Turnierausschreibung (von Herman Jennen, Belgien) Anmerkung der Redaktion von Info-Mail Schach: die Ausschreibung ist nur in englischer Sprache verfügbar BELGISCHE SCHAAKFEDERATIE voor VISUEEL GEHANDICAPTEN v.z.w. p.a. Herman JENNEN, Vz. Koningin Elisabethplein 3 te B-9100 SINT-NIKLAAS Tel. +32(0)3/776.55.92 IBAN-nr: BE50 9796 0873 4518 en BIC-nr: ARSPBE22 Dear chess friends from far and near , Hereby we invite you to our ô 18th Open Belgium championshipö 2009 . When ?: The tournament will take place from Wednesday evening 11th of November (dinner included) till Sunday morning 15th of november 2009 (breakfast included). On the 11th we expect you in the Hotel before 5.30 pm. We request this for organisational reasons. Dinner will be served strictly at 6 pm so that the first round can start at 8 pm. Where ?: We are glad to invite you again in: ôHotel Zonnebloemö, Meeuwenlaan 2 - 8620 Nieuwpoort. Hotel Zonnebloem is a quietly located holiday centre on the seafront of Nieuwpoort-Bad, next to the beach. The holiday centre is within easy reach of the shopping area, public transport (tramway) and the main tourist attractions in and around Nieuwpoort. Directions By public transport: Take the train to Ostend. Outside the station you can take the coastal tram to Nieuwpoort (40 minutes). Leave the tram at the stop ‘Nieuwpoort-Zonnebloem’ and go towards the seafront. The holiday centre Zonnebloem is located next to the park with the same name. By car: Follow E40 (Brussels-Ostende), take exit 3 (Diksmuide-Nieuwpoort). Follow N355 direction Nieuwpoort-aan-Zee (via Kinderlaan). Past the fourth traffic lights (after approx. 5 km.), turn right (Franslaan) and then left (Meeuwenlaan). Tournament formula : The tournament will be played over 7 rounds, according to the Swiss system. The 7 rounds will be played on : Wednesday 11th of November in the evening (1), Thursday 12th of November in the morning(2) and afternoon (3), Friday 13th of November in the morning (4) and afternoon (5). Saturday 14th of November in the morning (6) and afternoon (7). Final Ceremony will take place on Saturday after dinner. Sunday morning 15th after breakfast; end of the tournament. Prizes to win: There is €300.00 prize money. Apart from that, there is a bonus of €2.50 for every game you win. There will be cups for the winner of the Belgian open championship A and B for visually impaired, the open Belgian champion for the normal sighted, the champion of the BSFVG (visual impaired). Players charges: These prices are meant for all the comfort (shower, toilet and TV in the room) and the all inclusive formula. Double room € 195,00 pp Single room € 280,00 pp If you have any questions or wishes, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. Exceptionally, guide-dogs for blind people are allowed. The cost for the dog is €15.00. If you want to take your guide-dog with you, you have to take contact with Herman Jennen (see letterhead), for getting no problems at arrival. How do you inscribe and pay ? You have to inscribe and pay before the 10th of September 2009. You can do that by a bank transaction on bank account number of ARGENTA on the name of the B.S.F.V.G. , Zwijnaardesteenweg 197 , in B-9000 GENT. For international payments to Belgium you will need the following numbers: BIC-nr: ARSPBE22 and IBAN-nr: BE50 9796 0873 4518. You also need to send the registration form (see second attachment), before the earlier notified date (nicely filled in) to : Alex GEERINCK, treasurer B.S.F.V.G. , Zwijnaardesteenweg 197 te B-9000 GENT. Or by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ! attention! 1. For people who do a money transfer from abroad please note that all the bank costs are for you. Please look carefully if you do the transaction, so that we get the right amount of money. Otherwise we will ask the missing part during the tournament. 2. People shall be registered only after full payment has been made. Rooms shall be given once registration has been done. 3. People who are registered but don’t show up will need to pay €50 annulation fee. 4. Please respect the deadline of registration date STRICTLY. Our reservation in the hotel is based on this date and will be cancelled then. After September 10th, we can not guarantee that we still have free rooms for the same price. For more information please contact: email@example.com phone. 03/776.55.92 of international : 00 32 22.214.171.124 firstname.lastname@example.org phone 014/32.35.37 of international : 00 32 126.96.36.199 Registered people will get a confirmation mail. Later on you will get a letter/mail with the last information. Looking forward to meet you in hotel Zonnebloem, Herman JENNEN, President of the B.S.F.V.G. vzw.