Wednesday, 16 March 2016

2016 INDEPENDENCE BLITZ CHESS TOURNAMENT



2016 INDEPENDENCE BLITZ CHESS TOURNAMENT

Tournament regulations:


1.    VENUE:                                       UNAM Khomasdal Campus

2. EVENT DATE:                            19 March 2016 (Saturday)

3.1. REGISTRATION :                    At the venue on the 19th from 08h00 to 09h30 –
  No late registrations after Round 2.

3.4 REGISTRATION FEES:           Scholars - N$ 20, Adults - N$ 30

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

5. EVENT SCHEDULE:

Registration starts: 08h00
Welcome and Opening - 10h00
Announcements: 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

Vote of Thanks/Closing Remarks

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:
    TBA

Prize Fund GRAND TOTAL N$3,000

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
Otto Nakapunda
0812116463
president@namibiachessfederation.com/

“This tournament is held in euphoric celebration of our believed country’s 26th Independence Celebrations.”


Happy Birthday Namibia