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Sabah Ches Association (SCA)
18th to 22nd October 2017


Regulations for El Clasico Sabah 2017

1. Invitation
1.1. The Sabah Chess Association (SCA) is honored to invite all chess players to participate in El Clasico Sabah 2017.
1.2. The Tournament will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 18th to 22nd October 2017.
1.3. This Standard FIDE rated event is organized by the Sabah Chess Association(SCA) and Sabah Chess Academy (SCAD).

2. Playing venue
2.1. All matches will take place at the Sabah Chess Academy playing hall.
2.2. The venue is located at the Sabah Chess Academy, No. 15, 1st oor, Block C, Plaza King sher, Lorong King sher 5, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.


3. Technical regulations
3.1. The competition will be 9 rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss format.
3.2. The rate of play is 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move starting from move 1.
3.3. Players are required to record all moves in the correct manner, move after move, as clearly and legibly as possible, in the algebraic notation.
3.4. Default time shall be 30 minutes after the start of the game. A player forfeits the game shall he or she has not appeared at the respective board after this time and will be excluded in the remaining rounds, unless the Chief Arbiter decides otherwise.
3.5. The tie-break criteria
3.5.1. Buchholz Cut 1
3.5.2. Buchholz
3.5.3. Sonneborn-Berger
3.6. The tie-breaks count to decide the medals and awards. For cash prizes, see 5.2.


4. Tournament schedule
4.1. The rounds schedule, October 2017
Round 1 18th, 9:00 AM
Round 2 18th, 3:00 PM
Round 3 19th, 7:00 PM
Round 4 20th, 2:00 PM
Round 5 20th, 7:00 PM
Round 6 21st, 9:00 AM
Round 7 21th, 3:00 PM
Round 8 22nd, 9:00 AM
Round 9 22nd, 3:00 PM
4.2. The Chief Arbiter may issue additional written regulations to lay down the exact playing hours and take care of other details not covered.


5. Prize
5.1. Cash prizes
No. 1. RM 1,500.00
No. 2. RM 1000.00
No. 3. RM 500.00
No. 4. RM 250.00
No. 5. RM 100.00
5.2. In case of a tie between two or more players in their final standings before the tie-breaks, the prize money shall be divided equally.
5.3. The top 10 players in final ranking shall be awarded the following medals
No. 1. Gold color for the Champion
No. 2. Silver color for the 2nd place
No. 3. Bronze color for the 3rd to the 10th places
5.4. The Best Women player in the event shall receive a bronze color medal for her achievement.
5.5. A bronze color medal shall be awarded to each of the Best Boy and Best Girl players under 18, 15 and 12 respectively.


6. Each winners eligible to receive only one award, whichever the higher.


7. A certi ficate of achievement will be awarded to the winners and a certifi cate of participation shall also be awarded to all players who finish all games.


8. Registration (Kindly Download this Form and email together with your proof of payment to infoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
8.1. Entry fee
8.1.1. Unrated Malaysian RM 80
8.1.2. Rated Malaysian RM 70
8.1.3. SCA Members RM 60
8.1.4. Non-Malaysian RM 100
8.2. FIDE ID is required for unrated Non-Malaysians.
8.3. The entry fee shall be paid to the Persatuan Catur Negeri Sabah, Maybank current account number 5602-5011-4421.
8.4. Please send the entry form by email to the Tournament Organizing Secretary (see10.1).
8.5. All registrations shall be made not later than 15th October 2017.
8.6. The Organizers reserve the right to reject any entry.

9. Tournament Conditions
9.1. Players are required to attend the Players' Meeting on the day of the Opening at a time to be decided by the Chief Arbiter and the Organizers. If necessary, the Chief Arbiter may call other Players' Meetings.
9.2. The players are not permitted to speak to their opponents during the games. A player may talk only to an arbiter or com
municate with an assistant. Appropriate sporting behavior is expected from all participants.
9.3. A protest against any decision must be submitted in writing to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee within 15 minutes after the game, or the particular infringement complained against. The decision of the Appeals Committee is nal.
9.4. Each protest must be accompanied by a deposit fee of RM 200. If the protest is accepted, the fee shall be returned. If the protest is rejected, then, in this case, the Organizers reserve the right to withhold the deposit fee.
9.5. All players are not permitted to bring into the playing hall any electronic or technical or other equipment extraneous to play, which may in any way disturb or upset the opponent or may be in breach of the Rules of Chess. The Chief Arbiter shall decide what constitutes extraneous equipment liable to o end the opponent or may be in breach of the Rules of Chess.
9.6. Players are requested to note the requirements of FIDE Regulations C.01 (Article 8.1) in respect of their digni ed appearance at all times during the matches. Slippers/sandals, singlet, shorts, tights and the like shall not be allowed.
9.7. Should a player be in repeated breach of any of these regulations, the Organizers reserve the right to expel the player from the tournament. In this case, the expelled player will not have any right to any prize money and/or award, irrespective of his or her standing at the time of expulsion.
9.8. At any time in the course of the application of these regulations, any grounds that are not covered or any unforeseen event shall be referred to the Tournament Director for a nal decision.


10. Contacts
10.1. Organizing Secretary:
Name: Chi Yin Phin
Phone: +60 12 827 9991
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10.2. Tournament Director:
Name: Sophian A.Yusuf
Phone: +60 11 3950 5981
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11. Recommended Hotels

1. Tune Hotel (1borneo)
For booking please call 010-5255007 / 088-447680
under Sabah Chess Association or Sabah Chess Academy

 

 

Map Direction from Airport to Sabah Chess Academy