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BALKAN PRIX
INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL “BH TELECOM 2009“
12.05. – 18.05.2009.

Organizer: CHESS CLUB „BOSNA“ SARAJEVO
Co-organizer: CHESS UNION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Gold Sponsor: BH TELECOM SARAJEVO
Date: May 12-18, 2009

Schedule:
12.05.2009. 16.30 Opening ceremony
12.05.2009.. 17.00 1st round
13.05.2009. * 2nd round
13.05.2009. * 3rd round
14.05.2009. * 4th round
15.05.2009. * 5th round
15.05.2009. * 6th round
16.05.2009. * 7th round
17.05.2009. * 8th round
18.05.2009. 9.30 9th round
18.05.2009. 15.00 Closing Ceremony
Registration will be accepted as late as 16.00, May 12, 2009
(*)The exact time of rounds 2 to 8 will be determined by the Tournament Regulations

System: Swiss general system, 9 rounds.

Rate of play: 2 hours for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game.

Official accommodation: Hotel “Saraj” - Sarajevo (****)
(Per one person) Phone: + 387 33 233 500
48 – EUR (full board – double room)
53 – EUR (full board – single room)
28 – EUR (bed and breakfast – double room)
33 – EUR (bed and breakfast – single room)
Other accommodation:
- Private: 11,50 – 15,00 EUR ( “Ljubicica“ Agency – phone + 387 33 535 829)
- “Omega“ Hotel (***) 20 – 25 EUR (info@omegaambasador.com )

Playing venue: Army Club (in the center of Sarajevo)

Prize fund: 10.100 EUR
Main prizes: (7.450 EUR):
1. 2.500 EUR
2. 1.250 EUR
3. 750 EUR
4. 500 EUR
5. 450 EUR
6. 400 EUR
7. 350 EUR
8. 300 EUR
9. 250 EUR
10. 200 EUR
11. – 12. 100 EUR
13. – 18. 50 EUR

Special prizes: (2.650 EUR):
a) For the best international master:
1. 250 EUR
b) For players without ELO:
1. 150 EUR 2. 100 EUR 3. 50 EUR

c) For players with ELO 1401 – 2000:
1. 150 EUR 2. 100 EUR 3. 50 EUR

d) For players with ELO 2001 – 2100:
1. 150 EUR 2. 100 EUR 3. 50 EUR

e) For players with ELO 2101 – 2200:
1. 150 EUR 2. 100 EUR 3. 50 EUR

f) For players with ELO 2201 – 2300:
1. 150 EUR 2. 100 EUR 3. 50 EUR

g) For best female player:
1. 150 EUR

h) For veterans over 60:
1. 150 EUR

i) For under 18:
1. 150 EUR 2. 100 EUR 3. 50 EUR

j) For best junior girls:
1. 150 EUR 2. 100 EUR 3. 50 EUR

k) Special prize “Milorad Gacina“ (for players under 12)
Cup + chess base

The prizes shall be awarded according to the Hort system.

Tie-break System: The order of players that finish with the same number of points shall be determined by:
a) Median-Buchholz (1,1);
b) Buchholz;
c) Progressive Score; etc.

Entry fees: International masters with ELO above 2400 and Grandmasters do not pay the entry fee.
For players with ELO 2301 or higher:15 EUR
For players with ELO 2201 – 2300: 20 EUR
For players with ELO 2001 – 2200: 25 EUR
For players with ELO 1401 – 2000: 30 EUR
For players without ELO: 30 EUR

Remark: According to the Balkan Prix Protocol, ten players (GMs or IMs with ELO 2400 or higher), are entitled to free full board (2 players from each of the following federations: Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina).

Visas: Citizens of Bulgaria and Romania do not need an entry visa for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Contact persons: Mr. Mirza Miralem (or Miss Alma Ceric)
Phone/fax: ++387 33 217 316
Mobile: ++387 61 232 842 (Mirza Miralem)
E-mail: sk_bosna@hotmail.com
Web site: www.skbosna.ba

 


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