Rico Chess Federation Is honored to invite all national and
international chess players to the:November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 2009
Location: Chess House Caguas, Puerto RicoCategories: International, U2000, U1600 and Student
System: Swiss System
Rouds: 9 Rounds (International) and 5 Rounds (U2000, U1600 andStudents)
90 minutes + 30 seconds increment (International, U2000 y U1600)
30 minutes (Students)Prizes:
International Category: $1400 – $1200 – $1000 –$400–$200–$100
U2000 Category : $500 – $300 – $200– $100
U1600 Category: $250 - $150 - $100For more information:
Chess house (787) 653-6001
INVITATIONThe Rafael Ortiz Foundation (Fundación de Ajedrez Rafael Ortiz; FARO) in collaboration with Puerto
Rico Chess Federation is honored to invite all national and international chess players to the Caguas
The Caguas Open will be held in the Chess House at Caguas, Puerto Rico from November 18 to 22,
This event will be conditioned by this invitation. Non mentioned rules for this invitation will be based
on the International Chess Federation (FIDE) rules. Lack of knowledge of the rules of chess does not
exempt their compliance.
Characteristics: The Caguas International is an open tournament in which any national or international
chess player may participate.
Tournament Format:9 rounds in the International Category and 5 rounds in the U2000 and student
Categories, Swiss System.
Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 second increment in the International and U2000 Categories. 30
minutes for the Student Category.
Tie Breaker System: 1) Game between both, 2) Progressive, 3) Sonneborn-Berger, 4) Number of
The international players that wish to participate in the U2000 Category should provide the
tournament director with a certification of the Federation or Country Association indicating the official
rating is less than 2000.
Places International, Category U2000, Category U1600, Category Student
Category1st place $1,400 $500 $250 Trophy
2nd place $1,200 $300 $150 Trophy
3rd place $1,000 $200 $100 Trophy
4th place $ 400 $100 Trophy
5th place $ 200 Trophy
6th place $ 100 Trophy
Total $4,300.00 $1100.00 $500.00
COSTS AND CALENDAR
Inscription Cost: $65 for International Category, $35 for U2000 Category, $25 for U1600 Category and
$5 for Student Category. The inscription cost may be paid in one of the following ways:
· The day of the event, at the time indicated.
· By mail, by check or money order payable to:
Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez
Caguas, Puerto Rico 00726-1803
· Deposit or transfer the payment to the following bank account: Banco Popular de
Puerto Rico, account # 048220868, routing # 021502011 payable to: Torneo
Internacional de Ajedrez.
For more information you may contact the Chess House at (787) 653-6001. You may also write to:
Note: A player that comes after inscription time will begin on the second round with ½ point. Each of
the participants that enroll by phone should communicate directly with the organizer of this event.
Group enrollments are not allowed by phone, each person should enroll individually with the event
International Category U2000 and U1600 Category Student Category
Inscription Wednesday 18 Hasta las 11:00
Inscription Friday 20 Till 6:00 pm. Inscription Saturday 21 8:00 a.m.
Round 1 Wednesday 18 1:00 p.m. Round 1 Friday 20 7:00 pm. Round 1 Saturday 21 9:30 a.m.
Round 2 Thursday 19 1:00 p.m. Round 2 Saturday 21 1:00 p.m. Round 2 Saturday 21 10:30 a.m.
Round 3 Thursday 19 7:00 p.m. Round 3 Saturday 21 7:00 p.m. Round 3 Saturday 21 11:30 a.m.
Round 4 Friday 20 1:00 p.m. Round 4 Sunday 22 10:00 a.m. Round 4 Saturday 21 1:30 p.m.
Round 5 Friday 20 7:00 p.m. Round 5 Sunday 22 3:00 p.m. Round 5 Saturday 21 2:30 p.m.
Round 6 Saturday 21 1:00 p.m.
Round 7 Saturday 21 7:00 p.m.
Round 8 Sunday 22 10:00 a.m.
Round 9 Sunday 22 3:00 p.m.
HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATIONHousing facilities at the Olympic Villa at Caguas is $20 for all tournament dates (coordinated directly with the Committee). Transportation to and from the airport is $50. For more information please contact 787-653-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org, INFORMATION, RESULTS AND MATCHING
The general tournament information is will be available at http://www.ajedrezespuertorico.com,
Results and matching will also be available online at http://www.chess-results.com,