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2003 Edition: Regulation
The International Chess Festival includes the following tournaments:
Tournament A Reserved for players with rating >1899.
Tournament B Reserved for players with rating 1650-1949.
Tournament C
Reserved for players with rating < 1750.
3rd Category Promotion Tournament: reserved to players without ELO.

Tournament A
9 Rounds - Swiss System
Time control: 100 minutes for 40 moves + 40 minutes for 20 moves + 10 minutes. All moves played get 30 seconds bonus (Fischer method).

Other Tournaments
8 Rounds - Italo Swiss System - Time: 40 moves in 2 hours + 1 hour Q.P.F.

Partecipation
Both italian and foreign players can take part at the tournament.
The foreign players who are not in the FIDE list have to exhibit a document of their chess federation attesting their game strenght.

Achievement and variations of FIDE ELO and FIDE TITLES
As from FIDE normative.

Tie break
In case of equal standings in order to determinate the final classification it will be used the italian variation of the Bucholz System.

Pre-Registration and Information
Tel. and Fax +39 02 95302021
Tel. +39 02 9513573

Registration
Tournament A, B & C: 57,00.
Tournament for promotion to third national category and women: 35,00.
Juniores (born after 12.31.86): 25,00.
Free registration for GM, IM and FM.
The registration will be accepted till the final term that is the drawing of the first round, subordinated to the availability of room and material.

Note
For what is not considered in this regulation-notice are valid the norms of the FIDE International Regulations and the FSI Technical Regulations in force during the tournaments.
The registration to the tournament involves the total and unconditioned acceptance of the rules of this notice.
The organisation reserves itself the right to introduce changes that could be useful for the success of the chess festival or in case of uncontrollable events.

In the playing hall: smoking is not allowed and mobile phones must be switched off.
It's strictly forbidden to bring palmtop computers into the playing area.





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