Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Penang Open 2016

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 with FIDE rating below 2000.

·  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 –a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone and/or other electronic means of communication in the playing venue. Penalty is the automatic loss of the game.
·  Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.

·  PLAYERS WITHOUT A FIDE ID. NO WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Programme / Schedule
Day 1 (Monday, 5 December 2016)

1500Final Registration
1530 Players' Briefing



1600-2000  Round 1
Day 2 (Tuesday, 6 December 2016)

0900-1300  Round 2

1600-2000  Round 3
Day 3 (Wednesday, 7 December 2016)

0900-1300  Round 4

1600-2000  Round 5
Day 4 (Thursday, 8 December 2016)

0900-1300  Round 6



Day 5 (Friday, 9 December 2016)

0900-1300  Round 7

1600-2000  Round 8
Day 6 (Saturday, 10 December 2016)

0900-1300  Round 9



1400-1500   Closing / Prize-giving Ceremony
Entry Fee (RM)




Open
PCA Member 2016
Non-PCA Member

GM > FIDE 2400
FOC+Twin Sharing Room+RM500

IM > FIDE 2300

FOC + Twin Sharing Room

Above FIDE 2300

FOC
FOC

FIDE 2200-2299

100
200

FIDE 2000-2199

200
300

FIDE 1800-1999

300
500

FIDE Below 1800

400
700





Challenger
PCA Member 2016
Non-PCA Member

FIDE Rated

150
200

Unrated

200
300
Closing Date: 21 Nov 2016

Registration and payment after the closing date incurs the payment of double the entry fee stated above.

Due to space constraint only the first 360 entries will be accepted.


Prizes
Prize Money
Open (RM)
Challenger (RM)

1st
8000
1000

2nd
5000
800

3rd
3000
600

4th
2000
500

5th
1000
400

6th
800
400

7th
700
300

8th
650
300

9th
600
300

10th
550
300

11th- 12th each
500
300

13th- 20th each
500


Best Lady
300
200

Best Veteran (>50)
300
200

Best PCA 1
300
200

Best PCA 2
300
200

Best PCA 3
200
200

Best PCA 4
200
200

Best PCA 5
200
200

U18B/ U18G/



U15B/ U15G/

Age Group medals are

U12B/ U12G/



available in Challenger

U10B/ U10G/

category only.

U08B/ U08G

1st–5 th for each age-group.

Accommodation

Players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation needs. Please send all queries and bookings to info@redrockhotel-pg.com


Online Registration:

Please visit www.PenangChess.com for online registration and the list of players. Registration to play is completed only after payment is made.


Contact Person:

Mr Tan Eng Seong Tel: (60)12-4299517, estan64@gmail.com Mr Lim Poay Sim Tel: (60)12-4901822, pslim159@gmail.com Mr Tan Eu Hong Tel:(60)12-4882133, euhong@euhong.net


Payment (by 21 Nov 2016):                                            Provisions for titled player (GM, IM):
1. United Overseas Bank Current A/C No. 172-301-657-1             Hotel rooms (Check In: 4 Dec; Check Out: 10 Dec) are provided
(Penang Chess Association) SWIFT Code. UOVBMYKL             on a twin-sharing basis for the first 20 GMs with rating above

2. MayBank A/C No. 507246106978 (Tan Eng Seong) SWIFT     2,400/ IMs with rating above 2,300

Code: MBBEMYKLPEN                                                        that register and show confirmed flight details.
3 Singapore DBS A/C No. 019-5-041904 (Cheong KL)               The first 5 GMs (Rating > 2400) with confirmed flight details will
4. Paypal account –  euhong@euhong.net                                  be given RM500 food allowance.


The evidence of payment to be submitted to estan64@gmail.com
The organizers reserve the right to change the rules and regulations without prior notice.

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