Wednesday, 12 March 2014

2014 INDEPENDENCE BLITZ CHESS TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS


1.    VENUE: UNAM Khomasdal Campus
2. EVENT DATE: 15 March 2014
3.1 REGISTRATION PERIOD: 12 – 15 March 2014
3.2 REGISTRATION METHODS: e-mail pro@namibiachessfederation.com or sms 081-4006467
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$ 30
4. WHO MAY PARTICIPATE: This is an Open Tournament, everybody is welcome.

5. EVENT SCHEDULE:

Registration starts: 08h00

Welcome and Opening - 10h00 – Mr. Otto Nakapunda: NCF President
Announcements: Mr. Fremantle Kuhanga: NCF Technical Director

Round 1 :  10h15-10h25
Round 2 :  10h40-10h50
Round 3 :  11h05-11h15
Round 4 :  11h30-11h40
Round 5 :  11h55-12h05
Round 6 :  12h20-12h30

LUNCH:    12h30-13h00

Round 7 :  13h10-13h20
Round 8 :  13h35-13h45
Round 9 :  14h00-14h10
Round 10: 14h25-14h35
Round 11: 14h50-15h00

Prize Giving: 15h30 – Ms. Beverly Tjatindi: NCF Treasurer
Vote of Thanks/Closing Remarks – Mr. Richman Tjiriange: NCF Secretary

5. FORMAT & RATE OF PLAY:
The tournament will be played over 11 (eleven) Swiss-paired rounds. Rate of play will be 5 minutes per player per game.

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:          600
2nd:         450
3rd:          350
4th:          150
5th:          100
TOT:  1,400
Under 20
1st:       300
2nd:      150
TOT:  300
Under 18
1st:      300
2nd:      100
TOT:  300
Under 16
1st:      250
2nd:      100
TOT:  250
Under 14
1st:      200
2nd:      100
TOT:  200
Under 12
1st:      150
2nd:      100
TOT: 150
Under 10
1st:      100
2nd:      50
TOT:  100
Under 8
1st:      100
2nd:      50
TOT:  100
Special Prize: Best Woman
1st:      200
TOT:  200

GRAND TOTAL 4,000

In addition, all top 3 finishers in each category will receive certificates.
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
Fremantle Kuhanga
 081-4699070
ca@namibiachessfederation.com/