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1st Johor International Chess Open 2014

1st Johor International Chess Open 2014
Venue : City Square, Johor Bahru


Date     : 1st December – 6th December 2014
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Tournament Regulations
• This is an individual tournament, open to all players.
• There are two categories of play: the Open category for all players and the Challenger category for players rated below 2000 (FIDE ratings) or 1850 (national ratings).
• FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations.
• Both categories will be played using the Swiss System, with 9 rounds for both the Open and Challenger categories. For the pairings, a Swiss Manager program will be used.
• The rounds shall be conducted according to the schedule attached.
• Each player is accorded a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move.
• Five minutes before each round starts, the Chief Arbiter shall make the relevant announcements. If any player is not present within an hour after the round is started, he shall lose by default.
• FIDE regulations apply for mobile phones – all mobile phones must be turned off during playing times. Penalty is the automatic loss of the game.
• Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.
Programme / Schedule
Day 1 (Monday, 1 December 2014)
1400   Final Registration
1430   Players’ Briefing
1500-1900 Round 1
Day 2 (Tuesday, 2 December 2014)
0900-1300 Round 2
1500-1900 Round 3
Day 3 (Wednesday, 3 December 2014)
0900-1300 Round 4
Day 4 (Thursday, 4 December 2014)
0900-1300 Round 5
1500-1900 Round 6
Day 5 (Friday, 5 December 2014)
0900-1300 Round 7
1500-1900 Round 8
Day 6 (Saturday, 6 December 2014)
0900-1300 Round 9

Prize Money
Open (RM)
Challenger (RM)
1st
6000
800
2nd
4000
600
3rd
3000
400
4th
2000
300
5th
1000
250
6th
800
200
7th
700
150
8th
650
100
9th
600
100
10th
550
100
11th  – 12th   each
500
100
13th – 15th each
400

16th – 20th each
250

Best Lady
300
100
Best JCA1
300
100
Best JCA2
250
100
Best JCA3
200
100
Best JCA4
200
100
U12B/ U12G/U10B/ U10G/U8B/ U8G
Age Group medals are for the Challenger categoryonly.1st – 5th for each category.



Entry Fee (RM)
Open
Above FIDE 2300 FOC
Malaysian NM FOC
FIDE 2000 – 2299 200
FIDE 1800 – 1999 250
FIDE 1600-1799 350
Unrated 400
Challenger
FIDE rated 150
Unrated 200

Closing Date: 15th November 2014
Registration and payment after the closing date incurs the payment of double the entry fee stated above.
Online Registration:
Please Download forms for registration. Registration to play is completed only after payment is made.
Payment:
  1. Bank in  PERSATUAN CATUR JOHOR – RHB Bank, CITISQUARE Branch
Current A/C No: 20101700207247, and then email the bank in slip to johorchess@gmail.com
  1. Other payment modes please contact us by email johorchess@gmail.com
Accommodation
       I.        Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation needs. Please send all queries and bookings to johorchess@gmail.com
       II.      Hotel rooms at a special rate can be arranged through us as stated in the registration forms.
Provisions for titled player (GM, IM):
Hotel rooms are provided on a twin-sharing basis for the first 10 GMs/ IMs that register and show confirmed flight details.

Contact Person:
Mr Steven Cheong Tel: (60)167202272
Email: johorchess@gmail.com
The organizers reserve the right to change the rules and regulations without prior notice.

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