OPEN Skalica & Masters

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A.Kluckova
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OPEN Skalica & Masters

Post by A.Kluckova » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:08 pm

Chess in Slovakia and Czechia is opened from the end of June.

You can play over board strong tournaments in Slovakia and Czechia.

I would like to invite you to the strongest 2020 Slovakian Open tournament - 23.8.- 30. 8.2020 in historical town Skalica not far from Capital - Bratislava ( Bratislava - Skalica - 90 km - 56 miles).

4 FIDE rated sections
- Round Robin for GM and IM norms( still one place )
- OPEN for rating over 1900 with very good possibilities for GM and IM norms ( see starting list)
- the section for players under 1900 -
- 11 rounds blitz

Links for chess-results :

Masters - https://chess-results.com/tnr528612.asp ... turdet=YES
Open - https://chess-results.com/tnr528292.asp ... turdet=YES
Under 1900 - https://chess-results.com/tnr528291.asp ... turdet=YES

Link for regulations :http://sachyskalica.sk/wp-content/uploa ... 20-eng.pdf

Travel conditions from 6.7. 2020 ( are reviewed every 2 weeks)to Slovakia- free entry if you staid last 14 days in one of these countries :
Australia Belgium Cypress Czechia China Denmark Estonia Faroe Islands Finland France Greece Netherlands Croatia Iceland Ireland Japan South Korea
Lichtenstein Lithuania Latvia Hungary Malta Monaco Germany New Zealand Norway Poland Austria Slovenia Italy Spain Switzerland

From others - isolation 5 days and free of charge covid test on day 5th. Need to book it in advance. Next day results, if negative, isolation is stopped.
Slovakia is safe covid country - under 2000 causes and 28 deaths all together .

Nearest airports - Bratislava, Vienna, Brno.
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava every hour - £5 pounds
Train Bratislava - Skalica , 1,5hour/1 change/£4 pounds , 6 times a day

Accomodation B&B in main venue - 259 eur / person /in double room or at booking.com, airbnb.com .

Main venue - Hotel St.Ludmila Skalica - https://www.hotelsvataludmila.sk/en/
St.Ludmila - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludmila_of_Bohemia

A.Kluckova
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Re: OPEN Skalica & Masters

Post by A.Kluckova » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:53 pm

From the 20th of July no restrictions are required in Slovakia ( no isolation, no covid test ) for travelers from the UK .

NickFaulks
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Re: OPEN Skalica & Masters

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:53 pm

A.Kluckova wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:08 pm
I would like to invite you to the strongest 2020 Slovakian Open tournament
I was thinking this would be really nice until I realised that my rating has somehow dropped for the first time ever below 1900, so I can't play. Perhaps it really is time to give up chess.
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