Tournament Announcement



From 22 th to 26th APRIL 2020



  1. ORGANIZERS: Triandria Chess Clubs (O.S.TRIA.&PAT), with the support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and in cooperation with the Union of Chess Clubs of Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki.

Official site:

  1. TOURNAMENT VENUE: Playing Hall at HELEXPO grounds, Pavilion 6.

  2. MODE: Swiss System, 7 rounds, in three Groups, national and FIDE-evaluated,

Α΄ Group: ELO 2400-1700

B΄ Group: ELO 1699-1200

C΄ Group: ELO 1199-0

If anyone from B or C group wishes to participate in the above group, he/she must pay the entry fees for both groups.

Players with ELO ( from 1701 to 1800) can participate in Group B



Round 1 Wednesday, April 22, 17.30

Round 2 Thursday, April 23, 10.30

Round 3 Thursday, April 23, 17.30

Round 4 Friday, April 24, 17.30

Round 5 Saturday, April 25, 10.30

Round 6 Saturday, April 25, 17.30

Round 7 Sunday, April 26, 10.30

Closing Ceremony Sunday, April 262020, starting at 15:00

Attention! Players who do not show up for their game up to half an hour (30’) after the official start of a round forfeit the right to participate.

  1. TIME CONTROL: 90 min + 30sec per move from the first move. It is obligatory to write down the moves during the entire game.


1) The result between players in the same point-group

2) Buchholz -1 (worst opponent)

3) Rating Performance

  1. EXCEPTIONS: Each player will have the right to take two exceptions. If one takes an exception until the 4th round, he/she wins ½ point. The decision to take an exception should be announced to the chief arbiter before the end of the previous round.

  2. TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Vasileios Betsakos on the Boards of Triandria Chess Clubs.

  3. REGISTRATION: Registrations and confirmations until Friday 17 April 2020. You can register by sending an email to, including the following information: Name and Surname, FIDE ID, FIDE rating, Federation, email.

  4. CHIEF ARBITER: Gerontopoulos Prodromos

  1. ENTRY FEE (paid prior to the 1st Round):

Free for players with ELO above 2300 (men), 2100 (women)

A΄ Group: 40 € B΄ Group: 30 € C΄ Group: 20 €

If two members of the same family take part, there is a discount of 10€. The third or more members of the same family are entry free.

  1. PRIZES: 3000

  • Τhe GENERAL prizes will be shared by the Hort system (up to 8th place).

  • SPECIAL prizes will not be shared.

  • If a player wins two prizes, he/she receives the highest prize.

Group A΄:


1st Winner: 600 € and cup

2nd: 400 € and cup

3rd: 250 € and cup

4th–6th 3Χ100

1st Woman: 150 € and cup


1st < 2200: 100 €

1st < 2000: 100 €

1st < 1800: 100 €

1st <18: 100

1st <16: 100

1st from B group to A: 100 €

1st, from Balkans: 150 €

1st from Thessaloniki: 100 €

1st Veteran (> 60 years old): 100 €

Group B΄:

1st 200 €, 2nd 100 €, 3rd 50 € and cups

Group C΄:

1st – 3rd , DGT chess clock and cups

  • Τhe GENERAL prizes will be shared by the Hort system (up to 8th place).

  • SPECIAL prizes will not be shared.

  • If a player wins two prizes, he/she receives the highest prize.

Special Categories:

Group A΄: U16, U14, U12, U10.

Group B΄: U14, U12, U10, U08, U06

Group C΄: U14, U12, U10, U08, U06

The first three male players and the first three female ones receive medals only if there are at least 6 players in the special category.

  1. POSTPONING MATCHES: Postponing matches is not allowed.

  2. APPEALS: Protests should be submitted at least up to half (1/2) an hour after the end of the round, simultaneously depositing an amount of 50€. The appeals committee will consist of the tournament director, and three players of the initial list (except those who engage in the protest). If the appeal is successful, the deposit will be refunded, otherwise it is banked for the event.

  3. ANTI CHEATING: The anti-cheating regulations will be implemented according to the Anti-Cheating Committee directives.

The Boards of Triandria Chess Clubs (O.S.TRIA. & PAT) are responsible for any issue not covered in this announcement.

The Boards of Triandria Chess Clubs