Budapesti Spring Festival 2019

International Chess Tournament and Festival
Laszlo Szabo memorial

The tournament

Date of tournament: 9th-17th April 2019

Aim of the tournament: According to the traditions reintroduce chess into the Spring Festival cultural event

Opening ceremony: 9th April 2019 3.45 PM at the tornament hall

Venue of the tournament: Bálna Budapest, IX. district, Fővám tér 11-12.

Access by public transport: Tram Nr. 2 to Zsil utca, bus Nr. 15 or trolley-bus Nr. 83 to Közraktár utca, or metro Nr. 4 to Fővám tér

Main Patron of the tournament: Istvan Tarlos, Lord Mayor of Budapest

Patron of the tournament: Mariusz Revesz, Government Commissioner for Active Hungary, president of BCF

Organiser of the tournament: Budapest Chess Federation, IO Zsolt Korpics

Chief arbiter: IA Miklos Orso

Participants of the competition:
Playing licence in Hungary costs 1500 HUF for 365 days.
In group “B” we can accept entries between 1800-2199 ELO rating, in group “C” players under 1800 ELO rating.

Order of rounds: 
Rounds start at 4.30 PM, except 2nd round at 5.00 PM, and last round at 10.00 AM
Maximal accepted delay time is 45 minutes

System: 9 rounds Swiss system in three groups “A”, “B” and “C”

Time control: 90 minutes / 40 moves + 30 minutes with 30 sec increment from move 1

Judging of ties: 1. Buchholz, 2. progressive score, 3. TPR

Prize fund: 5.000.000 HUF (ca. 15 500 euros) with the sponsorship of Szerencsejatek Zrt.

Registration: springfestivalbp@gmail.com

Additional information: IO Laszlo Nagy - +36 30 230 1914 - firstsat@hu.inter.net - www.firstsaturday.hu

About the tournament

Date of tournament

Date of tournament: 9-17th April 2019

Opening ceremony: 9th April 2019 3.45 PM at the tornament hall

System of tournament

System: 9 rounds of Swiss system

Time control: 90 minutes / 40 moves + 30 minutes with 30 sec increment from move 1

Order of rounds:
Rounds start at 4.30 PM, except 2nd round at 5.00 PM, and last round at 10.00 AM
Maximal accepted delay time is 45 minutes

Time until event start

12
Day
05
Hours
52
Minutes
51
Seconds

Venue and date

Date: 9-17th April 2019

Venue: Bálna

Budapest, IX. district, Fővám tér 11-12.

About the numbers

Current headcount

~360 players

Prize found

5 M HUF

Participant from

36 countries

Our prominent patrons

Tippmix
Sport. Bet. Experience.

Szerencsejáték Zrt.

Patrons and partners

Budapest Chess Federation

Bálna Budapest

Hungarian Chess Federation

Municipality of Budapest

Hungarian Tourist Agency