Netanya Chess Festival takes place under the auspices of Mr. Roman Abramovich and Netanya Municipality
Dear Chess Players,
The Israel Chess Federation and Netanya Municipality are proud to invite you to participate in the International open tournament that will take place at the Netanya Football Stadium from 23/6/2019 to 02/7/2019.
The playing hall is located at the Netanya Football Stadium at Maccabia St., Netanya (VIP entrance).
First Prize: 30,000 NIS
The Organizing Committee:
Organizing Committee Chairman – GM Emil Sutovsky;
Mr. Moshe Slav – Chairman of the Israel Chess Federation;
Mr. Gil Boruchovsky – CEO, Israel Chess Federation;
Chief Arbiter – International Arbiter Mr. Lior Gal;
Chief Arbiter of Round-robin tournament: International Arbiter Mr. Almog Burstein
Festival Website Manager – GM Alik Gershon;
Festival Spokesman – IM Yochanan Afek;
Festival Directors – Mr. Rami Tal and Mr. Amiram Kaplan
For both tournaments the appeals committee consists of International Arbiters: Mr. Amiram Kaplan and Mr. Yochanan Afek and a FIDE Arbiter: Mr. Assi Philosoph.
On the first day of the tournament they will be joined by two chessplayers from foreign federations.
90 min for the first 40 moves + 30 minutes until the end of play.
30 seconds increment from move 1.
Seniors – 250 NIS (b. before 31/12/1954)
Youth – 300 NIS (b. After 1/1/2001)
IMs + WIMs – 200 NIS
GMs + WGMs – free of charge
|1||30 000 NIS|
|2||24 000 NIS|
|3||20 000 NIS|
|4||16 000 NIS|
|5||14 000 NIS|
|6||12 000 NIS|
|7||10 000 NIS|
|8||8 000 NIS|
|9||6 000 NIS|
|10||4 000 NIS|
* In case of a tie, the place to be determined by average ELO of the opponents, Median-1, number of wins, result between players.
Distribution of prizes is according to Hort Method.
|1st place among seniors||3000 NIS.||Born before 1.1.1955|
|2nd place among seniors||2000 NIS.||Born before 1.1.1955|
|Best female player 1st place||3000 NIS|
|Best female player 2nd place||2000 NIS|
|Best U18 player – 1st place||3000 NIS||Born after 31.12.2000|
|Best U18 player – 2nd place||2000 NIS||Born after 31.12.2000|
|Best U14 player – 1st place||3000 NIS.||Born after 31.12.2004|
|Best U14 player – 2nd place||2000 NIS||Born after 31.122004|
|The most surprising player of the tournament – 1st place||1500 NIS||Player achieving the highest final standing in comparison to initial tournament seeding|
|The most surprising player of the tournament – 2nd place||500 NIS||Player achieving the second highest final standing in comparison to initial tournament seeding|
|Best under player 2300||1000 NIS|
|Best under player 2100||1000 NIS|
|Best under player 1900||1000 NIS|
|Best under player 1700||1000 NIS|
* No double prizes
The official tournament hotel is “Migdal David”, at 8 David Ha-Melech St. Netanya.
Tournament participants are entitled to 10% discount of normal price on the basis of available rooms.
Reservations: (972) 09-3730014
* All the participants are allowed to arrange their own accommodation elsewhere.
Transportation to playing venue and back from “David Ha-Melech” Hotel departs app. 1 hour before the beginning of each round and is free of charge. Transportation reservation is to be arranged ahead on daily basis and in coordination with tournament managers.
Bus no. 19 from Netanya Central Bus Station and from Netanya Train Station reaches the stadium.
Playing dress code requires long trousers. The hall is air-conditioned.
Registration is open until Sunday 2/6/2019 at tournament website:
For more details, please contact Mr. Oded Ross: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagerly awaiting you!
Gil Boruchovsky Rami Tal
ICF CEO Festival Director
In any question or request contact Mr. Rami Tal at: email@example.com