Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be a refreshment area?
How did you choose the tournament fees?
The fees were chosen so we attained budget equilibrium.
We made sure we were in the standard defined by other european level 5 tournaments, such as London or Amsterdam.
I already know I won't be in time on saturday to register, should I give up on coming?
No: if you are late and you cannot be there before the first round draw, you can join the tournament from the second round.
Will the games be transmitted on KGS?
Do you offer housing solutions?
As of now, the tournament organizers can't spare enough time and effort to deal reduce prices with hostels nearby.
However, housing in Paris is relatively cheap compared to other big cities in Europe, and there are numerous hostels around the tournament holding place. You can have a look at this google map to see the nearest hotels or at the tourist information list of hotels (available in many languages) to have a broader selection of accomodations.
What is there to see around?
Look at the Tourist Information of Paris website to see nearby monuments and museums.
What is this "Plan Vigipirate" you mentionned?
The "Plan Vigipirate" (from "vigilant" and "pirate") is a security programm of anti-terrorist mesures that is activated when it is feeled that there is an increased risk of terrorist activities in France. There are 5 levels of "vigilance". We are at level 4 since the begining of military operations in Mali, but no tangible threat has been proved yet.
Because of the Vigipirate plan, quite a certain number of places are under stricter control that they usually are. Among them, schools. Since Louis-le-Grand is a school, we have to record your identity before letting you in, hence the need for us to ask for an ID card or passport.
I yearn to help you, what can I do?
We can do with every little hand. Don't be scared, mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you would do. We'll be glad to welcome you in the team.