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Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018

Commonwealth flagThe All India Chess Federation on behalf of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association cordially invite your Federation to participate in the Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018 to be held at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi, India from 25th June to 4th July and organized by Delhi Chess Association.

The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 9 rounds in Open and 7 rounds in girls category events in all age group. The age category events will be conducted as separate age events for Open & Girls, in case if there are not enough players (10 players minimum), the organizers have the right to merge section.

Time Control: 90 Minutes + 30 sec per move from move number 1.

Total Cash Prizes: Rs. 10,00,000/- (approx USD 15000)

Open (Along with Commonwealth Medals for Open/Women/Senior)
1st Rs.1,50,000/- 2nd Rs.1,25,000/- 3rd Rs.1,00,000/- 4th Rs.70,000/- 5th Rs. 50,000/- 6th Rs. 25,000/- 7th Rs. 20,000/- 8th Rs.18,000/- 9th Rs. 15,000/- 10th Rs. 15,000/- 11th to 15th Rs. 10,000/-each 16th to 25th Rs.5,000/- each
Best Women 1st Rs. 20,000/- 2nd Rs. 15,000/- 3rd Rs.10,000/-
Best Senior(+ 60) 1st Rs. 12,000/- 2nd Rs. 10,000/- 3rd Rs. 7,000/-

Medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in Open, Women, Senior (Above 60 years), Under-20 (Open and Girls), Under-18 (Open and Girls), Under-16 (Open and Girls), Under-14 (Open and Girls), Under-12 (Open and Girls), Under-10 (Open and Girls), Under-8 (Open and Girls) categories. The medal winners will be referred to as Commonwealth Medalists.

Each Commonwealth country is eligible to field one man, one woman, One Senior (Above-60), one Junior Girl (Under-20), one Junior Open (Under-20) player and one open and girl entries each in under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 as official entrants.

Their boarding and lodging will be provided free in star hotel on triple sharing basis. Other entrants will have to pay for the boarding and lodging at $120 (Single) and $ 70 (Double sharing) 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. All Grandmasters will be provided free accommodation at official hotel.

Mr. AK Verma (Organising Secretary) – +91-9891468906
IM Vishal Sareen (Foreign Players) – +91-9958030007
Mr. MS Gopakumar, IA (Technical Matters) – +91-9986883449
Mr. Jitendra Choudhary, IA (Registration) – +91-8130875063
Mr. Guru Dayal Prajapati, FA (Registration) – +91-9015046005
Secretary, All India Chess Federation
Mr.Bharat Singh Chauhan, President Commonwealth Chess Association
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