Rich As A King

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Chess, chess, and more chess in Tromsø

Welcome to Tromsø and Scandic Hotel

Pay particular attention to the weekend of August 16-18 when an international tournament weekend will be held right after 96 strong chess players are knocked out of the tournament! Many of these players will participate in the tournament! (Tournament calender (norwegian only)

Don't miss this unique opportunity and sign up to play in this tournament.
Scandic Hotel, the venue for the World Cup, is offering fantastic room rates for chess players!

The legendary TSKU chess cafe will be operating outside the playing venue throughout the tournament.

Arctic Chess NGP

August 16 - 18 : 7 rounds swiss (3 rounds 20 5 + 4 rounds 90 30)

Prize Fund: 5.000 EURO!

A Main: 1000-600-400 Elo -2300: 500-300-200 Elo –2000: 250-150-100
B Main: 500-300-200 Elo -1500: 250 150 100

Group A Elo 1750+ Start fee: NOK 700,- Free:All participants in the FIDE World Cup
Group B: Elo -1750 Start fee: NOK 350,-

Players with -1750 can apply to the organizer to participate in Group A.

=> Registration

Playing schedule:

August 16: (Rapid 20 5)
Round 1: 19.30 Round 2: 20.45 Round 3: 22.00

August 17: (Classical chess 90 30)
Round 4: 10.00 Round 5: 18.00

August 18: (Classical chess 90 30)
Round 6: 10.00 Round 7: 15.00

=> Registration

Chief Arbiter: Trond Romsdal
Arbiter: Øyvind Pedersen
Organizer: Jan Sigmund Berglund (+47 992 79 489)

SHOWCHESS

During Arctic Chess NGP, we are staging a SHOW tournament of blitz chess in a cup format at the Jekta Shopping Centre, which is adjacent to Scandic Hotel. (Free entry!):

Saturday, August 17, 14.30 - 16.30 : Jekta Shopping Centre (Blitz cup 5 0)

CHILDREN CHESS


At noon on the same day, the BGP tournament will be played at the same venue. Five rounds of 15-minute rapid chess.
All participants receive prizes. Just turn up at Jekta.:

Saturday, August 17, 12.00 : Jekta Shopping Centre (BGP 15 0)

In the last weekend of the World Cup, a great childrenstournament - the Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge's Children's Chess Olympiad - will be played at Scandic Hall. Check the tournament pages for more info via: www.tromsosjakklubb.com

Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1: Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge's Children's Chess Olympiad

BLITZ CHESS

Every third day under the World Cup it's a "Play-off" day, and new Grandmasters will be "knocked out" of the tournament.
At this days Tromsø Chess Club arranges blitz chess tournaments with nice prizes.
There also a blitz tournament in one weekend. Three of these tournaments have NGP-status (Norwegian Grand Prix).

Tue August 13 - 19:00 : Ishavsbyen Blitz 12 rounds 3 2
Mon August 19 - 19:00 : Arctic Chess Blitz NGP 12 rounds 3 2
Tur August 22 - 19:00 : Blåmannen Blitz 12 rounds 3 2
Sat August 24 - 12:00 : Scandic Rapid NGP 6 rounds 20 5
Sun August 25 - 12:00 : Scandic Blitz NGP 12 rounds 3 2
Wed August 26 - 12:00 : Tromsdalstinden Blitz 12 rounds 3 2

Entry fee for the tournaments at Scandic Hall is NOK 200/100.
Non-Norwegians NOK 50.

Title holders and World Cup participants free.