The Singapore Chess Federation, under the auspices of the ASEAN Chess Confederation
(ACC) and the Asian Chess Federation (ACF), have the honour of inviting all Asian national
chess federations to participate in the 16th ASEAN+ AGE-GROUP CHESS
CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 to be organised in Singapore from 8th June (arrival) to 17th June
General Regulations & Rules
1. The Championships shall be governed by these Rules.
2.1 There shall be 14 categories; namely Under-08, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16,
Under-18 and Under-20 with separate events for Open and Girls.
2.2 Entitled to participate are players who shall not have reached the respective age before 1
3. There shall be 2 categories for Senior>50 and Senior>65. Such players must reach the required
age during the year 2015.
4. Asian national chess federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish but
they are responsible for all their own expenses.
System & Pairing
5. Where possible, each category shall be conducted in the Swiss System of 9 rounds.
6. In the last 2 rounds, where possible, players from the same Federation and who have scored
more than 50% shall not be paired to play each other.
7.1 Standard Chess: Each player has 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.
7.2 Rapid Chess: Each player has 25 minutes to complete the game.
7.3 Blitz Chess: Each player has 5 minutes to complete the game.
8 June 2015 2030 hour Technical Meeting
9 June 2015 0900-1400 hr Round 1
1530-2030 hr Round 2
10 June 2015 0900-1400 hr Round 3
11 June 2015 0900-1400 hr Round 4
1530-2030 hr Round 5
12 June 2015 0900-1400 hr Round 6
13 June 2015 0900-1400 hr Round 7
1530-2030 hr Round 8
14 June 2015 0900-1400 hr Round 9
1500-1900 hr Social Evening and Medal Awards for Standard Chess
15 June 2015 0900-1430 hr Rapid Chess Rounds 1 to 4
1530-1930 hr Rapid Chess Rounds 5 to 7
16 June 2015 0900-1400 hr Blitz Chess
1500-1900 hr Closing Ceremony
17 June 2015 Before 1200 hour Departures
Designation of the Winners
9. The final ranking order of the players is determined by the number of points scored. If at the
end of the tournament two or more players are tied for the first place or for any prize, the tie
shall be broken as in accordance to the following:-
9.1 Direct Encounter
9.2 Buchholz Cut 1
9.4 Greater Number of Wins with Black Pieces
9.5 Greater Number of Wins
10.1 Medals: Shall be awarded to the top three positions in each event and category. (See 10.3)
10.2 Team Medals: Shall be awarded based on the total score of the top three players of a Federation.
Federations with less than 3 players shall not be eligible for a team award. In the case of a tie, the
tie-break scores of each player shall be determined. (See 9.1)
10.3 Individual Medals: Where there is a tie, not more than 3 players shall receive the same colour
medal. For each category, not more than 5 medals shall be awarded. Examples: If 2 players tied
for first and 2 players tied for third, then, 2 Gold Medals shall be awarded, and there shall be no
Silver, but 2 Bronze Medals shall be awarded. If 3 players tied for first, then, no Silver and Bronze
Medals shall be awarded. If more than 3 players tied for first, then, the 3 highest players based on
the tie-break shall receive the Gold Medals and the Silver and the Bronze Medals shall not be
10.4. In the determination of FIDE Direct Title Awards applicable to Standard Chess only, the tiebreak
shall be used in case of more than one Gold, or more than one Silver or more than one Bronze
were awarded. FM/WFM titles are awarded to the winners (regardless of ASEAN or Non-ASEAN
players) of the youth categories. In the case of a tie, after the tie-break, only the top three finishers
shall be awarded. CM/WCM titles are awarded, after the tie-break, to Silver and Bronze Medal
winners, and not more than one title shall be awarded for each (2nd/3rd) position. IM/WIM titles
are awarded for the ASEAN U-20 category.
11. Certificates shall be awarded to players who finish in the top 3 positions.
12. Certificates of Participation shall be given to players, FIDE accredited trainers, managers, and
the appointed Technical Officials.
13. The Appeals Committee shall comprise 3 persons appointed during the Technical Meeting.
14. A protest against the decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter,
within 15 minutes after the end of the relevant playing session.
15. A protest fee of USD 100 shall be payable to the Organizer which is refundable if the protest is
upheld. The Appeals Committee may also decide to refund the fee if it considers the appeal was
16. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final, binding and takes effect immediately.
17. From the duration of arrival and until departure, the Organizer shall insure the participants
against accidents and the need for medical services including cost of medicines in case of acute
illnesses, surgical operations, etc. The Organizer shall not be responsible for medical services
needed for treatment of chronic or other illnesses which already existed before the arrival at the
VisaPlaying Venue & Official Hotel
19. The Playing Venue & Official Hotel shall be the NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL
UNIVERSITY which is about 45 minutes’ drive from the international airport.
20. All players and accompanying persons must be accredited and stay at the Official Venue. Please
bring your own bath towel.
21. The rate for twin sharing room is USD 75 per person per day inclusive of 3 meals. For single
room, the rate is USD 90.
22. The Organizer shall provide free board and lodging (in twin share room) for one official per
federation. (Two officials in the case of ASEAN federations with more than 20 players).
18. All players and accompanying persons who require a visa to enter Singapore must send a copy
of passport (page with photo and key information) to the Organizer before the deadline of 15
April 2015 after which the Organizer shall not be responsible.
23. The Entry Fee for players is USD 250. If registration and payment are submitted before the
deadline of 15 April 2015, there will be a 20% discount (USD 200).
24. All officials and accompanying persons must pay a Registration Fee of USD 125 to the
Organizer. The Registration Fee is to include the costs for airport transfers, Accreditation Cards,
Certificates, etc. If registration and payment are submitted before 15 April 2015, there will be
a discount of 40% (USD 75).
Registration of Participation
25. Before 15 March 2015), a federation shall register its intention to participate with the
Organizer. This is a Preliminary Registration and should indicate the number of players and
26. Before 15 April 2015, the participating federation shall submit its Final Registration of
participants. The birthdate of each player must be given and must correspond with the birthdate
given in his passport or other travel document. All travel documents must also be submitted if
visas are required. The Organizer shall not be responsible for late submission and application
27. All players are also required to send their passport photo size in jpeg file to the Organizer for
preparation of name plates. All accompanying persons must have identification tags (with
photo) for admittance into the Opening Ceremony, Social Night and Closing Ceremony.
Registration and Payment
28. Organizer: Singapore Chess Federation
Contact Person: IA/IO Ignatius LEONG
Tel: (65) 96337946
29. All Bank Transfers are to be made to:-
Name of Account: SINGAPORE CHESS FEDERATION
Name of Bank: DBS Bank
Address of Bank: 6 Shenton Way, Singapore
SWIFT Code: DBSSSGSG
Account Number: 001 – 043184 – 6
30. It is a custom of the ASEAN Age-Group that each Federation from ASEAN shall send some
players participating in these Championships to perform a show of their choice. Please bring your
own musical instruments and/or CD/DVD for use in the show. Prizes will be awarded.
31. Arbiters and Trainers Seminars will be held from 2 to 6 June 2015.
ASIAN SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
32. These Championships are also held in Singapore from 30 May to 8 June 2015.