17 February 2012

New Nagas Standard Chess Tournament, 17th & 18th March 2012

@ Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Centre
     4th Flr Kompleks Wilayah, Jalan Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur

Eligibility:         Malaysians with a FIDE rating below 2200 or Malaysians without a FIDE rating.
Format:             7 Rounds Swiss System (The Swiss Manager pairing program shall be used).
Accelerated pairings shall be used for the first 2 or 3 rounds.
Time Control:   35 minutes for the first 30 moves (updated 25 February 2012), plus a further 25 minutes each to the finish.
Entry fees:        RM50 per participant
Prizes:               Champion:  RM300          4th Place: RM150          7th Place: RM70
     2nd Place: RM250          5th Place: RM100          8th Place: RM60
     3rd Place: RM200          6th Place: RM80            9th Place: RM50
                                           10th – 15th Places: RM40 each
Tie-break:          1)  No. of wins           2) Buchholz               3) SB
Prize money is shared if players are still tied after applying the above tie-breaks.
Schedule:            Saturday (17 March)                                   Sunday (18 March)
Late Registration: 8.30 am to 8.50 am
Players’ Briefing: 9.10 am
Round 1:   9.15 am – 11.15  am               Round 5:   8.45  am – 10.45  am
Round 2:  11.30  am –   1.30 pm              Round 6:  11.00  am –   1.00  pm
Round 3:   2.30 pm –   4.30  pm               Round 7:   2.15  pm –   4.15  pm
Round 4:   4.45 pm –   6.45  pm               Prize Giving: 4.30 pm
Ratings:              1) The results of this event shall be sent to MCF for National Rating; and
2)  The results of this event shall be rated in a new Standard Chess Rating List that includes only results of events with time control of at least 60/G.
Game Scores:   An event games database with up to the first 30 moves played at the first 10 boards of each round shall be provided (via email) free to each participant.
Registration:    1) Please pay the amount for entry fees to:
                              Maybank Account No: 108048265782 (Account Name: Fong Yit San),
                              and send details of your Full Name, Mykad/Mykid No., Email address, Handphone contact no. and  an image of the bank pay-in slip to edfong20@yahoo.com by 14 March 2012 (closing date); OR
2)  Submit the completed Registration Form and payment by hand to Eddy Fong, Fong Yit Ho or Fong Yit San who may be present at upcoming chess events.
The Organiser reserves the absolute right to reject or not to accept any entry.
Late registration (after 14 March 2012) shall be accepted at the absolute discretion of the Organiser subject to a penalty of RM10.
Enquiries:        Please email edfong20@yahoo.com or call Eddy Fong at 016-6397535.
Website:           chessxpose.blogspot.com
Rules:                 *   FIDE Laws of Chess shall apply except where stated otherwise.
*     Any player who fails to appear for his game within 10 minutes of the start of the game shall forfeit the game.
*     A player, who, without informing the Arbiter before the pairing list for a round is posted, fails to turn up for that round or who forfeits a game shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the event.
*     It is compulsory for each player to record only the first 30 moves of each game.
*     The Arbiter’s decision on any dispute or application of tournament rules is final.


  1. This will be rated as a Rapid or Standard game ?

    The maximum time available for a player is 60 minutes only; also there will be more than 3 games played in a day, so I don't think this will qualify as a standard game.

    1. Extract from FIDE Laws of Chess - Appendices
      "E.I.01B. Appendices
      A. Rapidplay
      A ‘Rapidplay’ game is one where either all the moves must be made in a fixed time of at least 15 minutes but less than 60 minutes for each player; or the time allotted + 60 times any increment is at least 15 minutes, but less than 60 minutes for each player."

      With minimum 60 minutes for the game, it is not Rapid but also not Classical which requires minimum 90+30. Anything in between is 'Standard' (to me at least). I read somewhere long time ago that '90+30' was also 'Standard' but included as 'Classical' in 2008.