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Friday, May 03, 2013

NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 IN TERENGGANU


TERENGGANU CHESS ASSOCIATION



THE NATIONAL CLOSED MEN & WOMEN     CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
OPEN TO ALL MCF STATE AFFILIATES

1.  INVITATION

The Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) and Persatuan Catur Negeri Terengganu (PCNT)  have the honour of inviting all MCF States Affiliates and MCF Invited players for the The National Closed Championships to be organise in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Kuala Terengganu from  27th May (Arrival) to 02nd June (Departure) 2013.

1) THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 (OPEN)   - Piala Tun Hussein Onn.

2) THE NATIONAL WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2013  - Piala Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik.  
  
3. PRIZES
MAIN PRIZES
OPEN
WOMEN
Champion
CHALLENGE TROPHY
Cash RM1,000   + Gold Medal
CHALLENGE TROPHY
Cash RM1,000.00 + Gold Medal
2nd
Cash RM600.00 + Silver Medal
Cash RM600.00    + Silver Medal
3rd
Cash RM400.00 + Bronze Medal
Cash RM400.00    + Bronze Medal
4th
Cash RM300.00
Cash RM300.00
5th
Cash RM200.00
Cash RM200.00
*Certificate of Excellence shall be given to the top ten finishers.
*The results of this championship will be one of the main criteria for selection into the National Squad for international representation in the year 2013/2014 before the next National Chess Championship.

 4. REGISTRATION FEE
4.1: A Registration fee of RM50 shall be imposed for each and every participant submitted by the respectives State Association to the Organizing Committee as a participation and registration fee. State Additional Players (Fulfilling minimum rating) shall pay RM150. Both event shall be FIDE-Rated and National Rated.

5. REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
5.1 All registration shall be submitted by the respective State Chess Association.There shall be no direct registration from individuals.

5.2 The complete registration form (A) and (B) must be filled and returned to the Organizing Committee not later than May 20th  2013. A copy must be provided to MCF.

6. QUALIFICATION UNDER MINIMUM RATING REQUIREMENT  (STATE OFFICIAL PLAYER)

MCF State Affiliate shall have the right to send 4 Men and 4 Women as State Official Players  FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (A)

7. QUALIFICATION UNDER MERIT  TOP RATING PERFORMANCES (MCF INVITED PLAYER)
Top 10 (All players) in NR List with registration by State [without using State quota].
FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (B)


8. QUALIFICATION UNDER MERIT NATIONAL MASTERS (NM, NWM)  (MCF INVITED PLAYER)
All National Masters with registration by State [without using State quota].
FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (B)

9. QUALIFICATION UNDER MERIT NATIONAL JUNIOR BEST PERFORMANCES  (MCF INVITED PLAYER)
National Junior Champions (U-20) (Current) with registration by State [without using State quota)
FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (B)

10. QUALIFICATION UNDER MERIT NATIONAL SCHOOLS (MSSM) 2013 BEST PERFORMANCES  (MCF INVITED PLAYER)
MSSM Individual Champions (U-18) for the Year with registration by State [without using State quota]
FILL UP REGISTRATION FORM (B)

11. STATE ADDITIONAL PLAYERS FULFILLING MINIMUM RATING REQUIREMENT/REGULATIONS
MINIMUM RATING REQUIREMENT
Men Qualification       : A minimum rating level of either NR 1650 OR FIDE 1800
Women Qualification : A minimum rating level of either NR 1400 OR FIDE 1550
FILL UP STATE REGISTRATION FORM (C)

12. TIE-BREAK

In case of any tie in total score, the following tie-break shall be applied:-

1. Direct Encounter (Berger table with a complete results must be attained for this

    tie-  break to be valid)

2.  Buchholz score;

3.  Sonneborn-Berger score;

4.  Progressive score aka FIDE tie-break;

5.  Progressive score cut Rd1, Rd2, and so on aka FIDE (fine) tie-break;

6.  Number of Wins with the Black pieces.


13. TITLES AWARDED
1) THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 (OPEN)
    The Champion will be awarded the title ‘NATIONAL MASTER ’ (NM)
                                                                                                                            
2) THE NATIONAL WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2013.                     
    The Champion will be awarded the title ‘NATIONAL WOMEN MASTER’  (NWM)

14. VENUE
Playing Hall is Chansellor Hall at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu

14. ACCOMMODATION / TRANSPORTION

14.1.Participant have to arrange their own accomodation and transportation.We recommended hotel listed below for your own arrangement:

14.2. Scout Inn ( 15 minutes driving by car ) Rate range from RM75.00 to RM105 per day www.scoutinn.com  Tel no : 09 662 3100

14.3. Dara Inn ( 15 minutes driving by car ) Rate range from RM 75.00 to RM100
Per day. www.DARA-INN.com.  Tel no :  09 666 8482

15. MODE OF PAYMENT

All payment to : Terengganu Chess Association CIMB Account no :13030000188102





16.  RULES AND REGULATIONS
16.1. The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds.

16.2 The Rate of play shall be according to FIDE regulations 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. (All moves must be recorded at all times)

16,3 FIDE rules and regulations for Standard Chess applies.

IMPORTANT NOTE!
Participants who have not been confirmed participation by their respective States and be present during the Players Meeting on 27th May 2013 at 17:00 shall not be paired for the first round.

17.  PLAYING SCHEDULE

MONDAY
May 27th 2013
14:00 Arrivals
MONDAY
May 27th 2013
17:00 Players Meeting 
TUESDAY
May 28th 2013
09:00 Round 1
TUESDAY
May 28th 2013
15:00 Round 2
May 29th 2013
09:00 Round 3
WEDNESDAY
May 29th  2013
15:00 Round 4
THURSDAY
May 30th 2013
09:00 Round 5
THURSDAY
May 30th 2013
15:00 Round 6
FRIDAY
May 31th 2013
09:00 Round 7
FRIDAY
May 31th 2013
15:00 Round 8
SATURDAY
June01th 2013
09:00 Round 9


14:00 Closing Ceremony


14:30  Blitz tournament


Departure

18. CONTACT  THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Tournament Director
Ghalam Sani
Tel  :   013 347 1747                     – E-mail:mister_gsani@gmail.com

Organizing Secretary
Muhammad Bin Arshad
Tel HP :    0129282811                – E-mail: terengganu_chess@hotmail.com

MCF Secretariat
Gregory Lau
Tel. 017 289 8215                         – Email: msianchess2010@gmail.com

19. LETTER OF INVITATION

Players needing Invitation letters are requested to contact their respective State Chess Association before dateline May 20th 2013

The Organizing Committee through the MCF Secretariat shall only provide invitations for States only.  

After the above dateline, the Organizing Committee shall impose RM100 for every late entry submitted.



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