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General Tournament Information
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Place and time

AR Crimea, Yalta, settlement Foros, June 16 – 29, 2006.

Main chief

International arbiter L.M. Bodankin (Ukraine)


        1. The competition is conducted in the sanatorium complex “Foros” in settlement Foros  of the AR Crimea from June 16th (day of arrival), to June 29th, 2006 (day of departure) by a round robin system among 12 personally invited participants in 11 rounds with one rest day.


         2. Competition is conducted in accordance with the Rules of Chess and the Tournament rules of FIDE with the use of electronic clock.


         3. Time control: 120 minutes to each participant for all the game with addition of 30 sec. after every move, starting from the first move.


         4. Day of arrival - Friday, June 16th, 2006.

        Technical meeting and drawing of lots of participants – Friday, June 16th at 20:00 local time.

Opening ceremony of the competition and the 1st round – Saturday, June 17th,  at 14:30.

Start of the rounds 2-11 – at 15:00.

The rest day – Friday, June 23rd.

Closing Ceremony will be after finished the last 11th round on Wednesday, June 28th.

Day of departure –Thursday, June 29th .


        5.  Any use of mobile communication means in a playing area is forbidden. Participant whose mobile telephone make a sound signal during the round, will be considered defeated.


         6. Places are determined by quantity of scores. In the case of equality of scores of the two or more participants, the places are determined (in order of priorities) on:

          -  result of the direct encounter;

  -  Sonneborn-Berger system;
  -  number of won games.