33rd National Age Group Chess Championships 2016 (19 Nov to 22 Nov 2016)

This event is proudly sponsored by:

QCD Group

About QCD group

Founded in 1994, the QCD group first had its roots as an IT system and service provider. From it's humble beginnings, the company has since expanded and diversified into 4 separate entities (QCD Technology, Grand Cruise, Choice Wines and Choice Resources) with branches spread across the South East Asian Region.

The words QCD stands for quality, cost and delivery. It is our mission to integrate these 3 core components into all our business relationships.

The QCD group looks forward to partnering with the Singapore Chess Federation to promote chess at grassroots levels both for adults and school children.

QCD Technology                Grand Cruise

Choice Wines               Choice Resources 

updated 02 Nov 2016

Map to Bartley

Drivers can enter via Joo Seng Road or Little Road along Upper Paya Lebar Road. For players taking the bus/MRT, you are requested to walk along Bartley Road till the intersection with Upper Paya Lebar Road. There is a small path that will take you along Jalan Bunga Rampai and a 200m walk to the school gate. The tournament hall is on Level 2 and is fully air-conditioned.

The Black route above is for those alighting from CC12 (Bartley Station) while the Red route is for those coming from CC11 (Tai Seng station). The side gate to the school is not open as the distance from the side gate to the tournament hall is approximate to that of the Black route.

Above information courtesy of John Wong.

updated 19 Oct 2016


Starting List, Pairings, Results

Open Under 8 | Under 10 | Under 12 | Under 14 | Under 20

Girls Under 8 | Under 10 | Under 12 | Under 14 | Under 20

1. Organizers: This is a FIDE rated event, organized by the Singapore Chess Federation, and Bartley Secondary School, and will be played under the FIDE Laws of Chess.

2. Eligibility: Open to all juniors (Born in 1996 or after) with a valid FIDE ID. Only Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) under the SGP flag will be eligible to be National Champions.

3. Venue: Bartley Secondary School, 10 Jln Bunga Rampai, Singapore 538403 (Near Bartley MRT).

4. Schedule:

Date / Day Time Rounds
19 Nov 2016
0900 hours Round 1
1500 hours Round 2
20 Nov 2016
0900 hours Round 3
1500 hours Round 4
21 Nov 2016
0900 hours Round 5
1500 hours Round 6

22 Nov 2016

0900 hours Round 7
1500 hours Round 8
1900 hours Prize Giving

5. Time Control and Format:

5.1 Pairings: 8 Rounds, Swiss System.
5.2 Rate of Play: 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment starting from Move 1.
5.3 Recording of Moves: Recording is compulsory.
5.4 Tie-Breaks: (1) Direct Encounter (2) Buchholz Cut 1 (3) Buchholz (4) Number of Black wins (5) Number of wins.
5.5 Default Time: The default time of the tournament will be thirty (30) minutes. All announcements will be made before the start of the round. Late participants shall stand to miss any announcements and updates at their own risk.

6. Categories: 

There shall be 10 categories (age as at 1 Jan 2016) –
Open & Girls Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, and Under-20.
SCF reserves the right to merge categories which have less than 10 players.

7. Entry Fees: $70 (Public), $50 (Players currently registered in SCF programmes) 

8. Registration & Closing Date:

Limited to first 400 entries on or before 13 Nov 2016, 6 pm.
Late surcharge of $50 will be imposed for entries submitted AFTER 13 Nov 2016, subject to the acceptance of SCF.

9. T Shirt Sizing Chart:

NAG Sizing Chart

10. Prizes:

Prizes shall be awarded to the Top 10 players of each category.
Additional medals shall be given to all Young Talents (Under-6, Born in 2010 and after).

11. Qualification for SCF National Squad Training:

Squad Criteria
National Junior Developmental Squad (NJDS) 4 points out of 8 rounds
National Junior High Performance Intermediate (HPI) ≥ 5 points out of 8 rounds
National Junior High Performance Squad (HP Squad) ≥ 6 points out of 8 rounds

Qualification points to the various NJS groups shall vary based on the number of entries and past year trends. Any adjustments will be announced before the start of Round 1.

12. Singapore Chess Federation (SCF) as Organizer:
12.1. The SCF reserves the right to accept or reject entries without assigning any reason.
12.2. Chief Arbiter's decisions on any appeals made are final. No further correspondence shall be entertained.

13. Payment Details:

Entry fees are to be transferred to Singapore Chess Federation.
All bank charges must be paid by the sender.
Registrations are to to be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with proof of payment.

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

Payment may also be made via cash or cheque at the SCF office.

Download Registration Form

Download Application for FIDE ID (SIN / SPR Only)

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