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Traditional Draughts Tournament “White Nights-2018” will be held in St. Petersburg

Under the auspices of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Traditional Draughts Tournament “White Nights-2018” will be held from July 21 (arrival day) to July 29 (departure day) 2018 in St. Petersburg (Russia). Within the framework of the competition there will be an open tournament for men and women and competitions among among boys and girls in the age groups 2002-2004, 2005-2007, 2008-2009, 2010 and younger, having the status of All-Russian competitions. Invitation published.

Norms of international titles are established.
The prize fund of competitions is not less than 150 000 Russian rubles (2000 euro).


Invitation


Information about competition

Information about competition

Place, date

Competitions are held in St. Petersburg State budget educational institution “SSHOR in Chess and Draughts” (Chigorin club) at: Bolshaya Konyushennaya str. 25, St. Petersburg (Russia) from July 21, (arrival day) till July 29, 2018 (departure day).

Credentials Committee will work July 21, from 16.00 till 20.00.
All participants must have medical insurance for the period of competition.

Participants

All participants regardless of gender, age and rating, which registered in accordance with this regulation and paid the tournament fee, are allowed to participate in the traditional draughts tournament “White Nights-2018”.

Participants in age groups 2002-2004, 2005-2007, 2008-2009, 2010 and younger are allowed to participate in open competitions among boys and girls (held according to special Regulations).

Team standing is determined in the youth competitions. The composition of teams is 3 boys and 1 girl. Girls can play instead of boys.

Participants must comply with the dress code.

Participants must to be on the closing ceremony of the competition, in breach of the item participants lose all official awards. Awards will not be sent or transferred.

Tournament regulations

Competitions are held on the official rules of the IDF.

Traditional draughts tournament “White Nights-2018”

Competitions are held in two programs: Classic and Blitz.

In each program, an open tournament for men and women is held by the Swiss system, micro-matches from two games, with draw according to the official table (745 positions), obligatory in both games of micro-match.

Time control:
Blitz: 3 minutes till the end of the game plus 2 seconds on each move;
Classic program: 40 minutes till the end of the game plus 10 seconds on each move, break between games is 5 minutes. Record of the game is obligatory for all participants until the end of the game.

Youth competitions

Youth competitions are held in classic Russian draughts without draw of the moves.
Time control: 45 minutes for each participant before the end of the game, break between games is 5 minutes.

Determination of the winners

Places of players in each program are determined by the biggest amounts of points. In case of equal points of two or more participants the additional criteria are established by the panel of arbiters according to the regulations of the competition.

Traditional draughts tournament “White Nights-2018”

In each program winners among men, women, veterans 60 years and older (born in 1957 and older), juniors up to 20 year (born in 1999-2001) are determined.

Youth competitions

Places of players are determined separately among boys and girls in the age groups 2002-2004, 2005-2007, 2008-2009, 2010 and younger.

For team standing places are determined by the biggest amount of points scored by all team members.

In case of equal points of two or more teams places of the teams are determined by the least sum of places occupied by all team members.

Awards

Traditional draughts tournament “White Nights-2018”
In each program, participants, who took 1st place among men, women, veterans 60 years and older (born in 1957 and older), juniors under 20 years old (born in 1999-2001) are awarded with cup, medal and diploma.
Participants, who took 2nd and 3rd place in these categories, are awarded with medal anddiploma.

The norms of international titles are established in the tournament.
The prize fund of competitions is not less than 150 000 Russian rubles.
Additional awards will be announced by organizers at the opening ceremony.

Youth competitions

Participants, who took 1st place separately among boys and girls in the age groups 2002-2004, 2005-2007, 2008-2009, 2010 and younger, are awarded with cups, medals and diplomas. Participants, who took 2nd and 3rd place in the age groups, are awarded medals and diplomas.

The team, took 1st place in team standing,is awarded with cupand diploma, it participants are awarded with diplomas. Teams, took 2nd and 3rd places and it participants are awarded with diplomas.

Finances

All costs of participants paid by sending organizations or yourself.
The costs for organizing the competition and paid by the Organizing Committee.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation can be available in different mini-hotels near the venue of competition. Accommodation is booking independently. Organizers may to help with the cheapest options if necessary.

Tournament fees

Each participant of the competitions should pay organizational tournament fee at the day of arrival:
Classic program 2 400 rub (~32 euro), for participants from St. Petersburg – 1600 rub;
Blitz – 600 rub.
In youth competitions – 1000 rub.

Program of competitions:

Date Day Time Event
21-07-2018 Saturday 10.00 – 20.00 Arrival day
16.00 – 20.00 Registration of participants
22-07-2018 Sunday 11.00 – 11.45 Registration of participants
12.00 – 12.45 Opening ceremony
13.00 – 16.30 Round 1
17.00 – 20.00 Blitz
23-07-2018 Monday 11.00 – 14.30 Round 2
15.30 – 19.30 Round 3
24-07-2018 Tuesday 11.00 – 14.30 Round 4
15.30 – 18.30 Bus excursion
25-07-2018

 

Wednesday 11.00 – 14.30 Round 5
15.30 – 19.30 Round 6
26-07-2018 Thursday FREE DAY
27-07-2018 Friday 11.00 – 14.30 Round 7
15.30 – 19.30 Round 8
28-07-2018 Saturday 10.00 – 13.30 Round 9
16.00 – 17.00 Closing ceremony
29-07-2018 Sunday Departure of participants

 Time schedule is approximate; dates and time of registration, opening and closing ceremony of the tournament are final.

Applications

Applications for participation must be submitted to the Draughts Federation of St. Petersburg on e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
For participation – not later than June 29, 2018
For obtaining visas – not later than June 15, 2018


15-05-2018 Under the auspices of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Traditional Draughts Tournament “White Nights-2018” will be held from July 21 (arrival day) to July 29 (departure day) 2018 in St. Petersburg (Russia).

Within the framework of the competition there will be an open tournament for men and women and competitions among among boys and girls in the age groups 2002-2004, 2005-2007, 2008-2009, 2010 and younger, having the status of All-Russian competitions.

Traditional Draughts Tournament will be held in two programs: Classic and Blitz.

Competitions will be held in historical center of the city, in St. Petersburg State budget educational institution “SSHOR in Chess and Draughts” (Chigorin club) at: Bolshaya Konyushennaya str. 25, St. Petersburg (Russia) from July 21, (arrival day) till July 29, 2018 (departure day).

The norms of international titles are established in the tournament.
The prize fund of competitions is not less than 150 000 Russian rubles.

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