Hong Kong 2019-20 S.O.S.! Start of Season Open Rapid
(Registration will close on August 29th)



Registered Players List


1.    The tournament will be played at Marco's Oyster and Grill Bar, Robinson Road 30-32 on Sunday September 1st.

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

3.    Tournament will not be valid for FIDE Rapid Rating, so registration is open for all players. 

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 15 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. Players who default a game without any notification to the Arbiter won't be paired in future rounds.

6.    Recording of moves is not mandatory, but scoresheets will be available. 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.