Informations in English : 3rd EFE Metz Festival


UPDATE 12 June : Only 3 days before the registration rate is higher. The 15th June, it will be 25 Euros for a junior and 50 euros for an adult. Before this date, it is 20 and 40 euros, so register quickly please !

UPDATE 31 May: Discover the photos and small presentations of the players of the WGM norm tournament in the « Pages » section, always in the top right of your browser. WARNING: Registration fees increase on June 15, only 2 weeks left to enjoy the most attractive rates!

UPDATE 30th May: The list of registration updated regularly is at the top right of your screen in  « Pages » then in « List of registered to the Festival« 

UPDATE MARCH 29: The preferential rates of our partner hotel are online below in the section « How to eat and sleep in Metz? »

Above, the famous cathedral of the city of Metz.

Here are the informations about the 3rd International Festival of EFE Metz which will take place from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th July 2017 :

The venue and the concept: Like last year, the festival will take place at the large sports complex Saint-Symphorien, in Longeville-Les-Metz. The tournament will consist of a series of closed tournaments of 10 players divided into groups of level (elo fide taken into account).
At least 120 players from a dozen countries are expected.

9 rounds are therefore scheduled in 5 days, at the time control of 1h30 + 30 seconds per move for the whole game. All tournaments will be FIDE homologated.

Group A will be a female tournament with WGM norm by invitation (invitations closed). All other groups will be completed in the elo order according to the entries.

Prices: Group prices (excluding group A) will be 150 euros for the 1st of each group, 100 euros for the 2nd, 70 euros for the 3rd and a lot (books / DVD for chess) for the 4th. + Special prices (clubs).

Tie-breaks: To fight against the injustices of the sometimes questionable tie-breaks calculated by the computer, the Festival of the EFE Metz privileges the fight on the chessboard ! Thus, the 1st place of each group will be disputed during the tie-breaks of Sunday July 30th at 16.00 If two players finish tied for the 1st place at the end of the tournament, they will play 2 blitz to win their group. In case of a tie after the 2 blitz go / return, a decisive Armageddon blitz will take place.

How to register ? : The registration fee will be 40 euros for an adult and 20 euros for a young person of -20 years before 15 June, then 50 euros for an adult and 25 euros for a young  after 15 June.

Registration is made by Alexis Cahen (07 86 72 44 25) or by e-mail at: and Philippe Nolot (06 66 38 46 20) or by e-mail at:
Payment by check must be sent in advance to Laurent Kuhlemeier at 28 Rue du Général Decaen, 57070 Metz to the order « EFE Metz ». You can pay too by money transfer, please contact us for the RIB

How to eat and sleep in Metz ? : For meals, a refreshment bar will be set up with sandwiches / salads / small restauration.

For accomodation, our partner hotel, « Hotel Bristol » offers preferential rates to the festival players, from single rooms 50 euros per night including breakfast and double rooms at 60 euros per night including breakfast. To take advantage of these rates, you must make a reservation by phone at +33 (0) 3 87 66 74 22 and ask for the rate « Festival d’Echecs de l’EFE Metz ». Below the trip between the hotel and the playing hall :


The program :

Wednesday 26:
– Before 9:30 am: Mandatory check and deposit of deposit checks (please prepare in advance: 100 euros to order EFE Metz)
– Around 10 am: Opening Ceremony and Round 1
– At 4 pm: Round 2

Thursday 27- Friday 28 – Saturday 29: Every day at 10 am and 4 pm

Sunday 30:
– Round 9 at 10am.
– At 3 pm the pot of friendship.
– At 16h: Blitz of tiebreaks for the 1st place of each tournament
– 5 pm: Closing ceremony and award ceremony

Each player must deposit a deposit check of 100 euros, which will be returned at the end of the tournament or cashed in case of resignation of tournament not justified.

For any other questions, do not hesitate to contact me by mail at or by phone at 07 86 72 44 25!