Open Tournament Rules

Gaming system

Swiss system to 9 rounds. The pairings will be carried out by means of the Swiss Manager program, with the arbitration team being responsible for them.

Dates and Schedules

Round Date Time
1 2019/12/03 16:30
2 2019/12/04 16:30
3 2019/12/05 16:30
4 2019/12/06 16:30
5 2019/12/07 16:30
6 2019/12/08 16:30
7 2019/12/09 16:30
8 2019/12/10 16:30
9 2019/12/11 16:00

Rhythm of the game

90 minutes for the first 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest, with an increase of 30 seconds from the first move.

Waiting time

1 hour.

Play groups:

Two competition groups will be established:

  • Group A: open to all players with a valid FIDE licence and ELO FIDE of at least 1900 points. Valid for ELO FCE, FEDA and FIDE, and for obtaining international standards.
  • Group B: open to players with ELO FIDE less than 2000 points and who have not exceeded 2100 ELO FIDE points in the last 3 years. Valid for ELO FCE, FEDA and FIDE. Playing in this group is optional: all players between 1900 and 2000 ELO FIDE can join Group A if they wish.

Specific participation rules:

  • Unregistered players who do not notify the Organisation at least 48 hours before the start of the tournament will not be paired.
  • The clocks shall be put into operation at the indicated time. Players who do not show up within 60 minutes of the start of the game will be considered lost.
  • Any player who does not show up unjustifiably for a round will be considered as leaving the tournament. Likewise, any player who does not show up for two consecutive or alternate rounds, even if it could have been justified, will be automatically eliminated from the tournament. In order to justify a failure to appear, the player must contact the Organization of the Open before the end of the round to which he did not attend, so that he can be paired in the next round.
  • The Organization reserves the right to make play in Group A any player of minor ELO in exceptional cases, which will be discussed beforehand.


A maximum of two byes may be requested in the first five rounds. For each bye requested, 0 point will be assigned.

Results and pairings:

At the end of each round, and once validated by the referee team, the match will be published on the Internet portal