The rooms of the Hotel Meliá Benidorm are excellent for playing chess tournaments: entrances, exterior and interior lighting, carpet, height, design, comfort of the furniture…
However, for the Benidorm Chess Open organization, the current situation of the pandemic still worries. That is why we wish to maintain the distance and safety measures that have characterized chess competitions for the past year, even as restrictions are continually being relaxed.
We know about the quality of the facilities and their size, but we do not want to focus on the number of players, but on their well-being. In view of these circumstances, we are going to limit in principle the number of players per Open to 200 participants, in strict order of registration.
Likewise, the Lions of Chess tournament for Young Chess Talents will be limited to 200 participants in total by adding the four categories (under-16, under-14, under-12 and under-10).