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19th international Chess Festival

in Nancy (FRANCE)

23 & 24 october 2021

One of the strongest Rapid and Blitz tournaments in France !

Hundreds of players are competing each year, and many very strong Grandmasters came during the last 15 years : Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Etienne Bacrot, Laurent Fressinet, Christian Bauer, Romain Edouard, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Mickael Gurevich, Ulf Andersson, Arkadij Naidisch, Vladislav Tkachiev, Pentala Harikrishna et so many others …

Here are photos : 2019 Edition2020 Edition

NANCY is a town of the east of France,
located between Paris and Strasbourg,
both approximately at 1h30min by train,
famous among other things for its incredible Place Stanislas,

From the railway station « Paris-Est »,
you reach Nancy very easily with many trains each day
(the railway station « Paris-Nord »,
where UK-trains are arriving in France,
is at 10 min walk from « Paris-Est »)

Adress : 48 rue du Sergent Blandan, 54000 Nancy, FRANCE
(20 minutes walk from Nancy railway station,
or 10 min by bus to «Nancy-thermal»)
Big free parkings at the tournament

On Saturday 23th of October 2021 :
International BLITZ tournament
11 games 4 min. + 2 sec/move
Registration for all players : Only by email,
then payment at the tournament place till 3 pm
End of tournament and closing ceremony at about 8 pm
Counting for BLITZ FIDE ELO
First prize : 500 euros
+ many other prizes ranking, women prizes, elo categories

On Sunday 24th of October 2021 :
International RAPID tournament
9 games 15 min. + 3 sec/move
Registration for all players : Only by email,
then payment at the tournament place till 9:30 am
End of tournament and closing ceremony at about 6 pm
Counting for RAPID FIDE ELO
First prize : 1000 euros
+ many other prizes ranking, women prizes, elo categories

Registration :
Only by writing an email to : 
festivalnancy54@gmail.com
(then you have to receive confirmation)
You pay upon your arrival at the tournament

Entry fee :
Blitz : 12 euros adult / 6 euros Under 20 y.o
Rapide : 22 euros adult / 11 euros  Under 20 y.o

Attention :
* Entries directly at the tournament (without sending email) will NOT be accepted.
*
TAKE CARE TO HAVE THE « HEALTH ANTI-COVID PASS ». Entry in the building will be impossible without your QR-CODE.
* Mask will be obligatory too.

Free entry fee for all masters and grandmasters
but only with email sent.

Meal :
Snacking at the tournament place during the 2 days
For saturday evening : many restaurants in Nancy-center,
including our partner, the famous « Taverne de l’irlandais » on Railway station square
that will offer your one free beer for each dinner ordered.

Lodging:

Attention the organizers don’t manage your booking.
Don’t forget to ask the special chess price
(tarif « Festival d’échecs ») when booking.

* Best if you come by car :
Hôtel ibis Nancy-Brabois
adress : Allée de Bourgogne, 54500 VANDOEUVRE LES NANCY
Tél : 00 33 (0)3 83 44 55 77
Email :
H1584@accor.com
Special price 40 euros per room 1 or 2 beds.
(10 minutes from tournament by car, outside the town, with free and easy parking)

* Best if you come by train :
Hôtel Campanile Nancy gare
adress : 12 Rue de Serre, 54000 Nancy
Tél : 00 33 (0)3 57 29 10 07
Email : nancy.centregare@campanile.fr
Special price 62 euros per room 1 ou 2 beds,
but attention only for booking before 15 of october.
(In the town center, near railway station,
at 15/20 min walk from tournament, or 10 min by bus)

See you soon 🙂