Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Penang Chess League 2008

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1. The Penang Chess League 2008 is a team-event chess tournament organized by the Penang Chess Association (PCA). The tournament format is a 7-round Swiss System played under the Laws of Chess of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) 2006 and the following supplementary rules.

2. Team Composition

The tournament is open to teams from these four broad categories: Public Sector (government and quasi-government departments), Factories, Institutions of Learning (schools, colleges & universities) and Others (companies, firms, registered societies/ clubs). Each team shall represent an organization in any of the above categories and only their bona fide employees, members or students can be registered in the team. However, each team is allowed to include one guest player.

Each team shall comprise a minimum of three and a maximum of four players, with any three players to play in every round. Each team shall appoint a team captain.

Restriction: The average players rating during play should be less than 1900

Organising Committee, Penang Chess League 2008.


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3. Time Control & Move Recording

Each player shall be given 1 hour to complete his/her game. Recording of move is compulsory for all players until the last 5 minutes. Penalties for not recording: 1. Deduct 5 minutes and updating the moves, 2. Deduct 10 minutes and updating the moves, 3. Lost the game.

4. Schedule of play

Captains’ meeting 13.30 p.m.

Round 1 13.12.08 14.00 p.m. Round 4 14.12.08 8.40 a.m.

Round 2 13.12.08 16.10 p.m. Round 5 14.12.08 10.50 a.m.

Round 3 13.12.08 19.30 p.m. Round 6 14.12.08 13.40 p.m.

Round 7 14.12.08 15.50 p.m.

Closing ceremony 6.00 p.m. – 7 p.m.

A Team Captains’ meeting will be held prior to Round 1 at 13.30 p.m. A 5-man appeals committee will be formed. Team captains shall submit the final list of their players to the Tournament Director by 13.30p.m., failing which the the online registration board order will be the final board order. The board order of the players in every round shall follow this list. Claims of ignorance due to the team captains; absence will not be entertained for anything decided and approved during the team captains; meeting.

All games shall be played in Dewan Sri Pinang, Pulau Pinang.

The Closing Ceremony will be held after the last round at 6.00p.m at the same venue.

5. Prizes

1st prize RM1,500
2nd prize RM1,000
3rd prize RM800
4th prize RM500
5th prize RM300
6th prize RM300
7th prize RM200
8th prize RM200

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams, based on total game points scored:-

There shall be no sharing of prizes. The following tie-breaks, where applicable and in the order given, shall be used to resolve any ties:
(a) Solkoff (b) progressive score and (c) match points

Special team prizes will also be awarded for the following categories:-

Best Government Team
Best U18 B School Team & Top 30% Teams
Best Private Firm Team
Best Factory Team
Best College/University Team
Best Ladies Team (ALL LADIES!)
Best Family Team
Best U18 G School Team & Top 30% Teams
Best U-12 B Team & Top 30% Teams
Best U-12 G Team & Top 30% Teams
Best U-9 B Team & Top 30% Teams
Best U-9 G Team & Top 30% Teams

Individual medals will be awarded (based on percentage score) for the following categories:-

Best Board Prizes For Boards 1 – 4
Best Veteran (45 years)
Best Lady
Best U-18 Boy
Best U-18 Girl
Best U-15 Boy
Best U-15 Girl
Best U-12 Boy
Best U-12 Girl
Best U-9 Boy
Best U-9 Girl

7. Submission of Entries & Entry Fees

The completed entry form together with the entry fee may be submitted to:

Penang Chess Association Club House at Bayan Baru.

Mr. Tan Eng Seong (Tel No: 012-4299517 after 7pm) or any PCA Committee Members.

Or register online:

The entry fee is RM120 for Open category, RM90 for Under-18, RM60 for Under-12 and shall be in the form of cheque made payable to Penang Chess Association. The PCA shall not be responsible for any loss arising from cash money sent through post. The closing date for entries is 11th Dec 2008. Acceptance of entries is at the sole discretion of the Organising Committee. Entries received after the closing date may still be accepted but a late fee of RM50.00 shall be imposed.

8. Disputes

The decision of the Appeals Committee shall be final. An appeal should be submitted within 15 minutes of the end of a game together with a RM50 deposit. This deposit will be forfeited if the appeal is found to be baseless.

9. Liability

The PCA shall not be liable for any mishap or loss of personal property of participants during the course of the tournament. Participants and supporters must observe rules & restrictions and respect all property within Han Chiang College premises. The organizing committee deserves the right to change any of the regulation above without prior notice.