Tournament will be held from 19st August to 28th August 2016. Secretariat d’Entitats de Sants Hostafrancs i la Bordeta, Catalunya Chess Club, La Cadena Chess Club, Comtal Chess Club and Barcelona City Hall, are the organizer of XVIII International Chess Open of Sants, Hostafrancs and Bordeta, for players with federative license.
This tournament is valid for Catalan, and FIDE ratings. This Tournament is the last valid for the Grand Prix de Catalunya.
1.The tournament will be played using Swiss Dutch System at ten (10) rounds. The tournament will be held in 79 Sants St, Barcelona (Auditori del Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants) and other halls near this hall. The tournament will give points for the Catalan Circuit (A superior category) both in the general and the rating sections standings.
2. There are three groups (“A”, “B” and“C”):
Group A: open to all players, regardless of their rating, with a FIDE ID.
Group B: open to players up to 2099 FIDE rating with a FIDE ID.
Group C: open to players up to 1799 FIDE rating with a FIDE ID.
In all groups, players will be ranked in order of FIDE rating. Unrated players will then be ranked in order of FEDA rating and finally FCE rating will be used. Other local or national ratings will be recognized by organizing committee.
The organizing committee may not allow them to play if their playing strength is considered to be higher than the highest rating in the group.
Players who haven’t stated their preference at the time of their registration will be assigned to the most suitable group at the discretion of the organizing committee.
3.The organizing committee may cancel a registration.
4.Pairings will be supported by the computer program “Swiss Manager”.
5.Tournament will be held from 19st August to 28th August 2016, both included.
6.Rounds will be played at 16:30h, except last round – 28th August – at 9:30h.
The closing ceremony will start on 28th August at 19:30h.
7.The rate of play will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move for the first 40 moves,
followed by 30 extra minutes, with a 30 second increment per move starting from move one.