For some players, the most important part of the chess tournaments is if they raise their chess rating or they lose it. Others find the prizes and others just want to enjoy playing chess… The chess tournament is the perfect opportunity to examine our own abilities… And a very interesting one is the IV Ansoain Chess Open!
The truth is that for all the chess enthusiasts is always good to know about the next chess tournaments. For those, I must inform you that this time Ansoain Chess Club in collaboration with the The New Casino organizes from August 6th to 12th the IV Ansoain Chess Open!
The history of the tournament
The I Ansoain Chess Open was on September 7th to 12th, in 2015. The second edition of this tournament was played in 2016 from August 29th to September 3rd. 64 chess players enrolled in it… Javier Cinza López, after scoring 6.5 points, won this edition. In the third one, which was held in 2017 from August 28th to September 3rd, 69 chess players enrolled… And on this occasion, Javier Nieves Cavanes won the tournament scoring 6 points.
This year the IV Ansoain Chess Open will be held at The New Casino (Plaza del Castillo, 44bis, 1. Pamplona). It’s important to remark that this tournament is valid for FIDE and FEDA rating and more players will play this tournament!
What can I do while I’m not playing chess?
Ansoain is a Spanish municipality from Navarra, 4km from the regional capital, Pamplona. The municipality is formed by two population centers: The Old Town, laying on the skirts of Mount Saint Christopher and the New Town, the main population center, laying on the flatlands next to the capital, Pamplona.
All those who go there either to participate in the tournament, or to accompany a participant, or who only go to watch the games have the opportunity to visit a lot of interesting places. Saint Cosmas’ and Saint Damian’s church, patron saints of the town. There are two churches in the city with this name, one in the Old Town and other on the New Town, they are both almost a mandatory stop.
The technological advancements of the civilization to which we are so accustomed fade in these churches, as in places like the Saint Michael Hermitage, allowing us to briefly transcend into another time. The various parks and squares located throughout the city are much more in tune with modern times.
Participation credentials for the IV Ansoain Chess Open
The greenest part of town is the Ronda. It’s the north of the urban center. A pedestrian walk goes through it destined to walks and the practice of various sports, as well as bikeways and several gangways that traverse the Ronda in order to facilitate the access to the Old Town and Mount Saint Christopher.
If the options in Ansoain are not enough for you, then you are lucky because this town is very close to Pamplona, which as every city has a lot of activities to offer. Sadly (or luckily, depends on the person) San Fermín is not celebrated during the days of the tournament. However, you could still visit some of the most representative monuments of the city, such as Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Saint Saturnin’s Church, Saint Nicholas’ Church, the Citadel etc…
Important considerations about the IV Ansoain Chess Open
Letting sightseen aside and coming back to chess, some of the norms that the organizers have put in the IV Ansoain Chess Open that we should keep in mind are as follow: the tournament will be disputed through the Swiss System of 9 rounds with a game rhythm of 1 hour and 30 minutes per player with a bonus time of 30 seconds per move.
If a player is late the courtesy waiting time is of 45 minutes from the official time of the beginning of the round. A player that doesn’t arrive at this time, loses the game. Also, don’t play one round without a justification will automatically disqualify them from the tournament.
The players can agree to draw at any time of the game.
The fees are as follow: General: 30 EUR; U-12, U-10, U-8: 20 EUR. Ansoain chess club players: 10 EUR.
The payment will be in the Banco Popular account number: ES33 0075 4638 0606 0500 5529 specifying the first and last name.
Send an email to ajedrezansoain @ gmail.com to formalize the participation.
You will receive a confirmation email once you pay the enrollment fee assuring the participation.
The players who want to do some reclamation to any arbitral decision will write it directed at the Appellations Committee and through the Chief Arbitrator, no later than 30 minutes after the incident. In order to put a reclamation, you must pay a 50 EUR fee, which will be reimbursed if the reclamation is reasonable. 5 members, 3 titular members and 2 substitutes will be the Appellations Committee. Such a Committee will be designated by the arbitral team after consulting with Tournament’s Direction (who will be president of the committee) without members being able to refuse.
The Committee’s decision will be definitive.
Tournament participants authorize publication of their personal data through the different media the organization deems appropriate for the necessary diffusion of the event. For example results, classifications, list of participants, games, press chronicles… As well as through the tournaments official website and other websites to which the organization sends such information.
1º:550 EUR and trophy. 2º: 350 EUR. 3º: 230 EUR. 4º: 150 EUR. 5º: 100 EUR. 6º: 50 EUR
First person from Navarra: 50 EUR. The first Ansoain chess club player: 50 EUR. First U-2000: 40 EUR. The first U-1800: 40 EUR
First U-18: 50 EUR. The first U-14: trophy and book. First U-10: trophy and book.
Prizes are not accumulative and will not be divisible.
Tournament link: https://info64.org/iv-open-ansoain-pamplona
To play the tournament write to: ajedrezansoain @ gmail.com
If you have free time and you want to enjoy playing chess in August… You’ve got a big opportunity in Ansoain. Don’t lose it! You will enjoy!