The Greek Chess Composition Committee and the Chess Club of Koridallos, with the support of the Greek Chess Federation, have the honour to invite all delegates of the FIDE Permanent Commission for Chess Composition (PCCC), national teams and individual solvers, chess composers and all those interested in problem chess, to attend the 50th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 31st World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC). The Congress will be held from Saturday 13th October (arrival) to Saturday 20th October, 2007 (departure) at the Olympic Palace hotel in Rhodes, with the WCSC on Tuesday and Wednesday, 16th and 17th of October.
The Olympic Palace hotel is located in Ixia, in the island of Rhodes, just 12 km from the airport of Rhodes and 5 km from the town. Transportation from/to the airport (or the harbour) and the venue should be arranged by the participants themselves.
The hotel stands just 50 meters away from the beach of Ialyssos Bay, set in colourful gardens and it has four swimming pools, including one children's pool and one indoor. It comprises 750 beds within 338 spacious guest rooms on 8 floors. A lot of sporting activities are available (floodlit tennis court, mini-golf, children's playground, gym, sauna), there are four bars for evening entertainment, as well as various shops including a supermarket / newsagent, hair-dressing salon, rent a car and bike. The surrounding area provides within all amenities, cafés, restaurants and bars.
The Convention Centre Hall seats 350 persons in theatre style or 250 in classroom, it is column-free with 4m high ceiling and supported by lots of meeting rooms.
Further information about the resort and conference facilities can be found in the hotel website: http://www.olympicpalacehotel.com
Prices for the "Olympic Palace" (5 **** hotel) are as follows:
All rooms have sea and/or garden view, balcony or terrace, shower with WC, air-conditioning, heating, satellite TV, radio, direct dial phone, mini-bar and room-safe.
These prices remain the same 3 days before and after the congress for the participants only.
Prices include breakfast and dinner, excursion (lunch not included), closing banquet, free access to hotel facilities, as well as all regular congress activities (PCCC sessions, participation in the composing and solving competitions, solving show, mini-lectures, final bulletin, etc). All payments should be made to the organisers, upon arrival, in cash (EUR).
The participation fee for those not staying in the hotel is 120 EUR and includes registration, the congress material and participation in the solving and composing tournaments. Excursion and closing banquet are additional and at the discretion of participants.
Please send your application before August 31st 2007 to:
Harry Fougiaxis, Delvinou 4, GR-11363 Athens, Greece
Tel: +30-210-9491442 (09:30 - 17:30, job)
+30-210-8653077 (19:30 - 21:00, home)
Fax: +30-210-9491610 (Asprofos Engineering, c/o H. Fougiaxis)
This invitation and all important information will be also published on the PCCC official website http://www.saunalahti.fi/~stniekat/pccc/index.htm.
The congress programme and further details will be announced in due course on the WCCC 2007 website, which is currently under preparation. A separate note will be sent via e-mail, when the site is ready.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Rhodes!
On behalf of the Organisation Committee
Harry Fougiaxis, Athens, March 21, 2007
Please take note that the due registration date is August 31, although
I think that we could accept late reservations up to September 20. The congress
web pages will be hosted in
the Greek Chess Federation site and I expect it to be ready by early of September.
If you intend to arrange a composing tournament, I would appreciate to have the announcement as soon as possible. I will try to include them all in the material that will be distributed to the participants. I think that September 10 is a convenient deadline.
Harry Fougiaxis, July 31, 2007
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