Open tournament 15.-19.8.2003 in Helsinki ("Shakkikodin elokuun turnaus")

The tournament is a 7-round open tournament in Shakkikoti, Helsinki. The eight (8) players with highest rankings shall play a closed full round tournament in a so called M-group; the other players shall play a Swiss system tournament of 7 rounds in an open group.

The first round will be set up in Friday, 15th August 2003 at 5 pm. The players must confirm their attendance by registration at the tournament site at max 2 hours and at least 30 minutes before the first round begins, i.e. at 3 pm - 4.30 pm in the 15th August. The tournament fees will be collected during the registration in cash.

Tournament date: 15.-19. 8. 2003 (see detailed time schedule below)

Tournament site: The tournament will take place at Shakkikoti (address: Haapaniemenkatu 14, Helsinki).

Playing time: 2 hours for each player plus 1 minute increment per move (2h + 1'/z).

Tournament fee: 25 e (players under 20 years 15 e).

Prizes: The best players in both M-group and open group will be awarded. In the open group a a rating prize will be given to player with the best tournament result with respect to his/her rating.

The tournament has a credit for SELO (Finnish ELO). Non-Finnish players will be given a SELO rating at the beginning of the tournament according to their national rating.

Up-to-date player license is needed for Finnish players. Non-Finnish players do not need player license.

Organizers of the tournament: Aapo Ahola (p. +358 40 7391 013, email:, Sampo Tiensuu (p. +358 40 5015 231) and Suomalainen Shakkikerho (SSK).

Tournament director: Michael Lembidakis (SSK)

Time schedule:

Fri 15.8. 15.00-16.30 registration
Fri 15.8. 17.00 1st round
Sat 16.8. 10.00 2nd round
Sat 16.8. 17.00 3rd round
Sun 17.8. 10.00 4th round
Sun 17.8. 17.00 5th round
Mon 18.8. 17.00 6th round
Tue 19.8. 17.00 7th round
Results and prize distribution immediately after the 7th round (approximately 22.00).