VIII Baltic School Chess Festival

VIII Baltic School Chess Festival will be held in 5 star Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, 24 Kugu street, Riga, Latvia, (Europe) from August 27 (day of  arrival) until September 1 (day of departure) 2012. Opening ceremony takes place on the August 28th at 14.00,  followed by round 1 at 14.30. The last round 7 will be on the September 1st at 10.00.

Everyone is welcome to participate in our festival. We already have confirmation of participation of chessplayers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Poland and some Scandinavian countries. Each team shall consist of 4 participants:  3 boys and 1 girl, born in 1995 or younger. All participants must have category 1 or higher.

The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 7 rounds. Only FIDE ratings will be used for the pairings.
Chess program of the festival, as always, full of interesting and exciting  events: Team Tournament – 7 round ELO rated Swiss, simultaneous exhibition with International Grandmaster, International ELO rated blitz-tournament.

Download PDF flyer here.

Tournament system and rate of game:

The team tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 7 rounds.

Only FIDE ratings will be used for the pairings.

Time schedule:

August 27th (Monday) – arrivals of the teams.

August 28th (Tuesday)

630 am – 1030 am – the breakfast in restaurant “Panorama”

200 pm - opening ceremony of the Festival, 230 pm - start of the tournament (1st round)

700 pm - session of simultaneous game.

August 29th (Wednesday)

630 am – 1030 am – the breakfast in restaurant “Panorama”

1000 am - the tournament (2nd round)

230 pm - excursion to LIDO Recreation centre.

500 pm - the tournament (3rd round)

August 30th (Thursday)

630 am – 1030 am – the breakfast in restaurant “Panorama”

1000 am - the tournament (4th round)

500 pm - blitz – tournament (11 rounds)

Tournament Fee: to festival participants – 1 LVL, to other chess players – 2 LVL.

August 31st (Friday)

630 am – 1030 am – the breakfast in restaurant “Panorama”

1000 am - the tournament (5th round)

500 pm - the tournament (6th round)

 September 1st (Saturday)

630 am – 1030 am – the breakfast in restaurant “Panorama”

1000 am - the tournament (7th round)

230 pm - evaluation of the tournament and presentation of prizes

after 300 pm - departures of teams.

The address: Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, 24 Kugu street, Riga.

Contact phone +371 29653095, Polina Ni or +13125470020 WIM Viktoria Ni.

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