Rapid Chess Regulations


Open de Portugal  Rapid – Portuguese Chess Federation


 Lisbon – Portugal 10 February 2018

The Portuguese Chess Federation (FPX) organizes the second edition of the Open de Portugal Rapid Tournament. 

The tournament will be played on 10 February as a 8-round Swiss-System and shall be rated for the National Rapid Circuito 2017-2018.

1) Venue and schedule 

The event will be held at the Sports Complex of the Casal Vistoso, Rua João da Silva, 1900-098 Lisboa





Acreditation and opening ceremony


1st round


2nd round


3rd round


4th round


5h round


6th round


7th round


8th round


Closing Cerimony


2. Playing System

The tournament shall be played as a 8-round Swiss System, using the SwissManager program. According  to  the number of players, the first rounds may use accelerated pairings, or the number of rounds may be adjusted. Each player shall have 15 minutos plus 5 second per

move, starting the first move. The tournament shall be submited for FIDE Rapid ELO rating.


A player shall be excluded after two forfeits


3. Tie-breaks

The following criteria shall be applied if two players finish with the same number of points.: 

  1. Direct encounter [11];
  2. Buchholz without worst result [37] (1,0,N,N,0,N);
  3. Buchholz [37] (0,0,N,N,0,N);
  4. Sonneborn-Berger [52] (0,0,N,N,0,N,N);
  5. Most victories [68];
  6. Most games as black [53];
  7. Random draw


4. Entries 

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 Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.  

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 2018, as below, shall be paid to the following bank account:  PT 50 0035 0281 00009547 830 13


Until 07/02/2018

Until 09/02/2018


10,00 €

15,00 €

Under 20 (born 1999 and after)

Senior 65+ (born 1954 and before)

7,50 €

12,50 €



15,00 €


5. Prizes

1º prize 600€
2º prize 400€
3º prize 300€
4º prize 200€
5º prize 150€
6º prize 150€
7º prize 100€
8º prize 100€
9º prize 100€
10º prize 100€
1º prize Female Player 100€
1º prize U2000 ELO 90€
1º prize U20 50€
1º prize U18 50€
1º prize U16 50€


 Each player shall recieve a single prize.. 


The chief arbiter and his/her deputies shall be announced soon.


The President and members of the Appeal Commitee shall be announced before the tournament start.



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. 

Contact Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. for questions or alternative options.


      10. FINAL

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. 

The Portuguese version of the regulations is the official one.