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17th international Chess Festival

in Nancy (FRANCE)

on 23 + 24 of February 2019

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 »)

One of the strongest Rapid and Blitz tournaments in France !

372 players were competing in the 16th edition,
with 18 grand masters and 26 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 of 2018 Edition


Adress : 48 rue du Sergent Blandan, 54000 Nancy, FRANCE
(20 minutes walk from Nancy railway station,
or 10 min by bus line n°7: from bus stop « gare Thiers » to «Nancy-thermal»)
Big free parkings at the tournament


On Saturday 23rd of February 2019 : BLITZ
11 games 4 min. + 2 sec/move
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…
Total prizes : 2600 euros

On Sunday 24th of February 2019 : RAPID
9 games 15 min. + 3 sec/move
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…
Total prizes : 5400 euros

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 :
Christophe Philippe from 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

 –

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

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 a grand master 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 and reservation :
festivalnancy54@gmail.com
(All details can be arranged, including extra nights, organisation of the trip, etc. : contact us!)


on Saturday 23rd of February 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30
Adress : 48 rue du Sergent Blandan, 54000 Nancy, France like the tournament place
MASTERCLASS with a high level grand master
open to everybody
Don’t miss these special 2h of chess training !

Entry : 20 euros per person

Payment on place, but obligatory booking by email to : festivalnancy54@gmail.com