Παρασκευή, 25 Μαΐου 2012

35th Ikaros International Chess Tournament

  Aghios Kirykos, the capital of the island of Ikaria where Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2012 takes place

Ikaros International Chess Tournament 2012, the traditional chess event that takes place every summer in the picturesque island of Ikaria, in Greece celebrates its 35th consecutive tournament this year!

The main event of the festival, the International Aegean Open Championship 2012 takes place from 7th till 15th of July. It is a 9 round swiss event with prize fund 3000 Euros in total (1st prize 800 Euros, special money prizes for ladies and veterans). Special conditions are offered to GMs/IMs/WGMs/WIMs.

Since Ikaros celebrates its 35th edition this year, the organizers will offer a 20% discount over normal prices for all participants.For the players who will apply for participation until the 30th of June the organisation committee offers a special package which includes:

1. Accommodation costs (in double room, the board (food) expenses, meals, breakfast etc are NOT included)
2. Entry fee.
3. Transportation (by bus) from the Therma and Aghios Kirykos (i.e. the places where participants reside during the tournament) to the playing venue 30 minutes prior the beginning of each round.
4. Transportation (by bus) from and to the port of Evdilos at the day of the scheduled arrival (7/7) and departure (15/7) of the group of chess players from Ikaria in case this is necessary due to the ferry schedule.

The price for this package (conditions 1,2,3,4 above) is 200 Euros per person (instead of 250 the previous years) for the period 7-15 July 2012. For families (at least 3 members), four-member (at least) club teams, junior players under the age of 20, natives of the Aegean region and unemployed persons (bearing a valid unemployment card) the special price is set to € 175 per person for the period from the 7th until the 15th of July.
Participants who will pay in advance (until 30th of June 2012) the special price for the period 7th till 15th of July becomes € 190 per person, while for those who are eligible for the family discount (i.e., families, juniors, club teams, natives, etc.) the respective special price for the period 7th till 15th of July becomes € 165 per person.
 
For IMs/WIMs the organisation committee provides conditions 1, 2, 3, 4 as above free of charge.

For GMs/WGMs the organisation committee additionally provides:
Conditions 1, 2, 3, 4 as above free of charge plus:
5. Pocket money 1 (one) euros for each rating point above 2300 based on the FIDE rating list of 1st of July 2012. Assuming that a player’s rating is 2550 he/she will get (2550 - 2300) x 1 = 250 Euros as pocket money.

Apart from the Aegean Open, Ikaros 2012 also includes the 3rd Mediterranean Rapid Team Tournament 2012 that will be a 5 round swiss event for 4-member teams coming from the countries of the Mediterranean Sea. (additional information, prizes etc. please will be announced with a complementary announcement)

Our e-mail is: ikaroschess@gmail.com while to contact us on the phone call: (++30) 6947-829772 (Mr. Dimitris Kapagiannidis) or  (++30) 6977-730286 (Mrs. Antzela Shiaka)                            
For information about the island of Ikaria –a good choice for combining chess and vacation in a relaxing atmosphere- you can check at: http://www.island-ikaria.com, http://www.nikaria.gr and http://www.ikariamag.gr

You can also check other players’ opinion about the tournament at:

while for more facts about Ikaria and previous editions of the tournament please check at:

We remain at your disposal for any additional information you might need and we hope to meet you at Ikaria this summer!

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