Organizer: Leon Candia Chess Club, Heraklion Chess Club, OFI Chess Club.
Co-Organizers: Administration of Crete, Municipality of Heraklion.

TOURNAMENT MODE: 2 Groups Swiss FIDE system 9 (nine) rounds & 7 (seven) rounds respectively:
· Group A: Open for all levels and ages (9 rounds) valid for FIDE and national rating,
· Group B: Open for beginners (children, who just started playing chess, up to 12 years old) (7 rounds). Valid for national rating only.
Playing venue: Atrion HOTEL (***), 9 Chronaki Street, Center of Heraklion, Crete, Greece


Conf. of Participation

Saturday, 03-09-2022

14.00 – 15.30

Pairings 1st round

Saturday, 03-09-2022


Opening Ceremony

Saturday, 03-09-2022


Round 1

Saturday, 03-09-2022


Round 2

Sunday, 04-09-2022


Round 3

Sunday, 04-09-2022


Round 4

Monday, 05-09-2022


Round 5

Tuesday, 06-09-2022


Round 6

Wednesday, 07-09-2022


Round 7

Thursday, 08-09-2022


Round 8

Friday, 09-09-2022

17.00 (only A’ group)

Round 9

Saturday, 10-09-2022

15.00 (only A’ group)

Closing Ceremony

Saturday, 10-09-2022

20.00 (Α’ & Β’ group) + GM/IM norm Tournament


Sunday, 11-09-2022



TIME CONTROL: 90 min for 40 moves + 30min till the end of the game & 30sec per move from move one. Recording of moves is obligatory for the entire duration of the game. Default time is 30 minutes; players arriving later will be forfeited.

PARTICIPATION & FEES: Entry fees should be given in cash before the start of round 1 or can be earlier deposited to the following bank account:

Piraeus Bank: IBAN: GR96 0172 7510 0057 5109 1778 649
ACCOUNT HOLDER NAME: Leon Candia Chess Club


Bank Address: 25th August str., No 39, Heraklion 712 02

GROUP A: General entry fee 70€; for members of Greek Chess Federation 40€; for members of Cretan chess clubs 30€; for players under 18 years old and members of the organizing clubs 25€.
Free entry for titled players (GM/IM/WGM/WIM).

GROUP B (under 12): Participation Fee 20€.



Money Prizes 29th OPEN


1st winner


2nd winner


3rd winner


1st female winner




In case of a tie, cash prizes are split equally between the tied players (cups & medals awarded according to tie-breaks).

1st, 2nd, 3rd Winner – Cups and Medals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Woman – Cup and Medals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Winner U18– Cup and Medals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Winner F18– Cup and Medals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Winner U14– Cup and Medals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Winner F14– Cup and Medals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Winner U10– Cup and Medals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Winner F10– Cup and Medals

1st U1600 rating – Cup
· B’ Group:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Winner B’ group– Cups and Medals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Girls – Cup and Medals

TIE BREAKS: 1. Direct encounter (if all players who tied played against each other), 2. Buchholz 3. Number of wins 4. Sonneborn-Berger.
A player entitled to more than one prize receives only the highest.

– Pairings, results and other information can be found on the website and in the corresponding links on The PGN files of the current and previous tournaments can also be found on this website.
– Exclusions are allowed with a timely notification to the Tournament Director (10’ after the end of the previous round at the latest).
– If a player doesn’t show up for a particular round he/she is expelled from the tournament, unless the Chief Arbiter decides otherwise.

 APPEALS may be submitted no later than 10 minutes after the end of the round. A three-member Appeals Committee will be responsible for examining the appeal. Members of the AC related to the players involved will be exempted. The composition of the AC will be determined before the start of the tournament by the Chief Arbiter.
The appeal fee is set at 100€ and must be delivered to either the Tournament Director or the Chief Arbiter. Should the appeal be upheld, the fee shall be returned to the appellant; otherwise it is withheld by the organizers.



Heraklion offers a variety of accommodation possibilities. Please check an Internet booking site to find a room in hotels or apartments that suit your needs. Players and accompanying persons can freely choose their accommodation.

The Organizing Committee has arranged discounted prices upon request for a limited amount of rooms for players and accompanying persons. Since September is the pick of the touristic period for Heraklion, travelers are advised to book fast either by themselves or through the Organizing Committee. These are the accommodation options provided by the organizers:

Prices Per Room for 8 nights (Check in 2/9 Check out 10/9)


Price for

single room

for 8 nights with breakfast included

Price for double room for 8 nights with breakfast included

Price for triple room for 8 nights with breakfast included

Price for family room for 8 nights with breakfast included

*** Atrion Hotel






TRAVEL INFORMATION: Atrion Hotel is located in the very center of Heraklion City, the “metropolitan” city of Crete. The beautiful Cretan Sea is 150 meters away from Atrion Hotel! It is located just 3 km away from Heraklion Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” and 1km away from the port of Heraklion. The Heraklion Airport is a short 5km drive from the city center of Heraklion. There are more than 10 flights per day from Athens to Heraklion. Prices and schedule for ferries from Athens to Heraklion are available here:

 Distances from Atrion Hotel:
Knossos Palace: 4km
Archeological Museum: 1,4km
Historical Museum: 0,1km
National History Museum: 0,4km
Lions square Heraklion: 0,4km
Liberty Square Heraklion: 0,6km
Marin Dream Hotel: 0,6km

TRANSFER: the organizers will provide free transportation from and to the airport (or port) to the official hotel for all foreign players.
HOLIDAYS: Use your chance to get unforgettable experiences in Crete! The weather is normally great with fine temperatures and plenty of wonderful seaside and cultures choices in short distances.
Tournament Director FIDE IO Klokas Konstantinos