As a result of the initiative of Mr Sakis Kouvatsos, MCA Treasurer, the Mediterranean Chess Association is please to announce that it will be starting once again to organise the Mediterraean Junior Championships. The tournament is being sponsored by Giannoulis Hotels and Resorts who have also guaranteed the event for three years.
Kydon Sports Club in Chania will be the organiser and has the full support of the Greek Chess Federation.
The event will be held in the prestigious Giannoulis Hotel in Kolimvari, Crete, Greece, between 31st August 2010 (arrival) till 8th September 2010 (departure). Kolimvari, is 18km west of Hania and quite close to Kissamos-Kastelli.
1. The Tournament
The 3rd Mediterranean Boys and Girls Chess Championships will be held from 31st August 2010 (arrival) to 8th September (departure). The tournament is being sponsored by Kydon Sports Club and Giannoulis Hotels, Crete, Greece where the championships will take place. More information can be obtained from the following link: http://www.cavospada.gr.
The main sponsors for this tournament are Kydon Sports Club, Giannoulis Hotels and Municipality of Platania.
One player each for the Boys and Girls Championships nominated by each Mediterranean Federation as listed in the MCA statute. Players born on January 1st, 1990 and after are eligible to participate. If a Federation wishes to have additional players participating, besides those qualified through the normal way and by right, it should apply to the Organizing Committee. A player can participate in the competition only after getting an official consent from the Organizing Federation.
The Registration Form/s shall be submitted to the General Secretary of the Mediterranean Chess Association by e-mail (email@example.com) by not later than 15th July 2010. If participants submit the registration form after the deadline they may have to pay for their accommodation or even be refused entry.
4. Traveling Expenses and Airport Transfers
Traveling expenses shall be covered by the participating Federations. Transportation from the Chania international airport in Crete to the hotel and back will be managed by organizers for free.
5. Board and Lodging
The participants, one man and one woman nominated by each federation, will be provided with full board per day per player. Any additional participant or accompanying person will have to pay for all their expenses in Crete. The accommodation will be provided in Hotel Cavospada.
The extra players will pay 70 Euros for registration fee. Extra players and accompanying persons that would like to stay in double rooms (full board) will have to pay 60 Euros per day, per person. (The normal price of the hotel Cavospada is more than 130 euros per person per day).
6. Entry Visa and Participant Details
All participants are requested to send one passport-size photo (jpeg) of their players and a scan of their passport to the MCA along with the registration form. Please check with your Government or the Greek Embassy in your country on the need or requirements for visas to Greece.
Contact numbers for the Tournament Director Sakis Kouvatsos (30) 6944347603 or the MCA General Secretary Mr Geoffrey D Borg (356) 99434729.
The President of Kydon Sports Club