The tournament will be held from 19 – 26 July 2013, in Paleohora town, Crete.

ORGANIZERS: Municipality of Kandanos - Selino, Chania Chess Academy
Under the Aegis of the Region of Crete
CO - ORGANIZERS: Greek Chess Federation
TOURNAMENT VENUE: Municipality of Kandanos - Selino Community Centre
MODE: 9 rounds, Swiss System FIDE title norms are possible!
TIMETABLE: Registration confirmations until 11:00 p.m. Friday 19 July
Opening Ceremony Friday 19 July, starting at 17:00
Closing Ceremony Friday 26 July, starting at 16:30

Round 1


19 July


Round 2


20 July


Round 3


20 July


Round 4


21 July


Round 5


22 July


Round 6


23 July


Round 7


24 July


Round 8


25 July


Round 9


26 July


Attention! Any player who arrives more than one hour after the scheduled start of a round shall lose the game by forfeit                               
TIME CONTROL: 90 min for 40 moves + 30min + 30sec per move from the first move.

1).        The result between the two players
2).        Buchholz
3).        Median Buchholz
4).        Sonnenborn-Berger

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Papadimitrakis Ioannis - Naoum Giorgos
MAIN ARBITER: Logothetis Sotiris
ENTRY FEE: for the Open will be inversely related to grade:
Free - titled players (GM, WGM, IM,WIM) and players with ELO up 2300+
30 €, players with ELO 2100-2299,   
40 € players under 18
50 € all others players.

PRIZES: Total Prize Fund 7.000 Euro

1st: 1.800 €
1st Veteran +60 years old: cup

2nd: 1.300 €

1st Local player: cup

3rd: 900 €

1st  under 18 (boy and girl):cup

4th6th : 3Χ400 €

1st  under 16 (boy and girl):cup

7th  -10th : 4Χ200 €

1st  under 14 (boy and girl):cup

1st  Woman: 500 €

1st  under 12 (boy and girl):cup

2nd  Woman: 300 €

2nd – 3rd each category: metal

3rd  Woman: 200 €

1st 4 member team: Cup, metals

* For equally matced players, the prices will be shared by the Hort system 
* If a player wins two Special categories prices, he takes the bigger one

RESIDENCE AND HOTEL INFORMATION: For the room reservations you can visit the official web site of Paleohora Association of rooms and apartments to let.
and Paleochora hotels official site:.
Indicative Hotel prices per person per night: Double room: 25 €, Triple room: 20 €, Single room: 50 €
REGISTRATION: Please fill in the Registration form and send it to the following e-mail: or . For more information you can call:
Tsarouha Anelia +30 6974811469 or Koukouraki Elisavet +30 6977545304 
Participants must pay the entry fee tax (with the name of the player) into the following bank account:
National Bank of Greece  - account number 494/296016-82,
IBAN 4801104940000049429601682, BIC (SWIFT Code) - ETHNGRAA
Account owner – Chania Chess Academy

Please, send your entry fee deposit receiption with your name, scanned by e-mail,
Or to the fax number: 00302821055088
Terminal date of deposit is since 20th of June. After 20th of June, there will be a 5 € increment in entry fees.

( minus 100 ELO units for women due to FIDE Rating)

2600 +

8 days residence in single room

Full Board

2500 – 2599

8 days residence in double room

Full Board

2450 - 2499

8 days residence in double room


2400 - 2449

50%  discount at the hotel prices  

Attention! The hospital conditions are available for limited number of players and there will be a strict priority list!
TRAVEL INFORMATION: The nearest airport to Paleochora is Chania airport (CHQ)

There will be a bus from the organizers for those players who are travelling by ship at 19th of July 2013 at 06.30 o’clock at the morning, leaving directly from Souda port to Paleochora. Please, if you wish to use it, fill in the necessary information at the registration form.

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