TCA Junior Open Chess Championship 2017 (Friday, 14 April 2017)

All registrations and enquiries are to be directed to the Serangoon Gardens Country Club (SGCC).

Registration deadline : Fri, 07 April 2017.

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The above Championship is organised by Serangoon Gardens Country Club (SGCC). All games will be played according to the FIDE Laws of Chess.

Ranking order will be based on the latest FIDE Rapid Rating list.

Eligibility: The Championship is open to all who are 18 years old & below as of 1st January 2017.

Venue: SGCC Kensington Ballroom, 2nd floor, Heliconia Wing, 22 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557271

System: Swiss System of 7 rounds and the time limit for each player is 25 minutes per game.

There would be no play-offs. In the event of a tie, these tie-breaks would be employed in the following order.

i. Direct Encounter
ii. Buchholz Cut 1
iii. Buchholz

7. The Touch Move Rule would be strictly observed.

8. The schedule of the Championship is as follows:

Date Round Time
14 April 2017
1 8.45 am - 9.35 am
2 10.00 am - 10.50 am
3 11.10 am - 12.00 pm

Lunch will be
provided to
participants only

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
4 1.00 pm - 1.50 pm
5 2.10 pm - 3.00 pm
6 3.20 pm - 4.10 pm
7 4.30 pm - 5.20 pm

Entertainment &

Prize Presentation

5.20 pm - 6.15 pm

Categories - A player can only choose to play in his/her age group or the Open category.

Category Age Group
Open Open to all born in 1999 & later
Under 12 Born in 2005 & 2006
Under 10 Born in 2007 & 2008
Under 8 Born in 2009 & later

Prizes: Players are only entitled to prizes in the category they compete in. Prizes/Medals will be adjusted accordingly based on the response.

Category Prizes

6th - 7th
8th - 9th

Trophy + $300 Cash Voucher
Trophy + $200 Cash Voucher
Trophy + $150 Cash Voucher
Medal + $90 Cash Voucher
Medal + $70 Cash Voucher
8,10, 12


Trophy + $50 Cash Voucher
Trophy + $40 Cash Voucher
Trophy + $30 Cash Voucher
Medal + $20 Cash Voucher
Medal + $10 Cash Voucher

All Players must report latest by 8.30 am. Players who have paid the entry fee will be automatically paired for Round 1. Players who fail to show up for Round 1 must report to the Tournament Director by 9.15am. Failure to do so will result in automatic disqualification from the entire Tournament.  

Prize Presentation will be held immediately after the tournament.

Entry Fees:
Open Category - $45.00 nett
Under 8, 10, 12 - $38.00 nett
SGCC members (For all categories) - $ 10.70 nett 
(The above fees are inclusive of 7% GST)

Closing Date: All entries submitted with payment must reach SGCC by Friday, 07 April 2017, 6pm. Entries can be submitted by hand, mail or fax (63985355). All cheque payments must be made payable to 'Serangoon Gardens Country Club'. Only the first 200 paid entries bearing the club's acknowledgement will be accepted 

No refund of entry fees will be made for withdrawals and disqualifications.

The Organising Committee has the right to accept or reject an application without any prejudice. 

Non-players will not be allowed in the playing hall at all times. 

Players who have finished their games in their respective rounds are to submit their scores and leave the playing hall immediately. 

The decision of the Tournament Director is final. It is the duty of the winning player to report the results accordingly.

For enquires on registration, kindly contact Mr. Terrence Ho, Sports & Recreation Executive at 6398 5389 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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