TCA Junior Chess Open Championships 2015 (Friday, 03 Apr 2015)

updated 25 Feb 2015

All registrations and enquiries are to be directed to Serangoon Gardens Country Club.

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

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

3. Eligibility: The Championship is open to all who are 18 years old & below as of 1st January 2015.

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

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

6. 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 zero start policy shall be adopted. The Touch Move Rule would be strictly observed.

8. The schedule of the Championship is as follows:

Date Round Time
3rd April 2015
(Good Friday)
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 nn - 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

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

Category Age
Open Open to all born in 1997 & after
Cat A Born in 2003 & 2004
Cat B Born in 2005 & 2006
Cat C Born in 2007 & after

10. 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
Open Champion
Trophy + $200 Cash
Trophy + $150 Cash
Trophy + $100 Cash
Trophy + $80 Cash
Trophy + $70 Cash
Trophy + $50 Cash
Trophy + $40 Cash
Trophy + $30 Cash
Cat A, B, C Champion
6th - 15th
Trophy + Mystery Gift
Trophy + Mystery Gift
Trophy + Mystery Gift
Trophy + Mystery Gift
Trophy + Mystery Gift

11. 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.
*For subsequent rounds, players who failed to show up will not be paired for the rounds & will be required to report to the Tournament Director.

12. Prize Presentation will be held immediately after the tournament.

13. Entry Fees:
Open Category - $45.00 nett
Cat A, B, C - $38.00 nett
SGCC members (For all categories) - $ 8.56 nett
(The above fees are inclusive of 7% GST)

14. Closing Date: All entries submitted with payment must reach SGCC by Monday, 16th March 2015, 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 220 paid entries bearing the club's acknowledgement will be accepted

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

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

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

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

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

20. Please be informed that by signing up for the competition, you consent to your contact details to be shared with fellow opponents or co-organizers for the purpose of contacting you on changes to the match schedule. You agree to use the contact numbers given to you for the same purpose. If you disagree to this arrangment, kindly advise the staff-in-charge of the competition. 

21. For enquires on registration, kindly contact Mr. Bertram Lee, Senior Sports & Recreation Executive or Mr. Terrence Ho, Sports & Recreation Executive at 6286 8888 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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