Wednesday, April 8, 2009

10th ASEAN+ AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS Hue, Vietnam – 6th to 15th June 2009

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1. Eligibility & Participation:

1.1 Each country may register any number of players to participate. Individuals may also register directly. The players who are entitled to participate should not have reached their relevant age as on 1st January 2009.

2. Schedule

6th June after 1200 hours Arrival

                    2000 hours Technical Meeting

7th June 0900-1300 Standard Chess Round 1

            1500-1900 Standard Chess Round 2

            2000-2130 Opening Ceremony

8th June 0900-1300 Standard Chess Round 3

             1500-1900 Standard Chess Round 4

9th June 0900-1300 Standard Chess Round 5

            1800-2100 Social Nite

10th June Free Day - Several free tours will be organised

11th June 0900-1300 Standard Chess Round 6

              1500-1900 Standard Chess Round 7

12th June 0900-1300 Standard Chess Round 8

              1500-1900 Standard Chess Round 9

13th June 0900-1300 Rapid Chess Rounds 1 to 4

              1600-1900 Rapid Chess Rounds 5 to 7

14th June 0900-1300 Blitz Chess – 11-round Swiss (Team Result)

             1500-1630 Blitz Chess–4-game Semi-Finals & Finals         

              1900 hours Closing Ceremony

15th June before 1200 hours Departure

3. Pairing

In the last 2 rounds, where possible, players from the same country and who have more than 50% shall not be paired together. 

4. Time Control

4.1 Standard Chess – Each player shall have 120 minutes to complete the game.

4.2 Rapid Chess – Each player shall have 25 minutes to complete the game.

4.3 Blitz Chess – Each player shall have 5 minutes to complete the game.

5. Medals

5.1 Medals will be awarded to the top three positions in each event and category (see 5.3).

5.2 Team Medals - will be awarded based on the total score of the top three players of a country. Countries with less than 2 players will not be eligible for a team award. In case of any tie, the tie-break scores of each player shall be considered (see 6.1)

5.3 Individual Medals - Where there is a tie, not more than 3 players will receive the same colour medal. For each category, not more than 5 medals will be awarded. Examples - if 2 players tie for first and 2 players tie for third, then 2 Gold medals will be awarded, no Silver, but 2 Bronze medals will be awarded. If 3 players tie for first, then no Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded. If more than 3 players tie for first, then the 3 highest based on tie-break will receive the Gold medals and the Silver and Bronze medals will not be awarded.

5.4 For the Standard Chess events, FM/WFM titles are awarded to the winners (regardless of ASEAN or non-ASEAN players) of the youth categories. In case of tie, after tie-break, only the top three will be awarded. CM/WCM titles are awarded, after tie-break, to silver and bronze medal winners – not more than one title will be awarded for each (2nd/3rd) position.

5.5 To retain the ASEAN spirit, in categories where there are less than 3 non-ASEAN medalists, additional medals will be awarded to the highest placed players from ASEAN.

6. Tie-Break

6.1 Swiss-System : Buchholz, followed by Sonneborn-Berger; Number of Wins with the Black pieces.

6.2 Round-Robin : Sonneborn-Berger; Direct Encounter; Number of Wins with the Black pieces.

7. Appeals Committee

The Appeals Committee will be decided during the technical meeting. An appeal, accompanied by a deposit of US$50, must be submitted within 15 minutes of the completion of the relevant playing session.

8. Registration Fee

Registration Date

Players Through Federation

Players with Direct Registration

All Accompanying Persons

Before and on 15th May 2009

US$ 200

US$ 250

US$ 75

After 15th May 2009

US$ 250

US$ 300

US$ 125

9. Official Hotel & Venue

9.1 The Official Hotel and Playing Venue is the 4-star HUONG GIANG HOTEL.

9.2 All players and accompanying persons shall have to be registered through the organisers at the designated official hotel.

9.3 The organisers shall provide free board and lodging to one official or coach per Federation on twin-sharing basis. The room rates (inclusive of 3 meals per day) shall apply to all players and accompanying persons:

Payment of Fees




Before and on 15th May 2009

US$ 100

US$ 60 per pax

US$ 55 per pax

9.4 For every 5 players registered through the Federation, board and lodging shall be waived for the 6th player. Due to limitation of extra beds, these will be assigned on first-come-first-serve basis. We encourage registration for twin-sharing basis.

10. Transportation

The registration fee includes airport transfers. Details of Flight Arrival must be provided before 1st June 2009 otherwise no transfers will be arranged. It takes less than 25 minutes each way.

11. Entry Visas

Participants must get their visas at the Vietnam Embassy in their respective countries.

12. Social Nite

This event is an opportunity for the players to perform and show their talent other than Chess. Participation is limited to one item per country. Please bring your own musical instruments or accompanying CD/VCD. However, a Piano is available. Prizes will be awarded.

13. Registration of Participants and Accompanying Persons

Please send your registration and provide the Name, Sex, Date of Birth, FIDE Rating/ID Number (if any), type of room and rooming list to:

Asean Chess Confederation: c/o Mr Ignatius Leong Block 231 Bishan Street 23 #10-13, Singapore 570231

Fax : (65) 62551370 or (65) 63581483

Or via email: and/or email:

The deadline for registration is 15th May 2009. Players who are absent at the Technical Meeting shall not be paired for Round 1. For every player or accompanying person who registered but does not turn up, a penalty of US $25 shall be imposed on the federation.

14. Payments

All payments (net of all bank charges) shall be made payable to: Intchess Asia Pte Ltd DBS Bank,

Singapore Account Number: 0070 - 000512 – 01 - 0

Swift Code: DBSSSGSG

Source: FIDE

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