Grand-Prix 2012
of French Chess Federation
28-29 april 2012

in Nancy (France)



The famous place Stanislas of Nancy

 


The Grand-Nancy building, tournament hall

 

 

On Saturday, come to play a very strong international Rapid tournament,
open to all players of any nationality and strength

On Sunday, stay to watch the exciting final matches,
between the 8 very strong qualified players !


Informations en Français

Here is provisional list of players

 

Tournament hall : building of "Grand Nancy", 22-24 Viaduc Kennedy, 54000 NANCY (at 200 meters from the Nancy-railway station).
Free parking under the building : entry in the street "Jacques de Bellange".

Organisation : IM Christophe Philippe.

Refereeing : Nadir Bounzou, international arbiter, and assistant.

Saturday 28 april 2012 à 2pm : International rapid open
Open to any category of players, young or adults, beginners to grandmasters!
9 rapid games of 15 minutes (+ 3 seconds per move) per player.
Final checking (obligatory) until 1:30pm.
Game 1 at 2pm
Prize giving ceremony at about 8:30/9:00 pm
The best 7 players are qualified for the final matches of the sunday.

Registration :
Only by email to
philippe.chr@free.fr
Please give your full name, elo, fide elo (or national by default) and email.
Payment of the entry fee between 11am and 1:30pm at the tournament hall (please prepare the exact amount).

Entry Fee :
* Free for GM, IM, wGM, wIM (if registration by email) and no other invitation condition.
* 14 € for players over 20 years old.
* 7€ for players under 20 years old.

27 prizes will be given on saturday evening :
Three best women : 400 € 250 € 150 €
Trois meilleurs young (under 20 y.o) : 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Veteran (over 60 y.o) : 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 2400 : 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 2200 : 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 2000 : 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 1800 : 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 1600 : 150 € 100 € 50 €
Three best Elo under 1400 : 150 € 100 € 50 €



Sunday 29 april 2012 from 10:30am :
Final matches "cup system"

With the 7 qualified players from Saturday open
+ 1 player "wild card" : GM Christian BAUER, elo 2679, french number 4.

2 rapid games 15min+3 sec per match, and then if necessary 2 blitz games 3min+2sec.

Free entry. Live games broadcasting on giant screen in the tournament hall, and on internet on french federation website.

Quarterfinal at 10:30am
Semi-final at 2pm
Final at 4pm and final ceremony at the end of the match.

8 prizes will be given after the final :
4 Quarter-finalist : 700 €
2 Semi -finalist : 1 250 €
1 Looser in Final : 2 500 €
1 Winner : 4 000 €

Hotel : Hôtel ibis-Nancy-gare **
adress : 3 rue Crampel, 54000 Nancy (at 200 meters from tournament)
Tel. 00 33 3 83 32 90 16 - Email : H0973@accor.com
Spécial prize : 34 euros (ask the chess rate) per room for 1 or 2 person (2 beds possible). Breakfast : 9€/pers. Taxe : 0.70€ par personne. free internet by WIFI.

The 5 steps of Grand Prix FFE :
Paris - Le Port-Marly 7-8 janvier 2012
Nancy 28-29 avril 2012
Aix-les-Bains 21-22 juillet 2012
Tours - Villandry 6-7 octobre 2012
Finale à Ajaccio et Bastia 29 au 31 octobre 2012

Le GPFFE sur facebook

Réglement détaillé du GPFFE sur la page spéciale du site FFE

Reportage étape 1 sur le site FFE

Reportage étape 1 sur le site Philippechess (13 janvier 2012)