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First Amateur U2000 Open Bulgarian Chess Championship

Plovdiv, Bulgaria – September 26th to October 3rd, 2021

Organized by Chess club ChessBomb – Plovdiv
in cooperation with the Bulgarian Chess Federation 1928, Plovdiv Municipality.

Chief Arbiter

IA Ruzhka Genova

Tournament Director

Kaloyan Mateev


Current Travel Restrictions

10 Prizes

The prize fund is 3,000 EUR in total, guaranteed by the organizers and distributed in 10 prizes.

1st place: 1,250 eur

2nd place: 500 eur

3rd place: 250 eur

4th place: 250 eur

5th place: 150 eur

6th place: 150 eur

7th place: 150 eur

8th place: 100 eur

9th place: 100 eur

10th place: 100 eur

Rights to Participate

The tournament is open for all players with a FIDE rating under 2000

Technical Regulations

  1. FIDE rated Swiss system in 9 rounds. Entitled to participate are all players who have a FIDE rating below 2000 at the start of the event. They must not hold any title above CM (WCM).
  2. Time limit per player: 60 minutes for 40 moves + 30 min. for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment for every move starting from move one. A player forfeits the game if he hasn’t appeared at his board within 15 minutes after the start of the game.
  3. Tie break criteria:
    • Direct encounter (the results of the player in the same point group);
    • Buchholz (-1);
    • Buchholz;
    • Greater number of victories;
    • Sonneborn-Berger

Registration Fees

All contestants 25 EUR

Payment Details

The payment of the registration fee has to be wired to “KIM 2003” Ltd. bank account:

Account holder: KIM 2003 Ltd.
Name and address of the bank: D Commerce Bank
Bulgaria, 1606 Sofia, 8 Totleben Blvd
Swift Bank Code (BIC): DEMIBGSF
IBAN: BG65 DEMI 9240 10 2222 7777

Note: In case of cancellation, due to the significant and sudden deterioration of the epidemiological situation, the organizer will return the paid money to the players in full.



September 26th, 2021

10:00-13:30 – Registration
13:30 – Technical Meeting
15:30 – Opening Ceremony
16:00 – First Round


September 27th, 2021

15:00 – Second Round


September 28th, 2021

09:00 – Third Round
16:00 – Fourth Round


September 29th, 2021

15:00 – Fifth Round


September 30th, 2021

15:00 – Sixth Round


October 1st, 2021

15:00 – Seventh Round


October 2nd, 2021

15:00 – Eighth Round


October 3rd, 2021

09:00 – Ninth Round
14:00 – Closing Ceremony

Hotel Imperial Plovdiv ****

Member of Radisson Individuals

Price of B&B per person per day Standard Premium
Single Room 51 EUR 62 EUR
Double Room 31 EUR 38 EUR

Price includes: High-speed internet, parking, and live room-TV stream of the games.

Buffet Lunch/Dinner is available at 14/18 euro per person.


The nearest international airport (distance 120 km) is Sofia Airport (SOF).

Organizing Committee can provide bus transportation from Sofia Airport to Plovdiv with return for 50 euros per person upon request.

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