1st Hersonissos International Open

1st Hersonissos Open International Chess Tournament
28 October – 5 November 2017
(Simultaneously held with the European Team Chess Championship 2017)

Heraklio OAA, Heraklion Chess Club, Hersonissos Chess Academy, Candia Chess Club.

Co-Organizers: Municipality of Hersonissos, Administration of Crete.

MODE: Swiss FIDE system
Open section 9 rounds, 28/10 – 5/11/2017

Playing venue: CRETA MARIS BEACH RESORT (*****) Hersonissos Crete, Greece

Opening Ceremony Saturday, 28-10-2017 15.30
Round 1 Saturday, 28-10-2017 16.00
Round 2 Sunday, 29-10-2017 16.00
Round 3 Monday, 30-10-2017 16.00
Round 4 Tuesday, 31-10-2017 16.00
Round 5 Wednesday, 1-11-2017 16.00
Round 6 Thursday, 2-11-2017 16.00
Round 7 Friday, 3-11-2017 16.00
Round 8 (only group A) Saturday, 4-11-2017 16.00
Round 9 (only group A) Sunday, 5-11-2017 11.00
Closing Ceremony Sunday, 5-11-2017 21.00

TIME CONTROL: 90 min + 30sec per move from the first move. It is obligatory writing down the moves during the entire duration of the game. Players arriving 30 minutes or more after the start of a round shall be forfeited.

PARTICIPATION & FEES: Entry fees and the 30% of the total amount for accommodation can be deposited, the latest at August 28, 2017 to the following bank account:


BANK ADDRESS: 12 Esperidon | 1087 Nicosia | Cyprus
IBAN bank account number: CY74 0020 0195 0000 3570 2279 5355

General entry fee 50€. For players of Greek Chess Federation the entry fee is 40€, for players of the Cretan Chess Clubs the entry fee is 30€. For players with the titles of GM, WGM, IM, WIM no entry fee is required.


Money Prizes
1st winner 1.000€
2nd winner 700€
3rd winner 500€
4th  winner 200€
5th winner 100€
1st woman 200€
2nd woman 100€
  1st < 2000 ELO 200€
Total 3.000€

In case of a tie, the prize fund are split equally.
Cups and medals will be given to the first three places in both groups.

TIE BREAKS: For the prize funds in case of a tie the money prizes are split equally. For the rest of the prizes the tie breaks are: 1) Result between tied players (if they have played all with each other) 2) Fide Progressive score 3) Buchholz. A player qualifying for more than one prize receives the highest.

EXCLUSIONS – APPEALS: Exclusions from a round are allowed with an on time notice to the tournament director (10’ after the end of the previous round). In case a player doesn’t show up on a particular round he/she is forfeited from the tournament. APPEALS may be submitted until 10 minutes after the end of the round. A 3-member Appeals Committee will be responsible for their examination. Members of the AC related to the players involved will be exempted. The composition of the AC will be determined before the start of the tournament by the Chief Arbiter. The appeal fee is set at 100€ and may be deposited to the Tournament Director or the Chief Arbiter. Should the appeal be vindicated, the fee shall be returned to the appellant; otherwise it is withheld by the organizers.

ANTI-CHEATING:  During the game it is forbidden the appearance and use of cell phones and any other electronic devices inside the playing venue and the playing hall.

ACCOMODATION: All participants shall stay in the official hotel of the tournament, the 5-star Creta Maris Beach Resort Hotel (*****). Bookings are possible only through the Organizing Committee. Room rates for Creta Maris Beach Resort Hotel, including full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), per person per night in euros:

Single Room Double Room Triple Room
€89 €69 €60

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Hersonissos is one of the most famous touristic places of Greece because of its exceptional beauty and opportunities of high standard vacations. Creta Maris is in the center of Hersonissos located just 22km  away from Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis  (IATA CODE: “HER”) and 177km away from the Chania airport in the west side of the island.

INFORMATION: For accommodation please come in contact with: Niki Radioti, Tournament Secretariat e-mail: chess.at.holidays@gmail.com For any additional information and subscription to the tournament you may come in contact with: Kostas Klokas, Tel.: +30 693788073 (Tournament Director).