Cercle Royal des Echecs de Charleroi

17th Pays de Charleroi International Tournament



Robert Romanelli

e-mail: robert.romanelli53@gmail.com - Phone: +32 (0)471.21.17.40

Registration fee

GM, IM, FM: free (if registered before July 15)


50 €

(45 € if paid before July 15)

Juniors (born after 1/1/1998):

40 €

(35 € if paid before July 15)

To be paid on CREC account: 360-0484181-60 mentioning: "TIPC 2018" (european payments: IBAN= BE73 3600 4841 8160, BIC= BBRUBEBB).

Possibility of registration and payment on the spot.

The latest registration day is on Saturday, July 28, the opening day of the open. All players are requested to attend the referee table before 2:30 pm to confirm their participation and, if needed, to choose the group they will play in. For those who still have to register, please do so before 2:00 pm. Thank you.


9 rounds FIDE certified tournament (time control: 90 min. for 40 moves then 30 min. QPF with 30 sec. by move from the first move)

GM or IM title norms can be awarded in the event

Group A: Elo >= 1900
Group B: 1500 <= Elo < 2000
Group C: Elo < 1600

Pairings: Swiss sytem, firstly based on FIDE rating
Sofia rules (at least 20 moves and 1 hour of play). New FIDE rules (electronic devices are forbidden in the playing venue).

- Experts and Open A: Sylvin De Vet (BEL) (principal), Philippe Sauvé (FRA) (assistant)
- Open B and Open C: Renaud Barreau (BEL) (principal), Philippe Sauvé (FRA) (assistant)
- Additional arbiters: Laetitia Heuvelmans (BEL), Luc Cornet (BEL).

Tournament regulations

Open prize money

Total prize fund 7500 €*

Many groups

First prize money are as follow:

Group A

Group B

Group C

1000 €

500 €

300 €

For each group:
+ Juniors prize
+ Ladies prize**
+ Seniors prize

Special prizes for the two clubs with the most players (min. 10 players)

* if at least 250 players. Last year, 6920 € were given (232 players)
** if at least 5 ladies in the category

Blitz tournament

A blitz tournament will be held on Wednesday August 1st, 1st round at 8pm.

Charleroi Airport Hotel

Special tournament discount lodging at Van der Valk's

Unfortunately, there is no vacancy before July 29. More info at info@hotelcharleroiairport.be.

Hotel Charleroi Airport: comfort room (breakfast + wifi)
single: 58 € - double: 75 € (tax 3 €)

Reservation number HCA GF 17538 to be mentionned when booking at info@hotelcharleroiairport.be.

Booking form to download

Other accommodation

For accommodation, please contact Robert Romanelli.

Also, some listings of lodgings in Charleroi and surroundings are available:
Hotels and guest rooms in Charleroi ; Gîtes de Wallonie ; Belsud ; accueil champètre ; campsites .


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