Tuesday, 11 August 2015

CHESS GRAND PRIX; FINAL LEG

2015 CHESS GRAND PRIX FINAL LEG:



TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS


VENUE: Groove Mall, Khomasdal, Windhoek
2. EVENT DATE:  15 August 2015
3.1 REGISTRATION PERIOD: 11-15 August 2015
3.2 REGISTRATION METHODS: sms 081-4006467
3.3 PARTICIPANT’S PARTICULARS: Name, Gender (& Year of birth if born AFTER 1994, i.e. 1995- present.)
3.4 REGISTRATION FEES: Scholars - N$ 20, Adults - N$ 40.

4. WHO MAY PARTICIPATE: This is an Open Tournament, everybody is welcome.

5. EVENT SCHEDULE:

Setting up and Registration starts: 08h00

Welcome and Opening - 09h45

Announcements: Tournament Director

Round 1 :  10h00-10h50
Round 2 :  11h00-11h50
Round 3 :  12h00-12h50

Break:      13h00-13h50

Round 4 :  14h00-14h50
Round 5 :  15h00-15h50
Round 6 :  16h00-16h50
Round 7 :  17h00-17h50

Prize Giving: 18h30

Vote of Thanks/Closing Remarks

5. FORMAT & RATE OF PLAY:
The tournament will be played over 7 (SEVEN) Swiss-paired rounds. Rate of play will be 25 minutes per player per game.

6. GRAND PRI POINT SYSTEM:
The Grand Prix Series consists of 5 (FIVE) legs. The overall winner of the Grand Prix shall be the player who amasses the most points in 4 (FOUR) of the 5 legs. For each Grand Pri leg, points will be allocated as follows to the top 8 (EIGHT) players;

1st Place                     = 12 points
2nd Place              = 8 points
3rd Place              = 6 points
4th Place              = 5 points
5th Place              = 4 points
6th Place              = 3 points
7th Place              = 2 points
8th Place              = 1 point

6. PAIRING AND TIE BREAK SYSTEM:
Swiss Manager will be used for the pairings. Please note that the breaks between rounds will be used to do the pairings according to the SWISS SYSTEM.
TIE-BREAK: Direct encounter, Progressive Score and Most Wins.
If players are still tied, then 1 game of Armageddon will be played.
7. PRIZES:
Open Category

1st Prize                = Trophy, Gold Medal & 800
2nd Prize               = Silver Medal & 600
3rd Prize               = Bronze Medal & 400

N$200 Total for Lucky Prizes to be WON!





General Rules:
1. Silence at all times.
2. Cellular phones should be switched off or put on “silent” mode if switched on. No talking while playing allowed.
3. No assistance to chess players will be allowed during their games. A player who offers assistance will be expelled from the tournament.
4. If a player touches a piece, (s)he should move that piece, provided a legal move can be made with that piece. (Touch is a move.)
5. A player may claim a win if his/her opponent makes an illegal move. This claim should be made immediately and not a move later.
6. Each player must press the clock with the same hand that moves the pieces. However, when castling, capturing or completing a promotion, a player may use both hands.
7. Any player who makes themselves guilty of rude behaviour will be disqualified with immediate effect.

The blitz rules of FIDE will apply during this event.

The Appeals Committee to be announced in due course.

Complaints should be directed to the individual members of the Appeals Committee. Should a player be unhappy with the initial decision made by such a member, (s)he may appeal. The remaining members would then weigh in and their decision is final.




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Tournament Director (Unsigned. Sent via email)
McLean Handjaba
 081-4006467
secretary@namibiachessfederation.com

Web: http://namchess.blogspot.com

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Junior chess team on route to Botswana



Cold fronts and freezing cold weather conditions in the capital could not stop chess crazed junior players from taking part in the 2015 National Chess Closed Championship held in the capital early July. All participants at this event had to first travel to the coastal town of Walvis Bay for the annual Junior Open Chess Championship in order to qualify for the Junior Closed in Windhoek.

Players came from as far as Keetmanshoop, Swakopmund and Otjiwarongo to battle it off for top honors in the capital in arduous cold and freezing temperatures in a 6 round long swiss-paired tournament which carried on for two days. 

A new age group champion was crowned in each section with top rank being awarded to the overall winner in the U20 segment – this section saw  the 2014/2015 Junior Open and Junior Closed winner, Immanuel Gariseb once again defended his title with an unbeaten streak of 6/6.

Overall winners in all 7 age groups excluding the Under 20 section from this event all qualified to carry the Namibian flag high as they contest against other African teams in Botswana at the 2015 Africa Schools Individual Championship scheduled for 21st -30th August 2015 at Oasis Motel in Gaborone.

One of the parents escorting the team to Gaborone Ephraim Jane much-admired this enterprise of the Namibia Chess Federation together with the Namibia Sports Commission to have juniors competing with the best in Africa at such events, however he pointed out that, “Mere participation alone is not enough, our own children need to start bringing home silverware as well.” Meanwhile, the head national coach, Charles Eichab alludes that the team is at present undergoing training and will be ready to compete come the 21st of August.




The team to represent the country is made up of the following players; Oberholzer Emma U/8, Bertelsman Alexander U/8, Ferreira Maralike U/10, Jane Galeshewe U/10, Van Wyk Keisha U/12, Beukes Dante U/12, Tsuses Patience U/14, Van Der Meer Anthony U14, Calitz Lida-Marie U/16,  Kamazembua Himumuine U16 and Tjaronda Nicola U18. Only players 17 years old and younger are certified at this tournament and hence the Under 20 juniors will regrettably not be accompanying the team.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Tournament Regulations: National Junior Closed

2015 National Junior Closed Championship
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  TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS

1. INTRODUCTION
The 2015 Namibian National Junior Chess Championships (Closed) is hosted by the Namibia Chess Federation.

2. THE PURPOSE OF THIS CHESS TOURNAMENT:
2.1 To determine the 2015 Namibian National Junior Champion as well as age-group Champions.
2.2 To promote chess as a sport, intellectual, educational and recreational outlet among the
youth and the broader Namibian population.
2.3. To improve the standard of Junior Chess in Namibia.
2.4. To select the Junior National Team that will be allegeable to represent the country at regional and international chess events.

3. PLAYING VENUE:
Protea Hotel Thuringerhof

4. EVENT DATE(s):
11 & 12 July 2015

5. PARTICIPANTS:
The top 8 (Namibians citizens) of every age-group  and  two selected female players regardless of their final standing following the 2015 Namibian National Junior Chess Championships Open are hereby invited to play.

6. REGISTRATION & REGISTRATION FEES:
6.1 Invited players should confirm their participation by (10th July Friday—14h00).
6.2 There will be no registration fees for this tournament. All invited players will part-take once they confirm their participation.
7. PAIRING SYSTEM, TIE-BREAKS AND RATE OF PLAY:
7.1 The Championship format will be a SWISS System tournament played over 7 (Seven)
Rounds.
In the event of 8 players or fewer partaking in any age-group, a round-robin system will be applied.
7.2 Swiss Perfect will be used to do the pairings.
7.3 The tie-breaks will be applied in the following order:
7.3.1 For the Swiss System
a) Direct encounter
b) Progressive Score
c) Median Bucholz
d) Bucholz
7.3.2 For the Round-robin System
a) Direct encounter
b) Sonneborn-Berger
c) Most wins with Black
If players are still tied, then 1 game of Armageddon (5 minutes for Black and 6 minutes for
White.) will be played. A win for Whites wins the encounter for him/her; and a draw or win for Black wins the encounter for him/her.
7.4 The rate of play will be 60 minutes per player.

8. TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS, CHIEF ARBITER AND APPEALS COMMITTEE
8.1 The role of Tournament Director will be assumed by Charles Eichab assisted by Jolly Nepando and Richman Tjiriange.
8.2 The role of Chief Arbiter will be assumed by Otto Nakapunda.
8.3 The Appeals Committee will be announced at the start of Round 1. All complaints against any
decision taken by the Chief Arbiter should be lodged with the Appeals Committee. N$ 100 is
payable. The complainant shall lose the N$ 100 in the event of the Appeals Committee's decision
going against him or her.

9. TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Welcome and Opening –11 July 2015: 08h00 – NCF President Otto Z. Nakapunda
Announcements –Tournament Director

Day 1 –11 July 2015
Round 1: 08h30 -10h30
Round 2: 11h00 -13h00
Lunch Break: 13h00 -15h00
Round 3: 15h00 -17h00
Round 4: 17h30 -19h30
Day 3 – 12 July 2015
Round 5: 08h30 -10h30
Round 6: 11h00 -13h00
Closing Ceremony and Prize Giving: 13h30.
10. PRIZES/AWARDS:
10.1 The National Junior Champion will be the winner of the Under 20 Section. The
winner of every section will be awarded the title of: The Namibian National Champion for that category.
10.2 For each and every age-group:

1st Prize = Certificate*
2nd Prize = Certificate*
3rd Prize = Certificate*

*Cash prizes (and possibly trophies) will be announced at the start of Round 2.

11. NATIONAL TEAMS
The 7 (seven) winners of every age-group will automatically form part of the National Junior
Teams. In addition, 7 (seven) more will be chosen by the National Team Selectors as stipulated in the NCF Document “National Chess Teams” which will be available at playing hall.

12. Qualification to international tournaments:

12.1. 2015 World Youth and Cadets Championships—Greece
First place winners, male and female in each age group at the National Junior Championship (closed) will automatically qualify to represent Namibia in Halkidiki, Greece at the World Youth and Cadets Championships between the 24th October (arrival) and 6th (departure) November 2015. The will endeavor  to solicit funding for the for this tournament however parents may need to provide financial assistance for flight tickets should the NCF fall short in its endeavors.

Second and third place winners of each age group may also represent Namibia in Greece but at their own expense.
Any junior player that does not make the top 3 may also approach the federation to part-take in the tournament for as long as they covered their own costs including transportation and provided there is still space available.

12.2. 2015 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS—RUSSIA

This year’s World Junior Chess Championship (for boys & girls under 20) will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk , Russia, from 1st September (arrival) to 16th September (departure) 2015.

The NCF will endeavor to send the overall winner from the under 20 section to represent Namibia at this event with all expenses paid.

12.3. 2015 Africa Schools Individual Championship—Botswana

Top male and female players from each age group will represent Namibia at the 2015 Schools Individual Championships to be held in Botswana from the 14th to the 23rd August  2015.

13. ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT:
The participants and/or their schools, organizations that they represent will be responsible for
their own accommodation, transport and meals for the duration of the event.

14. DRESS CODE FOR PARTICIPANTS:
The dress code is smart casual or school uniform.

15. LOC CONTACT DETAILS:
Tournament Director:              Charles Eichab: 081-6238160
Chief Arbiter:                   Otto Nakapunda: 081-2116463
Arbiters:                          Jolly Nepando ; El-Shaddai Aluteni; Richman Tjiriange





Disclaimer: The Namibia Chess Federation does not accept any responsibility for injuries to any party, participant or spectator during the above mentioned chess event. We, however, will endeavor to have a conducive and competitive environment for all stakeholders as we strive to promote sports of the mind in Namibia under the best possible conditions which our finances and resources may allow.



Thursday, 2 July 2015

Chess Grand Prix Tournament 4th


2015 GRAND PRIX 4th LEG REGULATIONS


VENUE: Groove Mall, Khomasdal, Windhoek
2. EVENT DATE:  4 July 2015
3.1 REGISTRATION PERIOD: 02-04 July 2015
3.2 REGISTRATION METHODS: sms 081-853 9257
3.3 PARTICIPANT’S PARTICULARS: Name, Gender (& Year of birth if born AFTER 1994, ie 1995- present.)
3.4 REGISTRATION FEES: Scholars - N$ 20, Adults - N$ 40.

4. WHO MAY PARTICIPATE: This is an Open Tournament, everybody is welcome.

5. EVENT SCHEDULE:

Setting up and Registration starts: 08h00

Welcome and Opening - 09h45

Announcements: Tournament Director

Round 1 :  10h00-10h50
Round 2 :  11h00-11h50
Round 3 :  12h00-12h50

Break:      13h00-13h50

Round 4 :  14h00-14h50
Round 5 :  15h00-15h50
Round 6 :  16h00-16h50
Round 7 :  17h00-17h50

Prize Giving: 18h30

Vote of Thanks/Closing Remarks

5. FORMAT & RATE OF PLAY:
The tournament will be played over 7 (SEVEN) Swiss-paired rounds. Rate of play will be 25 minutes per player per game.

6. GRAND PRI POINT SYSTEM:
The Grand Prix Series consists of 5 (FIVE) legs. The overal winner of the Grand Prix shall be the player who amasses the most points in 4 (FOUR) of the 5 legs. For each Grand Pri leg, points will be allocated as follows to the top 8 (EIGHT) players;

1st Place                     = 12 points
2nd Place              = 8 points
3rd Place              = 6 points
4th Place              = 5 points
5th Place              = 4 points
6th Place              = 3 points
7th Place              = 2 points
8th Place              = 1 point

6. PAIRING AND TIE BREAK SYSTEM:
Swiss Manager will be used for the pairings. Please note that the breaks between rounds will be used to do the pairings according to the SWISS SYSTEM.
TIE-BREAK: Direct encounter, Progressive Score and Most Wins.
If players are still tied, then 1 game of Armageddon will be played.

7. PRIZES:
Open Category

1st Prize                = Trophy, Gold Medal & 800
2nd Prize               = Silver Medal & 600
3rd Prize               = Bronze Medal & 400

N$200 Total for Lucky Prizes to be WON!

GRAND TOTAL 2,000 sponsored by Mr. Ben Ngairorue.




General Rules:
1. Silence at all times.
2. Cellular phones should be switched off or put on “silent” mode if switched on. No talking while playing allowed.
3. No assistance to chess players will be allowed during their games. A player who offers assistance will be expelled from the tournament.
4. If a player touches a piece, (s)he should move that piece, provided a legal move can be made with that piece. (Touch is a move.)
5. A player may claim a win if his/her opponent makes an illegal move. This claim should be made immediately and not a move later.
6. Each player must press the clock with the same hand that moves the pieces. However, when castling, capturing or completing a promotion, a player may use both hands.
7. Any player who makes themselves guilty of rude behaviour will be disqualified with immediate effect.

The blitz rules of FIDE will apply during this event.

The Appeals Committee to be announced in due course.

Complaints should be directed to the individual members of the Appeals Committee. Should a player be unhappy with the initial decision made by such a member, (s)he may appeal. The remaining members would then weigh in and their decision is final.




...............................................................................
Tournament Director (Unsigned. Sent via email)
Jolly Nepando
 081-859 4954
treasurer@namibiachessfederation.com

Web: http://namchess.blogspot.com