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Kathmandu Open International GM Chess Tournament-2018
12th to 17th April

Kathmandu, Nepal

Organized By:
Homeland Sports Club Nepal

Total Cash Prize: NRs. 10,00,000 (appx.:-$10,000)

 
 

Invitation:
Homeland Sports Club, Nepal cordially invites players from all chess federations, Chess Club/Academy under FIDE to participate in the 1st edition of Kathmandu Open International GM Chess Tournament 2018. It will be held at Park Village Resort, Kathmandu from 12th to 17th April 2018.

Eligibility:
The tournament is open to all players. Foreign participants must have a valid FIDE ID.
Schedule:
Arrival:                       12th April at 12:00 hrs.
Technical Meeting:   12th April at 15:00 hrs.
Opening Ceremony:  12th April at 15:30 hrs.
Date
Round
Time

Date
Round
Time
2018.04.13
1
09:00

2018.04.13
2
15:00
2018.04.14
3
09:00

2018.04.14
4
15:00
2018.04.15
5
09:00

2018.04.15
6
15:00
2018.04.16
7
09:00

2018.04.16
8
15:00
2018.04.17
9
09:00

2018.04.17
PD/Closing
14:00
Cash Prize Details:
1st:
2,00,000.00
2nd:
1,20,000.00
3rd:
80,000.00
4th:
50,000.00
5th: 30,000.00
6th: 20,000.00
7th: 15,000.00
8th: 12,000.00
9th: 12,000.00
10th: 12,000.00
11th: 10,000.00
12th: 10,000.00
13th: 10,000.00
14th: 8,000.00
15th: 8,000.00
16th: 8,000.00
17th: 8,000.00
18th: 8,000.00
19th: 8,000.00
20th: 8,000.00
Special Prizes:
Category
1st
2nd
3rd
Entry Fee
Foreign
Nepali
Best Female
10,000.00
8,000.00
6,000.00
GM/WGM/
IM/WIM
Free

Best Unrated
10,000.00
8,000.00
6,000.00
Best 1800-1999
10,000.00
8,000.00
6,000.00
Rated 2000+
$50
Rs. 3,500.00
Best 1600-1799
10,000.00
8,000.00
6,000.00
Rated
1000-2000
$55
Rs. 4,000.00
Best 1400-1599
10,000.00
8,000.00
6,000.00
Best 1000-1399
10,000.00
8,000.00
6,000.00
Unrated
$60
Rs. 4,500.00
Best Veteran (50+)
10,000.00
8,000.00
6,000.00
Best U-18
6,000.00
5,000.00
4,000.00
Best U-18 Girls
6,000.00
5,000.00
4,000.00
Best U-14
6,000.00
5,000.00
4,000.00
Best U-14 Girls
6,000.00
5,000.00
4,000.00
Best U-10
6,000.00
5,000.00
4,000.00
Best U-10 Girls
6,000.00
5,000.00
4,000.00
Best Nepal (Open)
15,000.00
10,000.00
8,000.00
Best Nepal (Female)
10,000.00
8,000.00
6,000.00
10% of prize money shall be deducted as per NCA rule.

Last Date of Entry: 31st March 2018
However, entry will be accepted till April 5, with late fee of $5.
And at the venue till 18:00 hrs on April 12, with a late fee of $15.
No request towards waver of entry fee will be entertained.
The entry fees once paid is non-refundable and non-transferable.
The organizer reserves right to reject any entry without giving any reason thereof.

Tournament Rules:

System of Play:
The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 9 rounds. Accelerated pairing should be done for the first two rounds.

Time Control:
90 minutes plus 30 second increment from move 1 for entire game.

Tie-Break:
If needed, the following tie-break shall be applied to determine final ranking. However, Cash prize will not be shared.
1.      Direct Encounter
2.      Buccholz Cut 1
3.      Buccholz
4.      Most Black
5.      The greater number of victories

The Drawn Game:
The players cannot draw the game before 30th move of black without consent of the arbiter.

Default Time:
30 minutes.

Arbitration of Protest:
Objection, if any to the decision of Chief Arbiter, shall made in writing with a protest fee of NRs. 2,500/- ($25) within 30 minutes of the incident. The amount would be refunded if the appeal is upheld.

Appeal Committee:
A five member committee of of Appeals (inclusive of 2 reserves) shall be formed on the technical meeting.

Interpretation:
For further interpretation of the rule(s) and deciding any aspect not covered by the said tournament prospectus, the decision of the tournament director shall be final. The Tournament Director has every right to make any changes to these rules.

Instruction for Players:
Players are not allowed to carry bags, mobile phones and other electronic devices on the playing arena.

Weather:
The weather condition of Kathmandu City during April will be pleasant.

Venue & Official Hotel:

Park Village Resort is the official venue of Kathmandu Open International GM Chess Tournament 2018. This resort is located on the south-east part of Kathmandu valley, which is only about 10 kilometers from Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA).

Accommodation: (Only for Chess Tournament)
·        All GM’s will be provided free accommodation on double sharing with full boarding.
·        All other players have to pay $225 for full board on double sharing.  Accompany have to pay $10 extra for administration cost.
      Due to overwhelming response, the triple rooms are now not available.

For More Details:
Homeland Sports Club Nepal
Dhobighat, Lalitpur, Phone: +977-1-5188255
E-mail: kathmanduopenchess@gmail.com

Tournament Director:
Bidur Prasad Gautam, IA
(Senior Vice President, NCA)
Mobile: +977 – 9841318277

Prakash Adhikari
President, HSCN
Mobile: 9851014919
Sanjeev Pudasaini
Secretary, HSCN
9851075294
Whatsapp No: +977-9851054329
Thank you.


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