updated 23 May 2016
updated 21 May 2016
All participants are to take note of the updated schedule:
|21 May (Sat)||0900 to 1100 hours||Round 1|
|1230 to 1430 hours||Round 2|
|1500 to 1700 hours||Round 3|
|22 May (Sun)||0900 to 1100 hours||Round 4|
|1230 to 1430 hours||Round 5|
|1500 to 1700 hours||Round 6|
updated 25 Apr 2016
The Vesak Day Chess Open 2016 has reached its maximum number of entries. Further entries will no longer be accepted.
updated 23 Apr 2016
Organisers: The Tournament is jointly organised by the Singapore Chess Federation, played under the FIDE Laws of Chess, and the following rules. FIDE Rated Event.
Eligibility: Players with FIDE standard rating below 1600 only.
Format: Swiss System, 6 Rounds, 60 minutes per player.
Venue: SCF, 51 Bishan Street 13, #02-01A SIGC (Bishan CC), Singapore 579799
Prizes: Trophies for Top 15.
Cash Prizes – 1st - $200 ; 2nd - $125 ; 3rd - $75 ; 4th to 7th - $50
|21 May (Sat)||0830 hours||Reporting|
|0900 - 1100||Round 1|
|1300 - 1500||Round 2|
|1600 - 1800||Round 3|
|22 May (Sun)||0900 - 1100||Round 4|
|1300 - 1500||Round 5|
|1600 - 1800||Round 6|
*Please check correctness of your entry on www.singaporechess.org.sg as we may not make changes on the day of the tournament.*
Entry Fee: $60 (Public) ; $40 (National Junior Squad)
By Cash or Cheque (made payable to Singapore Chess Federation)
Closing Date:Sunday, 15 May 2016 by 6 pm, or first 50 entries.
LATE ENTRY FEE OF $100 SHALL APPLY. Entries without payment will not be accepted. NO REFUND shall be given for withdrawal of entries.
SCF reserves the right to accept/reject any entries without assigning any reason.
Ranking & Tie-Break: The final ranking is determined by the number of points scored.
In the case of a tie, the following order of tie-breaks shall be used:
(1) Direct Encounter
(2) Buchholz Cut 1
(4) Greater number of wins with black pieces
(5) Greater number of wins
In the event of any disputes (outside the FIDE Laws of Chess), the Organisers decision shall be final and no further correspondence shall be entertained.
Players are assumed to have read the Tournament Rules and are obliged to obey them.
Competitors are expected to maintain acceptable standards of dress and behaviour.
No analysis of games and/or friendly matches in the tournament area.
FIDE ZERO START rule shall apply. Please visit website regularly for updates.