Swiss Rapid Chess Championship

Date / Time

July 23, 2017, 9.30 a.m.

Playing schedule: 
1st - 3rd round: 9.30 a.m. - 12.15 p.m. , 
4th - 9th round: 1.30 - 6.45 p.m.
Prize giving: 7.15 p.m.

Mode of playing 9 round Swiss system.
Time control 15' + 5'' per move and per player.
Prizes CHF 1'200, 800, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, 150, 2x100. Prizes in goods for players with 6 points and more. Best women player, best senior (1957-), best junior (1997+): each CHF 200. Best child (2001+), best untitled player: each CHF 100. Best Swiss (with CH-passport): CHF 400, 300, 200, 2x100. Best players with Elo <2000 and <1800: CHF 300, 200, 100, 2x50. Total prize fund: CHF 7'650 + prizes in goods.

Entries will be accepted latest on July 23, 2017 until 8.30 a.m. at the Festival office (reception).

Main Conditions

  • Entries will not be specially acknowledged. The entry fee has to be paid in the Festival office at least two hours before the start of the tournament.
  • The inscription is only valid after paying the entry fee.
  • GM, IM and players who have already paid their entry fee must confirm their participation at the Festival office at least one hour before the beginning of the first round. If not, the player will not be paired.
  • The tournaments MTO and ATO will qualify for Swiss and FIDE ratings (where applicable).
  • Players who provide false information on their entry form (especially concerning ratings) risk to be excluded from the tournament.
  • The FIDE Elo rating lists May, June and July 2017 as well as the Swiss Elo lists 2/2017 and 3/2017 are valid for the admission to the tournaments. For the category prizes, FIDE rating has priority.
  • Prizes are valid for more than 100 participants per tournament (MTO, ATO, RAP, BTO).
  • The special prizes (best women players, seniors, juniors, child and best Swiss) in the tournaments MTO, ATO, RAP, BTO and Chess960 are only for players scoring 50% or more. The restriction is not valid for special Elo prizes.
  • Late arrivals of max 30 minutes are allowed. If a player is more than 30 minutes late, his game will be considered lost by forfeit.
  • Players are responsible for submitting their scoresheets by themselves after their game; otherwise, the game will be evaluated as 0:0!
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited within public buildings in the canton of Bern.
  • Players are allowed access to the following zones during their games: tournament hall, WC on the first and second floors, entrance hall (bar and office). Smoking area is at the entrance of the Congress.
  • The use of mobile phones and computers in the tournament hall is strictly prohibited.
  • In case of a disagreement, arbiters’ decisions should be contested without delay orally by the main arbiter. The decision of the main arbiter is final.

09:30 Swiss Rapid Chess Championship

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