Gausdal Bygger’n Masters 2006 will be played at the well known Gausdal high mountain hotel in Norway 24 September to 2 October. 9 rounds Swiss, time limits 40 moves in 2 hours, then 20 moves in one hour and then 1/2 hour for the rest of the game. Open for all players with a FIDE-ELO at least 2000, and a limited number of players below 2000 or without a FIDE-ELO. Chances for GM-norms and excellent chances for IM-, WGM- and WIM-norms. First prize 1001 EUROs (+ a Troll!). Expected 50-60 players out of whom 10-14 GMs or IMs, live transmission from 8-10 games each round. Details Hans Olav Lahlum firstname.lastname@example.org. Webpage http://eirikgu.home.online.no/byggern2006/ . Check also the webpage including pictures, bulletins etc from last year’s tournament (won by GM Magnus Carlsen) at http://home.online.no/~eirikgu/troll2005/.
Hereford England One player needed for a 9 round all-play-all. Arrival 28 August, play 29 August to 3 September 2006.
Alternating days 2 rounds then 1 round. Rate of play 40/2 all in 30.
Prizes £15 per win. £50 for highest in group of GM or IM or FM.
Player 2341+ non-English.
Details: Maxim Devereaux email@example.com
European Union Individual Chess Championship 6 to 15 September 2006
10 round Swiss open only to players affiliated to EU countries
Venue Liverpool World Museum, England.
Details David Welch firstname.lastname@example.org
Monarch Assurance Isle of Man Masters 23 September to 1 October 2006
9 round Swiss
Details Dennis Hemsley email@example.com It is unlikely any conditions are available for 2006
Commonwealth Championship 19 to 29 November 2006 open only to Commonwealth citizens or long-term residents therein.
Rilton Cup 2006-07 to be played in Stockholm, Sweden 27 December 2006 – 5 January 2007. 9 rounds Swiss, time limits 40 moves in 2 hours, then 20 moves in one hour and then 1/2 hour for the rest of the game. Open for all players with an ELO of at least 2000 (B-group for players below 2000). First prize 18000 SEK (= around 2000 EUROs), total prize fund more than 200 000 SEK. Details firstname.lastname@example.org, webpage http://www.rilton.se/
Hastings Masters 28 December 2006 to 6 January 2007.
9 round with all international titles and rating possible. Also several other events, including the Hastings Open 6-7 January.
Details Con Power email@example.com
For invitations and conditions contact Stewart Reuben firstname.lastname@example.org
website shortly http://www.hastingschess.org.uk/
GibTelecom Masters and Challengers 23 January to 1 February 2007.
The Masters is a 9 round Swiss with one rest day with £56,500 prize money, including prizes specifically for women mounting to £9000.
There are two Challengers tournaments for players under 2200 or unrated each of 5 rounds. The total prize fund for these two events is £9000. A player taking part in both the Masters and Challengers could win £6000.
There are two Amateur tournaments for player rated under 1800 or unrated each of 5 rounds each with a prize fund of £2250.
Details Judy Whurr email@example.com
No start money will be offered this year, but Stewart Reuben has a limited number of rooms available to offer hospitality including breakfast and evening meal. Players willing to share are more likely to be offered this hospitality which will be decided in September.