FIDE World Senior Team
Chess Championship 50+ 65+

19 – 30 June 2022
Acqui Terme (AL) Italy

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FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 50+ 65+

19 – 30 June 2022 Acqui Terme (Piedmont) Italy

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FIDE International Organizer Cristina Pernici Rigo Via Venezia 3/c, 38062 Arco (TN) Italy Tel. (+39) 3274962713. Email: info@arcoworldchess.com

Playing Venue

The games will take place in the conference centre of Acqui Terme (Piedmont) – Italy.

Multilingual Support

Arbiters team will cover the following languages: ITA, GER, ENG, ESP, FRA, DEN, FIN, SWE, LAT, GRE, LBN, TUR.

INVITATION

This is the official invitation to all National Chess Federations of FIDE to participate.

The organizers have the honour to invite all senior Ladies and Gentlemen throughout the world to participate at the FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship (50+ 65+), which is to be held in Acqui Terme – Italy, from 19 th June arrival day till 30th June 2022 departure day.

All players shall have reached their age of 50 and 65 (by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence).

According to FIDE tournament rules, the Championship will be played in four categories: age 50+ and 65+ (Open and Women), a separate tournament will take place only with minimum of 10 teams from at least 2 Continents, if these conditions are not met, then the women teams may participate in the corresponding age category in the Open section.

The registration period ends on May 25, 2022
Our target is to organize the FIDE World Senior Team Championship at best, spreading the tradition of hospitality and good living typical of Italy.

The players will certainly be interested in the programme, which will be lively and supplemented by several additional events, from visits to museums, Blitz Tournament, FIDE Seminar, and tastings of local products.

As usual you will find in the prospect, the hotels available, rules and application form. You will also find a small map for an easier arrival.

FIDE, FSI, Cristina Pernici Rigo, Michele Cordara and the Town of Acqui Terme wish you a nice trip and an unforgettable stay in Piedmont.
Tournament Director: International Arbiter and FIDE International Organizer Cristina Pernici Rigo

PRIZE FOUND

Total: € 10.000,00

Open Senior 50+

  • 1° € 1.200,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 1.000,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 800,00 – Bronze medal
  • 4° € 600,00
  • 5° € 400,00
  • 6° € 300,00

Women 50+

  • 1° € 400,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 200,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 100,00 – Bronze medal

Open Senior 65+

  • 1° € 1.200,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 1.000,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 800,00 – Bronze medal
  • 4° € 600,00
  • 5° € 400,00
  • 6° € 300,00

Women 65+

  • 1° € 400,00 – Trophy and Gold medal
  • 2° € 200,00 – Silver medal
  • 3° € 100,00 – Bronze medal

Other special prize: tipical product of Piedmont

All other money prizes of tied teams will be awarded according to tie-breaks. Money prizes will be transferred to the respective Chess Federations or to the teams’ bank accounts. Trophies and medals will also be awarded to the 3 top winning teams in each category. Additional prizes (cups & medals) in each board, for the 3 top individual board winners, will be awarded.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

June, 19 th

  • 15:00-19:00 Arrival day Registration
  • 21:30 Welcome evening

June, 20 th

  • 10:00 End of registration
  • 10:00 Technical Meeting
  • 14:30 Opening Ceremony
  • 15:00 Round 1

June, 21 th

  • 15:00 Round 2
  • Wine tasting

June, 22 th

  • 15:00 Round 3
  • 21:30 Blitz Fide Rated

June, 23 th

  • 15:00 Round 4

June, 24 th

  • 15:00 Round 5
  • 21:30 Blitz Fide Rated

June, 25th

  • Rest day
  • Gita excursion

June, 26th

  • 15:00 Round 6

June, 27 th

  • 15:00 Round 7
  • Typical dinner

June, 28 th

  • 5:00 Round 8
  • Wine tasting

June, 29 th

  • 14:00 Round 9
  • 21:30 Closing Ceremony – Prize awards

June, 30th

  • Departure

 

ACQUI TERME

Acqui Terme is a city and comune in the province of Alessandria, Piedmont, northern Italy. It is about 35 kilometres (22 mi) south-southwest of Alessandria. It is one of the principal winemaking Municipalities of the Italian DOCG wine Brachetto d’Acqui.

Source: Wikipedia
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VENUE

The games will take place in the conference centre of:

Centro Congressi ACQUI TERME

Viale Antiche Terme – 15011 – ACQUI TERME (AL) (Italy)

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ACCOMODATION PACKAGES

Special Accommodation

The Organizing Committee is to provide free board and lodging (2 double rooms and one single room per team for 11 nights) for the defending champions (50+ and 65+ WSTCC Praga2020) and their places cannot be substituted.

The invited participants have to pay € 100,00 fee each for registration.

Deadline for invited teams 20.04.2022.

According to FIDE regulations, all delegations must be registered and booked in the official hotel through the Organising Committee (accommodation price per person, daily full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner, including water during meals),

  • Available room also for disabled person;
  • Available rooms, without carpet, for allergic person;
  • And uppon request it will be special dishes for celiac, vegetarian, vegan, Muslim person;
  • Other facilities: garages, Thermae, Swimming pool, wellness;
  • Pets are allowed.

Additional nights are possible upon request and in proportional discount.

Every Team and all national delegations have to register through the Organising Committee with the above offers. Registrations, bookings and visa invitations are made only through the Organising Committee.

Hotel 3 stars

  • Valentino
  • Rondò
Double room Half Board € 65,00
Double room Full Board € 72,00
Single room Half Board € 85,00
Single room Full Board € 92,00

Price per person per day

Hotel 3 stars Economy

  • Gianduia
  • La Meridiana
Double room Half Board € 57,00
Double room Full Board € 67,00
Single room Half Board € 72,00
Single room Full Board € 82,00

Price per person per day

Hotel 3 stars Superior

  • Ariston
Double room Half Board € 67,00
Double room Full Board € 78,00
Single room Half Board € 87,00
Single room Full Board € 98,00

Price per person per day

Deadline for VISA 20.04.2022

Players who need visas are requested to contact the Organizing Committee before 20.04.2022 for apply on time to Italian Authorities. The Organizing Committee will provide letters for visas only after the necessary payments. The Organizing Committee has no responsibility for late or incomplete applications.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

The Organizing Committee manages the transfer from Torino Airport to Play Venue on the arrival day (19thJune) and on the departure day (30thJune) for participant is included in the registration fee for accompanying person the cost is € 20,00. 

From the international airports of Milan Malpensa the cost is € 40,00 per way. From the airports of Linare, Genoa and Cuneo on request.

Airline passengers must inform the organizer in time, sending the schedule by mail info@arcoworldchess.com, with name, flight details, time of arrival and departure.

BUS Malpensa airport TERMINAL 1:  Schedule: h. 11.00, h. 15.00, h. 20.30

REGISTRATION, ENTRY FEES, BOOKING AND PAYMENT

Registration fee

€ 100

Registration fee: Each player has to pay 100,00 as registration fee for the event, it includes registration, omologation, accreditation, badge, and transfer from Turin airport both ways (value 20 euros).

The registration period ends on May 25, 2022.

There is no FIDE entry fee.

Deposit for accommodation is € 250,00 + registration € 100,00 = € 350,00 per person if player, € 250,00 if accompanying person.

The captain or Federation must do only 1 payment per team and accompanying persons.

All entries shall be confirmed by the Tournament Director and rooms will be booked after a deposit payment, free of bank charges.

The receipt of the deposit payment must also be sent via email to the Organising Committee.

The remaining balance shall be paid upon arrival and no later than the start of the 2nd round directly in play venue or in official hotels, payment could be done in with VISA/MASTERCARD or cash in Euro or Dollar.

Official and accompanying person must pay only the hotel booking.

The amount must be transferred (free of bank charge) to the following Bank Account:

  • Account Holder: Comitato ARCOWORLDCHESS – Pernici Rigo Cristina
  • Bank: Cassa Rurale Alto Garda Arco (TN) Italy
  • Bank Adress: viale Magnolie 1 Arco (TN) Italy
  • EU IBAN: IT86 G080 1634 3100 0000 0383445 cod
  • BIC/SWIFT: CCRTIT2T04A (all fee loading to order)

In addition to the written application, a personal registration before the beginning of the tournament is necessary. Accreditation desk will be on June 19, in official hotels and in playing venue between 15:00 and 19:00 The receipt of the paid entry fee is to be presented.

Teams who are not registered cannot be included in the drawn and entry fees will be forfeited.

TECHNICAL REGULATION

Swiss System in 9 Rounds with teams of five (4 board players + 1 optional reserve player) The time is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Default time at the start of all 9 rounds is 30 minutes.

Participation:

The tournament will be an Open one. Teams from all FIDE Federations have the right to participate. They may represent a National Federation or any Regional structure of a National Federation or simply 4 friends. All players must come from the same federation (same FIDE ID, i.e.: GER, NED, ITA, ENG, etc).

Each team shall consist of four players, and in addition one reserve player may be nominated. The substitute is only allowed to play board 4.

A provisional naming of the players and the substitute has to be submitted together with the registration of the team.

Changes in the team can be made until the captains’ meeting take place. Arbiters team will cover the following languages:

ITA, GER, ENG, ESP, FRA, DEN, FIN, SWE, LAT, GRE, LBN, TUR.

The FIDE Officials (Chief Arbiter, Deputy Arbiter, Appeals Committee and FIDE Technical Delegate) will be appointed later.

Appeals procedure:

A protest against the decision of the Chief Arbiter must be submitted in written form to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee within one hour after the completion of the respective game. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of € 200,00, as a deposit. If the appeal is granted, the sum shall be returned immediately. If the appeal is refused, the deposit is forfeited to FIDE. The Appeals Committee may also decide to refund the fee if it considers the appeal was not frivolous. The decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.

The winning team obtains the title: “World Senior Team Chess Champion 2022 50+ or 65+”.

The best placed women’s team obtains the title: “World Women’s Senior Team Champion 2022 50+ or 65+”.

The winning team will receive Trophy and gold medal. The second place will receive a silver medal, the third place is awarded a bronze medal.

The best placed women’s team obtains the title: “World Women’s Senior Team Champion 2022 50+ or 65+”.

The winning team will receive Trophy and gold medal. The second place will receive a silver medal, the third place is awarded a bronze medal.

The winning team obtains the title: “World Senior Team Chess Champion 2022 50+ or 65+”.

The same rules for the medals award are applied to the participating women team, who play separately within their own tournament with minimum of 10 teams from at least 2 Continents, if these conditions are not met, then the women teams may participate in the corresponding age category in the Open section.

If the women team can also additionally take the prizes for Open Section according to their rank in the final standings.

Scoring system and criteria used for ranking:

  1. Number of match points (win = 2 points, draw = 1 point, lost game = 0 point)
  2. Number of game points (score)
  3. Mutual game d) Buchholz Cut 1,
  4. Buchholz
  5. Sonneborn -Berger

Board prizes are awarded for the best performance rating of players. Eligible for the individual performance awards are players who have played in at least 70% of the rounds (for basic players) or 50% of the rounds (for reserve players). The highest performance rating wins. In case of a tie, it shall be broken in order of priority by:

  1. the result(s) of their direct encounter (if all played each other);
  2. number of games (the highest number wins);
  3. percentage score (the highest number wins);
  4. final ranking of a team (the player in the highest ranked team wins).

Anti-cheating guidelines and Covid-19 rules

The FIDE Anti-Cheating guidelines are valid for FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2022. The anti-covid protocol in force at the time of the event will be implemented. http://www.federscacchi.it/doc/notcom/d20211221080405_tabella_protocollo_finale.docx

WINNING TITLE

The winning team obtains the title: “World Senior Team Chess Champion 2022 50+ or 65+” The best placed women’s team obtains the title: “World Women’s Senior Team Champion 2022 50+ or 65+” The winning team will receive Trophy and gold medal.

The second place will receive a silver medal, the third place is awarded a bronze medal. The same rules for the medals award are applied to the participating women team, who play separately within their own tournament.

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