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6ème Championnat d’Europe individuel IBCA - Lyon 2015

Tournois - annonces | Ch. d’Europe IBCA - Lyon 2015
samedi 28 février 2015, par Redaction FFE

6th IBCA European Individual Chess Championship
for Blind and Visually Impaired Chess Players 2015


February 17th 2015
I.B.C.A. invites all European members countries.
Location : Hôtel Mercure, Centre Saxe Lafayette, 29 rue de Bonnel, 69003 Lyon, France
Dates : arrival July 24 - departure August 3, 2015

1. Date and venue
The Championship will be held in Hôtel Mercure, Lyon, France from July 24th 2015 (arrivals) until August 3rd 2015 (departures). It is of course possible to leave on August 2nd in the afternoon or evening.

2. Organizers
I.B.C.A. and A.E.P.A. (the french organization for blind and visually impaired chess players).

3. Information and registrations
Information, questions, registrations to the email ibcaeurope2015 chez and tel. number (+33) 477354121 (Olivier Deville).

4. Payments Board and lodging, IBCA fee
Prices per person, per night, full board included :
Hôtel Ibis, 78 rue de Bonnel, 69003 Lyon (400m from the playing hall) :
In double room : 67 Euros
In single room : 84 Euros
from July 24th evening (dinner included) till August 3rd (breakfast included), full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) included :
Total price from July 24th to August 3rd :
In double room : 670 Euros
In single room : 840 Euros
We also have a few rooms at the 4-stars Hôtel Mercure. The deadline to book one of these rooms is May, 31st.
In triple room (only 2 beds) : 78 Euros per person, per night, full board included
In double room : 94 Euros per person, per night, full board included
In single room : 140 Euros per person, per night, full board included
Participants will have breakfast at the Ibis hotel (or the Mercure hotel for the ones that booked a room there). Lunch and dinner will be in the surrounding restaurants. A team of helpers will be available to guide and help participants.
All delegations must deposit 100% of the total cost for hotel accommodation before June 20 2015 to the following bank account :
Bank Swift Code (BIC) : PSSTFRPPNCY
Account holder name : Association Echiquéenne pour les Aveugles
Account number (IBAN) : FR3620041010100072138N03142
Bank address : La Banque Postale, 54900 NANCY cedex 9, France
The I.B.C.A. member countries must pay the annual fee of 150 Euros before the start of the first round to the treasurer.

5. Transportation from and to airport or station

Organizers are obliged to provide transportation from and to Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport and Lyon Part-Dieu station without any cost for all participants.
All delegations must send the flight or train details (date, time and flight or train number for arrival/departure) to the organizing committee before June 20.

6. Schedule
July 24 Arrivals from 13:00 on (tally from 14:00 to 20:00)
July 25 at 11:30 Technical meeting at the restaurant
July 25 at 14:00 Opening ceremony
July 25 at 15:00 Round 1
July 26 at 14:30 Round 2
July 27 at 14:30 Round 3
July 28 at 14:30 Round 4
July 29 at 14:30 Round 5
July 30 at 14:30 Round 6
July 31 at 14:30 Round 7
August 1 at 14:30 Round 8
August 2 at 09:30 Round 9
August 2 at 17:00 Closing ceremony
August 3 in the morning Departures

7. Arbiters, Appeals Committee
The chief arbiter will be Stephen Boyd (FIDE arbiter)
The members of the appeals committee will be announced during the technical meeting.
Complaints about the decisions of the chief arbiter or his assistants must be submitted in a written form to the chairman of the appeals committee within 30 minutes after the completion of the playing session.

8. Playing system and rate of play
The championship will be played in 9 rounds Swiss System in accordance with FIDE regulations.
The playing time will be 120 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 60 minutes for each player for the rest of the game, max. 6 hours.

9. Final ranking of players
The final ranking order of the players is determined by the number of points scored.
The order of players that finish with the same number of points shall be determined by application of the following tie-breaking procedures in sequence, proceeding from (a) to (b) to (c) to (d) to the extent required :
a) Median-Buchholz 1, the highest number wins ;
b) Buchholz, the highest number wins ;
c) Number of wins, the highest number wins ;
d) Progressive Score, the highest number wins.
In case of unplayed games for the calculation of (a) and (b) the current FIDE tournament rules shall be applied : “Independently of the result of an unplayed game (win by Bye, win or loss by forfeit, no game because the player has withdrawn or was absent for some round(s)), for reasons of tie-break the result shall be counted as a draw against the player himself.”

10. All players must have a FIDE ID delivered by their national federation.

11. Prizes

Players placed first, second and third will be awarded respectively with gold, silver and bronze cups and medals. In case of a tie the final ranking will be decided in accordance with the paragraph No 9. It concerns also the prizes.
The prizes will be awarded at the official closing ceremony. The players receive the prizes personally.

12. Additional competition rules
1. Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than thirty minutes after the scheduled start of the session, shall lose the game.
2. Analyzing is not allowed in the playing hall.
3. During the game the players are not allowed to go to the analyzing room or to the press room.
4. Flash photography may be used only in the first thirty minutes of the playing session.
5. Only the players and arbiters shall be allowed in the actual playing area, except with the express permission of the Chief Arbiter.
After the end of the game the players have to leave the closed area.
6. As long as the game is in progress a player may talk only to an arbiter or to his opponent as permitted by the Laws of Chess.
7. Each player should bring a Braille chess set and a Braille chess clock.
The player who has the white colour should bring a Braille chess clock for the game.
8. If a player has less than ten minutes left on his clock at some stage in both periods, he is not obliged to record moves.
Immediately after one flag has fallen the player must update his scoresheet completely before moving a piece on the chessboard.
9. If the player, having the move, has less than five minutes left on his clock for the rest of the game, he may claim a draw before his flag falls.

Ludwig Beutelholf, IBCA President
Bernard Duthoit, AEPA President