8th All African Games, Abuja, Nigeria, 4-18 October 2003. Print
Wednesday, 26 March 2003 00:00
We publish the Technical Rules for the chess events namely active and blitz chess to be played alongside 21 other sport codes during the 8th All African Games to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 4 to 18 October 2003. SPORT CODES FOR THE 8th ALL AFRICAN GAMES
1. Athletics AT
2. Badminton BD
3. Baseball BB
4. Basketball BKB
5. Boxing BX
6. Chess CH
7. Cycling CY
8. Football FB
9. Gymnastics GYM
10. Handball HB
11. Hockey HK
12. Judo JD
13. Karate KT
14. Softball SB
15. Special Sports SS
16. Squash SQ
17. Swimming SW
18. Table Tennis TT
19. Taekwondo TK
20. Volleyball VB
21. Weightlifting WL
22. Wrestling WR
Technical Rules for the chess events Venue: International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria Date: 4-18 October 2003 There shall be two main disciplines under the Chess events, namely:
a. Active Chess b. Blitz Chess
The Active Chess event shall be played at both Team and Individual levels for both men and women players, while the Blitz Chess event shall be an individual competition. The detailed Technical Regulations, which have already been approved by FIDE for the afore-mentioned events are familiar to all the member countries of FIDE. Active Chess Form and duration of play The Active Chess event is for both male and female teams, played as a mix of team and individual competitions, and play in each round is limited to no more than 1 hour with each player having 30 minutes on his/her clock to finish the game Compositions of Teams Each men and women`s team shall comprise 6 players (4 regulars and 2 reserves) and 1 coach respectively. On the whole there shall be a maximum of 12 male and female players, 2 coaches and 1 Team Manager per country. Blitz Chess Form and duration of play The blitz event shall be played as an individual event in both the men and women`s categories and play shall be restricted to 5 minutes per player on the clock bringing the maximum duration per play to no more than 10 minutes on the clock. Each country shall be entitled to present a maximum of 3 players per men and women`s category. In order to maintain the maximum quota per country, the players chosen for the blitz event must be members of the Active Chess Team as well. Medals for Team Competitions In accordance with the FIDE rules for the Chess Olympiad, medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) shall be awarded to the three best teams based on overall performance scores at the end of the Active Chess competitions, and this shall count as 1 on the overall medal table, while three winners by overall individual results from each of the Boards in each men and women`s category shall receive medals, each of which shall count as 1 on the overall table. Medals for Individual Competition Medals each of which shall count as 1 on the overall table shall also be awarded to the three best individual players from the Blitz chess event for players in each of the men and women`s categories. The tabulation of medals are as follows:
  Gold Silver Bronze
1. Active Chess (Men)
Overall team performance (Men) & Captain 7 7 7
(to count as 1 on the overall table)      
Board 1 performance (Men) 1 1 1
Board 2 performance (Men) 1 1 1
Board 3 performance (Men) 1 1 1
Board 4 performance (Men) 1 1 1
Board 5 performance (Men) 1 1 1
Board 6 performance (Men) 1 1 1
 
2. Active Chess (Women)
Overall team performance (Women) & Captain 7 7 7
(to count as 1 on the overall table)      
Board 1 performance (Women) 1 1 1
Board 2 performance (Women) 1 1 1 
Board 3 performance (Women) 1 1 1
Board 4 performance (Women) 1 1 1
Board 5 performance (Women) 1 1 1
Board 6 performance (Women) 1 1 1
3. Blitz Chess (Individual) (Men) 1 1 1
 
4. Blitz Chess (Individual) (Women) 1 1 1

TOTAL 28 28 28
Total no of medals on the overall table 16 16 16
Number of Rounds Play shall be based on a 12 round Swiss system for the team events. Where necessary two rounds may be played in one day. The Blitz event shall be played over a period of 2 days. Daily Schedule
Day 1 Opening Ceremony
Day 2 Morning: Round 1 (09.00 - 12.00) Male and Female Teams
  Afternoon: Round 2 (15.00 - 17.00) Male and Female Teams
Day 3 Afternoon: Round 3 (15.00 - 17.00) Male and Female Teams
Day 4 Afternoon: Round 4 (15.00 - 17.00) Male and Female Teams
Day 5 Free
Day 6 Morning: Round 5 (09.00 - 12.00) Male and Female Teams
  Afternoon: Round 6 (15.00 - 17.00) Male and Female Teams
Day 7 Afternoon: Round 7 (15.00 - 17.00) Male and Female Teams
Day 8 Free
Day 9 Morning: Round 8 (09.00 - 12.00) Male and Female Teams
  Afternoon: Round 9 (15.00 - 17.00) Male and Female Teams
Day 10 Morning: Round 10 (09.00 - 12.00) Male and Female Teams
  Afternoon: Round 11 (15.00 - 17.00) Male and Female Teams
Day 11 Afternoon: Round 12 (15.00 - 17.00) Male and Female Teams
Day 12 Morning: Blitz Tmnt (09.00 - 12.00) Male and Female Indiv.
  Afternoon: Blitz Tmnt (15.00 - 18.00) Male and Female Indiv.
Day 13 Final rounds of Blitz Tournament followed by Chess Closing Ceremony (15.00-18.00)
Day 14 Closing Ceremony for the All African Games
Technical Officials 30 Arbiters (20 shall come from the host federation based on level of international certificate and a special seminar. 8 International Arbiters from participating countries and 2 from neutral countries). 5 Members of the Appeals Committee (to be appointed by FIDE from countries participating and 1 from neutral country) 1 Chief Arbiter (to be appointed by FIDE from a neutral country) 1 Deputy Chief Arbiter (Women&rsquos section) (to be approved by FIDE) 1 Deputy Chief Arbiter (Men) (to be approved by FIDE) 2 Representatives of African Chess Federation 2 Representatives of FIDE Equipment Standard Staunton Chess boards and pieces (to be provided by FIDE) while the venue should have enough capacity for at least 280 players and enough tables and chairs conforming to the FIDE tournament specifications as approved by the Chief Arbiter, appropriate lighting and acoustics levels and restrictions on spectators from disturbing the players. There should be Internet connections for worldwide on-line transmission of the games and for electronic display system of the games for spectator viewing.
 
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