CAISSA S.O.S RAPID - November 1st (Sunday), 2-6pm

Caissa will organize a rapid event to celebrate the start of the new season and the resumption of our offline tournaments. As the event is in the same week than our End of the Month, we will target a completely different range of players.

EGTP Students, Step 4 and above Caissa students, FIDE rated players will have priority.

Limit: 24 players


1.    The tournament will be played at Caissa Chess Club, 6F Wing Cheong Commercial Building, 19-25 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan.

2.    The tournament will be played according to the FIDE ‘Laws of Chess’, Rapid play.

3.    Tournament will not be valid for FIDE Rating, so registration is open for all players. However, priority will be given to EGTP Students, Step 4 and above Caissa students and FIDE rated players. Registration will close after reaching 24 participants

4.    The Competition System will be Swiss System, with 7 rounds. Pairings will be done by computer system and no claim against them will be accepted, except a mistake when entering the results. Players will have 10 minutes per game, plus 5 seconds of increment after every move.

5.    Players who are not present in the venue 10 minutes before the first round, won't be paired in that round even if they have paid the registration fee. They can join in Round 2 if they inform the arbiter about their late arrival. Players who default a game without any notification to the Arbiter won't be paired in future rounds.

6.    Players must write the correct result in the Game Result Slip that will be provided in every round. That slip should be signed. Once signed, the result will stay even if it's not correct.

7.    Mobile phones should be switched off in the playing hall, except with arbiter permission.

8.    Tie-breaks
1.    Direct Encounter
2.    Medium Bucholz
3.    Total Bucholz
4.    Sonneborn-Berger.
5.    Armageddon game (White 5 minutes, Black 4, White must win)
Prizes will be awarded as per the exact place in the final standings and won't be shared: 1st Place - 1,000 HKD, 2nd Place - 750 HKD, 3rd Place - 500 HKD. Trophies for the top 3 players, Best U16, Best U12