23rd Corsican Circuit from October 19 to 23, 2019

From 19 to 21 October in Bastia, then on 23 October in Aiacciu, the 23rd Corsican Circuit will take place.
Since the 1997 edition. The best players on the planet, from Kasparov to Anand, from Karpov to Topalov, from Polgar to Hou Yifan, participated in this great event. Hundreds of GMIs and IMs, thousands of fans were able to appreciate the quality of the welcome, the sporting atmosphere and the media impact of this major international event. The island chess activity and in particular the Corsican circuit, benefits from many partnerships. An Open "OREZZZA", a Blitz "COCA- COLA" and two Youth Trophies "BNP Paribas" for young people will be specially organised for the hundreds of young Corsicans who are learning to play chess at school.

The Open « OREZZA »
Fast game tournament from 19 to 20 October, with 50,000€ in prizes, which will see around forty GMI and MI compete against each other. Sixteen players will qualify at the end of the tournament, which will bring together more than a hundred high-level players, including the best French and European players, and many surprises... The 16 qualified and will play the 1/8th final of the Corsica Masters Orezza on Sunday, October 20 from 18:30. The games from 1/8th to the final will be broadcast live on a giant screen and on the Internet.

Open in 9 rounds of 15 mn +3s
Bastia Municipal Theatre

Saturday, October 19
- Registration and scoring from 13h00 to 15h00
- from 15h30 to 20h00: Opening ceremony of the OREZZA Open followed by rounds 1 to 6

Sunday, October 20
- from 10am to 12pm: Rounds 7, 8 and 9 of the Open OREZZA
- from 6.30 pm: 8th final round of the Corsica Masters OREZZA followed by the presentation of the OREZZA Open category prizes

The Blitz « COCA COLA »
Sunday 20 October, from 14:00, with €5,000 in prizes and many gifts in kind, will be an important stop on this 23rd Corsican Circuit. As last year, many events will be organized around these three days: broadcasting on a giant screen of the games of the Corsican Circuit, a shop specialized in chess,...

The two "BNP PARIBAS" trophies will be held on 21 October in Bastia and on 23 October in Aiacciu.
It is also a great specificity of the event, linked to the conception of the insular chess development. Young players and especially beginners will be pampered. Every year, more than 500 of them participate in these blitzes with dream gifts!
The friendliness will be highlighted this year by the organization of large Corsican banquets offered to all in Bastia and Ajaccio. But there will also be several surprises in the entertainment both culturally and athletically....
But the event could not have such a high level without the participation, on the two prestigious sites of the Bastiais theatre and the Ajaccio Congress Centre, of about sixty volunteers.  This is also the advantage of the Corsican Circuit.




List of participants

The Elo ranking for Open Orezza registrations is in order of priority: FIDE Rapid elo, FIDE standard elo, National  elo
Registration fees can be paid on site on Saturday, October 19 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Inscriptions: Adultes : 15 € - Jeunes: 8 €
Fees : Adults : 15 € - Youngsters : 8 € - Free of charge for GM, MI, GMF and FM




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Lega Corsa di Scacchi
2, rue Commandant Lherminier
20200 Bastia
Tel. : 04 95 31 59 15
Fax : 04 95 32 52 42
E-mail : corse-echecs@orange.fr