This summer in Sicily there will be a nice international chess festival – the 5th “Terre degli Elimi”. It will be one intense chess week in July.
Erice is a magic ancient place and in the afternoons the players are free to visit places of incomparable beauty and charm as Segesta, the Egadi Islands, Zingaro, Scopello.
Erice in western Sicily (Italy) is 15 km away from airport “Vincenzo Florio” in Trapani (Ryanair Hub), is a true and proper tourist pearl of Sicily at about 700 meters above sea level overlooking the Canale with breathtaking views going as far as Mount Etna.
To arrive in Erice, you can reach Trapani by plane (airport Vincenzo Florio) with daily Ryanair flights offering connections from leading Italian and European airports at very cheap prices.
And all this without suffering from the summer heat thanks to the micro-climate of the mountaintop.
Trapani and Egadi island sunset
Organizers partner hotel offers unbeatable prices:
– Stay in a single room for seven days costs 175 € per person!
– Stay in a double room for seven days costs € 135 per person!
– Stay in a triple room for seven days costs € 127 per person!
We rent furnished apartments complete with everything for 4/6 people at unbeatable prices!
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The Festival includes:
– Main tournament A Open, in 9 rounds, for players rated >1800;
– Secondary B Open, in 9 rounds too, for players <1900
– C Open, in 7 rounds, for players < 1500.
The tournaments will be held July 19 to 25 in the halls of the Salespalace at Erice.
The Open A will be valid for international norms of IM and GM. The total prize money will be more than 3500 €.
If you have never come to Erice this may finally be the right time!
See you soon!
Ksenija Novak, Marta Przedziecka and Katarzyna Toma with the Castle of Venus in Erice
List of participants (28 March 2014)
SOLODOVNICHENKO, YURI UKR M GM 2586
IORDACHESCU, VIOREL MDA M GM 2583
PETKOV, VLADIMIR BUL M GM 2566
BLAGOJEVIC, DRAGISA MNE M GM 2517
WARAKOMSKI, TOMASZ POL M IM 2498
SADZIKOWSKI, DANIEL POL M IM 2470
RISTIC, NENAD SRB M GM 2431
WIECZOREK, OSKAR POL M IM 2407
ALEKSIC, NENAD SRB M IM 2348
AMATO ANDREA ITA m FM 2345
DE WIT, TEX NED M FM 2333
BEZEMER, ARNO NED M FM 2311
KULON, KLAUDIA POL F WIM 2308
MANAKOVA, MARIA SRB F WGM 2289
ASHIKU, FRANC ALB M 2284
ARANAZ MURILLO, AMALIA ESP F WIM 2279
SWIECH, PRZEMYSLAW POL M 2267
ADRIAN, CLAUDE FRA M IM 2239
IWANOW, ANNA POL F WIM 2208
VAN DER EIJK, MARTIJN NED M 2199
SANTAGATI ALESSANDRO ITA m M 2198
ARANAZ PORTUGUES, JOSE CARLOS ESP M 2163
WARAKOMSKA, ANNA POL F WFM 2144
BIFULCO MICHEL ITA m CM 2077
VALGUARNERA GIROLAMO ITA m M 2068
RIZZA FRANCESCO ITA m CM 2038
BLAGOJEVIC, TIJANA MNE F 2028
VOLKERS, ANNEMARIE NED F 2018
RAVAGNANI TIZIANO ITA m CM 2005
BERTINO GIACOMO ITA m CM 1900
IANNELLO ANTONIO ITA m 1N 1888
LO PICCOLO, ANTONINO ITA M 1884
CASTELLI GIOVANNI J. ITA m 1N 1876
IANNELLO ANDREA ITA m 1N 1876
MESSINA DAMIANO ITA m CM 1860
Organizer: Alessandro Monaco – firstname.lastname@example.org – mobile phone +393343114606
All details on official website www.ericescacchi.it
Facebook page of Terre degli Elimi https://www.facebook.com/Terre.Elimi?ref=hl
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Celebrating Amato’s victory