Dear friends, Odessa Shogi Club invites you to take part in "Nezalezhnist Shogi Open - 2017" summer tournament. The event will take place from 26th to 27th August in Odessa (Ukraine), in Chinese teahouse (Street Novoselskaya, 98 (corner Tiraspolskaya)).
Tournament rules: 6 round Mac-Mahon system (if less than 16 players - Swiss system) Time control: 25 minutes basic time for each player + byo-yomi: 1 minute per move
Special rules: 1) In case of sennichite the party will be replayed immediately with 10 minutes for each player time control (with no byo-yomi). 2) In case of zishogi the points will be countered according to "27-point Declare System". The player who has less than 27 points, loses (or the declarer loses in case if any one of the "27-point Declare System" conditions is broken). If both players have 27 points, White wins. (Rook and bishop worthes 5 points each, king worthes 0 points, other pieces - 1 point each) These two cases can be fixed only by tournament’s judge.
Shogi Tournament fee: 120 UAH (~4.5 Є) or 60 UAH (~2 Є) for Ukrainian Shogi Federation (USF) members Free for participants under 14
Preliminary tournament schedule and cultural program:
26th August (Saturday): 12-00 - opening ceremony, registration 12-30 - Blitz tournament (5 min absolute) 13-30 - 1st round 15-30 - 2nd round 17-00 - 3nd round Supper The Japanese Tea Ceremony (need preliminary registration)
27th August (Sunday): 12-00 - 4th round 14-00 - 5th round 15-30 - 6th round 17-00 - closing/prize giving ceremony Supper 18-30 - A visit to "Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater" http://opera.odessa.ua/en/tickets/ (need preliminary registration)
Possible organization - Chinese tea ceremony, a visit to the Underground museum of Odessa, boat trip (by appointment). Prize giving: The players, that took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in shogi tournament, will be awarded diplomas and worthy prizes.
Placement criteria (ranged in decreasing importance): - MMS (or Points - in case of Swiss system) - SOS - SODOS - the result of the party between the players. In case all this criteria are still equal against the players in prize giving group, the additional competition will be judged between those players. Conditions of that competition will be settled by the tournament’s judge.
All expenses for players’ participating in the tournament are charged from sending organizations.
Preliminary registration and payment for participation in cultural events (Tea Ceremonys, museum, theater, boat trip) - separate for each event. More detailed information of cultural events - will be exhibited later.