5th European Small Nations Team Championship
11 to 19 November 2017 | Principat d’Andorra
Hotel Holiday Inn | Andorra la Vella
1. VENUE, DATE, SCHEDULE
1.1 The 5th European Small Nations Team Championship will be held from Saturday 11th November (arrival) to Sunday 19th November 2017 (departure) in Andorra la Vella (Principat d’Andorra).
1.2 Playing Schedule
|11th November 2017||
|12th November 2017||15.00||Round 1|
|13th November 2017||10:00
|14th November 2017||15.00||Round 4|
|15th November 2017||10:00
|16th November 2017||15.00||Round 7|
|17th November 2017||15.00||Round 8|
|18th November 2017||15.00
|19th November 2017||Departure|
Federations participating in the event are as follows:
- FAROE ISLANDS
- SAN MARINO
Each team shall consist of four players; in addition, one reserve player may be nominated.
3. TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
3.1 Round Robin Tournament
The championship will be played using the 9-round round-robin system. Starting numbers will be drawn at the Opening Ceremony.
3.2 Time Control
The time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30 seconds increment for every move played starting from the first move. Zero–tolerance rule will be applied for each round.
3.3 Team Composition
All participating federations are required to submit their Team Lists by providing the Fixed Board Order before 1th November 2017. After this date, any substitution of players and no change of board order shall only be allowed with the permission of the organisers.
3.4 Ranking and Tie Break System
The order of teams that finish with the same number of match points shall be determined by application of the following tie-breaking procedures in sequence, proceeding from (a) to (b) the extent required:
- The sum of the board points won.
- The match result between themselves.
3.5 Procedure of appeals
Protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter or any of his assistants must be submitted in written form to the Chairman of the Appeals committee within one hour after completion of the playing session. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 100 EUR, as a deposit from the signatory. If the protest is accepted and the decision changed, then the deposit will be returned back to the claimant. Otherwise money will be transferred to the Organizing Committee.
The Appeals Committee will be selected prior to the first round during the Technical meeting and will be made up of three persons selected by the majority of the players and two members of the organization.
3.6 Additional Rules:
- Analyzing is not allowed in the playing hall.
- During the game the players are not allowed to go to the analyzing room.
- Players are asked not to bring any mobile phone into the playing hall. If a mobile phone rings the player will be punished according to the Laws of Chess by loss of the game.
- Flash photography may be used only in the first fifteen minutes of the games.
- We assume that all the players have read the Tournament Regulations and are obliged to obey them.
There will be prizes for top three teams and a special prize for best player of each board (single board Prizes).
3.8 Tournament Director
The tournament director is Mr. Joan Antoni Obregon. If necessary you can contact for any emergency with the phone (+376) 339 309. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org