Friday, 4 April 2014

2014 ARANDIS OPEN - Tournament Regulations

1. VENUE: Arandis Community Development Centre
2. EVENT DATE: 5 April 2014
3. REGISTRATION
3.1 REGISTRATION PERIOD: 1-5 April 2014 
3.2 REGISTRATION METHODS: e-mail pro@namibiachessfederation.com or sms 081-4006467
3.3 PARTICIPANT’S PARTICULARS: Name, Gender 
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:

Set-up 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 with no increment.

6. PAIRING AND TIE BREAK SYSTEM:
Swiss Perfect 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, Most Wins, Median-Bucholz

7. PRIZES:
BEST JUNIOR: N$ 750 + TROPHY
BEST WOMAN: N$ 750 + TROPHY
OPEN WINNER: N$ 1000 + TROPHY
SECOND PLACE: N$ 800 + TROPHY
THIRD PLACE: N$ 600 + TROPHY
FOURTH PLACE: N$ 400
FIFTH PLACE: N$ 200

PS: Cash prizes to be shared by players with equal points. Tie-breaks will be used to determine final standings.

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. 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.
6. Any player who makes themselves guilty of rude behaviour will be disqualified with immediate effect.

The rapid rules of FIDE will apply during this event.

The Appeals Committee to be announced at the start of the tournament.

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/