IBCA World Individual Chess Championship 2010
Belgrade, Serbia
August 25 – September 05, 2010

1.	Organizer
The National Sports Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted of Serbia
under the auspices of IBCA.

2.	Date and venue
Championship will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from August 25th (arrival day)
 until September 5th (departure day). The tournament hall is hotel „Slavija”.

3.	Schedule
August 25		Arrival
August 26		at 12:00	Opening ceremony
August 26		at 15:00	round 1
August 27		at 15:00	round 2
August 28		at 15:00	round 3
August 29		at 15:00	round 4
August 30		at 15:00	round 5
August 31		free day	excursion
September 1	at 15:00	round 6
September 2	at 15:00	round 7
September 3	at 15:00	round 8
September 4	at 09:00	round 9
September 4	at 15:00	Closing ceremony
September 5	Departure

4.	Organizing Committee
Mr. Rasim Ljajic, Minister of Labour and Social Policy - Chairman
Mr. Goran Sehovic, Director of Belgrade Agency for Cooperation with NGOs and for European Harmonization
Mr. Dragan Kotevski, Director of Belgrade Chess Federation
Mr. Mirko Dimitrijevic, Director
mobile phone: +381-64-6166-164
Mr. Sasa Bozic, Coordinator
e-mail:, mobile phone: +381-63-621-244
Mr. Tihomir Nikolic, Coordinator
e-mail:, mobile phone: +381-64-6259-155

5.	Website

6.	Chief Arbiter
IA Petar Katanic-Vujic
e-mail:, mobile phone: +381-69-5057-770
7.	Appeal Committee
Names of the members of the Appeal Committee will be announced during the Technical Conference.
Complaints about the decisions of the Chief Arbiter or his assistants must be
submitted in a written form to the Chairman of the Appeal
Committee within 30 minutes after the completion of the playing session. A sum of
100 € must be enclosed to the complaint as a deposit of the complaining.
The deposit must be handed to the Chairman of the Appeal Committee. If the appeal
is admitted, the sum shall be returned immediately. If the appeal is refused,
the deposit is forfeited to the organizer.

8.	Playing system and rate of play
The championships will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss System, in accordance with FIDE regulations.
The rate of play will be 120 minutes for the 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for all remaining moves.

9.	Final ranking of players
The final ranking order of the players is determined by the number of points scored.
2.	The order of players that finish with the same number of points shall be
determined by application of the following tie-breaking
procedures in sequence, proceeding from (a) to (b) to (c) to (d) to the extent required:
a) Median-Buchholz 1, the highest number wins;
b) Buchholz, the highest number wins;
c) Number of wins, the highest number wins;
d) Progressive Score, the highest number wins.
In the case of unplayed games for the calculation of (a) and (b) the current FIDE
tournament rules shall be applied: „Independently of the result
of an unplayed game (win by Bye, win or loss by forfeit, no game because the player
has withdrawn or was absent for some round(s)) for reasons of tie-break
the result shall be counted as a draw against the player himself.“

10.	Prizes
Players placed first, second and third will be awarded respectively with gold, silver
and bronze cups and medals. In case of a tie the final ranking will
 be decided in accordance with the paragraph No 9. It concerns also the prizes.
Organizers will be awarded many special gifts to all players.
The prizes will be award at the official closing ceremony. The players receive the prizes personally.

11.	Additional competion rules
1.	Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than thirty minutes after the scheduled start of the session shall lose the game.
2.	Analyzing is not allowed in the playing hall.
3.	During the game the players are not allowed to go to the analyzing room or to
      the press room.

4.	Flash photography may be used only in the first thirty minutes of the playing
5.	Only the players and arbiters shall be allowed in the actual playing area, except with the express permission of the Chief Arbiter.
After the end of the game the players have to leave the closed area.
6.	As long as the game is in progress a player may talk only to an arbiter or to his opponent as permitted by the Laws of Chess.
7.	Each player must bring chess set for the game.
	Player with white colour must bring chess clock for the game.
8.	If a player has less than ten minutes left on his clock at some stage in both periods, he is not obliged to record moves.
 Immediately after one flag has fallen the player must update his scoresheet completely before moving a piece on the chessboard.
9.	If the player, having the move, has less than five minutes left on his clock, he may claim a draw before his flag falls.

11.	Board and lodging
The participants will stay in hotel „Slavija” in Belgrade.
All participants including coaches and accompanying persons must stay in the hotels proposed by Organizers.
 Organizers will refuse any person to be a participant if she or he doesn’t stay in the accommodation offered by the Organizer.
All payments for registration and accommodation must be made in advance by transferring
the amount to official bank account not later than June 15, 2010.

12.	Travel expenses and arrivals
According to FIDE regulations, the participating federations shall cover the travel expenses of all players, coach and accompanying persons.

13.	Additional Information
1.At the end of August the average temperature in Belgrade is about 25 C.
2.The electrical voltage in Serbia is 220 V.
3.Currency – Serbian Dinar (RSD): 1$ about 81 RSD, 1€ about 104 RSD.
4.Bulletin will be distributed after each round.

					Championship Director
Mirko Dimitrijevic
Šahovski Savez Beograda Šahovski Savez Beograda
Ministartstvo Omladine i Sporta Ministartstvo Omladine i Sporta
Hotel Slavija Hotel Slavija