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Friday, September 16, 2011

21st World Senior Chess Championship from Nov 14-27

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Hi everyone,

The Chess club 'Rijeka', Croatia is organising the 21st World Senior Chess Championship in Opatija, Croatia, from November 14, 2011 (arrival of the participants) until November 27, 2011 (day of departure). 

The 21st World senior chess championship for men and women is open to all players representing the FIDE Chess Federations, regardless of their title or rating, providing that the male tournament participants were born in 1951 or before, and that the female tournament participants were born in 1961 or before. There is no limit to the number of participants per federation.

The championship will be based on Swiss system in accordance with the FIDE Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess.
The playing time will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

In addition to the written registration, it is required that the participants make a personal registration prior to the comencement of the tournament. The personal registrations will be made on November 14, 2011 from 10:00 to 21:00 o`clock and on November 15, 2011, till 12:00 o'clock.

The organization fee is 140 Euro per participant and is obligatory for all the participants.

The total prize fund amounts to 15.000,00 euro, of which 12.000,00 will be paid to the male players, while 3.000,00 euro will be reserved for female players.

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