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1st Fiji International Open Chess Championship

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.

Entry Fees:
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.

Peninsula International Hotel Fiji

Peninsula International Hotel Fiji

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
International Organizer
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

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