20. Offene Belgische Meisterschaft (von Herman Jennen, Sint-Niklaas - Belgien) (Ausschreibung liegt nur in englischer Sprache vor) BELGIAN CHESSFEDERATION of VISUALY IMPAIRED vzw Herman JENNEN, president - Koningin Elisabethplein 3 - B-9100 SINT-NIKLAAS Phone: +32(0)3 776 55 92 - IBAN: BE50 9796 0873 4518 - BIC: ARSPBE22 Dear chess friends from near and far, Hereby we invite you to our 20th‚€úOpen Belgian Championship‚€Ě 2011. When? This tournament will take place from Wednesday evening November 9 (dinner included) till Sunday morning November 13, 2011 (breakfast included). On the 9th we expect you in the Hotel before 5.30 pm. We request this for organizational reasons. Dinner will be served strictly at 6 pm so that the first round can start at 8 pm. Where? We are glad to invite you again in ‚€úHotel Zonnebloem‚€Ě, Meeuwenlaan 2 ‚€Ű B-8620 Nieuwpoort. Hotel Zonnebloem is a quietly located holiday centre on the seafront of Nieuwpoort-Bad, next to the beach. Directions By public transport: Take the train to Ostend. Outside the station you can take the coastal tram to Nieuwpoort (45 minutes). Leave the tram at the stop ‚€ėNieuwpoort-Church - Zonnebloem‚€Ö and go towards the seafront. Then you will find Hotel Zonnebloem 300 m at the left side. By car: Follow E40 (Brussels-Ostend), take exit 3 (Diksmuide-Nieuwpoort). Follow N355 direction Nieuwpoort-aan-Zee (via Kinderlaan). Past the fourth traffic lights (after about 5 km), turn to the right (Franslaan) and then to the left (Meeuwenlaan). Tournament formula: The tournament will be played over 7 rounds, according to the Swiss system. The 7 rounds will be played on: ¬∑ Wednesday November 9 in the evening (1st); ¬∑ Thursday November 10 in the morning (2nd) and afternoon (3rd); ¬∑ Friday November 11 in the morning (4th) and afternoon (5th); ¬∑ Saturday November 12 in the morning (6th) and afternoon (7th). Final ceremony will take place on Saturday after dinner. Sunday morning November 13th after breakfast; end of the tournament. Prize to win: There is ‚é¨ 300, 00 prize. Apart from that, there is a bonus of ‚é¨ 2, 50 for every game you win. There will be cups for the winner of the Belgian Open Championship A and B for visually impaired, the open Belgian champion for the normal sighted, the champion of the BSFVG (visually impaired). Player‚€Ös charges: These prices are meant for all the comfort (shower, toilet and TV in room) and the all inclusive formula (all meals, no drinks). Double room ‚é¨ 210, 00 per person Single room ‚é¨ 290, 00 per person If you have any questions or wishes, don‚€Öt hesitate to contact us at any time. Exceptionally, guide-dogs for blind people are allowed. The cost for the dog is ‚é¨ 15, 00. If you want to take your guide-dog with you, you have to take contact with Herman Jennen (see letterhead), for getting no problems at arrival. How do you inscribe and pay? You have to inscribe and pay before the September 10, 2011. You can do that by a Bank Transfer on bank account number of ARGENTA on the name of the B.S.F.V.G., Zwijnaardesteenweg 197 at B-9000 GENT. For international payments to Belgium you will need the following numbers: BIC ARSPBE22 and IBAN BE50 9796 0873 4518 You also need to send the registration form (see second attachment), before the earlier notified date (nicely filled in) to: Alex GEERINCK, treasurer B.S.F.V.G., Zwijnaardesteenweg 197 at B-9000 GENT. Or by E-mail: email@example.com ! Attention ! 1. For people who does a money transfer from abroad please note that all the bank costs are for you. Please look carefully if you do the transaction, so that we get the right amount of money. Otherwise we will ask the missing part during the tournament. 2. People shall be registered only after full payment has been made. Rooms shall be given once registration has been done. 3. People who are registered, but don‚€Öt show up will need to pay ‚é¨ 50, 00 cancellation fee. 4. Please respect the deadline of registration date STRICTLY. Our reservation in the hotel is based on this date and will be cancelled then. After September 10, we can‚€Öt guarantee that we still have free rooms and/or for the same price. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org - phone +32(0)3 776 55 92 email@example.com - phone +32(0)14 32 35 37 Registered people will get a confirmation mail. Later on you will get a letter/mail with the last information. Looking forward to meet you in hotel Zonnebloem, Herman Jennen, president of the B.S.F.V.G. vzw.