10th international Chess Festival
of "Meurthe et Moselle"
in Nancy (France)

20-26 February 2012


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200 players in 20 round robins tournaments planned !
An original concept and exceptional playing conditions.
9 interesting official games played against players of your level guaranteed.

Here is the 2009 chessbase report (full of photos), and here the 2010 one.

 

9 games on 7 days from monday to sunday
(groups of 10 players)

Special 10th anniversary Tournament A
6 high-level international Grandmasters will fight !

5 long-games from monday to friday
5 rapid-games on saturday ev and sunday
Full

Tournament B Masters group
(on invitation only)
Full

Tournament C for 10 players over 2200 elo
The 2 first players of C-group are winning invitation for the next edition-B-group.

Tournament D for 10 players over 2100 elo

Tournament E for 10 players over 2000 elo

Tournament F for 10 players over 1900 elo

Tournament G for 10 players over 1800 elo

Tournament H for 10 players over 1700 elo

Tournament I for 10 players over 1600 elo

Tournament J for 10 players over 1500 elo

Tournament K for 10 players over 1400 elo

Tournament L for 10 players over 1300 elo

Tournament M for 10 players over 1200 elo

Tournament N for 10 players over 1100 elo

Tournament O for 10 players over 1000 elo


Etc... Number and composition of groups depending on registering...
You can check here the groups in the 2010 edition.

 

Information


Location:
Building of the "Conseil Général de Meurthe et Moselle", 48 rue du Sergent Blandan, 54000 Nancy (Quarter Nancy Thermal, 15 minutes on foot from the railway station, or take the tram).

Organisors: IM Christophe PHILIPPE from "Echecs54" and Conseil Général.

Main arbiter : Eric DELMOTTE (FIDE arbiter).

Type of tournament: Closed round robins tournaments with 10 players. 9 games on 7 days. Recognised by the FIDE (international chess federation) and FFE (french federation). See at the bottom of this page for the composition of the groups in 2010.

Time control: 1 hour 30 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes to finish the game (+30 seconds per move during the entire game) per player.

Corsica or Sofia rules : Draws by mutual agreement are forbidden.

Prizes for each tournament (except A and B) :
1. : 200 euros + trophy
2. : 120 euros
3. : 80 euros
4. : a chess book or chess lots.

Attention :
A player not staying at the closing ceremony is renouncing to his prize.

Important:
On the first day, each player has to leave a deposit of 50 euros to be returned on the last day after completion of the tournament. In the case of an unjustified departure from the tournament the deposit is not returned.

Contact: philippe.chr@free.fr - telephone 00 33 6 82 52 40 14

Registration: Special low entry fee for 10th anniversary !
Only per Email for foreign players. Be Carefull : No registration at the location.
Payment possible at the location only for foreign players :
50€ seniors / 25€ young players under 20 y.o.
Please include in the registration e-mail :
Surname:
First name:
Elo:
Address:
Telefone no.:
Email:
Club:
Date of birth:

 

Program

 

Monday 20 February 2012

10h-13h Registration of all players
14h-20h Opening ceremony and 1st round

Tuesday 21 February 2012

9h-14h 2nd round
16h-21h 3rd round

Wednesday 22 February 2012

14h-19h 4th round
15h-18h rapid tournament for kids
(under 16 y.o, 6 rounds 15min per player)

Thursday 23 February 2012

9h-14h 5th round
16h-21h 6th round

Friday 24 February 2012

14h-19h 7th round

20h30-22h30 Blitz tournament 9 rounds
(the place will be indicated some days before,
5 minutes per player, open to all,
Registration: 5€, 100% paid out in prizes)

Saturday 25 February 2012

14h-19h 8th round

From 18h : Big 10th anniversary party ! Open to everybody and free, with cocktail and buffet, and rapid-games of the 6 Grandmasters from the A-tournament.

Sunday 26 February 2012

9h-14h 9th round

14h-16h Simultaneous by a grandmaster,
(open to all players, 15-20 games played,
please reserve your seat in advance by email or at the location)

16h-17h Prize and closing ceremonies

 


Meals

Apart from the many restaurants in Nancy, you have the possibility to eat in the restaurant of the Conseil Général (weekdays between 12 and 1.30 pm, full meal very cheap between 5 and 10 €). Closed on the week-end.

Accomodation

* Attention, the organisator don't deal with your accomodation
* Don't forget to ask the special chess-festival price at the hotel

10 minutes walking : Hôtel La Résidence ***
Tél : 00 33 3 83 40 33 56
Adress : 30 Boulevard Jean Jaurès, 54000 Nancy

Email : hotel.laresidence.nancy@wanadoo.fr
Nice small quality hotel, the closest from the tournament, and 5 min walking from train-station, with free WIFI. 62 euros single or double room (big bed) / 70 euros for a 2 beds-room. Breakfast : 8 €.

15 minutes walking : Hôtel Akéna**
Tél. 00 33 3 83 28 02 13
Adress : 41 rue Raymond Poincaré, 54000 Nancy.
Email : contact@hotel-akenanancy.com
Near train-station, with free car-park. 45 euros single or 2 beds-room, avec one free breakfast per room. WIFI gratuit.

15 minutes walking : Hôtel ibis-Nancy-gare **
Tél. 00 33 3 83 32 90 16.
Adress : 3 rue Crampel, 54000 Nancy.

Email : H0973@accor.com
ATTENTION Special chess price only until 15 JANUARY :
From monday to thursday : 69 euros for 1 ou 2 person (2 beds)
From Friday to sunday : 34 euros. Breakfast 8€60/pers. WIFI gratuit.

15 minutes walking : Hôtel All Seasons Nancy-gare
Tél : 00 33 3 83 40 31 24
Adress : 3 rue de l'armée Patton - 54000 Nancy.

Near train-station.
From monday to thursday : 71 euros for single and 81 euros for double, with breakfast included.
From Friday to sunday : 50 euros for single and 60 euros for double, with breakfast included. Free WIFI.

20/25 minutes walking (10 min by car) : Youth Auberge "Château de Remicourt"
Tél : 00 33 3 83 27 73 67.

Adress : 149, rue de Vandoeuvre, 54600 Villers-les-Nancy
Very nice green place, in the parc of a castle.
Double ou triple or bigger rooms : 15 euros per person per night, Breakfast included (no special chess price).
Excellent for a chess-coach comming with his pupils... But to ask very much in advance...

20/25 min tramway+walking (15 min car) : Hôtel ibis Nancy-Brabois
Tél : 00 33 3 83 44 55 77
Adress : Allée de Bourgogne - 54500 Vandoeuvre lès Nancy.

Nice green place outside the town (but easy to reach by tramway).
From Monday to Thursday : 65 euros for room 1 ou 2 person.
From Friday to sunday : 34 euros only.
Breakfast : 8,60 euros. Free WIFI.

20/25 min tramway+walking (10/15 min by car) : Residhome Apparthotels Nancy Lorraine
T
él : 00 33 3 83 19 55 60
Aress : 9 boulevard de la Mothe, 54000 Nancy.
Email :
nancy.lorraine@residhome.com
Studios or appartments 2 rooms, with kitchen, bathroom, free internet....
Near a cinema and restaurants complex, and near the famous place Stanislas (5min walk).

Studio (one big bed or 2 single bed) : 47 euros per night (tarif for more than 5 nights reserved)
Appartment 2 rooms (one big bed + 2 single bed, or 2 big beds) : 71 euros per night (tarif for more than 5 nights reserved). Appartment 3 rooms (6 pers) : 89€ per night.
Breakfast : 9 euros, Parking under building : 5,50€. (possible to park for free in other streets).
Photos : studio 2 lits, salon, cuisine, petits déjeuners, bâtiment.

 

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