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Mitropa Cup 2008

Olbia (Italy)
24.5.2008 -- 4.6.2008

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Chess Open International "Città di Olbia"
Open Internazionale di Scacchi "Città di Olbia"

To the Chess Federations of Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, and to Mr. Boris Kutin, ECU President, and Mr. Horst Metzing, ECU Secretary General.

The ITALIAN CHESS FEDERATION has the honour to invite your representatives to the MITROPACUP 2008.

The tournament will be organised with two separate sections, men’s section and women’s section.

Venue: Italy, OLBIA, Archaeologic Museum

Arrival     24 or 25 May 2008
Opening ceremony     25 May 2008, 14.00
Rounds 1-4     25 - 28 May 2008, 15.00
Rest day     29 May 2008
Rounds 5-9     30 May - 3 June 2008, 15.00
Closing ceremony     3 June 2008, 20.00
Departure     4 June 2008

Teams: Each team will be composed of four men plus one reserve (for men´s section), two women plus one reserve (for women´s section) and one team captain.

Time Control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment after each move starting from move 1.

Prizes: The first three teams will be awarded trophies and gold, silver and bronze medals.

Accommodation: For each team is provided full board accommodation in one triple room and three double rooms. Additional single rooms and accommodation for accompanying persons can be organised.