Indian Chess School invites Indian citizens (subject to the rating criteria and eligibility defined their respective States) from the affiliated State units of the All India Chess Federation to participate in SBI Life V National Amateur Chess Championship to be held at Thakur College of Science & Commerce from 5-11 November 2016 (both days inclusive).

Arrival: 05 Nov. 2016 09.00 hrs.

Managers’/Players’ Meeting: 05 Nov. 2016 12.00 hrs.

Inauguration: 05 Nov. 2016 14.00 hrs.

Round – 01: 05/11/2016 at 15.00 hrs.

Round – 02: 06/11/2016 at 09.30 hrs.

Round – 03: 06/11/2016 at 15.00 hrs.

Round – 04: 07/11/2016 at 09.30 hrs.

Round – 05: 07/11/2016 at 15.00 hrs.

Round – 06: 08/11/2016 at 09.30 hrs.

Round – 07: 08/11/2016 at 15.00 hrs.

Round – 08: 09/11/2016 at 09.30 hrs.

Round – 09: 09/11/2016 at 15.00 hrs.

Round – 10: 10/11/2016 at 09.30 hrs.

Round – 11: 11/11/2016 at 09.30 hrs.

Prize Distribution: 11 Nov. 2016 15.30 hrs.

FIDE organizes Amateur Chess Championships under three categories, namely, below 2300, below 2000 and below 1700. But our National Amateur Chess Championship will be held only under one category i.e. below 2300 ELO. However, it was decided that placings will be given as per the above three categories of rating. Therefore, it was resolved that the players should inform in writing the category that they would like to be identified with, to the organizers before the start of the first round of the National Amateur Chess Championship and they would be permitted to participate only in that category in Asian/ World Amateur Chess Championship as per the championship regulations.

I. For the under-2300 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2300 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship. All players must not hold any title above FM (or WFM for women) in the section Under-2300.

II. For the Under-2000 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2000 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship. All players must not hold any title above CM (or WCM for women) in the sections Under-2000.

III. For the Under-1700 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 1700 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship. All players must not hold any title above CM (or WCM for women) in the sections Under-1700.

IV. All players registered with their respective State Associations/ AICF affiliated units are eligible to participate in the National Amateur Championship.

V. The State Chess Associations/ AICF affiliated units have the right of sending any number of entries.

VI. The National Amateur Women Championship shall be held as a part of National Amateur Chess Championship and female participants are eligible to win both the titles as per performance. However, all the entries should be forwarded by the respective State Chess Associations/Affiliated Units of the players.

VII. Only Indian Nationals are eligible to participate in the Championships.

As per AICF regulations on 'Dress Code' for players participating in all the national championships, all State Associations should send their players including special/donor entry players with proper uniform (As regards special /donor entry players, the respective state chess associations may collect the cost of the uniform from the players). Players should at least wear uniform T Shirts /formal shirts (same colour and brand with the name of the State printed prominently at the back and the state chess emblem in the front left side). The name / logo of the sponsors can be permitted. Girls / Women to be also given appropriate uniform dress.The above rule will also be applicable to Special units. Players without proper uniform will not be permitted to take part in the championship. This will be strictly As per AICF regulations on Dress Code for players participating in all the National enforced.

All entries including special entries should come through the concerned State. Association. Entry fee is Rs. 2000 /- for each player. Players from North East and Andaman and Nicobar Islands will get a discount of 50% on the entry fee. The entry fee should be paid by Demand Draft in favor of Indian Chess School Private Ltd. payable at Mumbai and posted to Mr. Praful Zaveri, 605, Shanti Darshan Apartment, Near Devki Nagar, Off. Eksar Road, Borivali (W), Mumbai – 400103.

The Bank Details for payment via NEFT/RTGS are as follows:

Bank: Karnataka Bank Limited

Branch: Vazira Branch, Borivali (W), Mumbai – 400091

Account No: 5092000100044001

Account Type: Current

IFSC: KARB0000509

Beneficiary: Indian Chess School Private Limited

Late Fee: Entries received after 20th October, 2016 will be subject to a late fee of Rs. 250/- per player.

Total Prize Fund of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rs.One Lakh Only)

Prizes Open (Rs.) 1) 21,000/-, 2) 12,000/, 3) 8,000/-, 4) 7,000/-, 5) 6,000/-, 6) 5,000/- 7) 4,000/- 8) 3,000/- 9) 2,000/-, 10) 2,000/-

Women 1) 10,000/-, 2) 6,000/-, 3) 5,000/-, 4) 4,000/-, 5) 3,000/- 6) 2,000/-

Totally eleven rounds shall be played. Players from the same state should not be paired against each other in the last round of a National championship, except National Premier and Women Premier. However, they may be paired if there is no compatible opponent with the same point group or score group with a maximum difference of 1 point. It is applicable only for the top 50% score of the penultimate round.

The default time for each round will be 15 minutes as per regulations of All India Chess Federation.

The rate of play shall be 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move number 1

1) Direct encounter

2) The greater number of wins (forfeit included)

3) Buchholz Cut 1

4) Buchholz

5) Sonneborn Berger

In case of tie, cash prizes will not be shared.

Protest, if any, against the decision of the Chief Arbiter shall be made in writing with aprotest fee of Rs.1000/- within 30 minutes of the occurrence of the incident. The protest fee will be refunded if the appeal is upheld.

Before the commencement of the tournament, a five member appeals committee shall be formed by the AICF/organizers. All the members and reserves shall be from different states. No member of the Committee can vote on a dispute in which a player from his own States is involved and in such case(s) the reserves member(s) shall take his place in the committee.

The organisers will form a tournament committee for the smooth conduct of the National Championship.

For interpretation of the rule(s) and deciding any point not covered by the aboverules 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. However, such changes/ or inclusion will be subject to AICF clearance. Such changes will, however, be displayed in the tournament hall.

If any player withdraws from the last two rounds in any National Championship on medical grounds, he/she should undergo treatment by a Doctor recommended and supervised by the tournament committee.

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.

All participants in the National Championship should be registered with AICF for the year 2016-17. Application forms are available in the website www.aicf.in. Those who have already obtained registration cards from AICF Website for 2016-17 should send photo copy of the same. Those who have paid the AICF Registration fee but are yet to receive the AICF Registration card should send a photo copy of the acknowledgment for having paid the fee to organizers of earlier tournaments or to their association.

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.

All players have to make their own arrangement for accommodation.

The organizer has every right to accept or reject any entry without assigning any reasons thereof and the right to admission to the venue also rests with the organizers.