Singapore Amateur Chess Championships 2015 (20 Dec to 27 Dec 2015)

updated 11 Dec 2015

Starting List, Pairings, Results

Singapore Amateur


updated 20 Nov 2015

1. Date: 20 December 2015 to 27 December 2015

2. Entry Deadline: Friday, 11 December 2015 by 6 pm
2.1. Late entries shall not be entertained.
2.2. In case if any category has less than 6 entries, that category will be cancelled.

3. Venue: Toa Payoh Sports Hall, 279A Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319389 OR

4. Format:
4.1 Swiss System of 9 rounds
4.2 Double round-robin, if there are 6 players
4.3 Single round-robin, if there are 12 players

5. Zero-Start: Default time is 30 minutes from the Start of the Round.

6. Laws: FIDE Laws of Chess apply.

7. Appeals Committee:
7.1. SCF shall appoint the 3 members of the Appeals Committee.
7.2. Any appeal towards an Arbiter's decision shall be made in writing latest 15 minutes after end of the respective round to the Chief Arbiter and accompanied with a deposit of S$100 to SCF, which shall be refunded if the appeal is accepted, or forfeited if unsuccessful.
7.3. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.

8. SCF:
8.1. The SCF has the right to accept or reject entries without assigning any reason.
8.2. Organizer's decisions are final, and no further correspondence shall be entertained.

9. Schedule: Technical Meeting will be held Saturday, 12 December 2015 at 3 pm at the SCF.
For foreign participants, the Techical Meeting shall be held on 20 Dec, 8.30 am.

Date Day Time Round
20 Dec Sun 9 am to 1 pm Round 1
3 pm to 7 pm Round 2
21 Dec Mon 6 pm to 10 pm Round 3
22 Dec Tue 6 pm to 10 pm Round 4
23 Dec Wed 6 pm to 10 pm Round 5
24 Dec Thu 6 pm to 10 pm Round 6
25 Dec Fri Free Day
26 Dec Sat 9 am to 1 pm Round 7
3 pm to 7 pm Round 8
27 Dec Sun *1 pm to 5 pm Round 9
5.30 pm Prize Presentation

10.1. SCF reserves the right to amend the schedule subject to the number of entries in each category.

11. Ranking & Tie-Break:
11.1. The final ranking is determined by the number of points scored.
11.2. In case of a tie, the following order of tie-breaks shall be used:

(1) Direct Encounter
(2) Buchholz Cut 1
(3) Buchholz Cut 2
(4) Greater number of wins with black pieces
(5) Greater number of wins

12. Additional Regulations:
12.1. Withdrawals shall not be refunded.
12.2. Players are assumed to have read the Tournament Rules and are obliged to obey them.
12.3. Competitors are expected to maintain acceptable standards of dress & behaviour.
12.4 No analysis of games and/or friendly matches in the tournament area.

13. Qualification:

13.1 Entry Fee is $100.
13.2 Open to all players.
13.3 FIDE-rated 2000 (Standard Chess) and below as on 01 Dec 2015 FRL.
13.4 Top 3 Singaporeans / Singapore PRs shall qualify for the National Championships Open Category in 2016.

13.5 Prizes:
13.5.1 Trophies to Top 10 players.
13.5.2 Cash prizes

1st – S$500
2nd – S$300
3rd – S$200
4th & 5th – $50

13.6 Time Control:
13.6.1 120 minutes to finish. No time increment.

13.7 Venue:
13.7.1 Toa Payoh Sports Hall, 279A Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319389


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