General regulations

11th European Chess Solving Championship

Iasi, April 29th – May 04th, 2015

GENERAL REGULATIONS

1. Invitation
Iasi County Chess Association, Romanian Chess Federation and World Federation of Chess Composition have the honour of inviting all chess problems solvers and chess composition friends, to participate in the 11th European Chess Solving Championship organized in Iasi, Romania, from 29 April (Arrival) to 04 May (Departure) 2015.

2. Participation
2.1. Each national federation (excepting the host) may enter a number of maximum 6 players, but only one team (four players) will be counted as official in the final team standings.
2.2. In the tournament will be awarded prizes for 5 categories (if will be minimum 7 countries in each category)
a. Teams ECSC
b. Individual ECSC
c. Senior ECSC (born before 01.01.1955)
d. Youth ECSC ( born after 01.01.1992)
e. Women ECSC

2.3. In the Open will be awarded the first three places.
2.4. Accommodation and travel expenses for teams will be covered by national chess federations or players themselves.

3. Registration and Travel conditions
3.1 Entry forms must be filled in and sent to the Organizing Committee not later than April 1st 2015.
3.2. The complete registration form must include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number (if exists), solving rating and title, and passport number or identity card number of each player and each accompanying person.
3.3. Iasi has an international airport www.aeroport.ro
The Organizing Committee can arrange the transfer from Iasi airport to hotel for 10 eur/pers. It is possible to fly to Bucharest airport www.bucharestairports.ro.
There is a very good connection between Bucharest and Iasi. Daily, four speed–trains and four flights are connecting Bucharest to Iasi. Also direct bus line from Bucharest airport www.teisa.ro
Also it is possible to arrive in Bacau airport www.bacauairport.ro

4. Accommodation – Playing hall
4.1. Accommodation and board will be provided at:
MOLDOVA HOTEL ***, www.hotelmoldovaiasi.ro . The participants will get double rooms and the price for this accommodation with full board is 40 EUR per day per person. Single rooms are available as well. The price is 52 EUR per day per room with full board. Prices include VAT and tourist taxes.
Participants who are not staying at „Moldova” hotel and participants registered after 1st April 2015 have to pay a participation fee of 50 EUR
4.2. The playing hall is the Sports Hall in Iasi (well lit, located in downtown, total area of 5000 m2) at the distance of 300 m from the MOLDOVA HOTEL.
4.3. All payments for all players and accompanying persons must be made on arrival in Iasi or in advance in EUR, RON currency. (1 EUR ~ 4,5 RON) No later payments will be accepted.
The bank account of the organizing committee is:
Bank Account: BANCA COMERCIALA ROMANA S.A.
SWIFT: RNCB RO BU
IBAN: RO55RNCB0175033613510008
BANK CODE: 0175
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 2511.A01.0.3361351.0175.EUR.8
BANK ADDRESS: STR. PALAT, NR.11, IASI, ROMANIA
ACCOUNT HOLDER: ASOCIATIA JUDETEANA DE SAH IASI, Aleea Tudor Neculai, nr.17, IASI, ROMANIA

5. Playing schedule
April 29 8:00 – 14:00 Registration Rapid Chess Tournament
April 29 16.00 – 20:00 Rapid Chess Tournament, Round I-III
April 30 9.00 – 14:00 Rapid Chess Tournament, Round IV- VII
April 30 14.00 – 22:00 Registration players ECSC 2015
May 01 8.00 – 20:00 Registration players ECSC 2015
May 01 9.00 – 12.00 Blitz Chess Tournament Round I-VII
May 01 17:00 – 20:00 Open Solving Tournament
May 02 9:00 – 12:30 ECSC 1st day
May 02 15:00 Excursion in Iasi
May 03 9:00 – 12:30 ECSC 2nd day
May 03 16:00 Closing ceremony
May 04 Departure of Participants

6. Prizes – Awards
6.1. The team-winner of the open competition receives the title “European Chess Solving 2015”.
6.2. The members of the team-winners of the First, Second and Third places will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, Diplomas and Special Trophies.
6.3. All players winners of the First, Second and Third places in each 4 categories will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, Diplomas and Special Trophies.

7. Tournament site
All the information about this event will be published in our official website www.ajsiasi.ro

8. Parallel & Culture Programme
• Swimming pool
• Trips

9. Contact the Organizing Committee

Tournament Director
Eng. Dr. Vasile Manole, President of Iasi County Chess Association, Iasi, Romania
phone: 0040-740277850;
E-mail: iasitel@yahoo.com, web site www.ajsiasi.ro

10. Visa information
Teams or players needing visa are requested to contact the organizing committee before 1st april 2015.
The Organizing Committee will provide invitations for visas if necessary.

Organizing Committee
Eng. Dr. Vasile Manole
Vice President Romanian Chess Federation

Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/515869581884210/

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