CHESS MASTERS WALVIS BAY OPEN
1. VENUE: Duneside High School, Walvis Bay
2. EVENT DATE: 1-2 May 2015
3.1 REGISTRATION PERIOD: 22 April – 1 May 2015
3.2 REGISTRATION METHODS:
A) e-mail: email@example.com or
B) SMS: 081-4006467 (Handjaba) or 081-623 8160 (Eichab)
3.3 PARTICIPANT’S PARTICULARS: Name, Gender and Year of birth if born AFTER 1995
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:
1 May 2015
Set-up starts: 09h00
Welcome and Opening - 11h45
Announcements: Tournament Director
Round 1 : 12h00-13h00
Round 2 : 13h10-14h10
Round 3 : 14h20-15h20
2 May 2015
Round 4 : 10h00-11h00
Round 5 : 11h10-12h10
Lunch Break: 12h10-12h55
Round 6 : 13h00-14h00
Round 7 : 14h10-15h10
Prize Giving: 15h30
Vote of Thanks/Closing Remarks
6. FORMAT & RATE OF PLAY:
The tournament will be played over 7 (SEVEN) Swiss-paired rounds. Rate of play will be
30 minutes per player per game with no increment.
7. 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
OPEN WINNER: N$ 1,500 + TROPHY
SECOND PLACE: N$ 1,000 + TROPHY
THIRD PLACE: N$ 750 + TROPHY
FOURTH PLACE: N$ 500
BEST CADET (U12): N$ 250 + TROPHY
BEST JUNIOR: N$ 500 + TROPHY
BEST WOMAN: N$ 500 + TROPHY
PS: Cash prizes, to be shared by players with equal points. Tie-breaks will be used to determine
9. TECHNICAL TEAM:
9.1 Chief Arbiter: FA Charles Eichab
9.2 Pairings Officer: FA McLean Handjba
9.3 Local Organizer: Bennett Katowa
9.4 Tournament Director: IO Otto Z. Nakapunda
1. Silence at all times.
2. Cellular phones should be switched off or put on “silent” mode if switched on. No talking while
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
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.
Otto Z. Nakapunda (unsigned, sent via email)
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