68th National Schools Individual Chess Championships 2016 (21 Mar 2016 to 24 Mar 2016)

updated 18 Mar 2016

All players are to have read and understood the following 68th NSI 2016 Briefing Package which includes the Risk Assessment Findings & Recommended Control Measures, and Tournament Code of Conduct.

No dispute shall be entertained for which if the involved personnels did not read the Package.

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68th NSI 2016 - Briefing Package

Annex A - Risk Assessment Findings & Recommended Control Measures

Annex B - Code of Conduct

updated 10 Mar 2016 ; 12 Mar 2016


Starting List, Pairings, Results


Senior Boys | Junior Boys | Lower Junior Boys

Senior Girls | Junior Girls | Lower Junior Girls


A Div Boys | B Div Boys | C Div Boys

A Div Girls | B Div Girls | C Div Girls

updated 13 Feb 2016

For more information on the incremental time control, please see FAQ ON INCREMENTAL TIME CONTROL.


Organised by the Singapore Chess Federation, played under the FIDE Laws of Chess, and the following rules:

Division (Non FIDE-rated)
All students shall compete in their respective divisions according to their year of birth as follows:
(Age as at 1st Jan 2016)

Division Y.O.B Schools
A Div Boys/Girls 1996 to 1999 JC, IP Yr 5 & 6 & Centralised Inst.
B Div Boys/Girls 1999 to 2001 Upper Sec Schs age 15, 16, 17
C Div Boys/Girls 2002 to 2003 Lower Sec Schs age 13 & 14
Senior Div Boys/Girls 2003 to 2005 Pri Schs age 11, 12, 13
Junior Div Boys/Girls 2006 to 2007 Pri Schs age 9 & 10
Lower Junior Div Boys/Girls 2008 to 2009 Pri Schs age 7 & 8

All participants must be dressed in school attire or PE attire, failing which they shall be defaulted from the championships.

Participants must be of age 20 and below. Over-aged participants shall be disqualified with no appeals.

Other Information

  1. All participants can only play in their own division based on age and gender
    (Girls cannot participate in Boys Division)
  2. The Singapore Chess Federation reserves the right to reject or accept entry/entries.
  3. All participants are required to bring their Student ID for verification purposes.

Pasir Ris Sports Hall, 120 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519640

System & Time Limit

  1. Swiss System of 9 Rounds.
  2. Time Control is 15 min + 10 sec increment from move 1, per player.
  3. FIDE Rule on Zero Start shall apply - any player NOT SEATED at the chessboard after the announcement for the start of the session shall lose the game.
  4. Defaulter shall be removed immediately from the pairing list.
  5. To be reinstated in the tournament, they must inform the pairing arbiter in writing, with reasons on the default.
  6. Recording of moves is optional. Players not recording shall have no right of claim in a dispute.
  7. In the case of a tie for a division title, the player with the higher tiebreak is declared the winner.
  8. Tiebreak shall be
    a. Direct Encounter
    b. Buchholz Cut 1
    c. Buchholz
    d. Greater number of Win with Black
    e. Greater number of Win

Schedule: Detailed schedule shall be posted after Round 1

Date Day Time Divisons  
21 Mar Mon 8.45 am to 6 pm Primary Opening Ceremony &
Rounds 1 to 5
22 Mar Tue 8.45 am to 6 pm Primary Round 6 to 9 &
Prize Presentation
23 Mar Wed 8.45 am to 6 pm Sec & JCs Opening Ceremony &
Rounds 1 to 5
24 Mar Thu 8.45 am to 6 pm Sec & JCs Round 6 to 9 &
Prize Presentation


  1. Top 20 positions of each division will be awarded with medals.
  2. Individual zonal prizes shall also be awarded.
  3. Participants may win more than one prize.
  4. The Organizing Committee may announce at the start of the Championships if additional medals will be awarded based on the number of entries. Prizes not collected at the prize presentation shall be forfeited.


  1. Any disputes arising from a game must be referred to the Chief Arbiter or Division Arbiter immediately.
  2. The Chief Arbiter's decision is final, and no further correspondences shall be entertained.

Entry Fee:
With School Endorsement: $ 30.00
Without School Endorsement: $ 50.00

Qualification for National Junior Squad 2016
– Refer to Singapore Chess Federation – Selection & Training Guidelines 2016

Closing Date Friday, 11th March 2016 at 7 pm.
A SURCHARGE OF $50 SHALL BE LEVIED ON LATE ENTRIES. Withdrawals shall not be refunded. All participants must check their entries on SCF website, www.singaporechess.org.sg. Any amendments must be done before 18th March 2016 failing which the participant shall only start in Round 2.

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