updated 22 Nov 2014
This event is organized by the Singapore Chess Federation and will be played under the FIDE Laws of Chess.
Open to all juniors (born in 1994 or after).
Open Under-20 Category is open to Under-14 & Above. Minimum of SCF Grade C required for Under-14 participants.
Schedule for Open / Girls Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14
|05 Dec (Fri)||0900 hour ~ 1200 hour||Round 1||
|1300 hour ~ 1600 hour||Round 2|
|06 Dec (Sat)||0900 hour ~ 1200 hour||Round 3|
|1300 hour ~ 1600 hour||Round 4|
|07 Dec (Sun)||0900 hour ~ 1200 hour||Round 5|
|1300 hour ~ 1600 hour||Round 6|
|08 Dec (Mon)||0900 hour ~ 1200 hour||Round 7|
|1300 hour ~ 1600 hour||Round 8|
Schedule for Open Under-20
|05 Dec (Fri)||1830 hour ~ 2230 hour||Round 1||
|06 Dec (Sat)||1830 hour ~ 2230 hour||Round 2|
|07 Dec (Sun)||1830 hour ~ 2230 hour||Round 3|
|08 Dec (Mon)||1830 hour ~ 2230 hour||Round 4|
|09 Dec (Tue)||0900 hour ~ 1300 hour||Round 5|
|1400 hour ~ 1800 hour||Round 6|
|10 Dec (Wed)||0900 hour ~ 1300 hour||Round 7|
|1400 hour ~ 1800 hour||Round 8|
4. Time Control and Format:
4.1 Pairing: Total 8 Rounds. Individual Swiss using Swiss Manager Unicode. Zero-Start shall be applied.
4.2 Rating: This is a FIDE-rated event.
4.3 Rate of play: 90 minutes per player, without time increment (standard chess).
4.4 Recording of moves: In the course of play, each player is required to record his own moves and those of his opponent in the correct manner. Both players must record the offer of a draw on the score sheet. Players not recording moves shall have no right of claim in a dispute.
4.5 Tie-breaks: In the case of a game point tie for first place, a playoff shall be played immediately between the two highest placed players based on tie-breaks. The playoff shall be conducted under 5-minute FIDE Laws of Blitz Chess, and in the case of further tie, the player with the higher tie-break is declared the winner. In case of a further tie and ties for all other positions, WP (Buchholz), SB (Sonneborn-Berger) and PS (Progressive Score) shall be used in this order.
There are 9 categories (age as at 1st January 2014): Open & Girls Under-8, Under-10, Under-12 & Under-14 and Open Under-20 Category. The SCF reserves the right to merge categories which have less than 10 players.
Prizes shall be awarded to the Top 10 participants in each category.
Additional medals shall be given to all Young Talents (Under-6: born in 2008 or after)
7. Entry Fee: S$50 (All Players)
8. Registration & Closing Date:
Entry must be submitted in the attached registration form with full payment to the SCF.
Limited to first 400 entries on or before 28 November 2014 by 1800 hours.
Late surcharge of S$50.00 will be imposed for entries AFTER 28 November 2014, subjected to the acceptance of SCF.
9. Tournament & Playing Venue:
9.1 The Open/Girls Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14 categories will be held at:
Jurong East Sports Complex, 21 Jurong East Street 31, Singapore 609517
9.2 The Open Under-20 category will be held at:
Singapore Chess Federation, 51 Bishan Street 13, #02-01A SIGC, Singapore 579799
10. Qualification for the SCF National Squads Training:
This event qualifies eligible players for the National Junior Squad. SCF Selection & Training Guidelines 2014 shall apply.
11. Singapore Chess Federation (SCF) as Organizer:
11.1 The SCF has the right to accept or reject entries without assigning any reason.
11.2 Organizer's decisions on any protest made, other than on Arbiter's decisions, are final.
12. Entry Fees are transferred to the Singapore Chess Federation. All bank commissions must be paid by the sender.
Bank: DBS Bank Account Number: 001 – 043184 – 6
Bank Address: Shenton Way, Singapore Swift Code: DBSSSGSG
Account Name: Singapore Chess Federation
Address: 51 Bishan Street 13 #02-01A, SIGC, Singapore 579799