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					                        3rd ASIAN SCHOOLS CHESS FESTIVAL
                        Kandy, Sri Lanka, 3rd to 10th January 2008
                    Categories for Open & Girls under 7, 9, 11, 13 & 15
                                          GENERAL REGULATIONS
1. Invitation

The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka has the honour of inviting all Asian National Chess Federations affiliated to
FIDE to participate in the 3rd Asian Schools Chess Festival 2007 (under-7, under-9, under-11, under -13, under -
15) in Kandy, Sri Lanka from 3rd January (arrival) to 10th January (departure) 2008.


2. Participation

2.1 Invited Players - Each National Federation can enter one (1) player in each of the under 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15
(open and girls) categories, totalling a maximum of ten (10) invited players.

2.2 Additional Players - Additional (extra) players can also be registered.

2.3 In order to ensure proper tournament standards, all invited players and all additional (extra) players must
submit their registration through their national federations not later than Friday, the 7th December 2007
(registration deadline).
2.4 The players should be below the respective age group on or before 1st January 2007.

3. Entry Fees

3.1 An Entry Fee of US$ 75 is required for each Invited Player. Their National Federation must send this amount
to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.

3.2 For each Additional (extra) player, an Entry Fee of US$ 150 is required. Their National Federation must also
send this amount directly to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.

4. Registration and Travel conditions

4.1 Entry forms must be filled from the National Federations and returned to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka
not later than Friday, the 7th December 2007. This date is the registration deadline.

4.2 The complete registration form must include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and
title, and passport number of each player and each accompanying person. It must also include the name and
telephone/e-mail/fax number of the Delegation chief and of the person in charge in the Federation. A copy of the
passport of all participants should be send along with the entry form.

4.3 All travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their National Federation.

4.4 Every player (Invited or Additional) and every accompanying person has to pay to the Organizing Committee
the amount of Euro 100 as Registration Fee at the moment of their registration (not later than Friday, the 7th
December 2007). This payment is obligatory for all and its prepayment represents a confirmation for their
participation.

4.5 The above amount of Euro 100 includes registration badges and bus transport from the airport to the official
hotel (3rd January) with return on the departure day (10th January).

4.6 At the moment of registration (not later than 7th December) the above amount of Euro 100 must be
transferred, free of bank charges, to the following bank account of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka :

Bank Account:          BANK:                     Nations Trust Bank
                       ACCOUNT NUMBER:           502100005228.
                       BANK ADDRESS:             Mt. Lavinia, Sri Lanka.
                       ACCOUNT NAME:             Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.

4.7 Players will not be paired until all payments of their federation have been fulfilled.

4.8 Players will not be paired if they don’t arrive at the Official Hotel at least one hour before the Technical
Meeting.

5. Hotel - Playing Venue

5.1 Accommodation and full board will be provided in Hotel Tomaleen, a 3-star hotel leased by the Chess
Federation of Sri Lanka.

5.2 All participants and all accompanying persons are obliged to lodge at Hotel Tomaleen.

5.3 All Invited players, one player per country in each category and a manager is entitle for free Board and
lodging for 7 days starting from 3rd January 2008 at the Official Hotel. No replacement from other categories can
be made in case of if there is no official player in one category. All additional players and all other accompanying
persons should pay the cost for board and Lodging (with breakfast, lunch & dinner) per person per day as given
below:

 Type of Room                  Amount per person
 Triple sharing                Euros 30
 Double or Twin sharing        Euros 35
 Single                        Euros 50

5.4 Hotel payments for ALL players and accompanying persons must be made on arrival in Sri Lanka or in
advance. No future payments of hotel bills will be accepted.

5.5 Penalty for Late Entries: After 7th December 2007, all applications will be subject to a penalty
of Euros 100 to be paid to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.
5.6 The playing venue : Hotel Tomaleen, Aniwatte, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

6. Playing Schedule

3rd January : Arrival of Delegations
4th January : Technical Meeting – 0900 hour; Opening Ceremony and Round 1 – 1500 hour;
5th December : Round 2 – 0900 hour; Round 3 – 1600 hour
6th December : Round 4 – 0900 hour; Round 5 - 1600 hour
7th December : Round 6 – 0900 hour;
8th December : Round 7 – 0900 hour; Round 8 - 1600 hour
9th December : Round 9 – 0900 hour; Closing Ceremony - 1530 hour
10th December : Departure

7. Format

7.1 The Championships will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds.

7.2 Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment for every move played.

7.3 Players from the same country, who have more than 50% shall not be paired in the last two rounds.

8. Prizes

8.1 Medals will be awarded to the top 3 players in each category. Additional prizes will also be awarded
depending on the number of participants in each category.

8.2 In each category, team medals will be awarded to the top 3 countries taking into consideration the final
ranking (after tie-break) of the 3 best results from each country. Countries with less than 3 players will not be
considered for these team medals.

9. Tournament Bulletin

One bulletin per round will be entitled for a contingent. Extra sets will be on sale.

10. Contact of the Organising Committee

Mr. Luxman Wijesuriya, Secretary, Organising Committee, Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, 107/6,
Piyadasa Sirisena Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.            Telephone : 009411 2650666
Mobile : 009477 2291757      Fax: 009411 2650622             E-mail: godigamu@yahoo.com

In case of Emergency, please feel free to contact:
Mr. Harinlal Athurupane, President, CFSL                      - 009477 7563862
Mr. Sidath Dharmarathna, Secretary CFSL                        - 009477 3822527

11. Visa Information

Participants needing visa are requested to contact the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka before 7th December 2007.
Invitations for visas will only be provided after the payment of registration fee and who are accommodated in the
official hotel.

12. Any matter not mentioned in the Regulations above shall be decided upon, if necessary, after consultation
with the Asia Continental President.




                             ASIAN SCHOOLS CHESS FESTIVAL 2007
                                  Kandy, Sri Lanka, 3rd to 10th January 2008

                                         Registration Form by Player
                   (Please submit separate entry forms for each player or accompanying person)



          Federation :

                                                                                     Open             Girls
          Name of Player :
                                                                                     15            15
                                                                                     13 11         13 11
                                                                                      9 7           9 7

          Title               FIDE Rating         ID Number
                                                 ID Number            Passport No.
                                                                    Passport No.           Validity
                                                                                         Validity



          Nationality                       Place & Date of Birth           Rooming:
                                                                               Single Twin       Triple




          Name of Accompanying person (1)               Male    Female    Passport No.       Validity



          Nationality                       Place & Date of Birth
                                                                             Rooming:
                                                                                Single Twin      Triple




          Name of Accompanying person (2)              Male     Female    Passport No.       Validity
Nationality                        Place & Date of Birth
                                                                      Rooming:
                                                                         Single Twin   Triple



Flight Details
Arrival Date :                                     Arrival Time :

Arriving From :                                    Flight No. :



                  ASIAN SCHOOLS CHESS FESTIVAL 2007
                       Kandy, Sri Lanka, 3rd to 10th January 2008


                            Registration Form by Federation




Federation :


Address :




Telephone :                     Fax :                               E-mail :



CATEGORY                         INVITED                   EXTRAS                  TOTAL
Girls U15
Girls U13
Girls U11
Girls U-9
Girls U-7
Open U15
Open U13
Open U11
Open U-9
Open U-7
Accompanying Person




Name of Responding Official :
Please return this entry form by 7th December 2007 to the following address :

Chess Federation of Sri Lanka,
107/6, Piyadasa Sirisena Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.

or by Fax to:      009411 2650622

or by E-mail to:   godigamu@yahoo.com