1) Entitled player must not have reached his/her birthday, respectively, before January 1st, 2016:
2) Every Asian national chess Federation can register only one official player in each category. Maximum of 14 players including under-6.
2.a) Asian Chess Federation president approves to open the event in order to help national federations who have no time for qualification tournaments.
3) Other than Official Players, players shall be classified as Additional Players. A FIDE endorsed chess Academy can send its trainees (maximum one player per category) as Additional Players.
4) The players placed 1-3 in the in the 2015 AYCC shall be Official Players and have the personal right to participate in the Championship of the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category if the stipulation of Art. 1 is met. This privilege may be exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of qualification.
5) All persons, besides the players, shall be classified as Accompanying Persons. A Federation may register any number of Additional Players and Accompanying Persons but only upon confirmation of availability by the Organising Committee (OC). The National Federation shall be responsible for the costs of their Additional Players and Accompanying Persons.
7) Each participant (official or additional player and accompanying person) must pay Registration fee of $125 (USD) to the OC before 5th February 2016 - the Registration deadline. This registration fee is compulsory and represents a confirmation of participation and includes accreditation and transportation from and to Chinggis Khaan International airport or Ulaanbaatar International Train station.
8) After the Registration deadline no official players will be accepted and their application will be treated as additional players. Also organizer reserve the right to refuse late registration or accepting with penalty charge of 100$ for each registration.
9) Registration form must be filled by National Federation officials and delivered to the OC before Registration deadline.
10) All the travel expenses must be paid by the participants or their Federation. Only member Federations of ACF are entitled to submit registration forms. Individual applications will not be accepted.
11) For Security and organizational reasons and in accordance with FIDE tournament regulations all national delegations shall use the official hotel(s) designed by the OC.
12) Those who need visas must submit their data the latest on 1st February 2016.
13) The OC will issue invitations only after all the pre-payments are made.
14) The OC shall provide service to issue visa at airport with additional charge on request.
15) Entry Fee for official players is $75 and for additional players $150. After the deadline of 5th February 2016, the surcharge for late entries shall $125 be applicable.
16) 50% prepayment of the cost for board and lodging must be paid before the deadline of 5th February 2016.
17) All Bank Transfers are to be made in USD to:-
- Name of Account: MONGOLIAN CHESS FEDERATION
- Name of Bank: Golomt Bank
- Address of Bank: Great Chinggis Khaan’s Square 3, Ulaanbaatar 15160, Mongolia
- SWIFT Code: GLMTMNUB
- Account Number: 1105 0433 03
18) Each National Federation will be invoiced by the MCF. When payments are confirmed, the OC will send to the participating Federation the confirmation of the hotel reservations. All confirmed registrations would be declared on the official web site, where Federations may check their participants' status on a daily basis.
19) All payments must be finalized upon arrival. Players will not be paired until all payments and fees are cleared.
20) The Official Hotel of the event is the Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center Hotel, which is about 40 minutes drive from the international airport.
21) The Official Venue of the event is the Central Palace of Culture of Mongolian Trade Union, which is across the road from the Hotel Ramada.
22) If there is increased demand or late registrations accepted, the OC will offer additional hotels of similar quality.
23) Official players are offered full board accommodation from 5th April (arrival, lunch) to 15th April (breakfast, departure). Note: any additional dates will be charged at full rate of the hotel subject to availability.
24) Hotel Rates for additional players and accompanying persons:
25) Each delegation shall distribute their delegation in an equal proportion of double and triple rooms.
26) If needed, the final distribution of hotel rooms is decided by the Organizing Committee.
27) The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 9 rounds. (Where there are not enough players, the organisers have right to merge sections)
28) The rate of play will be: 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
- 28.a. Time Control for Blitz 3’2” and 11 rounds
- 28.b. Time Control for Rapid Play 15’10” and 7 Rounds
29) Tiebreak: The final ranking order of players is determined by the number of points scored. The tiebreak shall be decided as in accordance to the following:
a/ Direct Encounter,
b/ The greater number of wins
d/ Buchholz Cut 1, Cut 2, etc
30) In case the above still does not produce a decision, the players remaining tied will be proclaimed joint winners.
31) Chief Arbiter and FIDE Technical officials will be announced by 5th March 2016.
Day1 Tuesday, 5thApril
Day2 Wednesday, 6thApril
Day3 Thursday, 7thApril
TrainersDay 1+ CIS
Day4 Friday, 8thApril
TrainersDay 2+ CIS
Day5 Saturday, 9thApril
TrainersDay 3 + CIS
Day6 Sunday, 10thApril
Day7 Monday, 11thApril
ArbitersDay 1+ CIS
Day8 Tuesday, 12thApril
ArbitersDay 2+ CIS
Day9 Wednesday, 13thApril
ArbitersDay 3+ CIS
Day10 Thursday, 14thApril
Day11 Friday, 15thApril
33) Top 10 players in each event will be awarded: first three places Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and Trophies. 4th to 10th places will be awarded medals and special prizes.
34) Three best Federations, by ranking of medals collected in all categories, will receive a trophy. For first place the number of gold medals will be taken under consideration, if there is a tie, then the number of silver medals, if there is still a tie, then the number of bronze medals. If finally this is still equal, then the total number of medal winners.
35) The champions of AYCC-2016 shall have the personal right to participate in the World Youth Championship of the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category if the stipulation of Art. 1 is met. This privilege may be exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of qualification.
36) Certificates of Participation shall be given to all players, FIDE accredited trainers, Managers, and the appointed Technical Officials.
37) Winners of U18 categories shall be awarded the title of International Master (IM) / Woman International Master (WIM). 1st equal player shall get IM norm. The Silver & Bronze Medal winners shall be awarded the FIDE Master (FM) / Woman FIDE Master (WFM) title.
38) Winners of U16 category shall be awarded the title of FM / WFM and an IM norm. 1st equal player will get FM title. The Silver & Bronze Medal winners shall be awarded the Candidate Master (CM) / Woman Candidate Master (WCM) title.
39) Winners of U12 & U14 categories shall be awarded the title of FM / WFM. The Silver & Bronze Medal winners shall be awarded the CM / WCM title.
40) Gold, Silver & Bronze Medal (after tiebreak up to 3 players) winners of the U8 & U10 categories shall be awarded the CM/WCM title.
41) The Appeals Committee (AC) shall comprise of 3 persons, one of whom may be the ACF Technical Delegate. In the event that the AC is appointed by the Technical Meeting, there should be an additional 2 reserve members and in this case, no member shall take part in a decision affecting a player of his own federation.
42) A protest against the decision of an Arbiter or the Chief Arbiter must be submitted to the AC in writing within one hour after the end of the playing session with protest fee of $250.
43) The AC may also decide to refund the fee if it considers the appeal was not frivolous. The decision of the AppealsCommittee is final, binding and takes effect immediately.
FIDE Arbiters, Trainers and School Instructor (CIS) Seminar will be organised by the MCF. Dates and Lecturers Name will be confirmed by 5th March 2016.
Rapid and Blitz Championship regulations will be published on official website.
Official web address: aycc2016.mongolchess.mn
Contact: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +976 9909 5850, +976 9824 0064 or +44 7525 0318 43