Tuesday, 2 June 2015

NAMIBIAN JUNIOR OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015



REGULATIONS FOR THE NAMIBIAN JUNIOR OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS
  1. VENUE : Walvisbay High School, Walvisbay, NAMIBIA
  1. DATE: 20 June 2015
  1. AIM OF THE TOURNAMENT:
  • To give young chess players a platform to exhibit their chess skills in the largest Junior Chess Event.
  • A central part of the development program for chess in Namibia.
  • Start for the qualifications for World/African Youth Championships and World/African Junior Championships.
  • The tournament is the biggest chess event annually with over 300 players and is generally aimed at being a chess festival
  1. REGISTRATION FEES:
AGE GROUP YEAR OF BIRTH FEES
UNDER 8 2007 - 40
UNDER 10 2006,2005 40
UNDER 12 2004,2003 50
UNDER 14 2002,2001 50
UNDER 16 2000,1999 70
UNDER 18 1998,1997 70
UNDER 20 1996,1995 70

  1. PAYMENTS
  • Forward all payments to: Namibia Chess Federation; Account number: 241767156; Branch Code: 082372; Windhoek Branch; Standard Bank
  • Kindly e-mail all proof of payments to vp@namibiachessfederation.com and also have a copy at hand at the tournament for verification.
  • All players registering after 12h00 on Thursday 18 June will be subjected to a N$ 50.00 additional penalty fee.
  1. HOW TO REGISTER?
  • Complete the attached Registration Form clearly indicating the Name, Date of Birth and age.
  • If you wish to register more players, simply print the registration form 2x or 3x
  • Fax the players list for attention of Ms. Elsabé Verster at 064-207610
  • Alternatively e-mail the players list to elsabe@starphotonam.com
  • Those juniors who participated in the last two years (2013&2014) dont have to provide a birth certificate but all new players must also send their birth certificates to the e-mail or fax above.
  1. REGISTRATION LIST AND PAIRINGS
  • On 15 June, all names of players and schools registered up to 14 June 2015 will be published.
  • Schools, clubs and Academies will have up to 12h00 18 June 2015 to modify their list and make all the necessary changes before the penalty period is enforced.
  • All players registered after 12h00 on 18 June 2015 or on day of tournament will only be paired from round 2.
  • All players who forfeit round 1 will be withdrawn if no arrangements are made with the Tournament Director.
  • 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 and also to sit the players.
  • Results of each round are continuously captured and new pairings will be published before the start of each new round
  1. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
  • The tournament is open for all Junior Chess Players born after 01 January 1995.
  1. QUALIFIATION FOR THE NAMIBIA JUNIOR CLOSED
  • The top ten players from each age group will be invited for the closed.
  • At the Closed National Junior Champions will be crowned to represent Namibia Internationally
  • Due to the overwhelming participation of boys, the Namibian Chess Federation reserve two spots for girls in each age section as part of the top 10 irrespective of any other girls who qualified as part of the top 8 players.
  1. EVENT SCHEDULE
08h15-08h45
Verification of registration list
08h45
Welcome and Opening
09h00-09h40
Round 1
10h00-10h40
Round 2
11h00-11h40
Round 3
12h00-12h40
Round 4
13h00-14h00
LUNCH
14h00-14h40
Round 5
15h00-15h40
Round 6
16h00-16h40
Round 7


  1. SYSTEM AND RATE OF PLAY:
  • The championship format will be a SWISS System tournament played of 7 (seven) rounds.
  • Rate of play will be 40 minutes for the entire game (20 minutes per player).
  • N.B: The winner of the u/20 section will be the overall winner.
  • Should a player wish to play in the open section they may do so.
  • Any player of a younger age group may play in any other age groups above them.
  • Players may not change once they have registered to play under a certain age group.
  • The registration fees will remain as indicated above.
  1. PRIZES
  • A guaranteed prize fund of N$ 12000.00
  • U/8 Open Champion will received N$ 300.00 while the Junior Open Champion (U/20) will receive N$ 1200.00
  • The actual prize distributions will be announce and displayed before start of round 1 on 20th June 2015 
  1. TIE-BREAK SYSTEM:
  • Tie-Break, Direct Encounter, Progressive Score and Median Bucholz, will be applied. If players are still tied, then 1 game of Armageddon (5 minutes for Black and 6 minutes for White) will be played.
  1. GENERAL RULES
  • Silence at all times.
  • Cell phones must be switched off inside the playing hall at all times. If a player’s cell phone rings he or she will forfeit the game.
  • No assistance the chess players will be allowed during their games.
  • Touch is a move, unless the piece has no legal moves.
  • Any player who displays rude behaviour will be disqualified with immediate effect.
  • Before the start of each round, updated results of games played so far will be displayed together with the lists of new pairings. Any questions and or complaints must be clarified with the organisers immediately.
  • As soon as the new pairings are accepted and the players start the new round, results of previous games are deemed correct and accepted.
  • All complaints should be directed to the Organizing Committee and their decision is final.
  • The tournament will start at 08h30 sharp. Any registered player / team / school who arrives late, will forfeit the first round and start only at the second round, with zero points.
  • Anyone coming so late that they cannot participate from round 2 onwards will be disqualified without the right to any refund.
  1. TUCKSHOP
  • There will be a tuckshop selling sweets, chips, hot dogs, hot and cold beverages etc…
  1. CHESS SHOP
  • There will be a chess shop selling chess sets and other chess accessories.
  • Any other exhibitioners/traders are encourage to apply to vp@namibiachessfederation.com
  1. GENERAL ENQUIRIES AND CONTACTS
  1. THE ORGANIZING AND TECHNICAL TEAM
  • Chief Organizer and TD: Charles Eichab Vice-President:NCF
  • Local Organizer: Ms Elsabe Verster Walvisbay High School
  • Administrative Assistant: Jolly Nepando
  • Chief Arbiter: McLean Handjaba
  • Arbiter: Richman Tjiriange
  • Arbiter: Erastus Somaeb
  • Arbiter : Ivan Boois
  • Arbiter: Sanders Oberholzer
  • Chief Pairing Officer: Anesca Snyman
  • Pairing Officer: William Kamberipa
  • Chief Observer: Otto Nakapunda President: NCF