Tournament Rules

March 2016, Federaciķ d'Escacs Valls d'Andorra

The 2016 edition of the Andorra Chess Open will be held under the following rules:

  1. The tournament will be a nine round Swiss. It will be held from the 03th to the 11th August 2016. It will take place at the Panorama Hotel in Crtra. de l'Obac s/n (Escaldes-Engordany).
  2. The time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes and 30 minutes to finish with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the first move.
  3. Matches timetable will be from 15:30h daily, except the first and second round at 16:00h and the last round that will be from 09:30h.
  4. Clocks will be started punctually. Any player not presented after 30 minutes since the beginning of the match, will not score. After two successive defaults and without any justification any player will be eliminated.
  5. An appeals committee will be chosen by the participants before the beginning of the first round, and it will be made up by 5 participants, two of whom will act as substitutes in case that some conflicts affecting one of the entitled come up.
  6. Any complaints have to be made in writing and have to be presented to the Appeal Committee within one hour after the end of the session.
  7. Smoking will not be allowed in the tournament Hall.
  8. Players will not be able to leave the tournament hall without a justification or the permission of the arbiter.
  9. The fees have to be paid before the beginning of the first round. The organization will accept a limit of 180 inscriptions.
  10. The tie-break system will be decided once the tournament has finished, in the presence of the Appeal Committee and among the following options: Cumulative System, Median Bucholz, Bucholz and Performance. The tie-break will be valid for both the general standings and the achievement of trophies and cash prizes, which will not be shared among the tied players. The closing ceremony is the 11th August at 16:00h.
  11. The registration of the players will take place the 3th August in the Tournament Hall before 13:00h. The non registered players that won't give us an advice won't be paired in the first round.
  12. This tournament will be governed by the current rules of FIDE (interpretations and appendices included) norms to which all the participants will be subjected during the tournaments.

Andorra la Vella, March 2016.