Memorial of Liudmila Belavenets.
An open youth tournament in hybrid format in 2 sections
Goal of the tournament:
The aim of the tournament is to keep alive the memory of our dear colleague, FIDE Senior Trainer Liudmila Sergeevna Belavenets (1940-2021). It is planned that the tournament will become an annual one, open to all chess schools. The first tournament is a pilot project, limited to some chess schools invited by the organising Committee.
FIDE Endorsed Academy „Jussupow Schachschule“, Germany in cooperation with Armenian chess school and chess school „Gostinaya Dvorkovicha“ Moscow.
● Section A – open for players U11/ U1500
● Section B – open for players U18/ U1800
● Each School can register only one player per section without a FIDE Standard rating
● Each School requires one Team Representative per Venue
● Each Venue is the responsibility of one Local Organiser
○ Typically the Local Organiser will also be a Team Representative
● Team Representatives must attend the technical meeting and be available as the contact point for all communication during the event
● Registration are made by chess schools completing the special registration form and sending it to email@example.com
● The players are registered and ranked by their FIDE standard rating
● At the time of registration all players must have a FIDE ID
● Deadline for registrations is 12. 02. 2022
3. System of play
● FIDE Online Chess regulations Part III b: Regulations for Hybrid Chess Competitions apply
● Both sections shall be conducted as 7-round individual Swiss tournaments. Both sections will be rated for FIDE Standard rating.
● Rate of play: 60 minutes for a game per player + 30 second increment per move
● Default time: 30 min after the start of each round
● Separate prizes will be awarded for boys and girls
● A player may take a half-point bye in any selected round
○ Half-point bye is only allowed once during the tournament, and must be requested before the end of the first round.
○ Players should announce their intention to the Local Chief Arbiter, who then will inform the Chief Arbiter.
● Further exceptions from a round are possible with 0 point bye
● Tiebreaks are:
○ Buchholz Cut 1
○ The greater number of wins
○ The greater number of games played with Black
Event Date Time (CET, UTC +1) Note
Technical meeting & Venue checking
19. 2. 15:00 All Team Representatives, Local Organisers and Arbiters
Practice Event 20. 2. 15:00 All players
Opening Ceremony 25. 2. 15:00 Online
Round 1 25. 2. 16:00 - 19:00
Round 2 26. 2. 10:00 - 13:00
Round 3 26. 2. 15:00 - 18:00
Round 4 27. 2. 10:00 - 13:00
Round 5 27. 2. 15:00 - 18:00
Round 6 28. 2. 10:00 - 13:00
Round 7 28. 2. 15:00 - 18:00
Closing Ceremony 1. 3. 16:00 Online
5. Tournament Officials
● Tournament Director: Artur Jussupow firstname.lastname@example.org
● Chief Arbiter: IA Jirina Prokopova email@example.com
● Local Arbiters
○ At least two arbiters will be appointed for each playing Venue.
■ Local Chief Arbiter (LCA)
■ Local Technical Assistant (LTA)
○ Local Arbiters report to the Chief Arbiter and are a part of the Arbiters team.
○ Local Technical Assistant is responsible for Venue’s internet connection and overall technical support at the Venue.
○ All Local Chief Arbiters must be FIDE licensed.
○ Local Arbiters should be able to communicate in English.
● Local Organisers
○ The Local Organiser may represent a Chess school or multiple schools sharing the same Venue.
○ The Local Organiser will appoint the Local Arbiters in the Venues and cover their costs and other venue expenses.
● Organising Committee: FST and Grandmasters Smbat Lputian, Sergey Dolmatov, Artur Jussupow
● All players must compete from an approved playing Venue
● The tournament will be played through Tornelo online platform
● Requirements for playing Venues:
○ All Venues are required to get an approval during the Venue checking.
○ A ‘playing Venue’ includes the ‘playing area’, restrooms and refreshment area.
○ Venues shall be spacious enough for appropriate number of players with sufficient lighting.
○ Players are allowed to use their own playing devices (ie. PC or laptop).
○ Local Arbiters are responsible for inspection of playing devices before the start of the play.
○ Stable high-speed internet connection is required in each Venue.
○ Cameras shall be installed to cover the entire Venue and the video feed shall be shared in a Zoom meeting with the Chief Arbiter.
○ Local Arbiters are responsible for inspections of players upon entry and have to organise their Venue accordingly.
○ Setting up a storage area for player’s belongings and electronic devices is recommended.
7. Fair Play rules
● In each playing Venue, the Fair Play measures shall be applied according to FIDE Online Chess Regulations (incl. FIDE AntiCheating Regulations and FIDE Anti-Cheating Protection Measures)
● By entering into the tournament each player accepts described Fair Play rules as a condition of entry in a voluntary sports event and agrees that his/her participation is a subject to these Fair Play rules
● Chief Arbiter is in charge of overseeing the Fair Play rules of the tournament and making decisions related to violation of the Fair Play rules
○ All the results and standings are provisional until the Chief Arbiter approves them.
○ Chief Arbiter has the right to disqualify a player from the tournament on the grounds of suspicion of a Fair Play violation.
○ Disqualified players are forbidden to continue participating in any stage of the event and are not eligible for any prizes or titles.
○ All the points won by such players may be subsequently awarded to their opponents.
● General Fair Play rules
○ All games will be put through a fair play verification process involving statistical correlation analysis by the tools of Tornelo platform.
○ No electronic devices (tablets, mobile phones, smart watches etc.) other than approved playing devices are allowed in the playing Venues.
○ Only players and arbiters are allowed to access the Venue, without the permission of the the Local Chief Arbiter.
○ Players are allowed to move only to areas which are monitored by Venue cameras and rest rooms.
● In any round the Chief Arbiter may require one, or more, individual players to play their games under close supervision
○ All players should be prepared, if called upon, to join a Zoom Meeting with the Chief Arbiter in order to share their playing devicescreen and a face-camera during any game.
○ Players should use a playing device, or the venue has a device available, which is capable of running Zoom with camera and screen share.
8. Additional rules
● In the event of server failure or malfunction during the course of the tournament the Chief Arbiter will take appropriate action. In the case of all player’s disconnection at a Venue during a round, the responsible Venue has to immediately inform the Chief Arbiter, who will take appropriate action.
● All decisions (including Fair Play decisions) of the Chief Arbiter are final and can not be appealed
● The Organiser has no responsibility for technical problems arising during the games at playing Venues
● The Organiser has the right to change the schedule, update the regulations or decide for any matter that is not mentioned in the current regulations
● Players are allowed to use a traditional chess sets to reproduce the moves played on the virtual board (virtual board remains the definitive record of the game)
● Players are recommended to use the Move confirmation option on Tornelo Platform, however it may be enabled or disabled at any time
● Prizes will be awarded for both sections A & B, separate for boys and girls
● 1st prize: a voucher for the purchase of chess e-books worth 200 euros
● 2nd prize: a voucher for the purchase of chess e-books worth 150 euros
● 3rd prize: a voucher for the purchase of chess e-books worth 100 euros
● Special prizes - Best boy and girl U9: a voucher for the purchase of chess e-books worth 50 euros