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XXIII National Under-13 (Open & Girls) Chess Championship 2009
Organized By
Capablanca chess club
Under the aegis of
On Behalf Of
All India Chess Federation
From 10th December to 19th December 2009
Bapu Samaj Sewa Kendra
Panchkuian Road, New Delhi
Arrival -10/12/2009
Managers meet       
1430 hrs
Round - 1
1600 hrs
Round - 2
1000 hrs
Round - 3
1630 hrs
Round - 4
1000 hrs
Round - 5
1000 hrs
Round - 6
1630 hrs
Round - 7
1000 hrs
Round - 8
1000 hrs
Round - 9
1000 hrs
Round - 10
1000 hrs
Round - 11
1000 hrs
Closing Ceremony
1530 hrs
1700 hrs
Age & Age Proof:
Participant should have been born on or after 01.01.1996.
Age Proof: Each participant must produce a valid certificate to prove his/her age. Certificates from Schools are not enough. Certificates should preferably be from the Panchayat, Municipality or Corporation obtained soon after birth. Players without date of birth certificates will not be allowed to participate.  
** The date of birth certificates registered within one year of the birth of the child alone will be recognized and allowed to participate. No state association shall recommend any player who doesn’t come under the above criteria. Any player who is aggrieved by this stipulation can appeal to AICF with proper documentary proof and the AICF’s decision in this regard will be FINAL and BINDING.
 If any doubt arises about the claimed age of a player, the Tournament Committee has the right to refer the player during the championship for a due evaluation of age by competent medical experts. A player, if declared over-age by such experts, shall not continue in the championship and shall be reported to AICF. Protest about the age of players may be made to the Chief Arbiter in writing along with a fee of Rs.1000/- per player. This will not be refunded. No protest about
 over age of a player will be entertained after 2nd round of the championship.
Only the Coach or Manager deputed by participating State Chess Association can lodge such protests. The Tournament Committee has the right to decide the day, time and place for such medical evaluation of age. AICF / organizers will have the right to refer any player to the medical evaluation of age at any time during the tournament. Players refusing to take the test as decided by the Tournament Committee shall be deemed to have failed the test and shall be disqualified from the Championship. 
Eligibility: Subject to age limit following players can participate  
1. In each category, two players from every affiliated State Association of AICF can take part. If any Association fails to send its quota, the vacancies so caused will not be filled. 
2. Top four players from 22nd National Under-13 (Open & Girls) Chess Championships are eligible to participate as seeded players.  
3. The top two players from last National Under-11 (Open & Girls) Chess Championships are eligible to participate as seeded players in their respective categories.  
4. Players who won the last National under 9 (Open & Girls) Chess Championship can play in respective categories.  
5.  In addition to the above, the following States can field additional seats, as their players had won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the previous National Under-13 Chess Championships: Open :  Andhrapradesh.: 3 (Gold Medal last year) ; Orissa : 2 (Silver Medal last year)  Karnataka : 1 (Bronze Medal last year).; Girls: Tamilnadu: 5 (Gold and Silver Medal last year); Kerala: 1 (Bronze Medal last year)
6. The AICF Secretary has a discretionary seat in each category in this Championship.
7. Any player who remits the prescribed Special Entry Fee of Rs. 4,000/-  
8. The host, Delhi Chess Association is entitled to field one additional player in each category.  
9. Current World Champion in any Category.  
10. Current World No.2 & No.3 in Under-12 & Under-10 category. 
11. Top three from last Asian championship in Under 12 category. 
12. Gold Medalist from last Asian Championship in Under-10 Category. 
13. Current National Champion in any higher category.  
14. Two players in each category from areas where no State Association exists. On application, such are selected by the Hon. Secretary, AICF.  
15. If the number of participants at the start of the championship is an odd number in a category, the host association can add one entry to make it even.  
Entry Fee
Ordinary Entry Rs. 700.00   Special Entry Rs. 4000.00
There is a 50% concession in the entry fee for participants from North Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
 All entries including Special entries should come through the concerned State Association. However the AICF will have the right to accept or reject any entry without assigning any reason. The entry form should be sent together with the entry fee by a crossed Demand Draft drawn in favour of Delhi Chess Association payable at Delhi and sent to  Mr. Bharat Singh Chauhan, Secretary Delhi Chess Association, Hotel K.C.Plaza, 5588, Basant Road, New Delhi – 110 055.
 Late Fee
 The last date of receipt of entry is 30.11.2009.   Entries received after the last date will attract a late fee of Rs. 200/-.    However, no entry will be entertained after 08.12.2009.
Free dormitory accommodation will be provided to all Official Participants (Ordinary Entry) and one accompanying Official (Manager) nominated by the concerned State Chess Association for each State.  Players and Officials are availing this facility have to inform the same on or before     01 Dec 09.  Accompanying persons have to make their own arrangements for their stay.  If informed well in advance (before 20 Nov 09) organizers will book Hotel Rooms ranging Rs.500 to Rs. 1000/- per day.  For Accommodation mail to  :  delhichess64@gmail.com
Contact : Mr. AK Verma (For Accommodation) :  Mob :  09891468906
The cash prizes will be awarded to 15 players in each category amounting to Rs. 1,00,000/- in all as under
Rs. 8,500.00
Rs. 8,500.00
Rs. 7,000.00
Rs. 7,000.00
Rs. 5,500.00
Rs. 5,500.00
Rs. 4,000.00
Rs. 4,000.00
Rs. 3,000.00
Rs. 3,000.00
Rs. 2,500.00
Rs. 2,500.00
Rs. 2,000.00
Rs. 2,000.00
Rs. 1,500.00
Rs. 1,500.00
10 to 15
Rs. 1,000.00
Rs. 1,000.00
Rs. 50,000/-
Rs. 50,000/-
 Tournament Committee
AICF or its representative, two members from different participating associations, Secretary and two members of the Delhi Chess Association will constitute the Tournament Committee.
System of play
The championship will be a 11 round Swiss, played as per FIDE laws of chess. Session: 4 hours session, Rate of Play shall be 90 minutes each with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move number one. In the absence of digital clocks the time control shall be 2 hours each straight finish.  Changes in these timings or the number of rounds shall be announced by the Chief Arbiter at the start of the first round.
Chess Clock
Each participating State Association must provide at least one clock in working order for every 2 players entered into the championship.
Buchholz tie-break system will be applied.
Zero Minute Rule:
Zero Tolerance: The “zero tolerance” rules will be followed (i.e.): “Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session shall lose the game. Thus the default time is zero minutes. “
Protest, if any, against the decision of the Chief Arbiter shall be made in writing with a Protest fee of Rs. 500/- within 30 minutes of the occurrence of the incident. The protest fee will be refunded, if the appeal is upheld.
Appeals Committee
Before the commencement of the tournament, a five member Appeals Committee shall be formed by the AICF / organizers.   All the members and Reserves shall be from the different States. No member of the Committee can vote on Dispute in which a player from his own state is involved and in such case the reserves shall take his place in the committee.
No participant will leave the venue before the Prize Distribution function without the permission of the Chief Arbiter.   The participants disregarding the rule will be suspended for one year.
On any point not covered under these rules, the decision of the Tournament Committee shall be final and binding on all. The Tournament Committee has every right to make any addition or amendment to these rules, without notice. Such changes will, however be displayed in the tournament hall.
AICF Registration:
AICF Registration is compulsory for all participants, if not already done. Participants should submit the forms (available at the venue) with photograph and Rs. 250/- for Registration for the year 2009-2010.  
For further details please contact
Mr. M S Gopakumar, International Arbiter  Mob :  09868624216
The Organizing Secretary,
23rd National Under-13 (Open & Girls) Chess Championship
Delhi Chess Association
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Kindly enroll the entry of our players for the National Under-13 Open and Girls Chess Championships 2009.
Particulars of the Entry fee paid/being paid by crossed DD in favour of “Delhi Chess Association” payable at Delhi.
Amount: Rs.              D.D No.              Date                                         Bank & Branch:
We understand that the Championship is held for only AICF Registered Players. All team members, whose particulars are given below, will abide by the Rules & Regulations of AICF.  Copy of their age proof is attached herewith.
Sr. No Name of Player        Date of Birth         FIDE ID           Rating     Ordinary /Donor Amt. Rs/-
State Chess Association
(Name of the Unit)
Affiliate of All India Chess Federation
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