7th. WORLD BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 11-22 June, 2013 - Zaragoza (Spain) INVITATION CIRCULAR The International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) www.ibca-info.org and the Spanish Blind Sports Federation (Federación Española de Deportes para Ciegos, FEDC) are glad to inform you that the 7th. World Blind and Visually Impaired Team Chess Championship will be held from the 11th to the 22nd. June 2013 in the city of Zaragoza (Spain). Zaragoza is located in the northeast of Spain, at 320 km. from Madrid and 300 km. from Barcelona. ORGANIZATION DETAILS " Venue: Confortel Romareda Hotel, Zaragoza (Spain). " Arrival date: 11th. June, 2013 at dinner time. " Departure date: 22nd. June, 2013 after breakfast. " Pick up and drop off services from Zaragoza, Madrid and Barcelona airports will be provided to all teams by the Championship organization. For this reason, travel details should be confirmed before the 5th. May, 2013. " Registration fee per person in double or triple room with full board: 600 €. " Registration fee per person in single room with full board: 850 €. " Invitation to Tournament includes full board. Any arrival before the 11th. June or departure after the 22nd. June will have different rates. The phone, laundry and all other expenses which are not provided as per deal with the hotel will be considered as extras and must be paid by participants as per usage of these added facilities. BRIEF INFORMATION OF VENUE AND FACILITIES " Venue: Confortel Romareda Hotel, Zaragoza (Spain). " Category: 4 Stars. " Address: C/ Asín y Palacios, 11 (near city center). " Room Facilities: Air-conditioned, Interactive TV, WIFI, mini-bar. REGISTRATION " Confirmation of participation: 15th. March 2013. " Payment of the 50% registration fee: Before the 15th. April 2013. " Payment of the remaining 50% registration fee: Before the 30th. May 2013. BANK DETAILS FOR PAYMENT Account name: FEDERACION ESPAÑOLA DE DEPORTES PARA CIEGOS Account Number: IBAN CODE: ES21 2100 4669 1102 0007 0240 Swift Code: CAIXESBBXXX For more details, please contact with: Mr. Jesús García (Federación Española de Deportes para Ciegos). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Phone: +34 91 3536161 We remind you that in order to participate in this World Championship, all member countries should have paid the annual fee for the year 2013 and the previous years. IBCA CONTACT DETAILS Mr. Ludwig Beutelhoff President IBCA Rabengasse 6 D-34576 Homberg (Germany). Tel.: 00495681 1341 Fax: 00495681 60157 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Jesús García Organizer FEDC Tournament Director Pº de la Habana, 208 28036 MADRID Tel.-34 913536161 Email: email@example.com Office E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PARTICIPANTS AND GAME SYSTEM " The top 16 teams in the last Olympics held in India can participate. Cancellations will be covered according to the strict classification order and each group will keep always the classification order obtained in the Olympics. " The competition will be developed with the following system: 2 groups consisting of 8 teams each one will be formed in the previous phase and they will contest a league composed of 7 rounds. In each game the winning team will get 2 points, in case of a tie, 1 point, and the loss, 0 points. In case of a tie at the end of this phase between two or more teams, the tiebreak will be the sum of all real points obtained in each board. " At the end of this previous phase, the top 2 of each group will play the semifinal, crossing against the top 2 of the other group. The winners of theses semifinals will contest the final. The losers of these semifinals will play the next positions. " In semifinals and finals matches, the tiebreak system will be decided by boards (result of the first board, the second, etc.). In case of a tie on 4 boards, the highest ranked team at the last Olympics will be the winner. " The time control will be 90 minutes per player plus 30 seconds increment per move, until the end of the game The Competition plan is as follows: PREVIOUS PHASE GROUP A GROUP B 1. RUSSIA 2. UKRAINE 4. GERMANY 3. SPAIN 5. INDIA 6. POLAND 8. VENEZUELA 7. GREAT BRITAIN 9. CROATIA 10. KAZAKHSTAN 12. BULGARIA 11. SERBIA 13. COLOMBIA 14. ROMANIA 16. SWEDEN 15. SLOVENIA SEMIFINALS (DRAW FOR COLORS) 1 MATCH 1º GROUP A-------- 2º GROUP B 2 MATCH 2º GROUP A-------- 1º GROUP B 3 MATCH 3º GROUP A------- 4º GROUP B 4 MATCH 4º GROUP A------ 3º GROUP B 5 MATCH 5º GROUP A------ 6º GROUP B 6 MATCH 6º GROUP A------- 5º GROUP B 7 MATCH 7º GROUP A-------- 8º GROUP B 8 MATCH 8º GROUP A-------- 7º GROUP B FINAL (DRAW FOR COLORS) WINNER MATCH 1 --- WINNER MATCH 2 (FOR CHAMPION AND SUB CHAMPION) LOSER MATCH 1 ---- LOSER MATCH 2 (FOR 3 AND 4 POSITION) WINNER MATCH 3 ---- WINNER MATCH 4 (FOR 5 AND 6 POSITION) LOSER MATCH 3 ----- LOSER MATCH 4 (FOR 7 AND 8 POSITION) WINNER MATCH 5 ----- WINNER MATCH 6 (FOR 9 AND 10 POSITION) LOSER MATCH 5 --------LOSER MATCH 6 (FOR 11 AND 12 POSITION) WINNER MATCH 7 ----- WINNER MATCH 8 (FOR 13 AND 14 POSITION) LOSER MATCH 7------ LOSER MATCH 8 (FOR 15 AND 16 POSITION) BULLETIN A daily bulletin would be issued with the previous day's games. Bulletins will be hand over to each team in print and electronic format. This information will also be available online. CHESSBOARDS AND CLOCKS All materials will be provided by the FEDC, however any player will be allowed to make use of his own chessboard according to the chess rules. ACTIVITIES Visit to the Zaragoza amusement park has been planned on Wednesday, June 19th. for all participants and guests of the World Championship. PROGRAMME JUNE 11 Arrival of teams. JUNE 12 10.00 h. - Opening Ceremony. 12.00 h. - Technical Meeting. 13.30 h.- Lunch. 16.00 h. - First round. 20.00 h.- Dinner. JUNE 13 ,14,15,16,17 and 18 9.00 h.-10.0 h. - Presentation of alignments and bulletin delivery. 13.30 h.- Lunch. 16.00 h.- Second round and subsequent rounds. 20.00 h.- Dinner. JUNE 19 Visit to the amusement park. JUNE 20 9.00 h.-10.00 h. - Presentation of alignments and bulletin delivery. 13.30 h.- Lunch. 16.00 h.- Semifinal matches. 20.00 h.- Dinner. JUNE 21 9.00 h. - Final match. 14.00 h.- Lunch. 19.00 h.- Closing ceremony. 20.30 h.- Dinner. JUNE 22 Departure of teams.