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June 23 – 30, 2013


Dear Chess Friends,

Sports Club “ŠALTINIS” is pleased to invite visually impaired chess players to the International Braille Chess Tournament in Commemoration of 20 years of the Vilnius SC “ŠALTINIS”, which will be held on June 23 – 30, 2013. Number of participants is unlimited.

Arrival: June 23, 2013 (after lunch).
Competition: June 24 – 30, 2013.
Departure: June 30, 2013 (after lunch).
Competition venue. Lithuanian Blind Library. Address: Skroblų str. 10, LT – 03142, Vilnius.

Tournament format. The games will be played in nine (9) rounds by Swiss system. Time control – 90 min for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. I.B.C.A. rules shall apply. All participants are requested to bring their own chess sets.

Awards. Winner of the tournament will be awarded the cup. Three best players will be awarded medals of a certain degree. Money prizes (100 percent of the entry fee) will be given to best three players and the best female player (when a person wins in more than one category, only one prize will be rewarded).

Ranking. If players gain an equal number of points the higher-ranked player will be decided by:

1 – M. Bucholz

2 – Bucholz

3 – The winner of the match between the players involved

4 – The position will be shared

Accommodation and meals. Participants will be accommodated in 3 stars Hotel in double and triple rooms. Meals will be served at the restaurant of the Hotel.

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Participation fees. Participation fee – 400 Euros per person (players and staff) per invitational period. It includes accommodation, transportation to the hotel and back to the airport/train station and meals from Sunday (June 23) dinner till Sunday (June 30) lunch. Entry fee – 10 Euros per player.

Additional stay. If you wish to come earlier or depart later than indicated in the invitational period, you will have to pay additionally: Extra bed & breakfast per person – 50 Euro. Extra lunch – 15 Euro and extra dinner – 10 Euro per person.

Payment. Entry fees can be paid in cash upon arrival. 50% of the participation fee should be paid by bank transfer before Juny 1, 2013 to the following Sports Club “ŠALTINIS” account.

Other part of the participation fee can be paid by bank transfer before or in cash upon arrival.

Visas. Countries whose citizens require visas to enter the Republic of Lithuania are kindly requested to contact the nearest (or most convenient one for you to travel to) diplomatic mission and consular post of Lithuania for visa issues. Please check the visa requirements here: Please be kindly noted that the visa process may take up to three months.

Registration: Interested organizations are kindly asked to express their wish to take part in the tournament before June 1, 2013, by sending preliminary information about the delegation (number of players and staff), and confirm their participation in the tournament by sending completed Entry form to the SC “ŠALTINIS” as soon as possible but no later than June 1, 2013.

We are looking forward to your participation!

Sincerely yours,

Chairman Raimundas Šimkus

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