Monday, March 16, 2015

GUIDELINE: MALAYSIAN MASTER QUALIFYING - NATIONAL SQUAD 2015

Malaysian Masters Qualifying Spot & Formation of National Squad 2015

1.0.  New cycle of Malaysian Masters Qualification from National Closed 

1.1 For Malaysian Master Qualification, the tie-break count that is applied on players with same points to obtain National Closed Individual Final Ranking shall not be used to decide the qualifying spot into the Malaysian Masters. 

1.2 In case of tie on points score by players for Malaysian Masters Qualifiers placing based on National Closed Individual Final Ranking, a play-off to be held in Kuala Lumpur shall be conducted at least 1 week after the Closing Ceremony of the National Closed.

1.3 The format of the play-off is based on Round Robin System and the duration ranges between 2 and 6 days depending on the number of participants involve in the play-off.

1.4 Participant seeding number in play-off is based on National Closed Individual Final Ranking (after tie-break count). The same seeding number to be used in play-off shall be applied for each rate of play to be conducted in the play-off. 

1.5 The time control to be used as follows:  

1.5.1 Tie between 2 participants (Max. 2 Days / 7 Rounds)

1.5.1.1 Play 2 classical games (in reverse colour) using 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment from   move 1;
    
1.5.1.2 If no conclusive result from 1.5.1.1, play 2 rapid games (in reverse colour) using 25 minutes with 10 seconds increment from move 1;

1.5.1.3 If no conclusive result from 1.5.1.2, play 2 blitz games (in reverse colour) using 5 minutes to the finish;

1.5.1.4 If no conclusive result from 1.5.1.3, play one  sudden-death blitz game [White is given 6 minutes, while Black is given 5 minutes]. In a case of draw result, Black shall  be declared a match winner.
   
1.5.2 Tie between 3 or 4 participants (Max. 3 Days /12 Rounds)   

1.5.2.1 Play single round robin classical game using 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment from move 1;

1.5.2.2 If no conclusive result / tie for highest scores from 1.5.2.1, play single round robin rapid game  using 25 minutes with 10 seconds increment from move 1;
 
1.5.2.3  If no conclusive result / tie for highest scores from 1.5.2.2, play single round robin blitz game using 5 minutes to the finish;

1.5.2.4 If no conclusive result / tie for highest scores from 1.5.2.3, play one sudden-death blitz game   [White is given 6 minutes, while Black is given 5 minutes]. In a case of draw result, Black shall be declared as match winner. This process of sudden-death blitz game is repeated until a sole match winner is found.  

1.5.3 Tie between 5 or 6 participants (Max. 4 Days / 20 Rounds)   

1.5.3.1 Play single round robin classical game using 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment from move 1; 

1.5.3.2 If no conclusive result / tie for highest scores from 1.5.3.1, play single round robin rapid     game using 25 minutes with 10 seconds increment from move 1;
   
1.5.3.3 If no conclusive result / tie for highest scores from 1.5.3.2, play single round robin blitz game  using 5 minutes to the finish;

1.5.3.4 If no conclusive result / tie for highest scores from  1.5.3.3, play one sudden-death blitz  game [White is given 6 minutes, while Black is given 5 minutes]. In a case of draw result, Black shall be declared as match winner. This process of sudden-death blitz game is repeated until a sole match winner is found.

1.5.4 Tie between 7 or 8 participants (Max. 6 Days / 28 Rounds)

1.5.4.1 Play single round robin classical game using 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment from move    1;    

1.5.4.2  If no conclusive result / tie for highest scores from 1.5.4.1, play single round robin rapid game using 25 minutes with 10 seconds increment from move 1;    

1.5.4.3 If no conclusive result / tie for highest scores from 1.5.4.2, play single round robin blitz game    using 5 minutes to the finish; 

1.5.4.4 If no conclusive result / tie for highest scores from  1.5.4.3, play one sudden-death blitz game [White is given 6 minutes, while Black is given 5 minutes]. In a case of draw result, Black shall be declared as match winner. This process of sudden-death blitz game is repeated until a sole match winner is found. 

1.6 Top three (3) finishers (after play-off where applicable) from National Closed (Open Category) will qualify themselves into Malaysian Masters (Open) for the Year  

1.6.1  These qualifiers will be included automatically into the National Men Squad for the Year until next Championship  Cycle (provided they play in the Malaysian Master for the  year).

1.7 Top three (3) finishers (after play-off where applicable) from National Closed (Women Category) will qualify themselves into Malaysian Masters (Women) for the Year   

1.7.1  These qualifiers will be included automatically into the  National Women Squad for the Year until next  Championship Cycle (provided they play in the Malaysian  Master for the year). 

2.0 New cycle of Malaysian Masters Qualification from current cycle  National squad

2.1 All members of current cycle National Squad (both Men and Women) are automatic qualifiers for the new cycle of Malaysian Masters Championship  

2.1.1 Men 
2.1.1.1 Yeoh Li Tian   
2.1.1.2 NM Ng Tze Han
2.1.1.3 NM Aron Teh Eu We
2.1.1.4 Ahmad Fadzil Nayan (deceased)
2.1.1.5 NM Fong Yit San
2.1.1.6 Sumant Subramniam
2.1.1.7 IM Lim Yee Weng

2.1.2 Women 
2.1.2.1 WFM Tan Li Ting
2.1.2.2 WCM Nur Nabila Azman Hisham
2.1.2.3 WFM Alia Anin Azwa Bakri
2.1.2.4 WFM Puteri Rifqah Fahada Azhar
2.1.2.5 WFM Nur Najiha Azman Hisham
2.1.2.6 NWM Renitha Narayanan
2.1.2.7 Nithyalakshmi Sivanesan
2.1.2.8 Najihah Mohd Saufi

2.2 Any member of current cycle National Squad (both Men and Women) who opt out from contesting in the new cycle of Malaysian Masters Championship will have their National Squad status expired when the new cycle of Malaysian Masters Championship is completed. 

3. 0 New cycle of Malaysian Masters Qualification for FIDE-rated players in  FIDE Active List

3.1 One automatic qualifying spot will be given to the highest eligible  FIDE-rated players in FIDE Active List based on the release on the  same month as National Closed who is not inside the Current   National Squad (The list below is not exhaustive)  
3.1.1 Men
3.1.1.1 FM Nicholas Chan (elo 2372)   
3.1.1.2 FM Dilwen Ding Tze How (elo 2274)    
3.1.1.3 Eric Cheah (elo 2246)
3.1.1.4 FM Lim Zhuo Ren (elo 2240)   
3.1.1.5 NM Jonathan Chuah Jin Hai (elo 2223)   
3.1.1.6 CM Collin Madhavan (elo 2220) 
3.1.1.7 IM Jimmy Liew Chee-Meng (elo 2216)   
3.1.1.8 NM Marcus Chan (elo 2179)   3.1.2 Women   
3.1.2.1 WFM Camilia Johari (elo 1848)
3.1.2.2 WCM Fong Mi Yen (elo 1832)
3.1.2.3 Olivia Madhavan (elo 1741)
3.1.2.4 Puteri Munajjah Az-Zahraa Azhar (elo 1699)   
3.1.2.5 Nurwahida Atira Nordin (elo 1695)   
3.1.2.6 Jessica Augustine (elo 1693)   
3.1.2.7 Tan Jia Yun (elo 1662)
3.1.2.8 Nur Sabrina Aliya Azman (elo 1660)

4.0  New cycle of Malaysian Masters Qualification for titled FIDE-rated players in FIDE List

4.1 One automatic qualifying spot will be given to the titled  FIDE-rated players in FIDE List (Active / Inactive) based on the  release on the same month as National Closed who is not inside  the Current  National Squad (The list below is exhaustive)  

4.1.1 Men (titled players with elo 2300 and above)
4.1.1.1 IM Wong Zi Jing (elo 2410)   
4.1.1.2 IM Mok Tze Meng (elo 2373)   
4.1.1.3 FM Nicholas Chan (elo 2372)   
4.1.1.4 FM Ooi Chern Ee (elo 2349)   
4.1.1.5 IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (elo 2340)

4.1.2 Women (titled players with elo 2100 and above)
4.1.2.1 WIM Siti Zulaikha Foudzi (elo 2218)

5.0 Additional qualifiers from the National Closed for New cycle of Malaysian Masters Qualification

5.1 MCF reserves the right to call next-in line qualifier(s) from National Closed (both Men and Women) to consist of 10 people for a 9- round Round Robin Malaysian Masters Championship.

5.2 No additional next-in line qualifier will be called if there is at least 10 people confirm taking part from Clause 1, 2, 3 and 4. 

6.0 Formation of new cycle National Squad
  
6.1 The top 3 finishers from the National Closed 

6.2 The best 5 finishers (excluding National Closed qualifiers) from  the   new cycle of Malaysian
Master Championship


- MCF Selection Committee -

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