Tuesday, January 8, 2013

3rd HDBank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2013 - Regulations

hdbank2logo3rd HDBank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2013


Vietnam Chess Federation has the honor of inviting your Federation to participate in the 3rd HDBank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2013 held from 18th to March 25th, 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
1. Schedule:
March 18th12:00Arrival
19:00Technical meeting
March 19th08:30Opening Ceremony
09:00Round 1
15:30Round 2
March 20th09:00Round 3
March 21st09:00Round 4
15:30Round 5
March 22nd09.00Round 6
March 23rd09:00Round 7
15:30Round 8
March 24th09:00Round 9
14:00Awarding Ceremony
March 25thbefore 12:00Departures

2. Format: 
2.1. All players must have FIDE ID number.
2.2. Swiss System of 9 rounds. Pairings will be made by Swiss-manager program.
2.3. The time control is 90 minutes for the whole game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from the first move. Draw offered below 30 moves shall not be allowed.
3. Prize fund: 
3.1. Thirty thousand US Dollars (US$30,000) in cash prizes shall be awarded:
9th to 10th$500 each
11th to 15th$300 each
16th to 20th$200 each
Best women:1st $1,500; 2nd $1,000; 3rd $800
Best U16Best U16 $100
3.2. Cash prizes shall be shared equally among tied players.
3.3. For trophies (Top 3 Standings), ties will be decided by Tiebreak: Buchholz, followed by Direct Encounter, Sonneborn- Berger; Greater number of Wins, Greater number of Wins with the Black pieces.

4. Entry fee: 
For all players based on February 1st, 2013 FIDE Ratings list, the entry fee is as follows:
4.1. Registration is free for GM, IM, WGM and players with a FIDE Rating of 2500 and above.
4.2. For all other players, the entry fee is as follows:
Above 2399$50
2350 to 2399$ 75
2300 to 2349$100
2250 to 2299$125
2000 to 2250$150
Below 2000$200

5. Appeals Committee:
An Appeals Committee shall be constituted before the beginning of the tournament in accordance with FIDE practice. The advance fee is US$100 for each protest and refunded if the protest uphelds. Protests should be submitted to the Chief Arbiter in writing within half an hour after the round.
6. Accommodation: 
The Grandmasters who have ratings above 2550 and Women Grandmasters who have ratings above 2350 will be provided accommodation on a twin sharing basis during the tournament.
7. Travel:
Players and people accompanied will be picked up at Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh City and taken to the Hotel by Organising committee.
8. Entry deadline:
National Federation should fill the registration and send before February 10th , 2013. The registration form is enclosed but no later than February 28th, 2013.
Players, who send entry later than the deadline above, will be charged double entry fee.
9. Venue:
9.1. The Playing venue (also for Technical Meeting): RAMANA Hotel, 323 Le Van Sy street.
District 3, Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
9.2. Rate: US$45 with breakfast for 1 person/ 1 night/ sharing in twin room.
10. Visa:
Participants who need visas shall apply for visas at the Vietnam Embassy in your respective countries. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us by the following address:
36 Tran Phu street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84-4) 3823 2471 Fax: (84-4) 3823 2471, Email: office@vietnamchess.com.vn
(source: vietnamchess)