18.30

  • Opening Ceremony – June 14, 2019 20:00

  • 1st round June 14, 2019 20:30

  • 2nd round June 15, 2019 9:00 am

  • 3rd round June 15, 2019 15:30 

  • 4th round June 16, 2019 9:00 am

  • 5th round June 16, 2019 15:30

  • Award Ceremony  – June 16, 20.00

NB: NB: It is possible to book Hotel Packages for the Festival exclusively from the Registration Form on this page. It is not possible to book the packages of the two Affiliated Hotels directly at the Hotels, in this case in fact you can not enjoy the discounts reserved for participants.

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Double Room € 190

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Single Room € 220

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Double Room € 180

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Single Room € 210

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Double Room € 170

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Single Room € 200

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Double Room € 130

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Single Room € 160

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Double Room € 150

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Single Room € 170

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Double Room € 140

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Single Room € 160

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Double Room € 130

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Single Room € 150

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Double Room € 90

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Single Room € 100

Discounts, Supplements and Extras

  • Non-player Tournaments: subtract the registration fee from the Hotel Packages (eg Accompagnatore Hotel Kursaal Open A € 390.00)
  • Cost 1 Day Full Board: Hotel Kursaal € 65.00, Hotel Boston € 45.00
  • Cost 1 day Half Board: Hotel Kursaal € 60.00, Hotel Boston € 40.00
  • Cost 1 Day Bed & Breakfast: Hotel Kursaal € 55.00, Hotel Boston € 35.00
  • Single Room Daily Supplement: Hotel Kursaal € 15.00, Hotel Boston € 10.00
  • Extra Meal: Hotel Kursaal € 25.00, Hotel Boston € 20.00
  • Discount Under 14 (in room with two adults): -20% Hotel Kursaal, -50% Hotel Boston
  • Shuttle available for those wishing to dispute both the Chess Festival “City of Cattolica” and the  10th International Chess Open of the DOLOMITES (from 15 to 22 June) at Forni di Sopra (UD) at a cost of € 30.00 per person leaving at 16.00 (approx. ) on June 14th from the Kursaal Hotel in Cattolica

Terms of Payment

In order to register for the Tournament you must have sent your payment of the Registration Fee or your payment of the Hotel Package (which includes the Registration Fee) by 31 May 2019.

Advance payment of the “Hotel” Package is required OR the payment of a deposit equal to 20% of the total amount.

ATTENTION: the stay is considered booked when the payment of the deposit or total balance arrives, otherwise there will be no reservation at the Affiliated Hotel with the risk of unavailability in case of late payment.

It is possible to pay the chosen “Hotel + Registration Fee” Package or pay a deposit equal to 20% of the amount of the Hotel Package chosen exclusively by bank transfer to the following bank account details:

c / c payable to: ASD Accademia Scacchistica La Regina

Iban: IT53X0579267759CC0870009910

Swift Code: BPVMIT2RXXX

The full balance of the amount is fully refundable up to one week from the day of arrival. The deposit is fully refundable up to 30 days before arrival. In the event that only the registration fee can be sent, it will be fully refunded if it is impossible to take part in the Tournament until the day before the start of the Tournament. Additional fee of € 10.00 for those who pay the registration fee in the playing venue.

10 Strenghts of the Tournament

  • Air Conditioned Playing Venue

  • Accessible to Disables Playing Venue

  • 12 electronic Chessboards in order to stream games on main chess streaming Networks (Chessbomb, Chess24 and Follow Chess)

  • Press Room with live commentary transmitted on main Video Networks (Twitch, YouTube and Facebook)

  • Analysis room with sea view, separated from the Game Room

  • Seating area reserved for Players with refreshment point

  • Players’ technical commentary and interviews with the protagonists

  • Possibility of agreements with the Beaches of the two affiliated Hotels at special prices

  • Souvenir and Gadgets for all the Players

  • Enviable position, directly on the sea: a unique opportunity to combine holidays and chess with prices never seen before.

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Registration for both Tournaments:

Festival and Weekend

From 8th to 16th June 2019

at the Kursaal Hotel Congress Hall in Cattolica

It is, of course, possible to register for both Tournaments and enjoy additional discounts compared to the Special Packages of the individual Tournaments. For those wishing to play both Tournaments can use the form below choosing the Hotel Package that most considers appropriate, will be contacted as soon as possible by the Organization with instructions to finalize their registration. The Hotel Package includes 8 days Full Board for one person from 8 June Lunch to 16 June Breakfast + Registration Fee for the two selected Tournaments.

Affiliated Hotels Packages

Hotel packages include: 1) Full board for 1 person for 8 days (from lunch on 8 June 2019 to breakfast on 16 June 2019 (please note that rooms must be left in the morning of 16 June by 10 am), 2) the registration fees for the chosen tournaments, 3) gadgets of the event, 4) any logistic and technical support.

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Double Room € 630

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Single Room € 750

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Double Room € 600

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Single Room € 720

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Double Room € 570

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Single Room € 690

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Double Room € 480

  • Kursaal **** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Single Room € 600

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Double Room € 470

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open A Fullboard in Single Room € 550

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Double Room € 440

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open B Fullboard in Single Room € 520

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Double Room € 410

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Open C Fullboard in Single Room € 490

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Double Room € 320

  • Boston *** Hotel Package Non-player Companion in Single Room € 400

Join now both Tournaments (Festival and Weekend)

We will contact you with all the info to finalize your registration.

Behavior in Playing Venue

In the gaming room smoking is strictly prohibited, even if it were electronic cigarettes.

At the end of the game the players are required to hand over the signed form to the referees.

During the game it is strictly forbidden to leave the playing area or to speak with other players. The player has the possibility to speak only with his opponent, with the referee, or with a member of the organizational staff.

Dress Code: it is forbidden to show up in the Game Room with slippers (or in any case open shoes) and / or with a swimsuit or shorts and / or with a undershirt, under penalty of forfeit defeat.

It is strictly forbidden to be in possession of electronic tools that have only the theoretical possibility of communication.

An arbitrator can request a player to be searched. If the player refuses, the referee will apply provisions in accordance with Article 12.9 of the FIDE Anti Cheating Regulation.

Anti-Cheating measures will be provided in accordance with the current Anti-Cheating regulation.

The player who reaches the board with over 60 minutes of delay will lose the game.

The organization reserves the right to make changes to what is reported in the announcement if they are necessary for the success of the event.

Participation in the tournament implies the consent of each player to the publication of some personal data. For minors this consent is implicitly given by parents or by those who exercise parental authority.

How to reach us

Cattolica is a famous seaside town on the Romagna Riviera. Reaching it is really very easy.

From the North it is possible to take the A14 Motorway From Bologna towards Ancona and take the exit (after Riccione) Cattolica – San Giovanni – Gabicce. Once you have exited the highway, turn right in the direction of Cattolica and you can easily reach the city center.

From the South, once again, the easiest way is always the Autostrada A14 towards Bologna.

From the Center and from the Tirrenico side there are different possibilities. One of these is the E45 expressway that starts from Orte and cuts the peninsula in two until it reaches Cesena Nord. From here it will be possible to connect to the A14 motorway towards Ancona. Another possibility is further south, the Contessa called the highway that arrives in Fano and from here take the motorway heading north, Bologna.

The Playing Venue is located at the Kursaal Hotel, the historic Grand Hotel of the City, located in the center of the main square of Cattolica (Piazza Primo Maggio) and directly on the sea, offers a hospitality of the highest level and unique views, with its wonderful baroque profile is certainly the most prestigious of the accommodations in the Queen of the Adriatic. Dating back to the mid-1800s, this impressive seaside hotel is a 13-minute walk from Cattolica train station. The modern rooms and suites with parquet floors feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, sitting areas and minibars. Some rooms have balconies and / or sea views. Below is the Map of Hotel Kursaal.

 

 

For those who want a cheap accommodation just a few meters from the gaming center, we have signed an agreement with Hotel Boston, located in Viale Carducci 115, a 3-star hotel at 30 meters. from the sea equipped with every comfort (fully air-conditioned, WiFi with fiber optic, minibar, safe and bathroom with shower box and hairdryer in all rooms). The distance from the Playing Venue is only 600 meters, which can be traveled in 10 minutes via an enchanting walk along the footbridge that runs along the beach. Below is the Map to locate this Hotel.

 

 

Contatti

Accademia Scacchistica la Regina Viale Carducci 115 47841 Cattolica RN

Phone: 3409811776

Web: Sito Web Ufficiale