International Chess Festival “Day of Lviv”. IM norm round-robin tournament

IM norm round-robin tournament
May 01 – May 8, 2018
Lviv, Ukraine

1.ORGANIZERS
Lviv Regional Chess Federation under the auspices of Governmental Department of Youth and Sports in Lviv city.

2.VENUE, DATE, SCHEDULE
Festival will be held in the city of Lviv, Ukraine, from 1st of May (date of the first round) until 8th of may 2018 (date of the last round) in the city center (adress: Hertsen str,7). Festival will consist tournament: “IM” (male round robin tournament with possibility of male IM-norm performance).

Playing Schedule
Day of week Date Exact time Name of event
Tuesday 01.05.2018 15:00 Opening ceremony
Tuesday 01.05.2018 16:00 1st round
Wednesday 02.05.2018 10:00 2nd round
Wednesday 02.05.2018 16:00 3rd round
Thursday 03.05.2018 16:00 4th round
Friday 04.05.2018 10:00 5th round
Friday 04.05.2018 16:00 6th round
Saturday 05.05.2018 16:00 7thround
Sunday 06.05.2018 10:00 8th round
Sunday 06.05.2018 16:00 9th round
Monday 07.05.2018 16:00 10th round
Tuesday 08.05.2018 10:00 11th round
Tuesday 08.05.2018 15:00 Closing ceremony

3.SYSTEM AND RATE OF PLAY
The tournaments will be based on the round robin system.
The playing time will be 90 minutes with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move

4. PARTICIPATION
12 players participate in the tournament. 11 rounds will be played.
Players can participate only according to prior negotiations with tournament directors. Also non-IM players must pay entry fee.
Entry fees are deducted according to 01 May rating list.
Players rated ELO FIDE < 2200 :220 euro Players rated ELO FIDE 2201-2250 :170 euro Players rated ELO FIDE 2251-2300 :140 euro Players rated ELO FIDE 2301-2350 :110 euro Players rated ELO FIDE 2351-2400 : 90 euro Players rated ELO FIDE > 2401 : 70 euro

5. ACCOMMODATION
Lviv is a large city with around of 800 000 inhabitants that was one of the host cities of European football championship in 2012.Therefore, it’s easy to find an accommodation that will meet your needs. There is a decent number of luxurious hotels for a really moderate prices (only 50 -100 euros per night). If you want more cheap accommodation you can opt for a great number of cosy hotels you can find a Lviv (20-25 euros).Its possible to get accommodation in hostel (10-15 euros per night). Also if you contact organizers in advance we can rent a room or whole flat for you for a really affordable price. Also oranizers offer hotel rooms in playing venue (16 euro – double room, 13 euro – single room). Food isn’t expensive here (about 10 euro per day). There is a great number of restaurants, cafes,supermarkets etc.

6.VISAS
Ukraine has a liberal visa regime. EU citizens, USA citizens, Post-Soviet states citizens, few other countries citizens don’t need visa to enter Ukraine For more detailed information, please refer to http://mfa.gov.ua/…/enteri…/visa-requirements-for-foreigners

7. USEFUL INFORMATION
First of all, we call your attention, Lviv is an absolutely safe place to play chess, in spite of the russian-ukrainian war on the east of the country. The closest military fights take place far away (at least 1000 kms). Therefore, you can feel absolutely comfortable and safe here.
City of Lviv is an unofficial capital and the largest city ot the Western Ukraine, being located close enough to the Ukrainian-Polish border (approximately 70 km away).
To get here by air: City of Lviv has a modern airport with a decent number of airlines flying here
(also low-cost airlines!) connecting Lviv with the rest of the world (primarily Western Europe). Check, if an airflight from your city is possible on the website of Lviv airport http://lwo.aero/en/schedule
To get here by train/bus: Each day decent number of buses perform regular trips from Poland
(Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow, Katowice etc.). There is also a good bus connection with Baltic countries. Also, it’s perfectly comfortable to get here from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia by train.
Tourism: Lviv is an attractive tourist destination. It’s an old nice city founded in 1256. Throughout the history, it was a part of Poland, Austria, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Soviet Union and eventually Ukraine. That’s why Lviv absorbed charm of Western Europe that is reflected in its unique architecture. This is a really nice place to visit and to fight for the GM/IM norms!
Local time is +1 CET
National currency is Hryvnia. Normal exchange rate is approximately: 1 EUR=33 UAH; 1USD = 27 UAH. Due to unstable political situation exchage rate can vary a lot. So please contact organizers just before the arrival to get the actual one. Also organizers don’t recommend you to trade money at ukrainian airports or near rail stations as exchange rates there are as a rule unfair. The best way is to exchange money after arrival.

8. CONTACTS
To participate in the tournament please contact GM Firman Nazar (English, Ukrainian, Russian languages ) via:
e-mail: [email protected]
mobile phone:+380 988508182
vyber: +380 988508182