ASIAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka – 24th June to 1st July2012
The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka has the honor to invite all Asian National Chess Federations
affiliated to FIDE to participate in the 2012 Asian Youth ChessChampionships for under-6,
under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under- 16 and under-18from 24th, June (arrival) to 1st
July (departure) 2012 in a Five Star Beach Resort in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka.
2.1 Each National Federation can enter one (1) player in each of the Under 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18
(Boys & Girls) categories, totaling a maximum of ten (10) invited Players. They will play three
events inStandard, Rapid and Blitz chess.
2.2 According to FIDE Rules, Medal winners of 2011 Asian Youth Chess championships will
also have personal right and will be accepted as official players.
2.3 At most two (2) additional (extra) players per category from one national Federation can also
be registered. Under-6, Under-8 participants shall also be considered as additional (extra)
players where up to 3 players are accepted per category per federation.
2.4 The Organizing Committee shall have an additional player per category and shall hold a
player in reserve to make an even number of participants if necessary.
3.1 Federations should inform the Organizing Committee by 8th April 2012 of the number of
participants in order to ascertain number of hotel rooms required. Entry forms must be filled
by the National Federations and returned to the organizer not later than 23rd April 2012 which is
the registration deadline. Late registration shall bear a $50 fine till 23rd May 2012.
3.2 The complete registration form must include the surname, first name, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and title, and passport details of each player and each accompanying person. It must
also include the name, telephone, fax number and email of the Delegation chief and of the
federation official in charge.
3.3 A digital scan of the passport and ID photo of each player and each accompanying person
must be sent by email to the Organizing Committee.
3.4 All travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their National Federation.
3.5 Every player (invited, extra or by personal right) and every accompanying person has to pay
to the organizers the amount of US $100 Participation Fee by 23rd April 2012 to the tournament
3.6 The above amount of US$ 100 includes accreditation and bus transport from theColombo airport to the official hotel and back to Airport (on 24th June and 2nd July 2011).
3.7 Players will not be paired until all payments of their federation have been fulfilled,
3.8 Players will not be paired if they are not accredited inHikkaduwa at least one hour before the Technical Meeting.
4. Entry Fees
4.1 In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of US$75 is required for each invited
player for all three events. Their National Federation must pay this amount to the Organizing Committee by 23rd April 2012.
4.2 For each additional (extra) player, an entry fee of US$150 is required. Their National
Federation must also pay this amount directly to the Organizer by 23rd April 2012.
5. Hotel Accommodation
5.1 All players and accompanying persons should be registered through the organizers at the
designated official hotel.
5.2 Free board and lodging will be provided to the invited players as well as to one (1) official
per federation from noon of 24thJune (lunch) to noon of 2nd July (breakfast). All officials are accommodated in triple rooms only. Anyone needing double rooms should bear the difference.
5.3 All participants and all accompanying persons are obliged to lodge at the Official Hotels. The
playing hall is conveniently in the Official Hotel, the Hotel Chaaya Tranz. Visit the site http://www.chaayahotels.com/chaayatranz.htm
5.4 Hotel payments for all extra players and accompanying persons must be made in advance on
arrival in Hikkaduwa.
5.5 Cost for full board and lodging (with breakfast, lunch & dinner) for additional (Extra) players
and accompanying personsis as follows:
a. In 4 in normal rooms: US$ 59 per person per day.
b. In Triple normal rooms: US$ 68 per person per day.
c. In Double normal rooms: US$ 80 per person per day
d. In Single normalRooms: US $ 130 per day.
6.1 Standard Chess
The Championships will be played according to the Swiss System of 7 or 9 Rounds,
depending on the number of participants in the category: for 16 or fewer, 7 rounds and for more,
9 round Swiss system. Time control is 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 second
increment per move from move 1. In the last round, where possible, players from the same
country who have more than 50% shall not be paired together.
6.2 Rapid Chess
The tournament shall be a 7 round Swiss. Time control is 15 minutes per player with
increment of 10 seconds per move from move 1.
6.3 Blitz Chess
The tournament shall be a 7 round Swiss. Time control is 3 minutes per player with
increment of 2 seconds per move from move 1.
24th June After 12.00 HrsArrival
24thJun 17:00 Hrs Opening Ceremony
19:00 Hrs Technical Meeting
25th June 09.30-12.30 HrsRapid Chess Championships Rd 1 – 3
15.30 – 19.30 Hrs Rapid Chess Championships Rd 4 – 7
26th June 09.30 – 12.30 Standard Chess Round 1
16.00-20.00 Standard Chess Round 2
27th June 09.30-13.30 Standard Chess Round 3
16.00-20.00 Standard Chess Round 4
28th June 16.00-20.00 Standard Chess Round 5
29th June 09.30-13.30 Standard Chess Round 6
16.00-20.00 Standard Chess Round 7
30th June 16.00-20.00 Standard Chess Round 8
1st July 09.30-13.30 Standard Chess Round 9
16.00-20.00 Blitz Chess Championships
2nd July before 1200 Hrs Departure.
8.1 Medals will be awarded to the top three positions in each event and category (Standard chess, Rapid and Blitz chess tournaments).
8.2 Titles: For the Standard Chess events, FM and WFM titles are awarded to the winners of the
youth categoriesin accordance with FIDE regulations. In case of tie, after tie-break, only the top three will be awarded. CM and WCM titles are awarded, after tie-break, to silver and bronze medal winners – not more than one title will be awarded for each (2nd/3rd)