Agios Nikolaos, Crete GREECE / 21-29 July



Δελτίο Τύπου 30-7-2007 / Press Release in Greek

IM Bernal Moro (Spain) is the winner of the 2007 Summer Cup!

Sponsor / Organiser

Municipality of Agios Nikolaos / OAAH Chess Club


Playing Hall

The games will take place in the Hermes Conference Hotel**** on the seaside of Agios Nikolaos in Crete island.
An excellent summer location with a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea!



Tournament Schedule

1st- 8th round: Saturday, 21 July - Saturday 28 July, daily at 4:30 pm.

9th(final) round: Sunday, 29 July at 10:30 am.

Closing ceremony: Sunday, 29 July at 5:00 pm.



FIDE rated swiss system in 9 rounds. Open to all chess players. Time limit: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 20 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment for every move starting from move 1.

Tie break criteria: 1) games between the tied players (only if all tied played each other), b) sum of progressive score, c) Buchholz, d) number of games with black.


Prizes (in EUR)

1stplace: 1000, 2nd: 500, 3rd: 300, 4th-5th: 200 each.

1stwoman: 200, 2nd woman: 150, 3rd woman: 100.
Special category "Performance minus FIDE Rating": 1st: 200, 2nd: 150, 3rd: 100. Only FIDE ratings apply.
In case of a tie, prizes are divided equally. A player qualifying for more than one prizes receives all of them.
Cup and medals will also be awarded to the 3 top winners.



1 Euro (EUR) approx. = 1,38 USD or 0,67 GBP or 35,10 RUB (as of 20/7/2007).


Entry Fee

50 EUR (no accomodation included).



The nearest airport to Agios Nikolaos is Heraklion, 60 km west, which is connected daily with many European airports. The IATA code of Heraklion airport is HER. The major Greek airlines are Olympic Airwaysand Aegean Airwayswhile many international airlines also serve Heraklion. You can always check other flights with your travel agent or also find low-cost airtickets to Heraklio at SkyScanner. A taxi ride from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos shall cost about 55 EUR.



Entries must be sent by fax to the number (+30) 2121219426 or by e-mail at cup2007@greekchess.com All entries should include full name, rating, accomodation type, dates of arrival and departure. All entries are subject to approval.

More information / Tournament Directors

Tel.: (+30) 6977973587 or (+30) 6942956218, Mr Aggelos Tzermiadianos / Mrs Maria Petsetidi

Fax: (+30) 2121219426

E-mail: cup2007@greekchess.com

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