Sunday, October 17, 2010

6th Asian Schools Chess Festival

6th Asian Schools Chess Festival
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 6th to 13th December 2010

Categories for Open & Girls under 7, 9, 11, 13 & 15


1. Invitation

On behalf of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka has the honour of inviting all Asian National Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in the 6th Asian Schools Chess Championships 2010 (under-7, under-9, under-11, under -13, under -15) in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 6th (arrival) to 13th (departure) December 2010.

2. Participation

2.1 Invited Players - Each National Federation can enter one (1) player in each of the under 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 (open and girls) categories, totalling a maximum of ten (10) invited players.

2.2 Additional Players - Additional (extra) players can also be registered.

2.3 In order to ensure proper tournament standards, all invited players and all additional (extra) players must submit their registration through their National Federations not later than the 25th November 2010 (registration deadline).

2.4 The players should be below the respective age group on or before 1st January 2010.

3. Entry Fees

3.1 An Entry Fee of US$ 75 is required for each Invited Player. Their National Federation must send this amount to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.

3.2 For each Additional (extra) player, an Entry Fee of US$ 150 is required. Their National Federation must also send this amount directly to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.

4. Registration and Travel conditions

4.1 Entry forms must be filled from the National Federations and returned to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka not later than Monday, the 25th November 2010. This date is the registration deadline.

4.2 The complete registration form must include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and title, and passport number of each player and each accompanying person. It must also include the name and telephone/e-mail/fax number of the Delegation chief and of the person in charge in the Federation. A copy of the passport of all participants should be send along with the entry form.

4.3 All travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their National Federation.

4.4 Every player (Invited or Additional) and every accompanying person has to pay to the Organizing Committee the amount of Euro 100 as Registration Fee at the moment of their registration (not later than the 25th November 2010. This payment is obligatory for all and its prepayment represents a confirmation for their participation.

4.5 The above amount of Euro 100 includes registration badges and transport from the airport to the official hotel (7th December) with return on the departure day (13th December).

4.6 At the moment of registration (not later than 26th November) the above amount of Euro 100 must be transferred, free of bank charges, to the following bank account of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka :

Bank Account: BANK: Nations Trust Bank

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 502100005228
BANK ADDRESS: Mt. Lavinia, Sri Lanka
ACCOUNT NAME: Chess Federation of Sri Lanka

4.7 Players
will not be paired until all payments of their federation have been fulfilled.

4.8 Players will not be paired if they don’t arrive at the Official Hotel at least one hour before the Technical Meeting.

5. Hotel - Playing Venue

5.1 Accommodation and full board will be provided in 3 to 5-star hotel in Colombo or suburb leased by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.

5.2 All participants and all accompanying persons are obliged to lodge at the official Hotels. Bookings of this Hotel for the event should be done through the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka only.

5.3 All Invited players, one player per country in each category and a manager is entitled for free Board and lodging for 7 days starting from 7th December 2010 at the Official Hotel. No replacement from other categories can be made in case of if there is no official player in one category. All additional players and all other accompanying persons should pay the cost for board and Lodging (with breakfast, lunch & dinner) per person per day as given below:

Type of Room Amount per person
Triple sharing Euros 40
Double or Twin sharing Euros 45
Single Euros 90

5.4 Hotel payments for ALL players and accompanying persons must be made on arrival in Sri Lanka or in advance to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka. No future payments of hotel bills will be accepted.

5.5 Penalty for Late Entries: After 25th November 2009, all applications will be subject to a penalty of Euros 100 to be paid to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka till 2nd December 2010, after there is no acceptence of entries.

6. Playing Schedule

6th December 2010 : Arrival of Delegations

7th December 2010: Technical Meeting – 0900 hour; Opening Ceremony and Round 1 – 1500 hour;

8th December 2010: Round 2 – 0900 hour; Round 3 – 1600 hour

9th December 2010: Round 4 – 0900 hour; Round 5 - 1600 hour

10th December 2010 : Round 6 – 0900 hour;

11th December 2010: Round 7 – 0900 hour; Round 8 - 1600 hour

12th December 2010 : Round 9 – 0900 hour; Closing Ceremony - 1630 hour

13th December 2010: Departure

7. Format

7.1 The Championships will be played according to the Swiss System of 9 rounds. But, it will be round robin if the total number of players in a section becomes 10 or less.

7.2 Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment for every move played.

8. Prizes

8.1 Medals will be awarded to the top 3 players in each category. Additional prizes will also be awarded depending on the number of participants in each category.

8.2 In each category, subject to number of participants, team medals may be awarded to the top 3 countries taking into consideration the final ranking (after tie-break) of the 2 best results from each country. Countries with less than 2 players will not be considered for these team medals.

9. Tournament Bulletin

One bulletin per round will be entitled for a contingent. Extra sets will be on sale.

10. Contact of the Organising Committee

Mr. Luxman Wijesuriya, Secretary, Organising Committee, Chess Federation of Sri Lanka,

107/6, Piyadasa Sirisena Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. Telephone : 009411 2684003

Mobile : 009471 5397829

Fax: 009411 2650622

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

11. Visa Information

Visa is on arrival for most of the countries. However, Participants needing visa are requested to contact the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka before 25th November 2010. Invitations for visas will only be provided after the payment of registration fee and who are accommodated in the official hotel.

12. Any matter not mentioned in the Regulations above shall be decided upon, if necessary, after consultation with the Asia Continental President.

Please download the Registration form by player.

Please download the Registration form by federation.
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