Thursday, April 15, 2010


BeijingChina – 8th to 15th July 2010

 1. Invitation

The Chinese Chess Association has the honour to invite all Asian National Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in the 2010 Asian Youth Chess Championships (under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under- 16, and under-18) hosted by the Jinma Chess Club under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation from 8th (arrival) to 15th July (departure) 2010 in Beijing, China.

2. Participation

2.1 Each National Federation can enter one (1) player in each of the Under 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 (Open & Girls) categories, totalling a maximum of ten (10) invited Players.

2.2 Players placed top three in their respective categories of the 2009 Championships will also have personal right and will be accepted as invited players.

2.3 At most two (2) additional (extra) players per category from one national Federation can also be registered. All players in Under-8 categoriesshall also be considered as additional (extra) players.

2.4 The Organising Committee shall have an additional player per category and shall hold a player in reserve to make an even number of participants if necessary.

3. Registration and Travel conditions

3.1 Entry forms must be filled by the National Federations and returned WITH FULL PAYMENT to the Organiser not later than 1st June 2010. The Organiser reserves the right to accept or reject any registration after this deadline subject to a penalty fee of US$50.

3.2 The complete registration form must include the surname, first name, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and title, and passport number of each player and each accompanying person. It must also include the name, telephone, fax number and email of the Head of Delegation and of the Federation Official in charge.

3.3 A digital scan of the passport and ID photo of each player and each accompanying person must be sent by email to the Organising Committee.

3.4 All travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their National Federation.

3.5. Every player (invited or additional) and every accompanying person has to pay to the Organiser the amount of US$100 being Registration Fee.

3.6 The above amount of US$100 includes accreditation and bus transport from the airport to the official hotel and back to Airport.

3.7 Players will not be paired until all payments of their federation have been fulfilled.

3.8 Players will not be paired if they are not accredited in Beijing at least one hour before the Technical Meeting.

4. Entry Fees

4.1 In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of US$75 is required for each invited player. Their National Federation must pay this amount to the Organiser.

4.2 For each additional player, an entry fee of US$150 is required. Their National Federation must also pay this amount directly to the Organiser.

5. Hotel Accommodation

5.1 Accommodation and full board will be provided at three or four star hotels by the Organizer.

5.2 Free board and lodging will be provided to the invited players as well as to One (1) official per federation from noon of 8th July to noon of 15thJuly. The Organiser shall accommodate 2 or 3 invited participants in normal twin rooms.

5.3 All participants and all accompanying persons are obliged to live at the Official Hotel.

5.4 Hotel payments for all additional players and accompanying persons must be made in advance before arrival in Beijing.

5.5 Cost for full board and lodging (with breakfast, lunch & dinner) for additional players and accompanying persons:
a. Twin-sharing: US$70 per person per day.
b. Single room: US$100 per person per day.

6. Prizes

6.1 Cups and Medals will be awarded to the top 3 players in each category.

6.2a The Champions (after tie-break) in the Under-18 and Under-16 categories shall receive the IM (WIM) norm equivalent to 9 games.

6.2b The Champions of all categories (maximum of 3 players in case of a tie) shall be award the title of FIDE Master (Woman FIDE Master).

6.2c The players with Silver and Bronze medals (2nd and 3rd placings after tie-break) in all categories shall be awarded the title of Candidate Master (Woman Candidate Master).

6.3 The Champion (after-tie-break) of each category shall have personal right (free board and lodging) to participate in the 2011 World Youth Championships as invited players.

6.4 The top three winners (after tie-break) of each category shall have personal rights to participate in the 2011 Asian Youth Invitational Championships as invited players.

6.5 The final standings (after tie-break) of the best 3 players from each federation shall count towards the Team result. Cups and Medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each category.

7. Playing Schedule:

Date                            Details                                                Time
08th July                       Arrival                                                 12:00 hrs
                        Opening Ceremony                               18:00 hrs
Technical Meeting                                 20:00 hrs
09th July                       Round 1                                               09:00 hrs
Round 2                                               15:30 hrs
10th July                       Round 3                                               09:00 hrs
11th July                       Round 4                                               09:00 hrs
                        Round 5                                               15:30 hrs
12th July                       Round 6                                               09:00 hrs
13th July                       Round 7                                               09:00 hrs
Round 8                                               15:30 hrs
14th July                       Round 9                                               09:00 hrs
Closing Ceremony                                15:30 hrs
15th July                       Departure                                             12:00 hrs

8. Format

8.1 The Championships will be played according to the Swiss System of 7 or 9 Rounds, depending on the number of participants in each category. Seven rounds shall be played with 16 or fewer players, and 9 rounds if greater than 16.

8.2 If possible, players from the same federation shall not be paired with each other in the last round.

8.3 Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment for each move played starting from move 1.

8.4 Tie-Break for Swiss-System : Buchholz, followed by Sonneborn-Berger; Number of Wins with the Black pieces. In case of Round-Robin : Sonneborn-Berger; Direct Encounter; Number of Wins with the Black pieces.

9. Contact of the Organising Committee

Registration by email or fax to:- China Chess Association
Address: 80Tian Tan Dong Rd.BeijingChina 100061
In emergency, please contact Miss Abigail Tian Hongwei
Tel.: 0086-10-6710 2301      Fax: 0086-10-6710 1522
Mobile phone: 0086-13911917506

Details of Bank Account:
Intermediary Banker’s Name:             JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York
Swift Code:                                         CHASUS33
Beneficiary Banker’s Account No.:     001043718
Beneficiary Banker’s Name:               Industrial And Commercial Bank of China,
Beijing Municipal Branch, Beijing, PRC
Swift Code:                                         ICBKCNBJBJM
Beneficiary’s Name:                            XIAOHONG, 9558880200003586855
                                                            Room 525, 80 Tian Tan Dong RoadBeijing 100061, China
                                                            Tel: (86) 10 - 67179295

Please copy registration to Technical Director Ignatius Leong
            and Asian Chess Federation

10. Visa Information

Invitation for entry visa will be sent by email or fax to federations of participants.

11. In addition to the Invitational Championships, the Organiser invites participants for the Asian Youth Challengers Championships – based on the same age-groups

11.1 There is no restriction and a Federation may register any number of entries (all considered as additional players).

11.2 The Entry Fee payable to the Organiser is US$50 and the Registration Fee for players and accompanying persons is US$100 each.

11.3 Hotel Accommodation, Playing Schedule and Format shall be the same as the Invitational Championships.

11.4 Medals will be awarded to the top 5 players in each category. There will be no team prizes.

11.5 The top three players (maximum 3 in case of tie) of each category shall receive the title of Asian Master awarded by the Asian Chess Federation.

Source : Gregory Lau 
              MCF Honorary Secretary

Post by : Hairul Abdul Hamid