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Commonwealth Chess Championship 2012

The All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association cordially invite your Federation to participate in the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2012 to be held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India from 22nd November to 1st December, 2012.

The Championship is organized by Tamil Nadu State Chess Association. The playing venue will be Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai.

The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 11 rounds.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in Open, Women, Under-20 (Boys and Girls), Under-18 (Boys and Girls), Under-16 (Boys and Girls), Under-14 (Boys and Girls), Under-12 (Boys and Girls), Under-10 (Boys and Girls), Under-8 (Boys and Girls) categories. The medal winners will be referred to as Commonwealth Medalists.

Last year Champion was GM Gawain Jones from England.

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Total Cash Prizes are Rs. 10,00,000/- (approx USD 20000). Please note that a Tax @ 10.3% (as per Indian income tax regulations) will be deducted from the prize money to be awarded to Foreign Players.

Each Commonwealth country is eligible to field one man, one woman, one Junior Girl (Under-20), one Junior Boy (Under-20) player and one boy and girl each in under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 as official entrants. Their boarding and lodging will be provided free.

Other entrants will have to pay for the boarding and lodging at Rs.3000/- ($ 60 Approx.) per day. Please note that, the entry fee has to be paid by everyone unless qualifying for a free entry under the ‘Entry fee’ section.

All Foreign Participants and accompanying persons will have to pay registration 100 euros per head. This will include their transportation from airport and back. AICF registration fee for 2012-13 is compulsory for all Indian participants.

All foreign participants / accompanying persons are required to stay in official accommodation. Indian Players can arrange their own accommodation.

More information on the official website –

Chennai will also host the 14th IBCA Chess Olympiad for the Blind 2012 on 9-19 August, 2012 at Hotel Le Royal Meridien.

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