CAISSA AUTUM RAPID - December 5th & 12th (Sunday), 2-6pm

We keep rotating the types of tournaments we organize on Sunday afternoons and this time we will organize a FIDE rated Rapid event spread out over two Sundays afternoons. Players must have FIDE ID to participate, if you don't have one, you must contact your National Chess Federation in order to get it.

Limit: 40 registered players or December 3rd, whatever happens first

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1.    The tournament will be played at Caissa Chess Club, 6/F Wing Cheong Commercial Building, 19-25 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong on December 5th and 12th, starting at 2pm.

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

3.    The tournament will be valid for FIDE Rapid Rating, so players must have a valid FIDE ID in order to register to the tournament. If you don’t have one, contact your National Federation. 

4.    The Competition System will be Swiss System, with 7 rounds: 4 games on December 5th and 3 games on December 12th. 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. Number of rounds or tournament format might change depending on the total number of players.

5.    Players who are not present in the venue 5 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 is not mandatory. 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.

Armageddon game (White 5 minutes, Black 4, no increment, 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, Best U8