Pannonia Cup International Tournament



Balatonalmadi, 26th of July – 30th of July, 2017

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Balatonalmadi, 26th of July - 30th of July, 2017

Group A: International Open Tournament for FIDE ratings.

Group B: International Open Tournament for FIDE ratings, but competitors over 2000 ELO points can't attend, and competitors under 18 years will be ranked separately.

System used: /for A and B Groups/

We organise a chess competition in Swiss system and 7 rounds without age limits

Location:        The air-conditioned Conference Hall of Pannonia Cultural Center and Library (In Hungarian: Pannonia Kultúrális Központ és Könyvtár)

Address:        Hungary, Zip code: 8220 Balatonalmadi, Városház Square 4.

Main Patrons:        Mr. Janos Keszey, the Mayor of Balatonalmadi

         Bakonyi Árpád Dr., Honorary Associate Professor

Organiser:        Recreation Association of Vörösberény

Time Limit: In Group A: 90-90 minutes + 30 sec after each move

  In Group B: 120-120 minutes for all moves


Group A

         1st place        60.000 HUF

         2nd place        40.000 HUF

         3rd place        25.000 HUF

         4th place        15.000 HUF

         5th place        10.000 HUF

         6th place        8.000 HUF

         7th place        6.000 HUF

         8th place        5.000.HUF

Special prizes for Group A

Best Women Competitor                5.000 HUF

Best Senior (over 60 years)                5.000 HUF

he best FIDE number between 2001-2200                5.000 HUF

Best player, who born after 01.01.1997.                30.000 HUF

Group B

         1st place        15.000 HUF

         2nd place        10.000 HUF

         3rd place        5.000 HUF

Under 18 players we will receive medals and diploma in the case of 1-3 places, furthermore the best under 18 player will win a cup.

Final ranking:

Places are decided by number of scores won. Ties are decided by Bucholcz, by Swiss Manager and furthermore/additionally Progressive Bucholz, TPR, Rating. Prizes will be taxed (but you don't have to pay tax it) and not shared. One player may get only one prize.


Opening and drawing:        26th of July        15.30-16.00

         1. round        26th of July         from 16.00

         2. round        27th of July         from 09.00

         3. round        27th of July         from 15.00

         4. round        28th of July         from 09.00

         Blitz (Schnell) competition:        28th of July         from 17.00

         5. round        29th of July         from 09.00

         6. round        29th of July         from 15.00

         7. round        30th of July         from 09.00

         Prize giving ceremony:        30th of July         from 14.30

Entry fees:

         Group A

         under 2000 FIDE and for unrated        45 EUR

         between 2001-2200 FIDE rating        40 EUR

         between 2201-2400 FIDE rating        35 EUR

  GM, IM and players over 2400 FIDE rating        free entry

         Group B (for every player)        30 EUR

Deadline for entries:        23rd of July, 2017

Entry fee includes free entry to the beach, if you send in your date of birth until the deadline for entries.

Organisers undertake the costs of playing permit in Hungary (FRD) for all foreign participants.


Private rooms with all comfort for players and for accompanying persons: 20 EUR/day/person.


You can order meals for each day at Corner Restaurant, which is only a minute from the tournament hall. It's: 12 EUR/day/person.

Breakfast: 2 EUR        Lunch: 6 EUR        Dinner: 4 EUR

You can choose from A or B menu.

If you would like to have meals and accommodation, please notify me until the 5th of July, 2017

The organisers reserve the rights of altering the above conditions!

Arrival and registration of players at the location from 10.00 until 14.00 o'clock, 26th of July.

Entry fees, cost of accommodation and meals (if ordered) must be paid upon arrival.

At the centre of the town you can find restaurants, the railway station, the bus terminal, the beach and interesting programs.

During the Tournament we will be held a blitz (schnell) competition, where the people of outside of the Pannonia Cup can be participating too. Entry fee is 2000 HUF, from which 80% will be distributed.

You can find more information, photos and results (some of the more interesting plays included) at our web-site

Entry Address and further information

Imre Fancsy, leader

Address: Hungary, Zip code: 8222 Balatonalmadi, Gábor Áron Street 15.




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Since 1996 we stage PANNONIA CUP international chess tournament every year.

In 2009, for the 15th time. You can find informations of the current tournament on the


In the previous years more than 100 players participated from various

countries in group A and B.

You can see some pictures of the tournament on the PICTURES page.

The more interesting games can be downloaded from GAMES.

You can download the previous upshot here: " UPSHOT "

Balatonalmádi is one of the most beautiful places on the North coast of lake Balaton. It is near Veszprém (12 kilometers far) and the indoor swimming pool and bob-sleigh run in Balatonfuzfo is only 4 kilometers far.

Our family house is to let any time of the year for 14 EU/person/night.

Discount is given if there are at least 8-9 guests.

It is an independent intimate flat with a garden having a closed car

park area.

There is barbecue opportunity on the backyard.

You can see some pictures of the house on the PICTURES page.

We offer similar private housing for our players and their escorts.