The Singapore Chess Federation, under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE), have the honour of inviting all Asian national chess federations to participate in the 11th Asian Schools Chess Championships 2015 to be organised in Singapore from 30th May (arrival) to 8th June (departure) 2015.
There shall be 6 categories; namely Under-07, Under-09 Under-11, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 with separate events for Open and Girls.
Entitled to participate are players who shall not have reached the age of 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 before 1st January 2015:
Under-07: Born on or after 1 January 2008;
Under-09: Born on or after 1 January 2006;
Under-11: Born on or after 1 January 2004;
Under-13: Born on or after 1 January 2002;
Under-15: Born on or after 1 January 2000;
Under-17: Born on or after 1 January 1998.
Every Asian national chess federation can register one official player in each category (open/girls) totaling a maximum of 12 players. No substitution from other categories can be made in case there is no official player in any category.
Asian national chess federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish but they are responsible for all their own expenses.
Time control: Each player shall have 90 minutes for 40 moves and 30 minutes for the rest of the game with the addition of 30 seconds per move starting from the first move.
Where possible, each category shall be conducted in the Swiss System of 9 rounds.
For Under-13, Under-15 & Under-17 categories, finishing first (after tiebreak) shall be awarded the FM/WFM title. The Silver & Bronze Medal (after tiebreak) winners shall be awarded the CM/WCM title.
For Under-07, Under-09 & Under-11 categories, finishing first equal up to 3 players or Silver & Bronze Medal (after tiebreak) winners shall be awarded the CM/WCM title.
The Playing Venue & Official Hotel shall be the NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY which is about 45 minutes drive from the international airport.
The Entry Fee for official players is USD 75. The Entry Fee for additional players is USD 150. After the deadline of 31 March 2015, the surcharge for late entries USD 125 shall be applicable.
All players and accompanying persons must pay a Registration Fee of USD 125 to the Organizer. The Registration Fee is to include the costs for airport transfers, Accreditation Cards, Certificates, etc.
Arbiters and Trainers Seminars will be held from 2 to 6 June 2015.
Organizer: Singapore Chess Federation
Contact Person: IA/IO Thomas HOE
Tel: (65) 97700539