The Chess Federation of India has the honor to invite all Chess Federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.7 affiliated to Asian Chess Federation and FIDE to participate in the Asian Cities Chess Team Championship for the DUBAI CUP from 25 Aug – 2 Sep 2017 in KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India.
The tournament shall be run as a 9-round Swiss System. Each match between teams shall be played over four boards in the Chess Olympiad format.
Each team shall comprise 4 to 5 players who shall be listed in a fixed board order (1-5) by the team captain upon registration. This board order may not be changed during the tournament.
The time limit is 90 minutes for the whole game plus 30 second increments per move starting from move 1. The games shall be played using DGT clocks.
Each team’s place in the order of classification shall be decided by the number of Match Points it has scored.
The winning city in the Asian Cities Chess Championship shall be awarded the custody of the DUBAI CUP.
Team Composition: 4 Players plus 1 reserve (captain may be a playing member)
Each member Federation shall have the right to send one team representing one city. A National Chess Federation can participate with more than one team subject to confirmation of entry by the Organizing Committee to admit one additional city for each federation, in accordance with Asian Chess Federation regulations. But in such cases, they shall pay for the accommodation of their extra team(s).
The organizing federation shall have the right to participate with a maximum of four teams.
Eligibility: all team members are required to have been members of their National Chess Federation for at least one year.
Each federation should confirm participation by 20th of July 2017 by informing the Organizing Committee of the number and names of cities, with copies to the Continental President for Asia and the relevant Zone President. List of team members should be sent by 7th of Aug 2017.
Each participating federation shall pay to the All India Chess Federation the amount of $400 per team as the entry fee to the Asian Chess Federation and registration fee to the Organizing Committee.
Traveling costs shall be the responsibility of the participating cities/ Federation. Living expenses shall be the responsibility of the organizing committee for 4 players plus 1 reserve and a captain in two rooms (triples). Hotel will be assigned on first come first served basis. Any extra delegates will be charged (per person) for full board at $70 per day in triples and $80 per day in doubles. The single room rate is 150 USD per day.
All Players are obliged to wear uniforms that represent their National Federation and/or the National Flag. Shorts, Slippers, Sun glasses, Sport caps and revealing attire are not allowed.
Prizes for the DUBAI CUP are:
Champion – US$ 3,000 with Gold Medal
Second Place – US$ 2,000 with Silver Medal
Third Place – US$ 1,000 With Bronze Medal
Organizing Committee Secretariat & Contact Person
Sekhar Chandra Sahu, IM, Chairman Organizing Committee,
Vice President, All India Chess Federation,
President, All Odisha Chess Association
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