- Category: Organization
Portugal Open Rapid Chess - 90th Aniversary of the Portuguese Chess Federation
Lisbon - Portugal 11 February 2017
The Portuguese Chess Federation holds an International Rapid Chess Rapid during the celebrations of its 90th anniversary. The tournament is a 8-round Swiss system event. From 4 until 10 February there will also be a placeical chess tournament.
1) Place and schedule
The tournament takes place at the Altis Park **** Hotel, next to underground station Olaias, Avenida Eng.th Arantes e Oliveira nth 9 1900-064 Lisbon, Portugal, on Saturday 11 February 2017.
2. Playing system
The tournament will be played on a 8-round Swiss system, using the pairing program Swiss Manager. According to the number of participants, the first rounds may be accelarated, or the number of rounds may be ajusted. Each player has 15 minutes for its game, plus 5 seconds per move. The tournament is rated for FIDE ELO system.
Players with two forfeits shall be excluded.
The following criteria shall be applied if two players finish with the same number of points:
- Direct encounter ;
- Buchholz without worst result  (1,0,N,N,0,N);
- Buchholz with all results  (0,0,N,N,0,N);
- Sonneborn-Berger  (0,0,N,N,0,N,N);
- Most victories ;
- Most black ;
Players affiliated to the Portuguese Chess Federation shall send their entry through their clubs, using the FPX platform. Other players shall send their entries to
, No entries shall be accepted after the maximum capacity of the playing venue is reached. The organization reserves the right to reject entries.
The entry fee for Open de Portugal 2017, as below, shall be paid to the following bank account:
Bank Name: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Beneficiary: Federação Portuguesa de Xadrez
IBAN: PT50 0035 0281 0000954783013
Adress: Rua Frei Francisco Foreiro, nº 2, 4º Esqº 1150-166 Lisboa
|Until 06/02/2017||After 10/02/2017|
|Under 20 (born 1997 and after)
Senior 65+ (born 1952 and before)
|GM and IM||Free||15,00€|
|1st place||500 €|
|2nd place||400 €|
|3rd place||300 €|
|4th place||200 €|
|5th place||150 €|
|6th place||150 €|
|7th place||100 €|
|8th place||100 €|
|9th place||50 €|
|10th place||50 €|
|1st ELO U2000||100€|
|3 First Teams||Trophy|
Each player may recieve a single prize
The Chief and Deputy Arbitrer shall be announced soon.
7. Appeal Comitee
The President and remaining members of the Appeal Comittee shall be named before the tournament starts.
8. Appel Procedure
Appeals against decisions by the Chief Arbitrer shall be submited in writing to the President of the Appeal Comittee within one hour after the round finishes.
With the appeal shall be delivered to the President of the Appeal Comittee a bond of €100, which shall be returned if the appeal is accepted. Bonds for rejected appeals revert to the Portuguese Chess Federation.
All decisions of the Appeal Comittee are final.
The organization provides lodgement options for the period 3 to 11 February 2017.
Altis Park Hotel (****)
|Bed and Breakfast pax||Until 06/02/2017||After 10/02/2017|
|Twin or Double||28€||32€|
Meals are available at Hotel Altis Park, at the prize of €14, if reserved with the entry submission. In the surrounding area there are several other restaurants.
10. Final Dispositions
All participants accept fully this regulations, and authorize the organization to use the stricly necessary personal data, as well as photos and videos where they may appear, for the management of tournament and its divulgation on the Internet and press.
The FIDE and FPX regulations shall apply to all cases not mentioned in this regulation. The Tournament Director shall use its best judgement for all cases that may persist.
NB: only the Portuguese version of these regulations is official