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16th international Chess Festival
in Nancy (FRANCE) on 3 + 4 of march 2018

 

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 her 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 to « Paris-Est »)

Don’t miss one of the strongest Rapid and Blitz tournaments in France !

292 players were competing in the 15th edition,
and many very strong Grandmasters came during the last 15 years :
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave actual world number 2,
Etienne Bacrot ex-member of world top10,
Laurent Fressinet number 3 in France came many times,
Christian Bauer in his nativ region,
Rustam Kasimdzhanov ex-world champ,
Mickael Gurevich ex world number 5,
Ulf Andersson legend of 70s and 80s,
Arkadij Naidisch, Vladislav Tkachiev, Pentala Harikrishna
et so many others …


Adress : 48 rue du Sergent Blandan, 54000 Nancy, FRANCE
(15 minutes walk from Nancy railway station,
or by bus line n°7 ou 8 : stop in  » Thermal  » )
Big free parkings at the tournament
Here are photos of 2017 Edition 


On Saturday 3 of March 2018 : BLITZ
11 games 4 min. + 2 sec/move
Registration for all players : at the tournament 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, female, elo categories…
Total prizes : 2600 euros

On Sunday 4 of March 2018 : RAPID
9 games 15 min. + 3 sec/move
Registration for all players : at the tournament 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, female, elo categories…
Total prizes : 5400 euros

Registration :
Only by writing an email to : festivalnancy@free.fr
(then you have to receive confirmation)
You pay at your arrival at the tournament


Entry fee :
Blitz : 10 euros adult / 5 euros Under 20 y.o
Rapide : 20 euros adult / 10 euros  Under 20 y.o
special fee if you play both Blitz+Rapide : 24 euros adult / 12 euros  Under 20 y.o

Attention :
Entries directly at the tournament (without sending email)
will be accepted only in case of available places

Free entry fee for GM, wGM, IM, wIM
but only for an email sent in february


Organisers :
Christophe Philippe from association « Echecs54 »
and Conseil Départemental 54.


Meal :

Snaking at the tournament on the 2 days

For saturday evening : many restaurants in Nancy-center,
including the famous « Taverne de l’irlandais » on Railway station square
where so many blitz tournaments took place, and so many chess players met !


Lodging:

Attention the organizers don’t manage your booking.
Don’t forget to ask the special chess price when booking.
at 10 minutes by car (or 20-30 min tram+walk) :
Hôtel ibis Nancy-Brabois

adress : Allée de Bourgogne, 54500 VANDOEUVRE LES NANCY
tél 00 33-3 83 44 55 77 – Email : H1584@accor.com
40 euros for one room 1 ou 2 beds
Good plan if you come by car, free and easy parking
 –
at 5 minutes by car or 20 min walking :
Appart’hôtel La Maison des chercheurs

adress : 167 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 54500 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy
contact-nancy@residences-apparthotel.com
tél : 00 33-3.83.97.15.40
Studio with little kitchen 1 or 2 pers : 52.00 € per night
Studio with little kitchen 3 or 4 pers : 95.00 € per night

at 5 minutes by car or 20 min walking :
Appart’hôtel Coeur de Ville

totally in the center of Nancy, in front of railway station,
so perfect if you arrive by train
contact-coeurdeville@residences-apparthotel.com
tél : 00 33-3.83.28.93.45
Bedroom with little kitchen 1 ou 2 pers : 52.00 €
Studio with little kitchen 1 or 2 pers : 59.00 € .
Studio with little kitchen 3 or 4 pers : 105.00 €

 

First Novelty 2018 :
on saturday 3 of march 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30
MASTERCLASS
of the international Grandmaster Matthieu CORNETTE
2 exceptionnal hours of training (in french language)
with the 2016 French Chess Champion,
actual French number 8 with 2606 elo !

Entry : 30 euros per person
(or 20 euros per person for registration of 3 persons together)

Payment on place, but obligatory booking by email to : festivalnancy@free.fr

Second Novelty 2018 :
You can offer the Nancy Chess Festival 
as a Birthday Gift, or a Corporate gift, etc.
to one of your friend, or relative or colleague
who is a chess addict !

He will probably never forget the « All included package » :
2 nights (friday ev and sat ev) in a 4 stars Hôtel very near the superb Place Stanislas
2 hours training with 2015 french champion GM Matthieu Cornette (elo 2606) on saturday morning
1 very nice dinner with invited Grandmasters and organisation on Place Stanislas saturday evening
and of course his entry in one of the strongest Rapid and Blitz tournaments in France !

A car is bringing him from hotel to tournament,
He will have nothing to care during his dream chess week-end except to travel to Nancy !

Price : 350 euros
All information : festivalnancy@free.fr
(All details can be arranged, including extra nights, organisation of the trip, etc.)