2009 Gibtelecom Chess Festival: Prizes


 

*** Total of £100,000 in prizes!! ***

 


Gibtelecom Masters Prizes

 

Open To All   Prizes for best relative rating achievement
 1st Prize
£15,000
 
Rating Band
1st Prize
2nd Prize
 2nd Prize
£10,000
 
2500-2599
£2,000
£1,000
 3rd Prize
£7,000
 
2400-2499
£2,000
£1,000
 4th Prize
£5,000
 
2300-2399
£2,000
£1,000
 5th Prize
£3,000
 
2200-2299
£2,000
£1,000
 6th Prize
£2,500
 
Under 2200
£2,000
£1,000
 7th Prize
£2,000
 
 
 
 
 8th Prize
£1,500
 
 
 
 
9th Prize
£1,000
       
10th Prize
£1,000
       

 

The first prize of £15,000 may not be shared. All other prizes shall be shared where players have the same score or same relative rating performance as appropriate.


Best Game Prize: £1,000 • for more information go to our Best Game Prize page


 

Seniors (Over 60 on 1 January 2009) £1,000

 

Juniors (Under 18 on 1 January 2009) £600 • £500

 

No player may win more than one of the above prizes.

 

Women's Awards in 2009 Gibtelecom Masters
Open to all Women
 
Prizes for best relative rating achievement
1st Prize
£6,000
 
2350-2150
£500
2nd Prize
£4,000
 
3rd Prize
£3,000
 
Under 2150
£500
4th Prize
£2,500
     
5th Prize
£1,500
     
6th Prize
£1,000
 

 


 

Challenger Tournaments

 

Open to players with FIDE ratings of under 2250 in the lists of 2008 and 2009, or unrated.

 

Challengers - Week 1 - 27-31 January   Challengers - Week 2 - 1-5 February
1st Prize
£1,500
  1st Prize
£1,500
2nd Prize
£1,000
  2nd Prize
£1,000
3rd Prize
£500
  3rd Prize
£500
1950-2050
£500
  1950-2050
£500
Under 1950
£500
  Under 1950
£500
Unrated Player
£500
  Unrated Player
£500
Gibraltar Prize
£150
  Gibraltar Prize
£150

 

 

Note: A player rated under 2250 could win £5,000 by winning the two Challengers tournaments (£1,500 + £1,500) and the rating prize in the afternoon (£2,000): a mere 20 games to win £5,000.


 

Amateur Tournaments

 

Open to players with FIDE ratings under 1850 or nationally rated players of under 1850, ECF grade 156, or unrated players.
The right is reserved to place players in the Challengers if thought unsuitable for the Amateur.

 

Amateur - Week 1 - 27-31 January   Amateur - Week 2 - 1-5 February
1st Prize
£1,000
  1st Prize
£1,000
2nd Prize
£600
  2nd Prize
£600
3rd Prize
£400
  3rd Prize
£400
4th Prize
£200
  4th Prize
£200
Gibraltar Prize
£100
  Gibraltar Prize
£100

 


 

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

 

The highest placed eligible player, not already qualified, in the 2009 Gibraltar Masters shall qualify for the 2009 British Championship.


 

INTERNET CHESS CLUB ONLINE QUALIFIER

 

The ICC PRIZE of travel, room, bed, breakfast and evening meal for one person is being offered in November 2008 for the winner of an exclusive online tournament to be hosted on the world's most popular playing site, the Internet Chess Club (ICC - www.chessclub.com). The winner of the 2008 ICC Online Qualier was GM Tigran L Petrosian of Armenia.


 

PAYMENT OF PRIZES

 

Prizes in all events shall be paid by cheque or electronic transfer, except for the two evening blitz tournaments and the first week Challenger and Amateur events. Any player wishing to receive his potential prize money in cash (pounds sterling or euros) must inform the hotel of their wish to exercise this option on the entry form. There shall be a charge of 3% of the prize money for this service. No prize will be given before 11pm on the 5th February 2009.


 

RIGHT OF REFUSAL

 

The organizers shall reserve the right of refusal to any participant without assigning a reason.

 

Gibtele.com
Caleta Hotel

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