1stChandigarh (Below 2200) All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2011

 (Recognized by AICF)

(AICF Event Code: 57425/CHAN/2011)

27th April to 1st May 2011


Organised by

Chandigarh Chess Academy

(Affiliated to Chandigarh Chess Association)

Under the auspices of All India Chess Federation


Co-Sponsor :






St. Xavier’s Sr. Secondary School,  Sector 44-C, Chandigarh.


Tournament Schedule


Arrival Time                                                05:00 pm                                   26-04-2011

Opening Ceremony                                   09:30 am                                   27-04-2011

Players Meeting                                         10:00 am                                   207-04-2011

Round 1                                                       11:00 am                                   27-04-2011

Round 2                                                       04:00 pm                                   27-04-2011

Round 3                                                       09:30 am                                   28-04-2011

Round 4                                                       03:30 pm                                   28-04-2011

Round 5                                                       09:30 am                                   29-04-2011

Round 6                                                       03:30 pm                                   29-04-2011

Round 7                                                       09:30 am                                   30-04-2011

Round 8                                                       03:30 pm                                   30-04-2011

Round 9                                                       08:30 am                                   01-05-2011

Prize Distribution Ceremony                    02:00 pm                                    01-05-2011   


Cash Prizes


1st Prize – Rs. 21,000/- + Trophy,

2nd  Rs.15,000/-,

3rd Rs. 11,000/-,

4th Rs.7000/-,

5th Rs. 6000/-,

6th Rs. 5000/-,

7th Rs. 4000/-,

8th Rs. 3000/-,

9th Rs.2000,

10th  to 14th Rs. 1500/- each,

15th to 20th Rs. 1100/- each.

Reserved Prizes


Best Player ELO 1401 -1900 Rs. 1200

Best Player ELO 1901 -2099 Rs. 1200

Best Player ELO 2100 -2200 Rs. 1200

Category Prizes


Best Unrated  Rs. 1100/-, Best Women  Rs. 1000/-

Best Veteran (Above 50 yrs) Rs. 1000/-

Note: Player has to score minimum 4 points for the above category.

Age Group Prizes


Best Under-15 Boy Rs. 1100/-,  Best Under-15 Girl Rs.1100/-

Best Under-10 Boy Rs. 1100/-,  Best Under-10 Girl Rs.1100/-


Age Group Prizes for Chandigarh Players


Best Chandigarh Women Player Rs.900/-

Best Chandigarh Under-15 Boy  Rs.900/-

Best Chandigarh Under-15 Girl  Rs.900/-

Best Chandigarh Under-10 Boy  Rs.800/-

Best Chandigarh Under-10 Girl   Rs.800/-

1.      Cash prizes will be shared on same points

2.      One Player will be given one prize only.

3.      Age proof certificates are necessary to claim age group prizes.

Entry Fee


Unrated Players                                      :                                      Rs. 1800

Below 1800                                             :                                      Rs. 1600

Rated 1800 to 1999                               :                                      Rs. 1400

Rated 2000 to 2199                               :                                      Rs. 1200


Last Date of Entry : 24-04-2011

Entry Details


1.     There will be discount of Rs.200 on entry fee if received before 1st April, 2011.

2.      Entry for Chandigarh Players is Rs. 1100.

3.      Entry fee will be collected vide March. 2011 Fide Rating List.

4.      Entries must be deposited by 24th April, 2011 thereafter a late fee of Rs. 300/- will be charged upto evening of 26th April 2011

5.      Entries should be sent by DD in favor of  Chandigarh Chess Academy payable at Chandigarh.


Address for sending entries :


Mr. Naveen Bansal, Founder Director  Chandigarh Chess Academy

House No. 2626, Sector-37 C, Chandigarh-160037 Mobile : 09417148610,    

Email: nbansal99@yahoo.com



1.      Out station players should make their own lodging arrangements.

2.      Lodging arrangements in hotels/bhavan can be arranged on payment basis from 26th to 30th April, 2011.

3.      Hotels/Bhavan are at a walking distance from venue.

Lodging Charges


1.      Non A/C Hotel accommodation on double sharing basis Rs. 1000/- per person from 26th to 30th April 2011.

2.      Non A/C Accommodation in Sood Bhavan on double sharing basis Rs. 1000/- per person from 26th to 30th April 2011.

Note: Those who require accommodation should pay the amount along with Entry Fee before 1st April, 2011. Accommodation will be provided on first come first serve basis.

AICF Registration


All India Chess Federation Registration for the year 2011 is compulsory for all the participants and proof should be enclosed/shown to the organizers. AICF Registration can be done at the venue by paying Rs.250/-.

CCA Registration


Chandigarh Chess Association registration is compulsory for Chandigarh players. Unregistered players can register at the venue by paying Rs. 50/- 


Rules :


1.      9 Rounds Swiss League

2.      Buchholz Tie- Break System will be applied.

3.      Appeal Committee of 5 members with 2 reserves amongst the senior participants official present at players meeting shall be formed before the commencement of the tournament. All the members and reserves will be from different states. No member of the committee can vote on dispute in which a player from his state is involved and in such case reserve members shall take his place in the committee.

4.      In case of dispute the Tournament Director’s decision will be final and binding on all.

5.      Protest have to be lodged in writing within 30 minutes of the occurrence of the  incident along with a fee of Rs. 500/- which shall be refunded only if the protest is upheld.

6.      The decision of the appeal committee/ Chief Arbiter will be final and binding on all the players.

7.      The organisers of the tournament have the right to accept or reject any entry fee without giving any reason.

8.      The organisers of the tournament reserve the right to make necessary changes in rules pertaining to the tournament.

9.      The time control will be 90 min + 30 sec increment per move.

10. Smoking/Drinking is strictly prohibited in the school premises.


Organising Committee


Dr. Vipnesh Bhardwaj : 098146-15100 (Chairperson, Chandigarh Chess Academy)

Mr. Naveen Bansal : 094171-48610 (Founder Director, Chandigarh Chess Academy)


     Web Site : www.chessinchandigarh.com

     Email : nbansal99@yahoo.com, vipneshb@gmail.com


No request towards the waiver of entry fee or late fee will be entertained.

Players are requested to bring their own Chess Clocks.