9th Sparkassen Open Chess Championship of Forchheim
Forchheim ELO-Tournament 2010

A- und B-Open Senioren-Open

For current results, standings, reports, photos and special games click news (german only).

A list of participants as well as the previous year results may be found here.

Tournament Location

The Forchheim Chess Open will be held in the Jahn-Halle (Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Str. 10, 91301 Forchheim, not far away from the city centre).

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Tournament Mode

NEW: The player shall lose the game if he arrives at the chessboard more than 30 minutes after the beginning of the round
The Open will consist of 5 rounds, based on the Swiss System tournament rules with accelerated pairings (FIDE rules). There is a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move (beginning with the first move): Notation is required up to the end of the game. There will be an ELO and DWZ evaluation!

Time Schedule

Friday, 01.10.2010 6:15 pm: Compulsory attendance of all participants and registration deadline
6:45 pm: Welcome
7:00 pm: Round 1
Saturday, 02.10.2010 11:00 am: Round 2
5:00 pm: Round 3
Sunday, 03.10.2010 9:00 am: Round 4
3:00 pm: Round 5
award ceremony 30 minutes after the end of the last game


Guaranteed Awards 1525 € 1150 €
Awards (1st – 4th prize) 500 €/250 €/150 €/100 €250 €/150 €/100 €/50 €
Special Award – Best Player with less than ELO 2200/2100/2000 : 75 € each DWZ 1800/1600/1400/1200: 50 € each
Special Award – Best Juvenile 75 € U18/U16/U14/U12/U10 50 € each
Special Award – Best Female Player 75 € 50 €
Special Award – Best Senior Player 75 € 50 €
Special Award – Best Resident Player 75 € 50 €

No double awards! Awardees who are not present at the award ceremony lose their right of award! Players without any official DWZ rating will not be awarded!

Juvenile players are considered as such with their year of birth starting from 1992 (U18 – 1992 / U16 – 1994 / U14 – 1996 / U12 - 1998 / U10 - 2000); senior players until 1950.

Rating awards and special awards will only be distributed with a minimum of 5 participants per rating group. The best resident player is considered to be a player with registered residence in Forchheim, or is to be a registered member of the chess club of Forchheim.


NEW: In case of a tie the opponent rating and a victory evaluation will be decisive.


By bank transfer to the SC Forchheim, account no. 19596, Sparkasse Forchheim, bank code no. 76351040. Please indicate: „A-Open“ (resp. „B-Open“), surname, first names, maybe name of club or you may also pay cash on the first day of the tournament until 6:15 pm.

International Bank Data

IBAN (from EU): DE 14763510400000019596
SWIFT (from abroad): BYLADEMM

You may also register online – via our online registration form or you may contact:

Udo Güldner
Lindenweg 22
91301 Forchheim
phone 09191-4829
fax. 09191-310358
mobile: 0175-7080539
e-mail address: udo.gueldner@t-online.de

Entry Fee

A-Open: Adults € 30, Juveniles € 20 (after September 15th 2010, resp. payment on tournament day € 40/30; GM/IM are free of charge, if registered by September 15th 2010; afterwards an entry fee of € 10 will be charged).

B-Open: Adults € 25, Juveniles € 15; (after September 15th 2009, resp. payment on tournament day € 35/25).

Previous Winners

2009 GM Michael Prusikin Markus Lechermann
2008 GM Michael Prusikin Dimitrios Vogiatzis
2007 IM Frank Zeller Florian Walter
2006 IM Mihajlo Stojanovic Dimitrios Vogiatzis
2005 FM Harald Golda Toni Cepo
2004 GM Michael Prusikin Georg Petersammer
2003 IM Klaus Klundt Rodrigo Martin Fernandez
2002 IM Lorenz Drabke Stefanie Dehmel


Schachversand (Chess Dispatch) Robert Ullrich (stall in the tournament room)
Schachversand Ullrich


Information may be obtained at Forchheimer Tourismus-Zentrale or: ++49 9191/714-338 (Fax. 714-206)

Gasthaus Roter Ochs - Kirchplatz 3 - 91301 Forchheim - Phone No. ++49 9191/4511, Gasthaus Roter Ochs


Full board is provided.


There is an absolute smoking ban in the tournament room. Mobile phones are to be turned off in the tournament room. The use of electronic aids in the course of the game will cause an immediate tournament disqualification.

Tournament Directors

FIDE-referee Mr Wolfgang Fiedler and regional referee Mr Udo Güldner.

Tournament Hot Line

In urgent cases you may contact the tournament director via the mobile phone no.: ++49 175-7080539 (the line will be activated one hour before the registration deadline ends).