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Thua Thien - Hue, Vietnam – 6th to 15th June 2009


5th April 2009
The President / Secretary

All Asian National Chess Federations,

Dear Colleagues

10th ASEAN+ AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS Hue, Vietnam – 6th to 15th June 2009

Following on the major success of the World Youth Championships held last year in Vietnam, the ASEAN Championships will be held in Hue, Vietnam, from 6th to 15th June 2009. Participants may compete in the U-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20 Age-Groups for Girls and Open. In addition, Seniors (aged 50 and above) will be held.

Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam and has a rich history which attracts tourism throughout the whole year. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the ASEAN Chess Confederation and the ASEAN Age-Group Chess Championships, we shall accept direct individual registrations as well as even those from countries/territories within and from Asia.

Please kindly return us your registration as soon as possible so that we could ascertain the number of rooms required in the official hotel. Registration may be by fax or email.

We look forward to welcome you in Hue soon.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely

Ignatius Leong


1. Eligibility & Participation:
1.1 Each country may register any number of players to participate. Individuals may also register directly. The players who are entitled to participate should not have reached their relevant age as on 1st January 2009.

6th June after 1200 hours Arrival
2030 hours Technical Meeting for delegation leaders
Pairings will be posted after 2200 hour
7th June 1400-1800 Standard Chess Round 1
1930 Opening Ceremony
8th June 0830-1300 Standard Chess Round 2
1530-1930 Standard Chess Round 3
9th June 0830-1300 Standard Chess Round 4
1530-1930 Standard Chess Round 5
10th June 0830-1300 Standard Chess Round 6
1530-1930 Standard Chess Round 7
11th June 0830-1300 Standard Chess Round 8
1530-1930 Standard Chess Round 9
12th June 0830-1300 Rapid Chess Rounds 1 to 4
1530-2000 Rapid Chess Rounds 5 to 7
13th June 0830-1300 Blitz Chess – 11 round Swiss (Team Result)
1530-1700 Blitz Chess – 4-game Semi-Finals & Finals
1900 hours Closing Ceremony
14th June Free Day - Several free tours will be organised
15th June before 1200 hours Departure

3. Pairing
In the last 2 rounds, where possible, players from the same country and who have more than 50% shall not be paired together.

4. Time Control
4.1 Standard Chess – Each player shall have 120 minutes to complete the game.
4.2 Rapid Chess – Each player shall have 25 minutes to complete the game.
4.3 Blitz Chess – Each player shall have 5 minutes to complete the game.

5. Medals
5.1 Medals will be awarded to the top three positions in each event and category (see 5.3).
5.2 Team Medals - will be awarded based on the total score of the top three players of a country. Countries with less than 2 players will not be eligible for a team award. In case of any tie, the tie-break scores of each player shall be considered (see 6.1)
5.3 Individual Medals - Where there is a tie, not more than 3 players will receive the same colour medal. For each category, not more than 5 medals will be awarded. Examples - if 2 players tie for first and 2 players tie for third, then 2 Gold medals will be awarded, no Silver, but 2 Bronze medals will be awarded. If 3 players tie for first, then no Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded. If more than 3 players tie for first, then the 3 highest based on tie-break will receive the Gold medals and the Silver and Bronze medals will not be awarded.
5.4 For the Standard Chess events, FM/WFM titles are awarded to the winners (regardless of ASEAN or non-ASEAN players) of the youth categories. In case of tie, after tie-break, only the top three will be awarded. CM/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) position.
5.5 To retain the ASEAN spirit, in categories where there are less than 3 non-ASEAN medalists, additional medals will be awarded to the highest placed players from ASEAN.

6. Tie-Break
6.1 Swiss-System : Buchholz, followed by Sonneborn- Berger; Number of Wins with the Black pieces.
6.2 Round-Robin : Sonneborn-Berger; Direct Encounter; Number of Wins with the Black pieces.

7. Appeals Committee
The Appeals Committee will be decided during the technical meeting. An appeal, accompanied by a deposit of US$50, must be submitted within 15 minutes of the completion of the relevant playing session.

8. Registration Fee

Registration Date Players Through Federation Players with Direct Registration All Accompanying Persons
Before and on 15th May 2009 US$ 200 US$ 250 US$ 75
After 15th May 2009 US$ 250 US$ 300 US$ 125

9. Official Hotel & Venue
9.1 The Official Hotel and Playing Venue is the 4-star HUONG GIANG HOTEL.
9.2 All players and accompanying persons shall have to be registered through the organisers at the designated official hotel.
9.3 The organisers shall provide free board and lodging to one official or coach per Federation on twin-sharing basis. The room rates (inclusive of 3 meals per day) shall apply to all players and accompanying persons:

Payment of Fees Single Twin/Double Triple
Before and on 15th May 2009 US$ 100 US$ 60 per pax US$ 55 per pax

9.4 For every 5 players registered through the Federation, board and lodging shall be waived for the 6th player. Due to limitation of extra beds, these will be assigned on first- come-first-serve basis. We encourage registration for twin-sharing basis.

10. Transportation
The registration fee includes airport transfers. Details of Flight Arrival must be provided before 1st June 2009 otherwise no transfers will be arranged. It takes less than 25 minutes each way.

11. Entry Visas
Participants must get their visas at the Vietnam Embassy in their respective countries.

12. Social Nite
This event is an opportunity for the players to perform and show their talent other than Chess. Participation is limited to one item per country. Please bring your own musical instruments or accompanying CD/VCD. However, a Piano is available. Prizes will be awarded.

13. Registration of Participants and Accompanying Persons
Please send your registration and provide the Name, Sex, Date of Birth, FIDE Rating/ID Number (if any), type of room and rooming list to:
Asean Chess Confederation:
c/o Mr. Ignatius Leong
Block 231 Bishan Street 23 #10-13, Singapore 570231
Fax: (65) 62551370 or (65) 63581483 Or via email: and/or email:
The deadline for registration is 15th May 2009
Players who are absent at the Technical Meeting shall not be paired for Round 1.
For every player or accompanying person who registered but does not turn up, a penalty of US $25 shall be imposed on the federation.

14. Payments
All payments (net of all bank charges) shall be made payable to:
Intchess Asia Pte Ltd
DBS Bank, Singapore
Account Number: 0070 - 000512 – 01 - 0
Swift Code: DBSSSGSG