→ of the Third International Amateur Chess Tournament

The tournament is held from June 24 (arrival day) till July 2 (departure day) 2018, at the address:
Minsk, Republic of Belarus, Avenue of the Winners, 103, hotel “ViktoriyaOlymp

Everyone has the right to participate in the tournament, except for the holders of the title “International Grandmaster” among men and players with FIDE rating above 2325.

Organizers – LLC “Chess Amateur International” jointly with the Belarusian Chess Federation.

Chief arbiter – international arbiter Popova Natalya (BLR)

Playing details:

The chess amateur Tournament is held on the Swiss system in 9 rounds.

Time control – 90 minutes to the end of the game + 30 seconds for each move made, starting with the first.

Events are held according to the rules of FIDE, eligible for 01/01/2018.

Places Definition:

In the case of equality of points for two or more competitors, the holder of a higher place is determined by the following criteria:

  1. Buchholz Tie-Breaks ( -1 weak opponent);
  2. Result of players in one point group;
  3. Average rating of opponents;
  4. Greater number black games;

To determine the winner of chess amateur tournament in the case of sharing the first place by two or more participants ( the first two by the coefficient), an additional match of two games is played with time control 10 minutes +5 seconds per move to the end of the game. In the case of equality Armageddon is played: white gets 5 minutes, black gets 4 minutes, starting from the 60th two seconds per move are added.

Disputes resolution:

A player who meets the criteria for participation (rating, absence of the title of men Grandmaster) may be refused in registration for the Amateur’s chess Tournament without an explanation of reasons by the Tournament Committee. The tournament fee is returned in full.

Anticheating control:

All participants must undergo a check on the metal detector at the entrance to the playing hall. Carrying of mobile telephones or any other electronic devices is strictly prohibited.

At the end of the game, any participant of the tournament may be checked for the presence of any prohibited devices. A similar check can be carried out at the request of the chief arbiter (including during the game). If any prohibited device will be found during examination of the participants he/she will receive a warning; the participant is to be excluded in case of a second warning for the same reason without a refund of the starting fee.

A player convicted of using electronic or other clues during the game is excluded from the tournament and will not be allowed to participate in the Chess amateurs Tournament.

Appeals Committee:

The Appeals Committee board consists of three main and two reserve members. Each protest must be submitted to the chairman of the appeal committee in writing, no more than 30 minutes after the end of the round.

The appellant must make a deposition of 100$, which is returned by the appeal committee in case of the Appeal satisfaction.

Protests against the results of pairing are not accepted.

Prizes of the Tournament
→ The total prize fund of the Tournament of chess amateurs is 31 400$

1st prize – 5.000$ + cup of Archibald

2nd prize – 3.000$

3rd prize – 2.000$

4th prize – 1.000$

5th prize – 1.000$

6-10th prize – 700$

11-15th prize – 500$

16-20th prize – 400$

21-30th prize – 300$

Additional prizes provided for the categories:

Among players with FIDE rating under 2100:

1st prize – 600$
2nd prize – 400$
3rd prize – 200$

Among players with FIDE rating under 1900:

1st prize – 600$
2nd prize – 400$
3rd prize – 200$

Among players with Fide rating under 1700:

1st prize – 600$
2nd prize – 400$
3rd prize – 200$

Among players born in 2002 and younger:

1st prize – 600$
2nd prize – 400$
3rd prize – 200$

Among players born in 2006 and younger:

1st prize – 600$
2nd prize – 400$
3rd prize – 200$

Among the veterans, players born in 1958 and older:

1st prize – 600$
2nd prize – 400$
3rd prize – 200$

Among women:

1st prize-600$
2nd prize – 400$
3rd prize-200$


Prizes are not shared and are distributed according to occupied places!

A participant can receive no more than one prize.

Tournament Fee
  • For all players is 230$
  • For the veterans, players born in 1958 and older is 200$
  • For players in 2006 born and younger is 150$

The paid tournament fee isn’t refundable!

The organizers offer the participants accommodation at the hotel Viktoriya Olymp (the price for double room per person is 30$ excluding breakfast). Payment is made upon check-in to the hotel.

The requisites for payment of tournament fee in dollars strictly:

Receiver’s correspondent
(correspondent of SBERBANK Russia)
The Bank of New York Mellon
Account With Institution
(bank of beneficiary)
Beneficiary Customer