Reglement

Regulations for the Norway Chess tournament 2022

FIDE laws of chess will apply.

1. Format
10 players are to take part in the Tournament.
The Tournament is a round-robin event with Armageddon.
Berger tables will be used for the pairings. Drawing of lots will be done at the technical meeting.
The tournament consists of a blitz tournament followed by 9 classical rounds.

2. Time control – Main games/round robin
Each player will have 120 minutes on the clock with an increment of 10 seconds after move 40.
Players are obliged to record the moves on the score sheet starting from the first move.
A player can stop recording the moves in the second period when he has less than 5 minutes.
If there is a draw in the classical game, then the players will move on to Armageddon within 20 minutes after the draw.
White pieces will continue with white in Armageddon.
With this, there will be a winner in each game because black pieces will win if the game ends in a draw.

3. Time control – Armageddon games
White has 10 minutes and black has 7 minutes with an increment of 1 second per move, starting from move 41.
Players are not allowed to agree on a draw until after move 30.

4. Points round robin and Armageddon
Players will get following points per round:

Victory main game: 3 points
Loss main game: 0 points
Draw main game & victory Armageddon: 1.5 points
Draw main game & loss Armageddon: 1 point

5. Prize money and play-offs
Money prizes will be shared among the players with the same sum of points. This does not apply for the first prize.
In case of shared first place between two players, there will be a blitz play-off to decide the winner. This will be done at the end of the last round.
There will be a 2-game match with 3 min. + 2 seconds increment for each move. If this match ends in a tie, there will be an Armageddon game where white has 10 minutes and black has 7 minutes with an increment of 1 second per move, starting from move 41 with draw odds.
If more than two players share first place, there will be a double round-robin with the following tiebreaks:

A: Sonneborn-Berger points.
B: Most wins.
C: Most wins with the black pieces.
D: Drawing of lots.

The remaining players in this will share their money prizes.

6. Tiebreak for the main tournament: 
A: Sonneborn-Berger points.
B: Most wins.
C: Most wins with the black pieces.

7. Player duties
The Participant is expected to be present at least 2 minutes before the start of the round as courtesy to his opponent and the sponsor and to give the press the opportunity to take photos and possibly for a symbolic first move ceremony. If the participant is not present in the playing area at the start of the game he will be fined with 500 Euros.
The players are not permitted to bring into the playing area telephone, technical and other equipment extraneous to play, which may in any way disturb or upset the opponent and other players. The Chief Arbiter shall decide what constitutes extraneous equipment disturbing the opponent and other players.

8. Scoresheets
The Organizer provides scoresheets.
At the end of each game the players’ original scoresheets are given to the Chief Arbiter. After the players have signed the scoresheets, an Arbiter countersigns to confirm the results.

9. Health & illness
If, due to illness, a player is not able to play the next round, the organizer will, together with the player and the player’s opponent, try to find a solution. A medical doctor may examine the player. The solution can be to play the game on one of the free days, or in the morning of the next round.
The player’s opponent can refuse to play in the morning, but not on a free day. If this occurs in round 9 or 10, the player who has fallen ill has to forfeit.
If the player is unable to continue the tournament for medical reasons, he will have to withdraw:
a) If the player has completed less than 50 % of his games, the results shall remain in the tournament table (for rating and historical purposes, but they shall not be counted in the final standings.
b) If a player has completed at least 50 % of his games, the results shall remain in the tournament table and shall be counted in the final standings.

 

Prize fund
The total prize fund of the Tournament is 2 500 000 NOK.
Distribution of Prize money occurs as followed:

#1 NOK 750 000

#2 NOK 400 000

#3 NOK 250 000

#4 NOK 200 000

#5 NOK 180 000

#6 NOK 170 000

#7 NOK 160 000

#8 NOK 140 000

#9 NOK 130 000

#10 NOK 120 000

Money prizes will be shared among the players with the same sum of points. This does not apply for the first prize.