Swartkop Open 2017 Entry Form
This is the official entry form for the Swartkop Open 2017 being held at L/S Swartkop on Saturday 1 Jul 2017.
Venue
Laerskool Swartkop
Cnr Viking & Cambell str
Valhalla
Pretoria
Tournament Information
5 round Swiss 60/60
CHESSA Rated Tournament
Merit Tournament
Registration Process
1. Please enter online at www.tshwanechess.com
2. Players not previously registered with CHESSA will be automatically registered
3. Pay the entry fees:
3.1 To assist us we kindly request that you make separate payments for different players. For EFT payments please create a beneficiary in your profile for each member with the appropriate reference number as indicated on the online registration.
3.2 SWARTKOP CHESS, FNB CHEQUE,
BRANCH 261550
ACC NO 6261 3461 144
3.3 Use the following reference SOPEN SURNAME NAME
3.4 Proof of payment must be sent to reynekea@out.co.za
4. Only players whose payment have been confirmed will be published and put into the draw for round 1
These players do not have to register at the start of the tournament
Any player who withdraws after the players list is published will not be refunded
5. Closing Date: Thursday 29 Jun 2017 at 20h00
6. Players list will be published on www.chessresults.com on Friday 30 Jun at 8h00
Tournament Arrangements
1. Latest Fide Rules apply. Default time is 15 minutes. New FIDE rules comes into affect on 1 Jul 2017.
2. No cellphones except for the TD, Chief Arbiter, Arbiters and PC personnel will be allowed in the playing area
3. Right of admission reserved
4. Sections can be combined if the organisers deem it necessary
5. The organiser reserves the right to move any player to an appropriate section in accordance with the latest national rating
6. Starting times as indicated on the programme.
7. Prize giving after last round per section. Players must attend prize giving to qualify for prizes.
8. No telephonic or SMS entries will be accepted.
9. Entries received after closing date and time will only participate from the second round, and will carry a R50 penalty!!!
10. No item may be sold or traded by any person other than those given permission by the tournament organizer in writing.
11. By your entry into this tournament you hereby agree unconditionally to abide by all the rules and regulations
12. The organizers of the tournament are not responsible for the safety or property of players or spectators
13. Circumstances on the day may result in a reduction in the number of rounds played
14. It is the responsibility of each player to ensure that he/she is entered into the correct section
15. Any disputes will be referred to the appeal committee. The decision of the appeal committee will be final.
A fee equal to the entry fee is payable for any appeal. The money will be refunded on a successful appeal.
16. For cash payment you need to register and pay before the start of the tournament.
17. The tournament entry list will be published on the website.
The players list will be published Friday morning on www.chess-results.com.
If you do not appear on the players list please contact Anneline Reyneke(083 259 8314) before 15:00 on Friday.
18. Players must provide their own clocks. (Black to provide the clock)
The organisers will provide the chess boards and sets.
19. The CHESSA ratings as at 29 Jun 2017 will be used for pairing purposes.
Program
Section A to F
Registration : Sat 7h00 - 7h30
Opening: 8:00
60/60 Round 1: Sat 8:10
60/60 Round 2 to 5: 15 min after the previous round has been completed
If your name is on the players list and have paid then you do not need to register.
Any SA Junior International player that want to play in a section where they don't meet the minimum rating criteria can apply for exemption.

Section G - Parents (no rating)
Registration : 08:30
30/30 Round 1: 09:00
30/30 Round 2 to 5: 15 min after the previous round has been completed
If your name is on the players list and have paid then you do not need to register.

Prize Giving: After the last round for each section

Sections
Section A
Maximum Rating: Open
Minimum Rating: 1490
(Any SA Junior International player that want to play in a section where they don't meet the minimum rating criteria can apply for exemption.)
Maximum Age: Open
Time control: 60/60 (5 Rounds)
Entry Fee: R 250
Swartkop Club Members Entry Fee: R200

Section B
Maximum Rating: 1510
Minimum Rating: 1190 (Unrated to be allocated on Arbiter discretion based on number of entries)
(Any SA Junior International player that want to play in a section where they don't meet the minimum rating criteria can apply for exemption.)
Maximum Age: Open
Time control: 60/60 (5 Rounds)
Entry Fee: R 200
Swartkop Club Members Entry Fee: R 150

Section C
Maximum Rating: 1210
Minimum Rating: 790 (Unrated to be allocated on Arbiter discretion based on number of entries)
Maximum Age: Open
Time control: 60/60 (5 Rounds)
Entry Fee: R 200
Swartkop Club Members Entry Fee: R 150

Section D
Maximum Rating: 810
Minimum Rating: 500 (Unrated to be allocated on Arbiter discretion based on number of entries)
Maximum Age: Open
Time control: 60/60 (5 Rounds)
Entry Fee: R 200
Swartkop Club Members Entry Fee: R 150

Section E
Maximum Rating: 500
Minimum Rating: 0 (Unrated to be allocated on Arbiter discretion based on number of entries)
Maximum Age: Born On or After 1 Jan 2004
Time control: 60/60 (5 Rounds)
Entry Fee: R 150
Swartkop Club Members Entry Fee: R 100

Section F
Maximum Rating: First time players
Maximum Age: Born on or After 1 Jan 2009
Time control: 60/60 (5 Rounds)
Entry Fee: R 150
Swartkop Club Members Entry Fee: R 100

Section G - Parents
Maximum Rating: 0
Minimum Rating: 0
Maximum Age: 99
Minimum Age: Parent
Time control: 30/30 (5 Rounds)
Entry Fee: R 30
Swartkop Club Members Entry Fee: R 30

Prizes
PRIZE FUND DETERMINED BY NUMBER OF ENTRIES.
VALUES WILL BE PUBLISHED BEFORE ROUND 3.
At least 25% of the entry fee will be allocated to prize money.
Notes
1. It is the responsibility of each player to ensure that he/she is entered into the correct section.
2. No refunds under any circumstances.
3. Players playing in the wrong section will not receive any prize money.
4. Where a special prize (age/girl) has been won by a player in the top 3, only the maximum of the two prizes will apply. The other prize fall away.
5. Certificates will be printed on request only.
6. Prizes must be claimed at the venue, on the day, during the prize giving ceremony. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. Only if prior arrangements were made with the tournament organisers, may a representative claim the prize. Unclaimed prizes will become the property of Swartkop Chess Club.
7. No player can win more than one prize.
8. Prize money will not be shared with all individuals that ended with the same total points
9. Tie breaks is based on Bűcholz, Bűcholz Median (Cut 1), Number of wins, Number of wins with black, Sonneborn Berger
10. The organizers reserve the right to request proof of identity from any player.
11. Snoepie available for all food and beverages
12. 0 rating qualify as unrated and vice versa
13. Adhere to Tshwane terms and conditions as contained in the Tshwane Chess Handbook
Entry Form
Player Surname
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Player Full name(s)
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Player Preferred Name
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Player Cell Phone Number
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Player Gender
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Player Birth Date
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Tshwane Chess fees up to date?
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CHESSA Registration fees up to date?
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Player CHESSA Number (if available)
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Current affiliated chess club
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Section
Contact Person (Parent or Chess Organiser)
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Contact Cell Phone (Player, Parent or Chess Organiser)
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Contact E-mail address (Player, Parent or Chess Organiser)
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Additional Notes
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I agree to abide by the tournament rules and the decisions of the Tournament Organisers and Arbiters.
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