Thursday, February 10, 2011

NATIONAL CLOSE 2011

NATIONAL CLOSED CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
2011 (OPEN / WOMEN)


Organized by
THE MALAYSIAN CHESS FEDERATION (MCF)
Co – Organized and Hosted by
THE DATO’ ARTHUR TAN CHESS CENTER (DATCC)

Date : 16th - 20th March 2011

Venue : Dato’ Arthur Tan Chess Center (DATCC),
               4th Floor, Wilayah Complex,
                  No 2, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur

 Tournament format : 9 Rounds Swiss (90 Min + 30 Sec)

SCHEDULE OF ROUNDS
Day 1 16th March (Wednesday)
8:00am Registration
9:00am Players Meeting
9:30am Round 1
2:30pm Round 2


Day 2 17th March (Thursday)
9:30am Round 3
2:30pm Round 4

Day 3 18th March (Friday)
9:00am Round 5 (due to Friday Prayers)
3:00pm Round 6 (due to Friday Prayers)

Day 4 19th March (Saturday)
9:30am Round 7
2:30pm Round 8

Day 5 20th March (Sunday)
9:30am Round 9
3:00pm Closing & Prize Giving Ceremony
4:00pm National Blitz Championship 2011

(Waiting time is 30 minutes)
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Entry Fees :
2010 Champions (Open and Women) FREE (After 1st March, entry fee is RM50)
FIDE rating above 2000 RM 60
FIDE rating between 1600 & 1999 RM 100
FIDE rating below 1599 & UNRATED RM 150


20% discount if registers before 20th February 2011 (RM 48/ RM 80 / RM 120)
Normal charge if registers between 20th February and 13th March 2011
50% penalty if registers after 13th March 2011 (RM 90 / RM 150 / RM 225)

50% discount for State representatives
- Limited to 1 Open and 1 Woman player per state
- Registration must be confirmed and paid before 1st March 2011
- Players must be endorsed by State Association
- After 1st March, normal entry fee rate shall apply
- Registration is free if the State player is above FIDE Rating of 2200

(Limited to the first 120 players )
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PAYMENT
BANK : CIMB
Account Name : CS SOLUTIONS
Account Number : 1410-0000234-10-2



CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION

Player can contact MCF Secretary or DATCC Program Coordinator to get a copy of the
registration form. Photocopy of the registration form is also acceptable for registration purposes.
Player’s Registration is only confirmed when:
1. Player has emailed a completed registration form to DATCC Program Coordinator
email address at najib.wahab@chess.malaysia.com
2. Player has attached a copy of the payment transaction for the registration in the
email
3. Player send an SMS to +6016 3382542 informing that the email and payment
has been made and completed (Optional)
Pre registration, seat reservation or registration without payment is not considered as confirmed
registration until a registration form has been filled and payment has been made. Similarly, verbal
registration, registration via SMS or Email will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed
registration form and payment in full.
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For further enquiries, please contact:
General Inquiries – DATCC Program Coordinator,Mr. Najib Wahab, +6016 338 2542 / najib.wahab@chess-malaysia.com
Women Inquiries – MCF Vice President, Ms. Haslindah Ruslan, +6019 206 9605 / haslindahr@yahoo.com

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TIE BREAK

The Tie Break used for the event is as follows
1. Bucholz with variable [37]
a. For Best and Weakest game dropped are counted as "0",
b. For not played games (forfeit, bye, etc) is "compute with real points"
c. For adding own points is "No"
d. For dropped players is counted as "No points (for all rounds)"

2. SB with variable [52]
a. variables are the same as above

3. Personal Encounter (P.E)

4. Cumulative Scores
Only in the situations where there are more than one player sharing 1st place, the Personal
Encounter (PE) shall be the first Tie Break used to determine the Champion.
 If the P.E. Tie Break is not available i.e. players did not play with one another in the earlier
rounds, or the earlier encounter resulted in a draw, a double round playoff shall be played
between the 2 players.
 In the event that there are more than 2 players tying for 1st place, P.E. between all the
players involved will be used to determine the Champion. If the P.E. table does not yield an
outright Champion, a double round robin playoff shall be played between all the players
involved with any P.E. from the earlier rounds to be included as part of the results
o The player securing the highest number of points shall be declared the outright
Champion for 2011
 Seeding for the Round Robin shall be based on player’s final ranking achieved from the
championship
 Time Control for the playoff shall be dependent on the number of players playing in the play
off. In all situation, there will be no incremental time given to the players
o If there are two(2) players playing in the playoff, the time control shall be 25 minutes
per player per game with no incremental time given
o If there are more than two(2) but less than five(5) players playing in the playoff, the
time control shall be 15 minutes per player per game with no incremental time given
o If there are more than four(4) but less than nine(9) players playing in the playoff, the
time control shall be 10 minutes per player per game with no incremental time given
o If there are more than eight(8) players playing in the playoff, the time control shall be
5 minutes per player per game with no incremental time given
 Once the round robin playoff has concluded and the final result has failed to yield an outright
Champion, the earlier result from the Championship will be used as the final Tie Break to
determine the Champion for players sharing the top score in the round robin playoff.
 Once the outright Champion has been determined, the remaining players from the round
robin playoff shall be ranked in accordance to the earlier result from the Championship AND
NOT from the round robin play off result.
 Player who is not able to play, or refuse to play in the playoff, shall be considered to have
forfeited all their games. The players final ranking shall be repositioned to the last place in
comparison to all the players that have participated in the round robin playoff.

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DETAILS:  TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The Organizer/Partners/Sponsors of this Championship including members of MCF, DATCC,
CS Solutions, Sponsors, Officials and Helpers and other individual members who are part of
this program is not responsible for any inconveniences, any financial or time loss sustained
or experienced including injuries or death before, during or after any or all of the programs
or activities organized that are linked directly, indirectly, or in relation to, this
Championship

2. The Program Organizer/Partner/Sponsors/Officials for this event reserves the right – at
its discretion and without providing any reasons and/or refund – reject, refuse, expel or
disallow any individuals, companies, groups or institutions from any or all of the programs
or activities organized that are linked directly, indirectly, or in relation to, this
Championship.

3. Unless otherwise specified, participants and members of their groups including guardians,
parents, siblings, spouses, children, etc, are responsible for their own travelling, board,
lodging and accommodation cost during, before and after any or all of the programs or
activities organized that are linked directly, indirectly, or in relation to, this Championship

4. For any cancellation of registration and request for refund, please refer to the Refund
Policy clause stated in the Championship Information and Registration Form. Any request
for a refund after 14th March 2011 shall not be entertained

5. A player who is not able to continue with the event is to provide, in writing, their reasons
for not being able to continue complete with the relevant documentations to substantiate
the request. The request is then submitted to the Chief Arbiter for his/her approval and
further action. Failure to do so will jeopardize the player future participation in National
event and the National squad, including being banned to play in the local chess circuit.

6. Whilst the Organizers/Partners/Sponsors/Officials will perform its best to adhere to the
scheduling provided, the Organizers/Partners/Sponsors/Officials reserves the right to
reschedule, change and amend any or all of its programs or activities that are linked
directly, indirectly, or in relation to, this Championship

7. Strict dress code shall be applied for this event and players are expected to dress in
Smart Casual attire to enter the playing hall and play. Players not adhering to the dress
code will only be allowed to continue once he/she has changed into appropriate attire.
Player shall change attire at the expense of his/her own playing time as the playing clock
will not be stopped. Shorts, slippers, slip on, sleeveless, singlet, skimpy and revealing
clothing including t-shirts with offensive writings are considered as improper attire.

8. For clarification and additional Terms and Conditions related to this Championship, please
consult the MCF Honorary Secretary, Mr. Gregory Lau, DATCC Program Manager, Mr. Najib
Wahab.

9. The Terms and Conditions stated herein is a general guideline for the programs and
activities that are linked directly, indirectly, or in relation to, this Championship. Other
additional Terms and Conditions maybe added via verbal or printed announcement made by
the Organizers/Officials for the event from time to time throughout the duration of the
Championship

10. The Organizer reserves the right to add, delete, change or otherwise amend these Terms &
Conditions as and when it deems it necessary

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