REGULATIONS Chiang Mai Chess Challenge Championship 2014

 

Chiang Mai Chess Challenge Championship 2014

 

Thailand Chess Association together with Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai and Thai Beverage Co., Ltd. will organize the Chiang Mai Chess Challenge Championship 2014 alongside the Thailand Junior Chess Championships 2014. The tournament is open to all players, disregarding sex, age and nationality. The tournament will be held during 23 – 26 October 2014 at Pantip Hall, 3rd floor, Pantip Plaza Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province.

 

  1. Categories
    • Open Category, disregarding sex, age and nationality.

 

  1. Participants

 

 

 

  1. Schedule

23rd October

08.00 – 8.30             Registration

09.30 – 13.30           Round 1

15.00 – 19.00           Round 2

24th October

09.30 – 13.30           Round 3

15.00 – 19.00           Round 4

25th October 

09.30 – 13.30           Round 5

15.00 – 19.00           Round 6

26th October

09.30 – 13.30           Round 7

15.00                        Awarding Ceremony and Closing Ceremony

 

  1. Tournament System and Time Control

 

 

 

 

Also, the player who misses any round of play without notifying the arbiter in advance in writing shall be subjected to disciplinary action, whereby he/she shall be obligated to make payment of deposit at Baht 500 for any future tournament held or jointly held by TCA. Repeated offence shall be tantamount to increased deposit by two folds.

 

 

 

 

4.9 The Organizer reserves the rights to change the regulations at any time it deems fit.

 

  1. Medals

5.1 Trophies shall be awarded to the first position in each category. If players are tied for first, then, the tie-break according to Article 6 shall be used.

 

5.2 Medals and certificates shall be awarded to top three positions in each category.

 

5.3 Where there is a tie, not more than 3 players shall receive the same color medal, but not more than overall 5 medals shall be awarded.

 

Examples

 

5.4 Medal awarding for Thai players shall be awarded according to Articles 5.2 and 5.3 disregarding the foreign players’ rankings.

 

5.5 Medal awarding for foreign players shall be awarded according to Articles 5.2 and 5.3 by considering the Thai players’ and the foreign players’ rankings.

 

5.6 Medal awarding for Thai women players shall be awarded according to Articles 5.2 and 5.3 disregarding the foreign players’ rankings.

 

5.7 Medal awarding for foreign women players shall be awarded according to Articles 5.2 and 5.3 considering the Thai women players’ and the foreign players’

 

  1. Tie-Breaks

 

For Swiss Pairings System:

  1. Direct Encounter
  2. Median Buchholz 1
  3. Median Buchholz 2
  4. Buchholz Cut 1
  5. Buchholz Cut 2
  6. Number of games won.
  7. 2 Play-off games (5 minutes flat of Blitz game.).

For Round Robin System:

  1. Direct Encounter
  2. Number of games won.
  3. Number of games won with black pieces.
  4. 2 Play-off games (5 minutes flat of Blitz game.).

 

  1. Registration and Entry Fees

There is no entry fee.

 

Players who wish to participate in the tournament can submit their applications at Thailand Chess Association web site by 22nd October 2014. Late registrations shall only be accepted for play from round 2 onwards.

 

Players who have submitted their applications must report in person to the Organizer on 23rd October 2014 not later than 8.30 hours, or else they shall not be paired for the first round.

 

 

 

  1. Official Venue

Pantip Hall, 3rd floor, Pantip Plaza, Chang Khlan Rd, Mueang District, Chiang Mai Province.

 

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