XXVI Błaszczak's Memorial

XXVI Memorial of Master Błaszczak

Organizational statements of the tournament


EVENT’S TARGET: Popularization of chess among children and teenagers. Improving skills in playing chess. Reminding of the chess player character – Master Czesław Błaszczak.
Furthermore, during the tournament another events will take place – a tournament of Master Błaszczak’s students and VIPs, and many integrated and recreational activities.

ORGANIZERS: MUKS MDK Śródmieście Wrocław, Gimnazjum nr 13 im. Unii Europejskiej in Wrocław, Dolnośląski Związek Szachowy

START DATE: June 14, 2011
END DATE: June 19, 2011

LOCATION: Conference rooms and the new gym in Gimnazjum nr 13 im. Unii Europejskiej at 1-3 Reja Street in Wrocław

ELIGIBLITY FOR PARTICIPATION:
Group A – SMURFS: children under the age of 8 (born in 2003 or younger),
Group B – GARGAMELS children under the age of 11 (born in 2000 or younger, player who possess at least IV chess category),
Group C – YOUNGSTERS: contestants under the age of 14 (born in 1997 or younger, player who possess at least II chess category or FIDE ratings),
Group D – JUNIORS: under the age of 18 (born in 1993 and younger, player who possess at least II chess category or FIDE ratings),
Group E –  AZRAELS: open,
Group F – Students of Master Błaszczak and VIPs-people invited to join the game.
Tournaments C and D will be submitted to FIDE ratings.


PLAYING SCHEDULE:
Group A: SMURFS: under the age of 8 – 17-19.06.2011 – 7 rounds – 60'
Group B: GARGAMELS: under the age of 11 – 17-19.06.2011 – 7 rounds – 60'
Group C: YOUNGSTERS: under the age of 14 – 14-19.06.2011 – 9 rounds – 90’ + 30’’
Group D: JUNIORS: under the age of 18 – 14-19.06.2011 – 9 rounds – 90’ + 30’’
Group E: AZRAELS: open – 17-19.06.2011 – 7 rounds – 60'
Group F: Students of Master Błaszczak and VIPs – 18.06.2011 – 7 rounds – 15'.
Main groups (leading, best awarded): YOUNGSTERS and SMURFS.

THE TORNAMENTS RULES AND SCORE’S ASSESSMENT:
All games in the tournament are assessed according to current FIDE regulations and Laws of Chess. The tournament’s rules require recording moves during the game and using chess clock. The number of game points a player has scored decides about a place in the classification. In the case of scoring equal amount of points, the additional points will decide: small Buchholz, Buchholz, progress, the amount of victories, Berger, draw. In groups C and D, there is a possibility of achieving central categories while in groups A, B and E there is a possibility of gaining categories from V to II.
A player may be late for a round up to 30 minutes.
It is forbidden to offer or accept a draw before having made 30 moves on the chessboard.

FINANCIAL REGULATIONS:
Entrance fee: 60zl in groups C and D, and 35zl in groups A, B and E (classified and rating fees are included). Medallist of Polish Championship of 2011 and Medallist of  Europe and World Championship of 2010 are exempt from entrance fees.

AWARDS:
The winning players from each group receive the cup. Furthermore, in groups A, B, C and D, the best girl also wins the cup. In groups A, B, C and D medals are handed to three winning players, and in groups A and C the best three girls receive medals.

Diplomas are given in all groups from the first to the sixth places, and in groups A and C all contestants receive diplomas.

In groups A, B, C, D and E – at least 30 per cent of all the participants in the group receive attractive prizes, in groups C and D for the first three places are cash prizes, whereas the other rewards are prized in gifts.

The female contestants who have received the cups or medals for the taken places will also get prizes, although they haven’t taken places among the top 30 per cent.

The amount of prize money:

The group C (The Sub Juniors, called ‘Młodziki’) – for the first place -500 zlotych; for the second place – 350 zlotych; for the third place – 250 zlotych;
The group D (The Juniors) – for the first place -400 zlotych; for the second place – 300 zlotych; for the third place – 200 zlotych;

In groups A and C even those who do not take any place receive gifts , and also all the contestants of the group F get a gift.

THE SCHEDULE

The Groups C and D:
Tuesday, the 14th of June,   08: 00 – 09.30  vetting of registration
09:45           technical briefing
10:00           the first round
15:30          the second round
Wednesday, the 15th of June, 10:00     the third round
In the afternoon the chess event
Thursday, the 16th of June, 10:00       the fourth round
15:15      the fifth round
Friday, the 17th of June,        10:00    the sixth round
15:15    the seventh round
Saturday, the 18th June,        10:00    the eighth round
In the afternoon  the event
Sunday, the 19th of June,      10:00 the ninth round
14.30    the ending of the chess tournament
The Groups A, B and E

Friday, the 17th of June,        08:00 – 09:30    vetting of registration
09:45       technical briefing
10:00 – 12:00      the first round
12:15 – 14:15      the second round
16:30 – 18:30     the third round
Saturday, the 18th June,        10:00 – 12:00     the fourth round
12:15 – 14:15    the fifth round
In the afternoon  integration meeting
Sunday, the 19th of June,      10:00 – 12:00 the sixth round
12:15 – 14:15 the seventh round
14.30    the ending of the chess tournament

The Group F: Students of Master tournament and VIPs ‘Turniej Uczniów Mistrza i Vipów’: the 18th of June, 2011 – Saturday from 10:00 to 14:30; the ending at 14:30

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
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Deposit fee to our account MUKS MDK Śródmieście Wrocław:
05 1500 1067 1210 60005 5785 0000 or in cash before the technical briefing

FINAL PROVISIONS:
The organizer reserves the right to change the regulations.
We can help people outside Wroclaw the reservation of accommodation – applications are accepted by e-mail Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. until 25th May2011. The organizer is available to provide accommodation in the following prices from 33 to 60 zlotych per night plus 13 zlotych for breakfast. It is possible to order lunch on site – the meals will be provided in the school canteen. Moreover, there is ‘Pasaż Grunwaldzki’ – a shopping arcade nearby with restaurants and a cinema inside.
During the chess tournament, there is going to be a stall with literature and chess gadgets, and also a shop selling drinks and light snacks.

During the chess tournament, online webcast of chess parties is going to be carried out.
The final interpretation of the rules is one of the organizer.