Information

Organizers:

IO Hans Olav Lahlum and Innlandet Sjakkrets.

Playing venue:
Scandic ValdresA large hotel and conference centre in the small town of Fagernes.
The hotel offers excellent playing facilities.
All players get free water and coffee during the rounds.

Groups:
   
GM Swiss group: 

A 9-round Swiss open for all players having the official titles GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM or WFM from FIDE.
Also qualified are other male players with an official FIDE-rating of at least 2150, and other female players with an official FIDE-rating of at least 2000.
Having had the required rating on the official FIDE-list at the time of registering for the tournament will be sufficient, even if the player’s rating drops below on the last list before the tournament.
Registration limit is 25 September 2020, but later registrations might be accepted if space etc allows.

A few players with a FIDE-rating below the official limit might be accepted for the GM-group. Players interested in this possibility must send a written application to the organizer at latest 25 September 2020.

   
Open Swiss group (The open Norwegian Championship):

A 9-round FIDE-rated Swiss open for all tournament players regardless of Elo.
Registration limit is 25 September 2020, but later registrations might be accepted if space etc allows. The tournament will count towards the Norwegian Grand Prix cycle (Norges Grand Prix 2020-2021).

Fagernes Rapid:
Played Thursday 8 October and Friday 9 October 2020.
A 6-round FIDE-rated Swiss open to all players.
15 minutes per game with 10 seconds increment.
Start fee: Juniors NOK 150, Others NOK 250. Free for GM/IM/WGM/WIM.
70% of the start fee will go towards prizes.
Latest registration Thursday at 20.00 hrs. First round at 20.30 hrs.
The tournament will count towards the Norwegian Grand Prix cycle (Norges Grand Prix 2020-2021).

Fagernes Blitz:
Played Saturday 10 October 2020.
A 9-round FIDE-rated Swiss open to all players.
Played in 2 groups over/under Elo 1600.
3 minutes per game with 2 seconds increment.
Start fee: Juniors NOK 100, Others NOK 200. Free for GM/IM/WGM/WIM.
70% of the start fee will go towards prizes.
Latest registration 19.00 hrs. First round at 19.30 hrs.
The tournament will count towards the Norwegian Grand Prix cycle (Norges Grand Prix 2020-2021).


Rate of Play:
100 minutes/40 moves + 40 minutes/rest with 30 seconds increment. 
Walk-over time limit is 60 minutes after the scheduled start of each round.

Live Games:
There will be 30 live games.

Arbiters:
Chief arbiter: IA IO Hans Olav Lahlum (NOR)
Deputy arbiters:IA Henrik Sjøl, IA Tom Eriksen and Øyvind Bentsen

Evening program:
More information later.

Conditions for title holders:
A few GMs with a FIDE-rating above 2550 and reasonable travel costs will be offered free hotel for the tournament period and food and travel expenses covered.
Interested GMs should contact the organizer as soon as possible and at latest 20 August 2020 by Email.

A few IMs and WGMs will be offered a large discount on the hotel costs for the tournament period.
Interested IMs and WGMs should contact the organizer as soon as possible and at latest 20 August 2020 by Email.

Information:
Please contact the organizer Mr. Hans Olav Lahlum at hansolahlum@gmail.com or mobile phone +47 95 75 82 86.