Thursday, June 26, 2014

5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi”

This summer in Sicily there will be a nice international chess festival: the 5th "Terre degli Elimi". 

It will be one chess week in July to be lived intensely! Erice is a magic ancient place and in the afternoons you are free to visit places of incomparable beauty and charm as Segesta, the Egadi Islands, Zingaro, Scopello.

Erice in western Sicily (Italy) is 15 km away from 'airport "Vincenzo Florio" in Trapani (Ryanair Hub), is a true and proper tourist pearl of Sicily, located about 700 meters above sea level overlooking the sea and, this, from almost every corner you can enjoy breathtaking views and even see Mount Etna in the distance. To arrive in Erice, can reach Trapani by plane (airport Vincenzo Florio) with daily Ryanair flights offering connections from leading Italian and European airports at very cheap prices.

The Festival includes:
a main tournament A Open, in 9 rounds, for players rated >1800;
a secondary B Open, in 9 rounds too, for players
a C Open, in 7 rounds, for players < 1500.

The tournaments will be held July 19 to 25 in the halls of the Sales palace at Erice.

The Open A will be valid for international norms of FM, IM and GM. The total prize money will be more of 3500 €.

Organizer: Alessandro Monaco - - mobile phone +393343114606
All details on official website