Friday, 29 April 2016

2016 National Rapid and Blitz Championship


2016 NATIONAL RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATION



1.    VENUE: PROTEA HOTEL THURINGERHOF, INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, WINDHOEK
2.    EVENT DATE: 1 MAY 2016

3.    REGISTRATION
3.1 REGISTRATION PERIOD: 29 APRIL -1 MAY 2016 (08H00)
3.2 REGISTRATION METHODS: sms your name and age to 081-4006467
3.3 REGISTRATION FEES: Scholars - N$ 20, Adults - N$ 40

4. WHO MAY PARTICIPATE: This is a Closed Tournament, only Namibian nationals may take part.

5. EVENT SCHEDULE:

Set-up starts: 07h30

Welcome and Opening - 08h45

Announcements: Tournament Director

Round 1 :  08h00-08h40
Round 2 :  09h00-09h40
Round 3 :  10h00-10h40
Round 4 :  11h00-11h40

Break:            12h00-13h40

Round 5 :  12h00-12h40
Round 6 :  14h00-14h40
Round 7 :  15h00-15h40
Round 8 :  16h00-16h40
Round 9 :  17h00-17h40

Prize Giving: 18h30

Vote of Thanks/Closing Remarks


5. FORMAT & RATE OF PLAY:
The tournament will be played over 9 (NINE) Swiss-paired rounds. Rate of play will be 20 minutes per player per game with no increment.

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, Most Wins, Median-Bucholz

7. PRIZES:
TBA

PS: Cash prizes, to be shared by players with equal points, will be announced at the start of Round 2. 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
McLean Handjaba
 081-400 6467
secretary@namibiachessfederation.com/






2016 NATIONAL BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATION



1.    VENUE: PROTEA HOTEL THURINGERHOF, INDEPENDENCE AVENUE, WINDHOEK
2.    EVENT DATE: 2 MAY 2016

3.    REGISTRATION
3.1 REGISTRATION PERIOD: 29 APRIL -2 MAY 2016 (09H00)
3.2 REGISTRATION METHODS: sms your name and age to 081-0813457729
3.3 REGISTRATION FEES: Scholars - N$ 20, Adults - N$ 40

4. WHO MAY PARTICIPATE: This is a Closed Tournament, only Namibian nationals may take part.

5. EVENT SCHEDULE:

Set-up starts: 09h00

Welcome and Opening - 09h30

Announcements: Tournament Director

Round 1 :  10h00-10h10
Round 2 :  10h30-10h40
Round 3 :  11h00-11h10
Round 4 :  11h30-11h40
Round 5 :  12h00-12h10
Round 6 :  12h30-12h40

LUNCH:        13h00-14h00

Round 7 :  14h00-14h10
Round 8 :  14h30-14h40
Round 9 :  15h00-15h10


Prize Giving: 15h40

Vote of Thanks/Closing Remarks


5. FORMAT & RATE OF PLAY:
The tournament will be played over 9 (NINE) Swiss-paired rounds. Rate of play will be 5 minutes per player per game with no increment.

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, Most Wins, Median-Bucholz

7. PRIZES:
TBA

PS: Cash prizes, to be shared by players with equal points, will be announced at the start of Round 2. 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
Kerth Ithana
 081-0813457729