Asian Schools Chess Championships 2016

The I.R. Iran Chess Federation under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE), has the honour of inviting all Asian national chess federations to participate in the 12th Asian Schools Chess Championships 2016 to be organized in Tehran, Iran from 9th July (arrival) to 18th July (departure) 2016.

There shall be 6 categories; namely Under-07, Under-09 Under-11, Under-13, Under15 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, and 17 before 1 January 2016:
Under-07: Born on or after 1 January 2009
Under-09: Born on or after 1 January 2007
Under-11: Born on or after 1 January 2005
Under-13: Born on or after 1 January 2003
Under-15: Born on or after 1 January 2001
Under-17: Born on or after 1 January 1999


Where possible, each category shall be conducted in the Swiss System of 9 rounds. 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.

For Under-13, Under-15 & Under-17 categories, finishing first (after tie-break) shall be awarded the FM/WFM title. The Silver & Bronze Medal (after tie-break) 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.

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.

The deadline of registration is 9th June 2016.

The Entry Fee is 75 USD for official players and 150USD for additional players. After the deadline of 9th June 2016, the surcharge for late entries of USD 50 shall be applicable.

Registration Fee: All players and accompanying persons must pay a registration fee of 125 USD to the organizer. The registration fee includes the costs for airport transfers, Accreditation Cards, Certificates, etc.

Trophies and certificates will be awarded to the top 3 players in each category. Certificates of Participation shall be given to players, FIDE accredited trainers, managers, and the appointed Technical Officials.

All players and accompanying persons who require a visa to enter Iran must send a copy of passport (page with photo and key information) to the Organizer before the deadline of 9th June 2016 after which the Organizer shall not be responsible.


Mrs. Sahar Noori
International Relations Officer
E-mail: federation@ircf.ir
Mobile: +98 912 5452826

Mrs. Shohreh Bayat
Organizing Committee
Email: Shohreh_b1987@yahoo.com
Mobile: +98 9111344091

Mr. Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh
President of Iran Chess Federation &Chief Organizer
Email: Pahlevanzadeh@yahoo.com
Mobile: +98 912 3100039

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