Invitation 14th INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT FOR THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED (von Matej Znuderl, Slowenien) Anmerkung: Die Ausschreibung steht mir nur in englischer Sprache zur Verfügung. Anton Lindenmair Dear chess friends UNION OF THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED OF SLOVENIA (ZDSSS) Invite you to take part in the 14th INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT FOR THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED Okroglo 2021 FACT SHEET PARTICIPANTS In addition to the eight best blind and partially sighted chess players from Slovenia, we are also inviting up to 20 blind or partially sighted chess players from abroad on the first come-first served basis. DATE The tournament will take place from Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 (date of arrival) until the morning of, Thursday, September 9th, 2021 (date of departure). LOCATION The tournament will be held in Okroglo, near Kranj. ADDRESS OF THE ACCOMMODATION AND PLAYING VENUE Dom oddiha ZDSSS Okroglo Okroglo 8, SI – 4202 Naklo Slovenia Phone: + 386 14700211 ACCESS Okroglo can be reached by car or bus from Ljubljana to Bled, or by train to Kranj, or via the international airport at Brnik (Ljubljana Airport). Distances: Ljubljana - Okroglo 30 km Brnik (Ljubljana Airport) - Okroglo 15 km Kranj – Okroglo 5 km ACCOMODATIN AND BOARD All participants will be accommodated and play their matches at the ZDSSS recreational centre. The centre has rooms with two beds with shower and WC. Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be served at the same location. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES The organiser will accept entries up to and including August 12th, 2021. REGISTRATION Registrations must be made through the relevant national federation. METHOD OF ENTRY Entries must be made on the enclosed entry form: • by post to the following address: Zveza druÜtev slepih in slabovidnih Slovenije Groharjeva 2 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia • by E-mail: email@example.com Entries must be submitted together with proof of payment of the first part of entry fee. ENTRY FEE The entry fee is 300 € per person (accommodation and full board included) for the whole period of the tournament. The first part: 100 € of entry fee must be paid to the account of the Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted of Slovenia, Groharjeva 2, SI – 1000 Ljubljana, Bank: Nova Ljubljanska banka, d. d., Trg republike 2, SI – 1000 Ljubljana Swift Code: LJBASI2X IBAN: SI56 0292 2001 4708 590 COSTS This cost includes full board (accommodation and food) from dinner at 19.00 on Wednesday, September 1st 2021 (arrival date), until the Thursday morning, September 9th, 2021, including breakfast. The second part of entry fee: 200 € is to be paid at the reception of the ZDSSS Recreational Centre. TRANSPORTATION If required, the organiser can arrange transport from Ljubljana (railway station) or from Brnik (Ljubljana Airport) to Okroglo. RULES AND PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE The tournament will be played to IBCA rules according to the Swiss system over seven rounds. Time control: 40 moves in 90 minutes plus 30 minutes for all remaining moves with 30 seconds per move added from the start. Matches will be played every day between 15.00 and 20.00 o’clock, except on Wednesday 8th, September, when the seventh round will begin at 9.00 o’clock. The tournament will conclude on Wednesday 8th, September, at 15.00 with the announcement of the results and the awards ceremony. PRIZES Trophies will be awarded to the first three best players. Money prizes will be awarded to best six players in following amounts: 1. 400€ 2. 250€ 3. 150€ 4. 100€ 5. 60€ 6. 40€ RANKING If players gain an equal number of points the higher-ranked player will be decided by: 1 - M. Bucholz 2 - Bucholz 3 - The winner of the match between the players involved 4 - The position will be shared FURTHER INFORMATION Should you require any additional information please contact mr. Blaž Kosmac by telephone +386 40 705 325 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Kind regards, Matej Änuderl m.p. President of the ZDSSS 14th INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT FOR THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED OKROGLO 2021 ENTRY FORM (Please use capital letters) COUNTRY __________________________ COUNTRY CODE ______________ NAME OF FEDERATION _____________________________________________ PERSONAL DATA Surname First name Sex (F/M) Competitor / Escort 1__________________________________________________________________ 2__________________________________________________________________ 3__________________________________________________________________ 4__________________________________________________________________ Contact address of: __________________________________________________ Phone __________________ Fax __________________ E-mail ______________ ARRIVAL PROGRAMME (Tick) Car ___ Plane ___ Train ___ Bus ___ Date of arrival Estimated time of arrival Do you require transport from your point of arrival to Okroglo? Yes ___ No ___ Point of arrival _____________________________________________________ Estimated day of departure: __________________________________________ FIRST ENTRY FEE We have paid € (100 €/person) to account of Zveza druÜtev slepih in slabovidnih Slovenije (Union of the Blind and Partially-Sighted of Slovenia), Groharjeva 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Bank: NOVA LJUBLJANSKA BANKA D.D. Bank address: Trg republike 2, SI - 1000 Ljubljana IBAN: SI56 0292 2001 4708 590 Swift Code: LJBASI2X Date: Signature: Please return this form by post, fax or E-mail by August 12th, 2021 at the latest.