1. Eligibility and Participants

  1. Each country may register any number of players to participate in the U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, and U-20 Age-Groups for Girls and Open.  Players who are entitled to participate must not have reached the relevant ages before 1st January 2013.
  2. Each country may register any number of players to participate in the Seniors above 50.  Players who are entitled to participate must have reached age of 50 before 1st January 2013.
  3. Players outside The Association of Southeast Asian Nations are welcome to play in this tournament.

2. Schedule

5th June 2013 20.00 Arrival
Technical Meeting
6th June 2013 09.30 – 10.30
13.00 – 17.00
Opening Ceremony
Rapid Chess, Rounds 1,2,3,4,5
7th June 2013 09.00 – 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Rapid Chess, Rounds 6,7
Blitz Chess
Social Night & Awards Ceremony
for Rapid and Blitz Chess
8th June 2013 09.00 − 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
City Tour &
ASEAN Chess Confederation
Standard Chess, Round 1
9th June 2013 09.00 – 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Standard Chess, Round 2
Standard Chess, Round 3
10th June 2013 09.00 − 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Standard Chess, Round 4
Standard Chess, Round 5
11th June 2013 09.00 – 13.00
14.00 onwards
Standard Chess, Round 6
Free Day / City Tour
12th June 2013 09.00 − 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Standard Chess, Round 7
Standard Chess, Round 8
13th June 2013 09.00 – 13.00
16.00 – 20.00
Standard Chess, Round 9
Awarding Ceremony for Standard Chess
followed by Closing Ceremony
14th June 2013 Before 12.00 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 to play each other.

 4. Time Control

  1. Standard Chess: Each player has 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment (starting from first move).
  2. Rapid Chess: Each player has 25 minutes to complete the game.
  3. Blitz Chess: Each player has 5 minutes to complete the game.

5. Medals

  1. Medals: Medals shall be awarded to the top three positions in each event and category. (See 5.3)
  2. Team Medals: Team medals shall be awarded based on the total score of the top three players of a country. Countries with less than 3 players shall not be eligible for a team award. In the case of a tie, the tie-break scores of each player shall be determined. (See 6.1)
  3. Individual Medal: Where there is a tie, not more than 3 players shall receive the same colour medal. For each category, not more than 5 medals shall be awarded. Examples: If 2 players tied for first and 2 players tied for third, then, 2 Gold Medals shall be awarded, and there shall be no Silver, but 2 Bronze Medals shall be awarded. If 3 players tied for first, then, no Silver and Bronze Medals shall be awarded. If more than 3 players tied for first, then, the 3 highest players based on the tie-break shall receive the Gold Medals and the Silver and the Bronze Medals shall not be awarded.
  4. In the determination of FIDE Direct Title Awards applicable to Standard Chess only, the tiebreak shall be used in case of more than one Gold, or more than one Silver or more than one Bronze were awarded. FM/WFM titles are awarded to the winners (regardless of ASEAN or Non-ASEAN players) of the youth categories. In the case of a tie, after the tie-break, only the top three finishers shall be awarded. CM/WCM titles are awarded, after the tie-break, to Silver and Bronze Medal winners, and not more than one title shall be awarded for each (2nd/3rd) position.
  5. IM/WIM titles are awarded for the ASEAN U-20 category.

6. Tie-Break Systems

Direct Encounter, Buchholz, Median Buchholz 1 & 2, Buchholz Cut 1 & 2, Sonneborn-Berger.

7. Appeals Committee

The Appeals Committee will be appointed during the Technical Meeting. An appeal, accompanied by a deposit of USD 50.00 (Fifty US Dollars), must be submitted within 15 minutes of the completion of the relevant playing session.

8. Registration and Entry Fees

Registration Date Players Through Federation Players with Direct Registration All Accompanying Persons
Before and on 15th May 2013 USD 200 USD 250 USD 75
After 15th May 2013 USD 250 USD 300 USD 125

9. Official Hotel and Venue

  1. The Official Hotel is the 4-Star The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, 153 Sridonchai Rd., Chang Klan, Chiang Mai, Kingdom of Thailand. The alternative Hotel (in case of overflow from Mae Ping Imperial Hotel) is the Porn Ping Hotel, which is about 5 minutes walking distance from the Official Mae Ping Imperial Hotel. The priority to stay in the official hotel, The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, shall be given to those who register and make the full payment first.
  2. All players and accompanying persons shall have to be registered through the Organizer at the designated official hotel. All participants are obliged to stay in the Official Hotel – The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.
  3. The Organizer shall provide free board and lodging to one official or coach per Federation on triple-sharing basis. The room rates (inclusive of 3 meals per day) shall apply to all players and accompanying persons:
    Room Rates Single Twin/Double Triple
    Before and on 15th May 2013 USD 130.00 USD 80.00 USD 70.00
  4. For every 5 players registered through the Federation, board and lodging shall be waived for the 6th player.
  5. The Playing Venue is in the Imperial Grand Hall, Mae Ping Imperial Hotel, Chiang Mai, Kingdom of Thailand.

10. How to Get to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is located in the north of Thailand. There is Chiang Mai International Airport not far from the town centre, with 130 flights a week from Bangkok, as well as Singapore, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, South Korea. From Bangkok by plane, it takes only 55 minutes of flight time to Chiang Mai.

Registration fee includes airport transfers. Details of flight arrivals must be provided to the Organizer before 1st June 2013 to ensure that transfers can be arranged.

11. Weather Conditions

Chiang Mai still experiences hot season in June, as the weather is about to move into the full rainy season the following months. 90 percent humidity can be expected, with immense feeling of warmth. However, it is still much cooler than Bangkok. The month of June is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with average temperature of 32oC throughout the month.

12. Entry Visas

Players from ASEAN member countries need not apply for visas to enter into the Kingdom of Thailand, with the exception of Myanmar players. As for players of Non-ASEAN member countries, visas may be required.

13. Social Night

It is a custom of the ASEAN Age-Group that each Federation from ASEAN shall send one group of players participating in this tournament to perform a show of their choices. Please bring your own musical instruments and/or CD/DVD for use in the show. Prizes will be awarded.

14. Registration of Participants and Accompanying Persons

Please send your registration and provide the name, gender, date of birth, FIDE Rating/ID No. (if any), type of room required and rooming list via email to:

All players are also required to send their passport photo size in jpeg file to the Organizer for preparation of name plates.

Deadline for Registration is 15th May 2013.

Players who are absent from the Technical Meeting shall not be paired for Round 1. For every player or accompanying person who registered but does not show up, a penalty of USD 25 shall be imposed on their Federations.

15. Payments

All payments shall be made by 15th May 2013 to:

Beneficiary Bank Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited,
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center Branch
Beneficiary Name Thailand Chess Association
Account Number 009-0-05056-8
CHIPS UID 007895

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2 Responses to “Tournament”

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  2. Teh Hong Kee June 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

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