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11th Asian Continental Open and Women’s Chess Championships

The Vietnam Chess Federation, on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, invites your Federation to participate in the 11th Asian Continental/Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships scheduled 4th to 14th May 2012 in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

The Championships will be played in accordance with the following rules and regulations:

1. ELIGIBILITY & PARTICIPATION

1.1 Each Federation from FIDE Zones 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 can enter one official player in the Open and one official player in the Women’s Division.

1.2 In addition, each Federation may send extra players rated 2300 and above for the Open, and 2000 and above for Women based on the March 2012 FIDE Rating List. Extra players will be responsible for the payment of their board and lodging at the official hotel. Exceptions for the rating floor may be made by the Continental President on request of national federations.

The First Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

The First Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

2. PLAYING CONDITIONS

The tournament shall be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 or 11 rounds depending on the number of players. If the players are 64 or less it will be organized in 9 rounds and if more than 64 players it will be in 11 Rounds.

Draw offer is not allowed before 30th move.

The Blitz competition will organize in 11 round Swiss System and only Players should have same conditions of Main Tournament; Time Control will be 3 Minutes and 2 Seconds Increment for each move.

3. SCHEDULE

For 9 rounds
May 4 Arrival
May 5 Players’ Meeting 11:00
Opening Ceremony 14:00
Rd. 1 15:00-20:00
May 6 Rd. 2 15:00-20:00
May 7 Rd. 3 15:00-20:00
May 8 Rd. 4 15:00-20:00
May 9 Rd. 5 15:00-20:00
May 10 Rd. 6 15:00-20:00
May 11 Rd. 7 15:00-20:00
May 12 Rd. 8 09:00-14:00
May 13 Rd. 9 09:00-14:00
Blitz Competition 16:00-20:00
Closing Ceremony 20:30
May 14 Departure

For 11 rounds
May 4 Arrival
May 5 Players’ Meeting 11:00
Opening Ceremony 14:00
Rd. 1 15:00-20:00
May 6 Rd. 2 09:00-14:00
Rd. 3 16:00-21:00
May 7 Rd. 4 15:00-20:00
May 8 Rd. 5 09:00-14:00
Rd. 6 16:00-21:00
May 9 Rd. 7 15:00-20:00
May 10 Rd. 8 15:00-20:00
May 11 Rd. 9 15:00-20:00
May 12 Rd. 10 09:00-14:00
May 13 Rd. 11 09:00-14:00
Blitz Competition 16:00-20:00
Closing Ceremony 20:30
May 14 Departure

4. REGISTRATION

Entry shall be submitted by the National federation in the attached registration form on or before April 10th, 2012 together with payment of the entry fees. Late entries will be accepted till April 20th, 2012 with a late fee of US $50.

A digital ID photo of each player should be sent by email to the Organizing Committee.

5. REGISTRATION FEE

Each participant must pay US$100 to the organizers for accreditation, internal transportation and other local organizational expenses.

6. ENTRY FEE

Upon registration, each player shall pay to the Asian Chess Federation through the Vietnam Chess Federation the entry fee of $150 on account of the participants as outlined in the Asian Chess Federation Financial Regulations, i.e. extra players pay double, $300 entry fee.

Entries are not confirmed unless Registration and Entry fees are received by the Vietnam Chess Federation before the deadline.

7. TRAVELING EXPENSES

In accordance with FIDE Regulations, air travel expenses shall be borne by the participating Federations.

8. ACCOMMODATION

The official Hotel is The First Hotel, 18 Hoang Viet street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh city.

The official players from each National Federation will be provided with board & lodging from afternoon of May 4th till morning of May 14th. Participants will be accommodated in twin-shared bedrooms (two persons per room).

Each extra player/accompanying person should pay for their accommodation, $65 per person per day for double or $80 per day for single, both with full board. All players and accompanying persons should stay at the official hotel. Players not residing in the official hotel will not be allowed to participate.

Hotel payments for all extra players and accompanying persons should be made in advance to the Organizing Committee upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City.

9. PRIZES

The Total prize fund is US$ 65000.
All Cash prizes shall be shared equally among tied players.

OPEN:
1st – 6000
2nd – 5000
3rd – 4000
4th – 3000
5th – 2500
6th – 2200
7th – 2000
8th – 1700
9th – 1500
10th – 1300
11th – 1200
12th – 1100
13th – 1000
14th – 18th – 900
19th – 23rd – 800
24th – 28th – 700
29th – 32rd – 600

WOMEN:
1st – 3000
2nd – 2000
3rd – 1500
4th – 1000
5th – 900
6th – 800
7th – 700
8th – 600
9th – 11th – 500
12th – 14th – 400

The top five (5) from the 2012 Asian (Open) Championship shall qualify for the 2013 World Cup. The 2012 Asian Women’s champions shall qualify for the 2014 Women’s World Championship.

Open Blitz Prizes:
1st – 1500
2nd – 1000
3rd – 500

Women Blitz Prizes:
1st – 1000
2nd – 600
3rd – 300

10. CHIEF ARBITER AND HIS ASSISTANTS

The Chief Arbiter, his Deputy and Assistants will be appointed by the Asian Chess Federation President, Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan.

Any matter not mentioned in these Regulations shall be decided upon, if necessary, after consultation with the Asian Chess Federation

11. APPEALS COMMITTEE

An Appeals Committee shall be constituted before the beginning of the tournament as stipulated in the FIDE regulations. The deposit fee will be US$100 for each protest refundable if the protest is upheld.

12. TIE BREAK

In the Asian Individual Chess Championship tie-breaks are organized in the following cases:
a) to establish the Champion;
b) to establish qualifiers, for the World Chess Championship.

Tie break system to make ranking will calculate with the following system:
- Direct Encounter if tied players have all played each other.
- The average rating of opponents except 2 lowest Opponent.
- The Buchholz Cut1, Cut2, Median

13. VISAS

Entry visa will be issued by the Vietnam consulates in the respective countries. Participants from countries which do not have Vietnam consulates may contact the Vietnam Chess Federation for assistance at least 45 days in advance

14. PAYMENTS

All payments due to the Organizers on account of registration fee and hotel accommodation expenses must be paid in advance to the credit of Vietnam Chess Federation with proof thereof (bank transfer certificate) must be sent along with the registration forms.

All payments shall be made payable by 1st May 2012 to:
Beneficiary Name: LIEN DOAN CO VIET NAM
Account number: USD 2024276-002
EUR 2024276-009
SWIFT CODE: IABBVNVX
Beneficiary Bank: INDOVINA BANK – DONG DA BRANCH
Correspondent Bank: CITIBANK NA – NEWYORK
SWIFT: CITIUS33

15. WEATHER

It is rain season in the Ho Chi Minh in May and it’s between 28- 35 Centigrade.

16. UNIFORMS

To Change the Face of Chess Competition more as an Official Sport Event, all Players should use the official Uniform or Shirts with Logo of their Federation, National Olympic Committee or at least their National Flag.

17. CONTACT PERSONS

Vietnam Chess Federation
Mr Luong Trong Minh, Secretary General
Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Trung, Tournament Director
Email: office@vietnamchess.com.vn
Email: trung@vietnamchess.com.vn
VCF Secretariat: +84462758505
Mobile: +84903873413

Asian Chess Federation
Mr. Casto Abundo
Email: casto.abundo@gmail.com
Deputy President
In UAE: +971 50 3544938

Dang Tat Thang Vietnam Chess federation, Vice President

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