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Algerian Chess Federation

2017 African Individual Chess


Championships

Venue: Hotel Liberty Oran, Algeria

Dates: July 1 July 13, 2017

INVITATION

Under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation, the Algerian


Chess Federation invites African Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE
to the 2017 African Individual Chess Championships

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Dear Friends,

1. INVITATION

Under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation the Algerian Chess Federation (ACF), is
pleased to invite all African Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE to the 2017 African Individual Chess
Championships.

The Championships will be held in Oran, Algeria from July 1st (arrival) until July 13th 2017
(departure). The event will comprise an Open Section and a Womens Section
Each Section of the Championship will have THREE Time Control formats:

1. The Classic
2. The Rapid
3. The Blitz

2. PARTICIPATION

2.1 Players holding the title of GM, WGM or WIM have a personal right to enter the tournament.

2.2 Each National Federation can enter a maximum of five (5) players in each Section.

2.3 The host country shall have the right to enter seven (7) player s in each Section. In the event
of the total number of participants being an odd number; the host Federation shall have the right
to add another player.

2.4 One player in the Open Section and one in the in the Womens Section from each federation will be
recognized as Official Players whilst all the others will be Additional Players. The Official Players will be
entitled to free board and lodging for the duration of the Championships.

2.5 In accordance with Clause 2.3.3 of the regulations of the 2017 World Cup the winners on the
Africa Zonal Championships in both categories are eligible to participate in the Continental
Championships with board and lodging covered by the hosting Federation.

2.6 The African Chess Confederation President also has the right to nominate additional players.

2.7 All entries must be registered with the Algerian Chess Federation.

3. FIDE/ACC ENTRY FEES


3.1 The Official Players from each Federation in each category will be required to pay a FIDE entry fee
of 70 each. Additional Players will each be required to pay a FIDE entry fee of 140 each.

3.2 Payment of entry fees must be made to the organizers at the time of registration. The
organizers will issue a receipt and forward this payment to the FIDE Treasurer.

4. APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION

4.1 Entry Forms must be completed by the National Federations and should be returned to the
Organizing Committee not later than 17th June 2017.

4.2 The complete registration form must include the surnames, first names, FIDE titles, FIDE ID
number, FIDE rating and total number of players and accompanying persons. The completed
form must also include the name and telephone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of
the Chief of Delegation and of the person in charge of the federation.
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4.3 All travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their National Federations.

4.4 The organizers will provide transportation from Oran Airport to the hotel on July 1st and
back to the Airport on July 13th.

4.5 All players and accompanying persons must pay the Organizers a Registration Fee of
100 when registering upon their arrival. This payment is mandatory and confirms
participation. Late entries will be accepted till 17 th June 2017 with a penalty for late
registration of 50 for each player.

The Registration Fee entitles participants to the following:


Bus transfer from airport to the official hotels and back
Free drinks (coffee, tea, water) for all participants in the playing venue
- Hiring of the playing hall
- Medical care

4.6 Entry for participation in the Rapid Championships will attract an entry fee of 20 per person. The
same fee will be charged for entry in the Blitz Championship.
Entries shall be submitted to ACF in the official entry form appended.

4.7 Players will not be put on the pairing list until all required payments have been made.

5. ACCOMMODATION AND PLAYING VENUE

5.1 The accommodation for players and officials will be at Liberty Hotel (4 Stars in Oran,
Algeria). The tournament shall also be played at the same Hotel.

5.2 All participants (players, officials and accompanying persons) are required to lodge at the official
Hotel.

5.3 Participating Federations will receive free board and lodging for the official players (one player
in each category).

5.4 Additional players, officials and accompanying persons will be required to pay for accommodation
at the following rates:

a) In Twin rooms: 70.00 per person per day, 3 meals included.


b) In single rooms: 80.00 per person per day, 3 meals included.

N.B.: Early arrivals and late departures will be at the participants charge.
Kindly, note that all payments should be net of bank charges.

5.6 Hotel payments for players and accompanying persons can be made in cash upon arrival. In cases
where preference is to pay by bank transfer the required amounts should be transferred to the following
account:

Account Name: FEDERATION ALGERIENNE DES ECHECS


Bank: Crdit Populaire dAlgrie
Account Number: 00400108457000081494
Swift Code: CPALDZALXXX

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(For all payments kindly send proof of payment, with reference of 2017 African individual
Chess Championships, your Federation name and names of players, officials and accompanying
persons being registered)

5.7 Delegations opting to make their hotel payments upon arrival in Algiers should ensure that all
payments are made in accordance with the indicated rates. All these payments should be in Euro
(or US dollar equivalent)

6. TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Day Date Time Activity


Saturday 1st July, 2016 Arrival of participants

10 :00 hrs Technical meeting


Sunday 2nd July, 2016 15 :30 hrs Opening ceremony
16 :00 hrs 1st round

Monday 3rd July, 2016 16 :00 hrs 2nd round

10 :00 hrs 3rd round


Tuesday 4th July, 2016
16 :00 hrs 4th round

Wednesday 5th July, 2016 Free Day Social Excursion

Thursday 6th July, 2016 16 :00 hrs 5th round

Friday 7th July, 2016 16 :00 hrs 6th round

Saturday 8th July, 2016 16 :00 hrs 7th round


Sunday 9th July, 2016 16 :00 hrs 8th round
Monday 10th July, 2016 16 :00 hrs 9th round
10 :00 hrs 1st 4th rounds Rapid
Tuesday 11th July, 2016 16 :00 hrs 5th 9th rounds Rapid
09 :00 hrs Blitz Tournament
Wednesday 12th July, 2016
1700 hrs Closing Ceremony
Thursday 13th July, 2016 Departure of Participants

7. SYSTEM AND RATE OF PLAY

7.1 The Classic Championship format will be a SWISS System tournament played over 9 (NINE
ROUNDS) in accordance with FIDE Regulations. Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the first 40
moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with addition of 30 seconds per move from
move one for each player.

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7.2 The Rapid Championship format will be a SWISS System tournament played over 9 (NINE
ROUNDS) in accordance with FIDE Regulations. Rate of play will be 15 minutes for the game with
addition of 10 seconds per move from move one for each player.

7.3 The Blitz Championship format will be a SWISS System tournament played over 9 (NINE
ROUNDS) in accordance with FIDE Regulations. Rate of play will be 5 minutes for the game with
addition of 3 seconds per move from move one for each player.

7.4 The games will be played using DGT clocks and the pairings will be published and displayed at the
hotel as well as on the chess-results.com website.

7.5 Swiss Manager will be used for the Championship, and players from the same Federation will not be
paired together in the last two (2) Rounds.

7.6 Draw offers are not allowed before Blacks 30th move for games in the Classic format.

8. TIE BREAK

Should there be a tie for the medal winners and/or the qualifiers for the 2017 World Cup, these ties
will be resolved in the following order;

a) By the results between the players involved in the tie;


b) Buchholz, the highest number wins;
c) Number of wins, the highest number wins;
d) Number of wins by black, the highest wins

There will be no tiebreak matches.

9. WORLD CUP 2015 QUALIFICATION

The 2017 African Individual Championships are a qualification event for the 2017 FIDE World Chess
Cup and the 2018 FIDE Womens World Championships

The top 2 placed players in the Open Section will qualify for the 2017 FIDE World Chess Cup to be
held in Tbilisi, Georgia from 2th September, to 28th October, 2017.

The top 3 placed players in the Womens Section will qualify for the 2018 FIDE Women World
Chess Championships.

10. ADDITIONAL COMPETITION RULES

10.1. Important: in these championships the new FIDE Laws of chess will be used.

10.2. Analyzing is not allowed in the playing hall

10.3. During the game the players are not allowed to go to the analyzing room or to the press room

10.4. Flash photography may be used only in the first five minutes of the playing session

10.5. Only the players and arbiters shall be allowed in the actual playing area, except with the
express permission of the Chief Arbiter.

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10.6. Players are not allowed to enter the closed area of the top boards if they are not playing in that area
Themselves

10.7. As long as the game is in progress a player may only talk to an arbiter or to his opponent as
permitted by the Laws of Chess.

10.8. All the players MUST read the Tournament Regulations and are obliged to abide by them.

10.9. During play, all participants are forbidden to have a mobile phone in their possession.

10.10. The English text of these Tournament Regulations is the authentic version

11. ARBITERS AND APPEALS COMMITTEE

The Chief Arbiter and the Chairman of the Appeals Committee shall be appointed by the President of
the African Chess Confederation (ACC).

The Appeals Committee will consist of 3 members and 2 reserves chosen from among the participating
delegations.

12. PRIZES:

A) Classic Championship

Open Section (Euro) Women s Sec ti on ( Euro)


1st Prize 3,000 1,200
2nd Prize 2,000 1,000
3nd Prize 1,500 800
4th Prize 1,200 400
5th Prize 1,000 200
6th Prize 800 100
7th Prize 500
8th Prize 400
9th Prize 200
10th Prize 100
B) Rapid Championship

Open Section (Euro) Women s Sec ti on ( Euro)


1st Prize 300 250
2nd Prize 200 150
3nd Prize 100 50

C) Blitz Championship

Open Section (Euro) Womens Section (Euro)


1st Prize 250 200
2nd Prize 150 100
3nd Prize 50 50

In the case of equal positions, the HORT system will be used to distribute the prizes.

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13. TITLE AWARDS

The winner of the Open Section will be awarded title of International Grand Master (GM) whilst the
winner of the Womens Section will be awarded the title of Woman International Grand Master
(WGM).

Other titles will be awarded in accordance with FIDE Regulations.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three placed players respectively in each
section.

14. LOCAL CURRENCY

The local currency is the Algerian Dinar (DA), which currently stands at an exchange rate of
01 EUR = 119DA or 01 USD = 110DA. Visitors are advised to change any foreign exchange through
the banks or foreign exchange bureaus, which are readily found. Banks open every day except on Friday
and Saturday. Visitors are advised to use the local currency for all transactions.

15. INFORMATION ABOUT VISA

15.1 For delegations coming from countries requiring entry visas for Algeria, these can be obtained
from Algerian Embassies or Consulate Offices in your country. We will avail an official invitation to
delegations that needs a copy for VISA procedure. The Algerian Chess Federation will arrange for
official invitations to facilitate applications for those countries that need special invitations. For
assistance contact pleases the Algerian Chess Federation, either by phone on: + 213 21 650565 or
email: azdan_2005@yahoo.fr

15.2 It is advisable that you carry the invitation letter and visa documents when traveling to Algiers.

16. CLIMATE

In July, Oran has sunlight about 17 hours per day. The average temperatures are between 25C and 29C

17. MEDICAL CARE

During the tournament there will be Medical Services available in accordance with the FIDE Tournament
Regulations.

18. ELECTRICITY

The voltage in Algeria is 220 Volts.

19. TOURNAMENT OFFICE

All necessary information can be send by e- mail (azdan_2005@yahoo.fr), which is the official contact
for the tournament office.

The full contact details are as follows:

All necessary information can be send by mail: azdan_2005@yahoo.fr

Algerian Chess Federation: Tel/fax: 00 213 21 65 05 65 or 002130557055888

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Official Email

President, Mr Azzedine Brahim Djelloul : azdan_2005@yahoo.fr

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Algerian Chess Federation
2017 African Individual Chess Championships
From the 1st to 13th July 2017 in Oran, Algeria

Entry Form Open Event


(All columns should be completed)

Federation Address ....

Telephone :...Fax:...E-mail:..

Family Name First Name Rating Title FIDE ID Passport N Validity

ACCOMMODATIONREQUIRED .X

Twin?
Single?

FLIGHT DETAILS

Arrivaldate: Time:
Arriving from: Flight n=.:

Name of responding official:

Entry forms are to be sent before 17th June 2017 to fax 213.21.65.05.65 Please join a photo email:

azdan_2005@yahoo.fr ,

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Algerian Chess Federation
2017 African Individual Chess Championships
From the 1st to 13th July 2017 in Oran, Algeria

Entry Form Women Event


(All columns should be completed)

Federation Address...

Telephone:... Fax:.E-mail:..

Family Name First Name Rating Title FIDE ID Passport N Validity

ACCOMMODATIONREQUIRED .X

Twin?
Single?

FLIGHT DETAILS

Arrivaldate: Time:
Arriving from: Flight no.:

Name of responding official:

Entry forms are to be sent before 17th June 2017 to fax 213.21.65.05.65 Please join a photo email:,

azdan_2005@yahoo.fr ,

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Algerian Chess Federation
2017 African Individual Chess Championships
From the 1st to 13th July 2017 in Oran, Algeria

Entry Form Accompanying person


(All columns should be completed)

Federation Address ...

Telephone :...Fax:..E-mail:..

Family Name First Name Function Passport N Validity

ACCOMMODATIONREQUIRED .X

Twin?
Single?

FLIGHT DETAILS

Arrival date: Time:


Arriving from: Flight no :

Name of responding official:

Entry forms are to be sent before 17th June 2017 to fax 213.21.65.05.65 Please join a photo email:

azdan_2005@yahoo.fr ,

- The application forms should be annexed to the invitation.

- There should be an application form for: Open, Women and for acompagnying persons

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