IX. Árpád Csaba Memorial Tournament – International Rapid and Blitz Chess tournament

Ajka – July 19-21 2024

Organizer of tournament:

Sportváros Ajka Nonprofit Kft.
Bányász Sportkör Ajka
Sentimento Ajka BSK, and city chess departments

Time and venue of tournament:

19-21 July 2024
Ajka Handball court  – 8400 Ajka, Sport utca 23.

Breakdown of the tournament:

Blitz tournament: Swiss-system tournament of 13 rounds, 2×3 min + 2 sec bonus time per move
Ranking: based on points scored
Tiebreaker rules:

  • Buchholz,
  • Cumulative,
  • Result between tied players,
  • Most wins
  • Highest score with black pieces
  • Drawing of lots

Rapid tournament: Swiss-system tournament of 11 rounds, 2×15 min + 10 sec bonus time per move
Ranking: based on points scored
Tiebreaker rules:

  • Buchholz,
  • Cumulative,
  • Result between tied players,
  • Most wins
  • Highest score with black pieces
  • Drawing of lots

Participants of tournaments:

Anyone on the current FIDE list may participate at the Main Tournament. The maximum number of participants at the Rapid and Blitz tournament is 400 respectively, places will be filled in order of registration!

The tournament will be organized under current health regulations, MANDATORY for all participants to adhere to!
Non-compliance with rules and regulations will result in a warning, then the automatic (without deliberation) EXCLUSION of offending participants.

Final deadline of registration: 10 July 2024, however if the maximum number of participants is filled before the deadline, the Organizers will be unable to register any more participants!

Prize fund: 31.500 EUR

Blitz tournament (Prize fund: 8.000 EUR):

I. place: 1.500 EUR + medal
II. place: 1.100 EUR + medal
III. place: 800 EUR + medal
IV. place: 600 EUR
V. place: 500 EUR
VI. place: 400 EUR
VII. place: 300 EUR
VIII. place: 250 EUR
IX. place: 200 EUR
X. place: 200 EUR

  • Women’s prize: I.place: 500 EUR, II. place: 300 EUR, III. place: 200 EUR
  • Player born before 01.01.1964: 250 EUR
  • Best player born before 01.01.1964: 100 EUR
  • Best FIDE BLITZ LIVE between 2301-2450 player: 100 EUR
  • Best FIDE BLITZ LIVE between 2101-2300 player: 100 EUR
  • Best FIDE BLITZ LIVE between 1801-2100 player: 100 EUR
  • Best FIDE BLITZ LIVE between 1601-1800 player: 100 EUR
  • Best under FIDE BLITZ LIVE 1600 player: 100 EUR
  • Best player born after 01.01.2006: 100 EUR
  • Best player from Ajka: 200 EUR
  • Best player from Ajka under FIDE BLITZ LIVE 2000: 100 EUR
Prizes are guaranteed only in case of participation of a minimum of 200 contestants!
Prizes will not be subject to sharing. As to both the Rapid and Blitz Tournament, with the exception of the Women’s and Players from Ajka category, each participant is eligible for only one prize – of the higher value, in case of an equal amount, the category prize.
Prizes are only subject to a 15% PIT (personal income tax).

Rapid tournament (Prize fund: 23.500 EUR):

I. place: 3.000 EUR + medal
II. place: 2.300 EUR + medal
III. place: 1.800 EUR + medal
IV. place: 1.400 EUR
V. place: 1.100 EUR
VI. place: 850 EUR
VII. place: 650 EUR
VIII. place: 500 EUR
IX. place: 400 EUR
X. place: 300 EUR
XI. place: 250 EUR
XII. place: 250 EUR

Womens’ prize:
I. place: 1.500 EUR, II. hely: 1.200 EUR, III. hely: 800 EUR

Player born before 01.01.1964:
I. place: 500 EUR, II. place: 300 EUR, III. place: 200 EUR

FIDE RAPID LIVE between 2351-2450:
I. place: 600 EUR, II. place: 400 EUR, III. hely: 300 EUR

FIDE RAPID LIVE between 2201-2350:
I. place: 600 EUR, II. place: 400 EUR, III. place: 300 EUR

FIDE RAPID LIVE between2001-2200:
I. place: 500 EUR, II. place: 300 EUR, III. place: 200 EUR

FIDE RAPID LIVE between1701-2000:
I. place: 300 EUR, II. place: 200 EUR, III. place: 100 EUR

FIDE RAPID LIVE under 1700:
I. place: 300 EUR, II. place: 200 EUR, III. place: 100 EUR

Best player born after 01.01.2006.01.01: 250 EUR

Player from Ajka
I. place:
500 EUR, II. place: 300 EUR, III. place: 200 EUR

Best player from Ajka under FIDE RAPID LIVE 2000 150 EUR

Prizes are guaranteed only in case of participation of a minimum of 200 contestants!
Prizes will not be subject to sharing. As to both the Rapid and Blitz Tournament, with the exception of the Women’s and Players from Ajka category, each participant is eligible for only one prize – of the higher value, in case of an equal amount, the category prize.
Prizes are only subject to a 15% PIT (personal income tax).

Program of tournament

19 July 2024 (Friday) – Blitz tournament

10.00-12.30  – Blitz tournament registration
13.00  – Opening ceremony
13.30 – I. round
13.50  – II. round
14.10 – III. round
14.30  – IV. round
14.50  – V. round
Break
15.30  – VI. round
15.50  – VII. round
16.10 – VIII. round
16.30 – IX. round
16.50  – X. round
17.10 – XI. round
17.30 – XII. round
17.50  – XIII. round
18.30  – Award and closing ceremony

 

20 July 2024 (Saturday) – Rapid tournament

8.00-10.00 – Rapid tournament registration
10.30 – Opening ceremony
11.00 – I. round
12.10 – II. round
Break
15.20 – III. round
16.30 – IV. round
17.40 – V. round
18.50 – VI. round

21 July 2024 (Sunday) – Rapid tournament

09.00 – VII. round
10.10 – VIII. round
11.20 – IX. round
12.30 – X. round
13.40 – XI. round
15.30 – Award and closing ceremony

Entry fees and registration

Blitz tournament

Entry fee: 8.000,-Ft

Special entry fees:

  • Hungarian GM, WGM and players above FIDE Standard 2500 LIVE: no entry fee;
  • Hungarian IM, WIM and players above FIDE Standard 2400 LIVE : 5.000,-Ft
  • Players of Sentimento Ajka BSK and ASSE: no entry fee

Rapid tournament

Entry fee: 15.000,-Ft

Special entry fees:

  • Hungarian GM, WGM and players above FIDE Standard 2500 LIVE: no entry fee;
  • Hungarian IM, WIM and players above FIDE Standard 2400 LIVE : 10.000,-Ft
  • Players of Sentimento Ajka BSK and ASSE: no entry fee

Special discount:

  • Special discounts for players above FIDE Standard 2650 LIVE;
    Accommodation will be arranged by the Organizers for players above
  • FIDE Standard 2600 LIVE in 3* or 4* hotels/inns in 2-bed rooms with meals included (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast);
  • Accommodation will be arranged by the Organizers for Hungarian GM and WGM players above FIDE Standard 2500 LIVE in 3* hotel/inn in 2-bed rooms.

Beyond the above, participants are to make arrangements for their own accommodation and meals.

Registration

-> REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED <-

Registration form available on English language as well, kindly ask to use language selector on the form.

Registration can be submitted ONLY via onine registration form.

We kindly ask all participants to include their name and FIDE ID, email address and phone number in their registration. The Organizing Committee can only process applications including all relevant data!!

Final deadline of registration: 10 July 2024, with the limitation, that if maximum number of participants is filled before the deadline, the Organizers will be unable to register more participants

ATTENTION! The Organizer is not assist in booking accommodation and/or catering for the participants in any way!
An exception is the group of players above: Hungarian GM, WGM and FIDE Standard 2500 LIVE.

CLICK HERE to see list of recommended accommodation options in Ajka

Other provisions

Appeals and complaints must be submitted in WRITTEN form before the pairing of the upcoming round. Fee of appeal:15.000,-Ft

Further information

Dr. Árpád Csaba Tournament Director   – Tel.: +36 20 984 3201

Best regards:
Organizers
Dr. Csaba Árpád