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Friday, December 04, 2020

72nd National Chess Championships -- Dr Wong Yip Chong Cup (Fri. 4 Dec, 2020 2:00 pm - Sat. 19 Dec, 2020 8:00 pm)

Sponsor by Prim Invesment Pte Ltd
In memory of, and for the family of Dr Wong Yip Chong


1. Schedule
    01 Dec       Tuesday                 7.00 pm              Technical Meeting
    04 Dec       Friday                    7.00 pm              Round 1
    05 Dec       Saturday                7.00 pm              Round 2
    06 Dec       Sunday                  4.00 pm              Round 3
    11 Dec       Friday                    7.00 pm              Round 4
    12 Dec       Saturday                7.00 pm              Round 5
    13 Dec       Sunday                  4.00 pm              Round 6
    18 Dec       Friday                    7.00 pm              Round 7
    19 Dec       Saturday                7.00 pm              Round 8
    20 Dec       Sunday                  4.00 pm              Round 9

2. Venue
    Singapore Interllectual Games Center

3. Eligibility
    a. Open to players under SGP Federation   
    b. Open Section     FIDE rating 2000 (Standard) and above, as at 01st December 2020
        Women Section  FIDE rating 1400 (Standard) and above, as at 01st December 2020
        Top 3 Singaporean / Singapore PRs in 5th Singapore Amateur Chess Championship
    c. Only top Singaporean or Singapore PR will declare National Champion
    d. SCF Reserves all right to Accept or Reject entries without assigning any reasons.

4. Format
    a. FIDE’s Laws of Chess shall apply
    b. 9 rounds Swiss
    c. Rate of play: 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment from move one
    d. Default time is 30 minutes from the start of the round.
    e. The Organizer reserves the right to amend the schedule in the case of
        unforeseen circumstances, and subject to the number of entries.

5. Appeals Committee
    a. SCF shall appoint 3 members to form the Appeals Committee.
    b. An appeal shall be made in writing within 15 minutes of the completion of the
        relevant playing session, accompanied by an appeal fee of S$100.
    c. Fees shall be refunded if the appeal is upheld, and forfeited if appeal is deemed
    d. The ruling of the Appeals Committee is FINAL and NO further correspondence
        shall be entertained.

6. Ranking and Tie Break
    a. The final ranking is determined by the total number of points scored.
    b.  In the case of a tie, the following order of tie breaks shall be used:
         i.   Direct Encounter
         ii.  Buchholz Cut 1
         iii. Buchholz
         iv. Greater number of wins
         v.  Sonnenborn Berger

7. Prizes
    a  Trophies to Top 10 players for each category
    b. Cash Prizes 
        i.  Open  
             1st          S$ 2,500                                7th           $300
             2nd         S$ 1,500                                8th           $300
             3rd          S$ 1,000                                9th           $200
             4th          S$    800                               10th          $200 
             5th          S$    500                               11th          $100
             6th          S$    500                               12th          $100
         ii. Women
             1st          S$ 1,000
             2nd         S$    500
             3rd          S$   300
             4th          S$   100
             5th          S$   100

8. Entry Fees
    a. S$150.
    b. Withdrawals shall not be refunded

9. Registration
    a. Deadline - 1st December 2020 6pm
    b. By registration for the championships, players agreed to abide by the rules
        of the tournament and decisions of the organisers.
    c. Registration form

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