68th National Men Championships
68th National Women Championships
1.1 The tournament is jointly organized by the Singapore Chess Federation (SCF), and Cairnhill Community Club.
2. Playing Venue
2.1 The tournament shall be held at CAIRNHILL COMMUNITY CLUB.
2.2 No. 1 Anthony Road, Singapore 229944 (5 minutes' walk from Newton MRT Station).
3.1 Open Category – FIDE rating 2001 and above (standard chess)
Women's Category – Female players with a FIDE ID.
3.2 Open to Singaporeans, and Singapore PRs under SIN Federation only.
3.3 All players are required to have a FIDE ID in order to participate.
3.4 Singaporeans / Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) without a FIDE ID can register for an ID with the Singapore Chess Federation. A one-time admin fee shall be charged for new FIDE IDs (Juniors ages below 20 - $30 ; Adults ages 20 & above - $60).
4.1 The Technical Meeting shall be held on Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 7 pm at SCF Bishan (51 Bishan Street 13, #02-01A SIGC (Bishan CC), Singapore 579799).
4.2 The Organizer reserves the right to amend the schedule in the case of unforeseen circumstances, and subject to the number of entries in each category.
|9 am to 1 pm||Round 1|
|3 pm to 7 pm||Round 2|
|18 Dec||Sunday||9 am to 1 pm||Round 3|
|3 pm to 7 pm||Round 4|
|19 Dec||Monday||7 pm to 11 pm||Round 5|
|20 Dec||Tuesday||7 pm to 11 pm||Round 6|
|21 Dec||Wednesday||7 pm to 11 pm||Round 7|
|22 Dec||Thursday||7 pm to 11 pm||Round 8|
|23 Dec||Friday||2 pm to 6 pm||Round 9|
|6.30 pm||Prize Presentation|
5. Tournament Format
5.1 The FIDE Laws of Chess shall apply.
5.2 The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System of 9 rounds.
5.3 Rate of play shall be 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move.
5.4 If there are 6 players, tournament shall be played in Double Round-Robin.
5.5 If there are 12 players, tournament shall be played in Single Round-Robin.
5.6 Recording is compulsory. 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.
6. Default Time
6.1 The default time shall be 60 minutes from the start of the round.
7. Appeals Committee
7.1 SCF shall appoint 3 members to form the Appeals Committee.
7.2 An appeal to the Appeals Committee may be made in writing within 15 minutes of the completion of the relevant playing session, accompanied by an appeal fee of $100. Fees shall be refunded if the appeal is upheld, and forfeited if appeal is deemed unsuccessful.
7.3 The ruling of the Appeals Committee is final and no further correspondence shall be entertained.
8. Singapore Chess Federation
8.1 The SCF has the right to accept, or reject entries without assigning any reason.
8.2 The organizers' decision are final and no further correspondence shall be entertained.
9. Ranking & Tie Break
9.1 The final ranking is determined by the number of points scored.
9.2 In case of a tie, the following order of tie-breaks shall be used:
a. Direct Encounter
b. Buchholz Cut 1
d. Greater number of wins with BLACK pieces
e. Greater number of wins
10. Additional Regulations
10.1 Withdrawals shall not be refunded.
10.2 Players are assumed to have read the Tournament Rules and are obliged to obey them.
10.3 Competitors are expected to maintain acceptable standards of dress and behaviour.
10.4 No analysis of games and/or friendly matches are allowed in the tournament area.
10.5 All players and audiences in the tournament hall are to adhere to the rules put forward by the arbiters/organizers. Otherwise, they may be asked to leave the tournament hall.
11.1 Open Category – Trophies to Top 10 players.
Top player of the Open category shall be awarded the National Champion title.
1st SGD 2,000
2nd SGD 1,200
3rd SGD 800
4th SGD 500
5th SGD 500
11.2 Women's Category – Trophies to Top 10 players.
Top player of the Women's category shall be awarded the National Women Champion title.
Cash Prizes 1st SGD 1,000
2nd SGD 500
3rd SGD 400
4th SGD 50
5th SGD 50
12. Entry Fees
12.1 The entry fee shall be SGD 100.
12.2 The deadline for registration is 12 Dec 2016 (Mon).
12.3 A surcharge of SGD 100 shall be imposed for registrations after the deadline of 12 Dec 2016.