IO Hans Olav Lahlum and the Norwegian Chess Federation.
Quality Hotel & Resort Fagernes.
A large hotel and conference centre in the small town of Fagernes.
The hotel offers excellent playing facilities.
|A 9-round Swiss open for all players having the official titles GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM or WFM from FIDE.|
Also qualified are other male players with an official FIDE-rating of at least 2150, and other female players with an official FIDE-rating of at least 2000.
Having had the required rating on the official FIDE-list at the time of registering for the tournament will be sufficient, even if the player’s rating drops below on the last list before the tournament.
Registration limit is 23 March 2014, but later registrations might be accepted if space etc allows.
A very few players with a FIDE-rating below the official demand might be accepted for the GM-group. Players interested in this possibility must send a written application to the organizer at latest 23 March 2014.
|The Open Norwegian Championship (Elo-group):|
|A 9-round FIDE-rated Swiss open for all tournament players regardless of Elo.|
Registration limit is 23 March 2014, but later registrations might be accepted if space etc allows. The tournament will count towards the Norwegian Grand Prix cycle (NGP).
Rate of Play:
Classical 2 hours in 40 moves, then 1 hour for the rest.
Walk-over time limit is 60 minutes after the scheduled start of each round.
12 games from the GM-group be sent live.
Chief arbiter: IA Hans Olav Lahlum (NOR).
Deputy arbiters: To be announced.
In the evenings there will be two grandmaster lectures and one blitz tournament.
Conditions for title holders:
Some very few GMs with a FIDE-rating above 2550 and reasonable travel costs, will be offered free hotel for the tournament period and food and travel expenses covered.
Interested GMs should contact the organizer as soon as possible and at latest 1 February 2014 by Email.
A few IMs and WGMs will be offered a large discount on the hotel costs for the tournament period.
Interested IMs and WGMs should contact the organizer as soon as possible and at latest 1 March 2013 by Email.
Please contact the organizer Mr. Hans Olav Lahlum at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile phone +47 95 75 82 86.