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9 Blitz Tournaments

Together with our partners and sponsors the 2014 Chess Olympiad invites you to take part in a series of blitz tournaments during the Olympiad.

  • The tournaments run from 2-10 August
  • There will be several different playing venues around the city of Tromsø
  • The total prize fund for all the blitz tournaments together will be 60,000 NOK
  • In addition to prizes (5,500 NOK) for each individual tournament there are also overall prizes (10,500 NOK in total)


Schedule

2/8 11:00-13:30Nord Norsk Kunstmuseum BlitzNN Kunstmuseum
3/8 11:00-13:30Tromsø Kommune BlitzRådhuset
4/8 11:00-13:30KPMG BlitzKræmer Brygge
5/8 11:00-13:30Kræmer BlitzKræmer Brygge
6/8 11:00-13:30Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge BlitzSNN Festsal
7/8 11:00-13:30Polaria BlitzPolaria
8/8 11:00-13:30Midnight Sun BlitzUit - Kunstfakultetet
9/8 11:00-13:30Aurora Borealis BlitzUit - Kunstfakultetet
10/8 11:00-13:30Uit Arctic University BlitzUit - Kunstfakultetet

For more information about the tournaments, see here.

System

  • 9-round Norwegian Monrad system
  • Blitz 5 0 or 3 2
  • All players in one group  


Prizes in single tournaments

Master EliteElo of 2000+2,000 (1st) 1,000 (2nd) 900 (3rd)
CandidateElo under 2000800 (1st) 500 (2nd) 300 (3rd)

A player can only win one prize. If a player from a lower-rated group wins a prize in a higher group, another player from the lower group takes the prize for that group.

Overall prizes 

Based on the total points in all 9 tournaments. In case of a tie the winner is determined by most first places, or, if still a tie, by most second places, and so on.

Master5,000 (1st) 2,500 (2nd)
Candidate 2,000 (1st) 1,000 (2nd)

A player can only win one prize. If a player from a lower-rated group wins a prize in a higher group, another player from the lower group takes the prize for that group. 

Schedule

10:30Registration
11:00Round 1
11:15Round 2
11:30Round 3
11:45Round 4
12:00Round 5
12:15Round 6
12:30Round 7
12:45Round 8
13:00Round 9
13:15Prize-giving

Entry fee

  • Payment at registration: 200 NOK Foreigners/children: 100 NOK
  • Registration and payment of 6 tournaments in advance: 900/450 NOK
  • Registration and payment of 9 tournaments in advance: 1200/600 NOK

Payment in advance to Tromsø Sjakklubb: 4750 2731048

Chief Organizer: Jan S. Berglund +47 992 79 489 

UiT Arctic University Challenge 11th - 13th of August

In collaboration with the northernmost University in Norway and Tromsø Sjakklubb, the 2014 Chess Olympiad invites you to take part in the UiT Arctic University Challenge 11-13 August

Prizes

23 prizes in seven groups, with a total prize fund of 40,000 NOK

GroupElo range1st2nd3rd4th5th
Elite2350-30007,1002,5002,4002,3002,200
Master2000-23502,1002,0001,900
11750-19991,8001,7001,600
21500-17491,5001,4001,300
31250-14991,2001,1001,050
41000-12491,000900850
50000-0999800700600

A player can only win one prize. If a player from a lower-rated group wins a prize in a higher group, another player from the lower group takes the prize for that group. 

System

  • 7 rounds Norwegian Monrad system with all players in one group
  • Round 1-2: Rapid games 15/10  Round 3-7: Classical games 90/30


Schedule

Monday 11/8
15:00Registration
16:00Rapid
17:30Rapid
19:00Classical
Tuesday 12/8
10:00Classical
16:00Classical
Wednesday 13/8
10:00Classical
15:00Classical

Venue

Uit Kunstfakultetet (situated opposite the playing arena of the Olympiad)

NGP

The tournament will be rated and is a part of the Norges Grand Prix.

Entry fee

  • Payment at registration: 700 NOK  Discounted for foreigners/children: 350 NOK
  • Payment in advance to Tromsø Sjakklubb: 4750 2731048:  600/300 NOK


More information

http://turneringsservice.sjakklubb.no/invitation.aspx?TID=UITArcticUniversityChallenge2014-TromsoSjakklubb

Chief Organizer: Jan S. Berglund +47 992 79 489



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