SERBIA CHESS OPEN 2021 – СРБИЈА ШАХ ОПЕН 2021 (25.000 EUR PRIZE FUND!)

SERBIA CHESS OPEN 2021 – AMATEURS

1 st INTERNATIONAL OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP OF SERBIA
“SERBIA OPEN 2021 ”
Belgrade, July 2 – 8, 2021

“MASTERS” TOURNAMENT PRIZES: 20.600 €


1. Organizer, date and place of the event

From July 2 to 8, 2021, the Serbian Chess Federation is organizing the 1st INTERNATIONAL
OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP OF SERBIA called “SERBIA CHESS OPEN 2021”.
The tournament will be held in the “Ivo Andrić” Hall of the “Metropol Palace” Hotel (69
Boulevard Kralja Aleksandra).

2. Right to participate

All chess players have the right to participate in the tournament, regardless of the title and
rating. The event is played in two groups: the “MASTERS” group for players with a minimum
standard rating of 2100 and the “AMATEUR” group for players with a maximum standard rating of
2200.
Players with a standard rating between 2100 and 2200 can choose in which group they will
play.
The rating is valid on the day of application, i.e. payment of the registration fee. The
registered participant who pays the registration fee will not bear the consequences of the change of
rating until the tournament.
The organizer reserves the right, under certain conditions, to allow the participation of a
maximum of 10 players in the “MASTERS” group who do not meet the prescribed requirements.

3. Competition system, the rate of play, norms and rating

The tournament will be played according FIDE Rules of Chess, the Swiss system in 9 rounds
and rated by FIDE. The rate of play is 90 minutes per player for 40 moves plus 15 minutes until the
end of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds for each move played, starting from the first.
In the “MASTERS” group, it will be possible to win all international titles’ norms.

4. Schedule

Friday, July 2nd 14.00 hrs Deadline for mandatory conf. of particip.
16.30 hrs Opening ceremony
17.00 hrs First-round
Saturday, July 3rd 10.00hrs Second round
17.00 hrs Third round
Sunday, July 4th 17.00hrs Fourth round
Monday, July 5th 17.00hrs Fifth-round
Tuesday, July 6th 10.00hrs Sixth-round
17.00 hrs Seventh-round
Wednesday, July 7th 17.00hrs Eighth round
Thursday, July 8th 10.00hrs Ninth round
15.30 hrs Closing ceremony

5. Prizes

The organizer planned a prize fund in the total amount of 25,000 € in the net amount,
distributed in 46 prizes that will be distributed to the participants. In contrast, the organizer will pay
all the corresponding taxes provided by the laws of Serbia.
In the “MASTERS” tournament, there are 15 regular prizes in the amount of 17,200 €, five
women’s prizes in the amount of 2,750 € and three veteran prizes in the total amount of 600 €, as
follows:

“MASTERS” TOURNAMENT PRIZES: 20.600 €

REGULAR PRIZES: 17.250 €

1. prize: 5.000 €     6. prize: 1.000 €           11. prize: 300 €
2. prize: 3.000 €    7. prize: 800 €              12. prize: 275 €
3. prize: 2.000 €    8. prize: 600 €              13. prize: 250 €
4. prize: 1.500 €     9. prize: 500 €              14. prize: 225 €
5. prize: 1.200 €   10. prize: 400 €              15. prize: 200 €

WOMEN: 2.750 €                        VETERANS: 600 €

1. prize: 1.000 €     4. prize: 300 €       1. prize: 250 €
2. prize: 750 €        5. prize: 200 €       2. prize: 200 €
3. prize: 500 €                                          3. prize: 150 €

In the “AMATEUR” tournament, 12 regular prizes in the amount of 3,250 € are planned, as
well as three special prizes for veterans (450 €), a rating of up to 1,500 € (300 €) and a rating of 1501
– 1,900 (450 €), as follows:

“AMATEUR” TOURNAMENT PRIZES: 4.400 €

REGULAR PRIZES: 3.200 €

1. prize: 700 € 5. prize: 250 € 9. prize: 150 €
2. prize: 500 € 6. prize: 225 € 10. prize: 125 €
3. prize: 400 € 7. prize: 200 € 11. prize: 100 €
4. prize: 300 € 8. prize: 175 € 12. prize: 75 €

RATING UP TO 1500: 300 € RATING 1501-1900: 450 € VETERANS: 450 €

1. prize: 150 € 1. prize: 200 € 1. prize: 200 €
2. prize: 100 € 2. prize: 150 € 2. prize: 150 €
3. prize: 50 € 3. prize: 100 € 3. prize: 100 €

The player can win only one prize and the highest in terms of money. Suppose the player
acquires the right to two equal cash prizes. In that case, he/she will win the one listed according to
the order in the tournament application.

In case places are shared, regular, and women’s prizes in the “MASTERS” tournament will be
divided according to the “Hort” principle. In contrast, other prizes will be divided according to
additional criteria defined in the Tournament Rules.
Participants born on December 31, 1956, and older are considered veterans.

6. Registration fees

Contestant category MASTERS AMATEUR

GM 0 €
IM, 2450+ 30 €
2200+ 50 €
2100+ 80 €

All contestants 40 €

7. Accommodation

All participants are required to book accommodation through the organizer. The prices
shown are without tourist tax, which is about 1.35 € per person per day and is paid directly at the
hotel.
The organizer has provided special conditions for players with a rating of over 2600 rating
points. The number of these places is limited!

Accommodation information, registration and reservations

The participants can obtain all information via the official email of the tournament:
serbiaopen@serbiachess.org
Registration and accommodation reservations are accepted no later than Tuesday, Jun 29th
.
Tournament director: Marijan Stričević
Contact person: Aleksandra Dimitrijević, tournament officer
Phone / Viber / WhatsApp: +381 66 607 8008 (English, Russian, ex-YU)

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