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17th to 23rd of February 2024

Location
Chamber of commerce

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Welcome to the 30th international chessopen Graz

This was the Chessopen 2024!

Welcome

The 30th International Chess Open in Graz ended with a record participation of 500 participants from 49 nations around the world.

From February 16th to 23rd, 2024, the Graz Chamber of Commerce and Campus 02 provided the venue for the largest chess tournament in Austria. The participants came from all regions of the world and were between 6 and 90 years old. The tournament was held in 4 groups according to skill levels. At the start there was a rapid chess tournament.

In the strongest tournament, the A group, the Polish grandmaster Socko Bartosz was able to prevail with 7.5 points from 9 rounds. Grandmaster Pechac Jergus from Slovakia secured the hard-fought second place with 7 points. The young German international champion Deuer Marius ended up in 3rd place with the same number of points and a poorer fine rating.

Fourth place in the A tournament went to the international master Georg Fröwis, who also secured the prize for the best Austrian.

The victory in the B group went to a woman. Alba De Lomas Busquets, who traveled from Spain, had the better final score and was able to leave behind the second and third places with the same points, the Croatian Max Poljan and the Canadian Aaron Both.

An Austrian won Group C. Ruslan Donets from Upper Austria won ahead of the Spaniards Daniel Sanchez Murcia and Rudolf Ring.

 

Overall, the event was a success. More than 10 referees, many helpers and tournament director Andrea Schmidbauer enjoyed the good feedback. The participants particularly enjoyed the specially organized city tour and the players night.

 

A particular plus point: Despite the diverse national affiliations and the fact that participants from warring countries also took part, the atmosphere was positive and not characterized by hostility. “Gens una sumus” is the motto of the International Chess Federation and means “We are a family”.

Best regards!

Andrea Schmidbauer

Tournament organization

GENERAL

 

Eligible to play:

A-tournament: > 2000 Elo
B-tournament: < 2000 Elo

C-tournament < 1700 Elo

weekend tournament free


Regulations:

Fide-regulations, computer pairing (Swiss manager)
National rating (B,C and W tournament)
International rating (A, B und W tournament)


Mode:

9 or 5 rounds Swiss-System

Playing time:

Time control: 90 min + 30 sec from first move on fort he whole game


Defaut time: 

15 min


Playing hall:

Chamber of commerce (Wirtschaftskammer)
Körblergasse 111-113, 8010 Graz

Tournament fee

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Prices

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Special prices

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*Seniors year of birth 1959 an older

**youth year of birth 2006 and younger

Ausschreibung

SCHEDULE

Saturday / 17th of Feb   

12 pm to 3 pm / registration
4 pm / opening ceremony and pairing
4:30 pm / 1st round A/B/C/W-Tournament

Sunday / 18th of Feb    

10 am / 2nd round A/B/C/W-Tournament

4:30 pm / 3rd round A/B/C/W-Tournament 

 

Monday / 19th of Feb    

10 am / 4th round W-Tournament 
4:30 pm / 4th round A/B/C-Tournament 
and 5th round W-Tournament 
Approximately 9:30 pm / Award ceremony W-Tournament

Tuesday / 20ty of Feb      

10 am / 5th round A/B/C-Tournament 
4:30 pm / 6th round A/B/C-Tournament

Wednesday / 21th of Feb  

4:30 pm / 7th round A/B/C-Tournament 

Thursday / 22nd of Feb     

4:30 pm / 8th round A/B/C-Tournament 

Friday / 23rd of Feb     

10 am / 9th round A/B/C-Tournament 
Approximately 4 pm / Award ceremony

Spieltermine

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Friday, 16th of February 2024 /

Blitz tournament

Get started for the tournament and blitz at the best location. 

INVITATION

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Wednesday, 21th of Feb 2024 /

guided city tour

 

Visit the city center

Wednesday, 21th of Feb 2024 /

Payer´s Night

after the tournament round with free beer in the "Brot und Spiele" bar.

Bierglas

Further invitations are being planned!

Rahmenprogramm

REGISTRATION

Send an Email to:
registration@chessgraz.com

Entry fee transfer:

Until 13th of Feb 2024

 

Account:

Steiermärkische Sparkasse
CHESS OPEN GRAZ
IBAN: AT83 2081 5000 2364 5690
BIC: STSPAT2GXXX

 

Personal Registration possible:

(plus 15 Euro)

Payment after the 13th of feb:

Plus 15 Euro

 

Participation A-tournament from 1900 to 1999: Plus 45 Euro

 

Participation B-tournament under 1700 Elo: Plus 20 Euro

 

Price fund:

8.500 Euro

 

Prices are not shared. Winners must be present at the awards ceremony. Prices are guaranteed from 150 participants.

participants have to register personally in playing hall: 17.2.2024 from 12:00 – 15:00! Otherwise they will not be paired! 

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VERY IMPORTANT!

Anmeldung

HOTELPARTNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHESSOPEN 2024

>> click here for the booking form and the special price for participants ​

>>Photos of the hotel ​

The Hotel Mercure is within easy reach of the Chamber of Commerce. The route can be completed on foot in about 15 minutes, with buses and trams in the immediate vicinity.

The 4-star Mercure Hotel Graz City is located in the trendy Lend district and is therefore the perfect location for your stay in the center of Graz!

The most important sights, excellent restaurants and bars, and numerous shopping opportunities are waiting for you on your doorstep! Enjoy a delicious breakfast from our breakfast buffet, then head off to the colorful farmers' market right in front of the house! Other sights in Graz, such as the Murinsel, the Kunsthaus, or the old town, are also within walking distance! ​

Unterbringung

SPONSORS

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KONTAKT

Steir. Schachverband

Sackstraße 17, 8010 Graz

tournament director
Andrea Schmidbauer

+43 699 1111 999 1
office@chessgraz.com

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