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29th National Sub-Junior Girls Chess Championship 2012 at Shahaji Raje Krida Sankul (Andheri Sports Complex), Veera Desai Road, Andheri (w),Mumbai. Organized by THE BOMBAY CHESS ASSOCIATION Under the Auspices of Maharashtra Chess Association & ALL INDIA CHESS FEDERATION From 17-09-2012 to 27-09-2012 Venue : Andheri Sports Complex Zero Minutes Rule: Zero Tolerance: The “zero tolerance” rules will be followed (i.e.): “Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session shall lose the game. Thus the default time is zero minutes”. Tournament Schedule Arrival : 17th September 2012 Final Registration of players with late fee: 14thSeptember 2012 till 3pm. Any change in Schedule will be decided in the Managers meeting at the venue due to ongoing Ganapati Festival. Date Schedule Time 17th Sep 2012 Arrival 18th Sept 2012 Inauguration 11.00 A.M. Managers Meeting 2.00 P.M 1st Round 3.00 P.M. 20th Sept 2012 2nd Round 9.00 A.M. 3rd Round 3.00 P.M. 21st Sept 2012 4th Round 9.30 A.M. 22nd Sept 2012 5th Round 9.00 A.M. 6th Round 3.00 P.M. 23rd Sept 2012 7th Round 9.30 A.M 24th Sept 2012 8th Round 9.30 A.M 25th Sept 2012 9th Round 9.30 A.M 26th Sept 2012 10th Round 9.30 A.M 27th Sept 2012 11th Round 9.00 A.M Prize Distribution 4.00 P.M. Departure 6.00 P.M. Date of Birth Eligibility: Players should have been born on or after 01-01-1997 Age Proof: Each participant must produce a valid certificate to prove his/her age. Certificates from Schools are not enough. Certificates should preferably be from the Panchayat, Municipality or Corporation obtained soon after birth. Players without date of birth certificates will not be allowed to participate. ** The date of birth certificates registered within one year of the birth of the child alone will be recognized and allowed to participate. No state association shall recommend any player who doesn’t come under the above criteria. Any player who is aggrieved by this stipulation can appeal to AICF with proper documentary proof and the AICF’s decision in this regard will be FINAL and BINDING. If any doubt arises about the claimed age of a player, the Tournament Committee has the right to refer the player during the championship for a due evaluation of age by competent medical experts. A player, if declared over- age by such experts, shall not continue in the championship and shall be reported to AICF. Protest about the age of players may be made to the Chief Arbiter in writing along with a fee of Rs.1000/- per player. This will not be refunded. No protest about over age of a player will be entertained after 2nd round of the championship. Only the Coach or Manager deputed by participating State Chess Association can lodge such protests. The Tournament Committee has the right to decide the day, time and place for such medical evaluation of age. AICF / organizers will have the right to refer any player to the medical evaluation of age at any time during the tournament. Players refusing to take the test as decided by the Tournament Committee shall be deemed to have failed the test and shall be disqualified from the Championship. Eligibility: Subject to age limit, following players can participate: 1. In each category, four players from every affiliated State Association of AICF can take part. If any Association fails to send its quota, the vacancies so caused will not be filled. 2. Top four players from 2011 National Sub-Junior Girls Chess Championship are eligible to participate as seeded players. 3. The top two players from 2011 National Under-13 Girls Chess Championships are eligible to participate as seeded players in their respective category. 4. The champion in 2011 National Under-11 Girls Chess Championship can play in respective category. 5. The AICF Secretary has a discretionary seat in each category in this Championship. 6. Any player who remits the prescribed Special Entry Fee of Rs. 4, 000/- 7. The host, Maharashtra Chess Association is entitled to field two additional players in Girls category. 8. 2011 World Champion in any Category. 9. 2011 World No.2 & No.3 in Under-12 & Under-14 Category. 10. 2011 Asian Under-12 & 14 Champions. 11. 2011 Asian No.2 & No.3 in Under-14 category. 12. 2011 National Champion in any higher category. 13. Four players in each category from areas where no State Association exists. On application, such are selected by the Hon. Secretary, AICF. 14. The champion in the 2011National Under-13 Girls championship & the Winner and Runner-Up of last National Sub-Junior Girls Championship are eligible to play as seeded players in open category. 15. If the number of participants at the start of the championship is an odd number in a category, the host association can add one entry to make it even. 16.In addition to the above the following States can field additional seats, as their players have won Gold, Silver & Bronze medals in the previous National Sub Junior Chess Championship 2011 Girls: Tamil Nadu: 6 (Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals last year). 17. All WIMs are seeded in girls section subject to age limit. Entry Fee: Ordinary Entry Rs.800/- Special Entry Rs.4000/- There is a 50% concession in the entry fee for participants from North Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. All entries including Special entries should come through the concerned State Association. However the AICF will have the right to accept or reject any entry without assigning any reason. The entry form should be sent together with the entry fee by a crossed Demand Draft drawn in favor of The Bombay Chess Association payable at Mumbai. Entries and enquiries should be sent to:- Bombay Chess Association c/o Mr. S. M. Hule 1st Floor, Yashoda Sadan S. K. Road, Behind Ashray Hotel Mahim Mumbai- Website-www.mumbaichess.org E.mail. email@example.com Late Fee: Entries received after 10-09-2012 will be subject to a late fee of Rs.250/- per player. However no entry will be entertained after 3 p.m. on 14-09-2012. Prizes: The Cash Prizes will be awarded to 18 players amounting to Rs. 1,00,000/- in the Championship all as under: The cash prizes will be awarded to 18 Open Girls players in each category amounting to Rs./- in all as under Rank 1 22,000/- 2 16,000/- 3 13,000/- 4 10,000/- 5 8,000/- 6 5,500/- 7 4,500/- 8 to 10 3,000/- 11 to 18 1,500/- Tournament Committee: AICF or its representative, two members from different participating Associations, Secretary and two members of the host Association will serve as the Tournament Committee. System of Play: The championship will be played as per FIDE laws of chess and the Swiss system. Totally eleven rounds shall be played unless otherwise decided by the tournament committee before the commencement of the championship. Session: 4 hours session, Rate of Play shall be 90 minutes each with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move number one. In the absence of digital clocks the time control shall be 2 hours each straight finish. Changes in these timings or the number of rounds shall be announced by the Chief Arbiter at the start of the first round. Chess Clocks: Each participating State Chess Association must provide at least one clock in working order for every two players entered into the Championship. As several problems arise all State Associations are urged to ensure that enough clocks are sent through their players. Tie Break: Buchholz tie-break system will be applied. In case of tie, cash prizes will not be shared. Protest: Protest, if any, against the decision of the Chief Arbiter shall be made in writing with a protest fee of Rs. 500/- within 30 minutes of the occurrence of the incident. The protest fee will be refunded if the appeal is upheld. Appeals Committee: Before the commencement of the tournament, a five member Appeals Committee shall be formed by the AICF / organizer. All the members and reserves shall be from the different States. No member of the Committee can vote on Dispute in which a player from his own state is involved and in such case the reserves shall take his place in the committee. Disqualification: No participant will leave the venue before the Prize Distribution function without the permission of the Chief Arbiter. The participants disregarding this rule will be suspended for one year. Interpretation: For interpretation of the rule(s) and deciding any point not covered by the above rules of the tournament, the decision of the Tournament Committee shall be final and binding on all. The Tournament Committee has every right to make any addition or amendment to these rules, without notice. Such changes will, however, be displayed in the tournament hall. AICF Registration: AICF Registration is compulsory for all participants, if not already done. Participants should submit the forms (available at the venue) with photograph and Rs. 250/- as Registration fee for the year 2012-2013. Arrears: All arrears of affiliation fee/ tournament fee including those of current year must be cleared by the Affiliated Association at the time of submitting the entries; otherwise the entries are liable to be rejected. Lodging: Free dormitory type of lodging will be provided by the organizers to seeded / selected (official entries) plus one manager nominated by the concerned state association for each state. All other accompanying persons should make their own arrangement for their stay. Report for Lodging at the Venue. Contacts: Vitthal Madhav - 9702273330 Vishwanath Madhav- 9820121241 In case of Emergency only please contact P.B Bhilare (Treasurer MCA) ( Sec, BCA) 9869017221 Entry Form To, The Organizing Secretary, Bombay Chess Association, Mumbai. Dear Sir, Sub: Entry for 26th National Sub-Junior (U-15) Girls Chess Championship- 2012 Kindly enroll the entry of our players for the 26th National Sub-Junior (U-15) Girls Chess Championship- 2012. Particulars of the Entry fee paid/being paid by crossed DD in favor of “Bombay Chess Association” payable at Mumbai. Amount: Rs. D.D. No. Date: Bank & Branch: __________ __________ _________ ______________________________________ We understand that the Championship is held for only AICF Registered Players. All team members, whose particulars are given below, will abide by the Rules & Regulations of AICF. No Name of Player (Girls) FIDE ID Rating Date of Ordinary/donor Birth Amount (Rs.) 1 2 3 4 5 (Copy of age proof should be enclosed) ________________ Signature Name of State unit: (Affiliated to All India Chess Federation) ____________________________ Name of Secretary with Seal Place: Date:
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