The technical meeting with the Chief Organizer Nikos Kalesis and Chief Arbiter Sotiris Logothetis was held tonight from 22:00 hrs.
Nikos Kalesis wished everyone a pleasant stay at the Rodos Palace and passed the microphone to Sotiris Logothetis, who discussed various subjects related to the tournament system and procedures.
Team substitutes are being handed every morning between 9:30 and 10:00. Around 10:30 the pairings with exact board order will be published on the official website and in the hotel lobby.
All rounds are starting at 15:00 daily. The closing ceremony will take place after the last round at 22:00.
The time control is 90′/40 + 30′ + 30”. The pairings will be made according to the “Normal ECU pairings system”.
Zero tolerance, dress code and Sofia (no draw before move 40) rules are in effect.
The drawing of lots took place at the end. SOCAR and Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo will have white pieces on the top boards in round one.