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18th international Chess Festival

in Nancy (FRANCE)

on 15 + 16 of February 2020

One of the strongest Rapid and Blitz tournaments in France !

hundreds of players are competing each year,
with many grand masters and masters among them !

Many very strong Grandmasters came during the last 15 years :
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave actual world number 6,
Etienne Bacrot ex-member of world top10,
Laurent Fressinet number 3 in France,
Christian Bauer member of a French national team,
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 …

Here are photos : 2018 Edition – 2019 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 15th of February 2020 : BLITZ tournament
11 games 4 min. + 2 sec/move
(after 9 rounds, first 4 players qualify for semi-final,
other players continue the tournament)
Registration for all players : 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 :  to see here

On Sunday 16th of February 2020 : RAPID tournament
9 games 15 min. + 3 sec/move
(after 7 rounds, first 4 players qualify for semi-final,
other players continue the tournament)
Registration for all players : 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 :  to see here

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 if your mail is sent in January:
Blitz : 10 euros adult / 5 euros Under 20 y.o
Rapide : 20 euros adult / 10 euros  Under 20 y.o

Entry fee if your mail is sent in February:
Blitz : 20 euros adult / 10 euros Under 20 y.o
Rapide : 30 euros adult / 15 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 January


Organisers :
Association « Echecs54 » and Conseil Départemental 54.


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.

* 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
Special Tarif Ibis Sport 40 euros for one room 1 or 2 beds
Breakfast : 10,50€, tourist tax 0,85€/night
Good plan if you come by car, free and easy parking

 –
* Same street than the tournament : Kosy Appart’hôtels Art’&Facts
artefacts@kosy.plus
Phone  : 00 33-3.83.40.18.10
Appartment with little kitchen
1 pers : 54 € / 2 pers : 56 €
3 ou 4 pers : 100 €
Free Parking

* at 5 minutes by car or 15 min walking :
Kosy Appart’hôtels La Maison des chercheurs
adress : 167 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 54500 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy
maisondeschercheurs@kosy.plus
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
Breakfast 7€, tourist tax 0,50€ per person/night
Free WIFI, parking 5€/night
Ideal to take your breakfast, cook and feel like at home



* at 5 minutes by car or 15 min walking :

Kosy Appart’hôtels Coeur de Ville
totally in the center of Nancy, in front of railway station,
so perfect if you arrive by train
adress :
2 Place Simone Veil, 54000 Nancy

coeurdeville@kosy.plus
tél : 00 33-3.83.28.93.45
Bedroom with little kitchen 1 ou 2 pers : 50.00 €
Studio with little kitchen 1 or 2 pers : 58.00 € .
Studio with little kitchen 3 or 4 pers : 100.00 €
Breakfast 9,50€
Free WIFI, possible parking place in parking Thiers
Ideal to take your breakfast, cook and feel like at home and to visit the city

See you soon 🙂