Dates: May 5th to 11th, 2012
Venue: Peninsula International Hotel, Suva, Fiji
Format & Time Control: 9-Round Swiss with time control of 90 minute plus 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
The entry fee will be F$250 (approx A$135/NZ$175). Free entry for GM, IM, WGM, WIM.
There will be a discount of 20% on entry fee for those who register on or before 31 March 2012.
Guaranteed minimum total of F$10,000 as follows:
1st- $3,000, 2nd- $2,000, 3rd- $1,500, 4th- $1,000, 5th- $700, 6th- $500, 7th – $300. Best women- $500. Best local player: 1st- $300, 2nd- $200.
Trophies will also be awarded to the top winners (men & women). Prize money shall be shared equally among tied players.
Direct encounter (result between tied players)
Sum of Progressive Score
Solkoff Score (Sum of Opponents Score)
15-Minute Rapid Games
Chief Arbiter: FA Krishneel Nair
The Fiji Chess Federation has reserved rooms at the new look 3-star Peninsula International Hotel located in the heart of Suva at the following rates (Fiji dollars): Standard Rooms (Single –$120, Double/Twin-$140), Superior Standard Rooms (Single-$130, Double/Twin- $150), Deluxe Rooms (single-$160, Double/Twin-$190), Superior Deluxe Rooms (Single- $220, Double/Twin- F$250).
Deluxe and Superior Deluxe room rates are inclusive of Continental breakfast. All room rates inclusive of value added tax (VAT) and services turnover tax (STT).
A 10% discount in room rates will apply for bookings made in advance thru the Fiji Chess Federation. A 50% deposit for hotel accommodation at least two weeks before arrival applies.
Dr. Virgilio C. de Asa
President, Fiji Chess Federation
GPO Box 12408, Suva
Phones: (679) 331-4450 (work)
(679) 331-2682 (home)
Fax: (679) 330-3655
Payments for entry fee and hotel deposits should be made by bank transfer to the Oceania Chess Fund, BSP Dominion House, Bank of South Pacific (BSP), A/C No. 3104155, Swift Code:
Payment by bankdraft can be posted to the above PO Box address.
Further details are available at the Fiji Chess Federation website at www.fijichess.com