Asian Seniors Chess Championships 2019

8-18 September 2019, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Asian seniors championship 50+

Asian seniors championship 65+

10th Asian Seniors 50+ Chess Championship 2019 rapid

10th Asian Seniors 65+ Chess Championship 2019 rapid

10th Asian Seniors 50+ Chess Championship 2019 blitz

10th Asian Seniors Chess Championships 2019
8-18 September 2019, Almaty, Kazakhstan

1. Invitation

Kazakhstan Chess Federation have the honor to invite all National Chess Federations to participate in the 10th Asian Seniors Chess Championships for Men over-50 and over-65 years old and for Women over-50, from 8 (arrival) to 18 September (departure), which will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2. Participation

The Asian Seniors Championship is open to all players, regardless of rating and title, who reach their age of 50 and 65 by 31st December 2019 and represent National Chess Federations (FIDE Zones 3.1 to 3.7.) which are members of FIDE. There is no limit in the number of participants per federation.

3. Registrations

The entries must be submitted by the respective National Chess Federation on the attached registration form to to be received not later than 8 August 2019 together with one ID photo and scanned copy of the passport.
Players should confirm their participation one day before the Event on Sunday 8th September, before 19.50 by sending e-mail to 
Players who do not confirm their participation will not be included in the published pairings for Round 1.
Players should be present at the Technical meeting (September 8th, 20.00, «Kazakhstan» hotel).

4. Entry fees and registration fees

Entry fee: Each player has to pay 25 USD as entry fee to Asian Chess Federation.
Registration fee: Each player has to pay 100 USD as registration fee for the event. It includes registration and accreditation. Entry fee and registration fee together with the payment for the hotel booking must be paid simultaneously with the application. The payment must be made by bank transfer.

The registration period ends on 1 August 2019, After 1 August 2019, a late registration fee of 50 USD shall be charged. Deadline for late registration is 9 August 2019. Players whose payment has not been received shall not be paired.

5. Accommodation

As per FIDE regulations, all players, except local players are obliged to be accommodated in the official hotel through the organizer.
Access to playing areas, venues and the hotel will be allowed only to people accredited by the organizer.
The official hotel and venue of the event is the 5-star «Kazakhstan» hotel, 52/2 Dostyk Ave., Almaty.
Hotel Rates
a) single room:95 USD per person per day, full board included
b) double room:75 USD per person per day, full board included

6. Tournament System and Rate of Play

The tournament will be played as a 9 round Swiss System. The FIDE Laws of Chess shall apply. Time control for Standard chess is 90 minutes each for the whole game, with 30 seconds increment per move from the first move. Default time is 30 minutes after starting time. Time control for Rapid chess is 15 minutes each plus 10 seconds increment per move. Time control for Blitz chess is 3 minutes each plus 2 seconds increment per move

7. Tie-Break System

The order of the players that finish with the same number of points shall be determined by the application of the following tie-break procedures in sequence, proceeding from (a) to (b) to (c) to (d) and to (e).

a- Direct Encounter
b- Buccholz
c- Buccholz Cut 1
d- Buccholz Cut 2
e- Sonnenborn Berger
In case the tie is still not broken, one sudden death blitz game between the top two shall decide.

8. Tournament schedule

The Championship will be held from 8-18 September 2019 as follows:

Date Time Event
Sunday 8 September All day Arrival
20:00 Technical Meeting
Monday 9 September 11:00 Opening Ceremony
12:00 Rapid Chess Championship

Tuesday 10 September 15:00 Round 1
Wednesday 11 September 15:00 Round 2
Thursday 12 September 10:00 Round 3
16:00 Round 4
Friday 13 September 15:00 Round 5
Saturday 14 September 10:00 Round 6
16:00 Round 7
Sunday 15 September 15:00 Round 8
Monday 16 September 15:00 Round 9
Tuesday 17 September 10:00 Blitz Championship
17:00 Closing Ceremony
Wednesday 18 September 11:00 Departure

9. Chief Arbiter and Appeals Committee

The Asian Chess Federation President shall appoint the Chief Arbiter and Chairman of Appeals. The Appeals Committee shall consist of three members and two reserves representing five different federations.

10. Appeals

A protest against a decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter within 15 minutes after the end of the relevant playing session. In submitting a protest, a protest fee of USD 200.00 (Two Hundred US Dollars) shall be paid to the Appeals Committee, which is refundable if the protest is upheld. The Appeals Committee, however, may decide to refund the fee if it considers that the appeal was not frivolous. The decision of the Appeals Committee shall be final and binding immediately. No Appeals are possible in Rapid and Blitz. The Chief Arbiter’s decision is final.

11. Prizes

Top three winners of each category (Standard, Rapid, Blitz) will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and Certificate. A total of $3,000 for standard chess in this Asian Chess Federation event shall be awarded as follows:

Over 50

First US$500
Second US$400
Third US$300
Fourth US$200
Fifth US$150
Sixth US$150

Over 65

First US$350
Second US$200
Third US$150
Fourth US$100
Fifth US$100

Best Women

Over 50 US$300

Over 65 US$100

Money prizes are not shared.

12. Direct Titles

Gold medalists (first after tiebreak) in Standard chess open category shall receive a GM norm. 1st equal (first three after tie break) will receive the IM title. Silver and bronze medalists shall receive IM norms and FM titles. For a direct title to be awarded immediately an applicant has to have achieved at some time or other a minimum rating as follows: IM 2200, WIM 2000, FM 2100, WFM 1900.

13. Payments

Republican Public Association
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
BIN 911240001354
Beneficiary Code: 18
Account in USD (for foreign players)

Republican Public Association
Kazakhstan Chess Federation
BIN 911240001354
Beneficiary Code: 18
Account in KZT (for Kazakhstan citizens)
PPC 119

Payments should be made upon registration. Foreign players should settle the full payment (Fees + Hotel) to the organizer.

14. Visa

Those who need visas should apply at the Kazakhstan consulate nearest them. Invitation letters will be issued upon payment of fees before the deadline. To issue an invitation for visa to enter the Kazakhstan participants should send a clear passport copy and provide visa form to the e-mail:
18.08.2019 is the deadline when invitation for visa could be issued. After the deadline visa invitations are not issued.

15. Airport Transfers

The organizer shall provide participants with airport transfers from Almaty International Airport to the Official Hotel and back. All participants are required to send by 28th August 2019 their flight details of arrivals and departures to the organizer. The organizer shall not be responsible for airport transfers for those who do not send their flight details on time.

16. Other Matters

Any matters not mentioned in the Regulations above shall be decided upon, if necessary, after consultation with the Asian Chess Federation President.

17. Contact Information

Organizing Committee


36 Al-Farabi Str, BC “AFD”, Block B, 3 fl,
050040, city of Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel.: + 7 727 346 85 64

Executive Director
Irina Grischenko
Mob.: +7-771 775 18 15

Tournament Director
Gulmira Dauletova
Mob.: +7 777 832 22 88

Accommodation and accreditation
Kamilya Abdrakhmanova
Mob.: +7 771 781 71 79

Visa support
Raushan Kulakhmetova
Mob.: +7 702 469 46 65

Arrival and departure
Sabyr Buirayev
Mob.: +7 777 688 88 76

Vice-president for Senior chess development Mob.:+7 707 882 23 79
Biket Zharokov E-mail: 

Regulations 10th Asian Seniors Chess Championships 2019 (PDF)

Registration Form

Регламент чемпионата Азии среди сеньоров 2019 (на русском)

Регистрационная форма

Шахматтан сеньорлар арасындағы 10-шы Азия чемпионаты


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