Open Heraklion

Participants’ list


(the 3rd of the 3 in the GP 2019 series)

ORGANIZERS: Heraklio OAA, Heraklion Chess Club, Candia Chess Club

Co-Organizers: Administration of Crete, Municipality of Heraklion.

MODE: 2 Groups Swiss FIDE system 9 (nine) rounds & 7 (seven) rounds respectively:

  • Group A: Open for all levels and ages (9 rounds)
  • Group B: Children just starting playing chess up to 12 years old (7 rounds)

Playing venue: GALAXY HOTEL IRAKLIO (*****) 75, Dimokratias St. Heraklion Crete, Greece

Confirmation of participation Tuesday, 3-9-2019 14.00 – 15.30
Pairing 1st round Tuesday, 3-9-2019 15.30
Opening Ceremony Tuesday, 3-9-2019 16.30
Round 1 Tuesday, 3-9-2019 17.00
Round 2 Wednesday, 4-9-2019 10.00 (A’ group only)
Round 3 Wednesday, 4-9-2019 17.30
Round 4 Thursday, 5-9-2019 17.00
Round 5 Friday, 6-9-2019 17.00
Round 6 Saturday, 7-9-2019 17.00
Round 7 Synday, 8-9-2019 17.00
Round 8 Monday, 9-9-2019 17.00
Round 9 Tuesday, 10-9-2019 14.00 (A’ group only)
Closing Ceremony Tuesday, 10-9-2019 20.00 (Α’ & Β’ group)

TIME CONTROL: 90 min for 40 moves + 30min + 30sec per move from the first move. It is obligatory writing down the moves during the entire duration of the game. Players arriving 30 minutes or more after the start of a round shall be forfeited.

PARTICIPATION & FEES: Entry fees should be given in cash before the start of round 1 or can be earlier deposited to the following bank account: Piraeus Bank: IBAN: GR96 0172 7510 0057 5109 1778 649


GROUP A: General entry fee 70€. For players of Greek Chess Federation the entry fee is 40€, For players of the Cretan Chess Clubs the entry fee is 30€. For players under 18 years old the entry fee is 25€ as well as for the players of the organizers’ clubs. For Players carrying the titles of GM, WGM, IM, WIM no entry fee is required.

GROUP B (under 12): Participation Fee 20€.


Money Prizes 27th OPEN
1st winner 500€
2nd winner 250€
3rd winner 150€
1st woman  50€
1st  < 1600 ELO 50€
Total 1.000€
Money Prizes for  Grand Prix 2019*
25th OPEN, 2-8/1 1.000€
26th OPEN, 29/4-5/5 1.000€
27th OPEN, 3-10/9 1.000€
Grand Prix    500 €
Σύνολο 3.500€

* The participants in all 3 tournaments of the Heraklion Grand Prix 2019 (2-8/1/2019, 29/4-5/5/2019, 3-10/9/2019) have the right to claim the prize of 500€ for the first place (more points in all 3 tournaments) and only.  In case of a tie the prize fund are split equally. Cups and medals will be given to the first three places of total points in 3 tournaments of group A. If necessary, Blitz tiebreaks will decide the outcome of the 3 (three) first places.


  • GROUP A:

1st, 2nd, 3rd   Winner – Cups and Medals

1st, 2nd, 3rd   Woman – Cup and Medals

1st, 2nd, 3rd   Winner U18– Cup and Medals

1st, 2nd, 3rd  Winner F18– Cup and Medals

1st, 2nd, 3rd   Winner U14– Cup and Medals

1st, 2nd, 3rd   Winner F14– Cup and Medals

1st, 2nd, 3rd   Winner U10– Cup and Medals

1st, 2nd, 3rd   Winner F10– Cup and Medals

1st U1600 ratingCup

  • BGroup:

1st, 2nd, 3rd   Winner B’ group– Cups and Medals

1st, 2nd, 3rd   Girls – Cup and Medals

TIE BREAKS: For the prize funds in case of a tie the money prizes are split equally. For the rest of the prizes the tie breaks are: 1. 1) Result between tied players (if they have played all with each other) 2. buchholz 3. Number of wins 4. Sonnenborn-berger. A player qualifying for more than one prize receives the highest.

PAIRINGS – EXCLUSIONS – APPEALS: Pairings, results etc can be found in the website http://www. and in the correspondent link of The pgn files of the current and previous tournaments can also be found in the website. Exclusions from a round are allowed with an on time notice to the tournament director (10’ after the end of the previous round). In case a player doesn’t show up on a particular round he/she is forfeited from the tournament. APPEALS may be submitted until 10 minutes after the end of the round. A 3-member Appeals Committee will be responsible for their examination. Members of the AC related to the players involved will be exempted. The composition of the AC will be determined before the start of the tournament by the Chief Arbiter. The appeal fee is set at 100€ and may be deposited to the Tournament Director or the Chief Arbiter. Should the appeal be vindicated, the fee shall be returned to the appellant; otherwise it is withheld by the organizers.

ACCOMODATION: Athletes and escorts can choose freely their residence. The organizing committee has secured favorable prices upon request for limited amount of rooms for the athletes or escorts in the spectacular 5 star Hotel Galaxy Iraklio which is also tournament venue. For more information contact:

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Hotel Galaxy Iraklio is located in the center of Heraklion city and just 3 km away from Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis and 1km away from the port of Heraklion.

INFORMATION: For any additional information you may come in contact with:

Tournament director, Klokas Konstantinos: +30 6937880733