South African Open 2009 Print
Monday, 30 March 2009 12:27
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SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN 2009

Hosted by Chess Western province.
Under the auspices of Chess South Africa (CHESSA)

Venue

Wynberg Boys' High School
Lovers Walk, Wynberg, Cape Town

Entry Fee
All ages are calculated on 03 July 2009

Open Section:
R300 (FIDE Rated)
(Open to all players. FREE entry to players holding the titles of GM, IM, WGM, WIM)

B-Section: R250

(Open to players younger than 18 years and with a rating lower than 1500)

Team: R150

(Open section players only. 4 players per team – team members to be nominated before the start of round 1)

Blitz Championship: R50

(Prizes to be announced)

Quiz Championship: R20

(Prizes to be announced)

Entry fees to be deposited into the bank account provided below. Players entering after 29 June 2009 will have to pay a penalty of R150 AND will not be paired in round 1. Please use your first name and surname as reference.

Bank: Standard Bank
Branch code: 020009
Account name: Chess Western Province
Account number: 070157359
SWIFT code: SBZAZAJJ

Schedule

Friday, 3 July 14:00 - 17:00 Confirmation of entries plus late registrations

17:45 Pairings for round 1 published

18:15 All players seated

18:30 - 23:30 Round 1



Saturday, 4 July 09:30 - 14:30 Round 2

18:30 - 23:30 Round 3



Sunday, 5 July 09:30 - 14:30 Round 4

18:30 - 23:30 Round 5



Monday, 6 July 18:30 - 23:30 Round 6



Tuesday, 7 July 15:30 - 17:00 SA Open Quiz

18:30 - 23:30 Round 7



Wednesday, 8 July 14:00 - 17:00 SA Open Blitz

18:30 - 23:30 Round 8



Thursday, 9 July 8:30 - 23:30 Round 9



Friday, 10 July 18:30 - 23:30 Round 10



Saturday, 11 July 11:00 - 16:00 Round 11

18:00 Prize-giving Ceremony


Tournament Rules

1. The organizers take no responsibility for transportation, accommodation, meal arrangements and private property of participants, spectators and visitors.
2. Children under the age of 10 shall be accompanied by an adult at all times. No children under the age of 2 years will be allowed inside the playing hall.
3. Time control. (a) Open section: 100 minutes for the whole game plus an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. In this case, Article 10.2 of the Laws of Chess (the "2-minute rule") does not apply. (b) B-Section: 120/120 (Article 10.2 of the Laws of Chess does apply).
4. All participants must pay and register no later than Monday 29 June 2009. Players registering after this date will pay a penalty of R150 AND will not be paired in round 1. No entry shall be valid without submission of all the required details and full payment. No refunding of entry fee of withdrawals after Monday 29 June 2009.
5. Boards and sets will be provided. Participants are requested to bring their own clocks along (electronic clocks only – DGT XL is preferable). Electronic clocks will be available for hire from the organizers at R50 (returnable deposit) per clock per round.
6. All Western Province players must be registered with WP in order to participate. Registration fee is R100 per person (adult) and R50 per person (under 21).
7. The Open Section will be FIDE rated. However, RSA players will be paired using their CHESSA ratings. Non RSA players will be paired using their FIDE ratings. The Chief Arbiter will assign ratings to any unrated players after round 4.
8. In the event of a tie for any position, prize money will be shared (the organizers reserve the right to round off prizes to the nearest factor of 10 and eliminate players if the split prizes are too small). Excluding "special" prizes, no player will be allowed to win more than one prize. If a player qualifies for more than one prize, he/she will be awarded the prize with the highest monetary value.
9. The title of SA Open Champion will be awarded to the player winning the Open Section. In the event of a tie, the title will be awarded to the player with the highest tiebreak score; however, prize money will be shared.
10. The FIDE Laws of 01 July 2009 will apply.
11. Tiebreaks. The following tiebreak systems (in the order given) will be applied to determine the final standings (in both sections): (a) Median Bucholz, (b) Sonneborn-Berger, (c) Performance rating, (d) Cumulative score.
12. Mobile phones and any other electronic devices MUST BE SWITCHED OFF AT ALL TIMES. Any player whose electronic device (including mobile phone) makes a noise or any kind of disturbance will immediately be defaulted. Players who have finished their games will have one point deducted from their final scores.
13. Format: 11-Round Swiss using Dutch pairings (FIDE approved). 14. Other rules will be posted and explained before the start and during the tournament.
15. An appeals committee will be appointed and announced before the start of round 1. Players who want to lodge an appeal must do so in writing no later than 30 minutes after the game has ended. The appeal must be accompanied by a R200 fee which will be returned if the appeal is successful.
16. Any player arriving more than 30 minutes late after the scheduled start of a game WILL LOSE the game on default.
17. Any player who does not arrive for a round, without prior notification, will be withdrawn from the tournament.
18. Offending behaviour. Players that verbally offend other players and/or officials, or act unethical or is perceived, by the tournament officials, to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be removed from the tournament hall and suspended from participation. Additional charges may be brought against such offenders.
19. Team prize. This prize will be awarded to the team with the highest aggregate score of its 4 team members. In the event of a tie, tiebreak scores will be used.
20. The Chief Arbiter reserves the right to make changes to the draw (if and when required) without prior notification.
21. B-Section entries. Open to players younger than 18 years and with a rating lower than 1500. The organizers reserve the right to refuse a player entry to this section.

Tournament Officials

Tournament Organizers: Lyndon Bouah

Eldo Smart

Mark Lewis


Arbiters (Open Section): Gunther van den Bergh, IA (Chief Arbiter)

Graham Attwood, NA

Mark January, NA


Arbiters (B-Section): Warren Rossiter, FA (Chief Arbiter)

Ronelle Hendriksz, PA

SMS Service
SMS's with the pairings will be sent to all players wishing to make use of this service. The cost will be R10 per player and is payable during registration.

PRIZES (Open Section – R 79 350)
The organizers reserve the right to round off prizes to the nearest factor of 10 and eliminate players if the split prizes are too small. All prizes paid in South African currency.

MAIN PRIZES (R61 000)

1st R 15 000
2nd R 10 000
3rd R 7 500
4th R 6 000
5th R 5 000
6th R 4 000
7th R 3 000
8th R 2 000
9th R 1 500
10th R 1 000
11th R 900
12th R 800
13th R 700
14th R 600
15th R 500
16th R 500
17th R 500
18th R 500
19th R 500
20th R 500

RATING CATEGORIES (R 9 000)
The organizers reserve the right to combine certain categories if the number of players warrants it.

Category 1st 2nd 3rd
1999-1900 R 500 R 400 R 300
1899-1800 R 500 R 400 R 300
1799-1700 R 500 R 400 R 300
1699-1600 R 500 R 400 R 300
1599-1500 R 500 R 400 R 300
1499-1400 R 500 R 300 R 200
1399-1300 R 500 R 300 R 200
Below 1300 R 500 R 300 R 200

AGE GROUP PRIZES (R 2 400)

Group 1st 2nd
Veteran (50 years +) R 500 R 300
U/18 (14-17 years) R 500 R 300
U/14 (under 13 years) R 500 R 300

BEST FEMALE (R 1 800)

1st R 1000
2nd R 500
3rd R 300

BEST TEAM (R 2 750)

1st R 1 500
2nd R 750
3rd R 500

VISUALLY IMPAIRED (R 900)

1st R 500
2nd R 400

SPECIAL PRIZES (R 1 500)
  • R 100 for the biggest upset per round (excluding unrated players in the first 4 rounds).
  • R 100 extra for the biggest tournament upset (excluding unrated players in the first 4 rounds).
  • R 300 for best tournament performer (calculated by subtracting a player’s rating from his performance – only applicable to players who’ve played all 11 rounds).
PRIZES (B-Section – R10 650)
The organizers reserve the right to round off prizes to the nearest factor of 10 and eliminate players if the split prizes are too small. All prizes paid in South African currency.

MAIN PRIZES (R 7 650)

1st R 1 500
2nd R 1 250
3rd R 1 000
4th R 800
5th R 600
6th R 500
7th R 400
8th R 300
9th R 250
10th R 200
11th R 200
12th R 200
13th R 150
14th R 150
15th R 150

RATING CATEGORIES (R 3 000)

The organizers reserve the right to combine certain categories if the number of players warrants it.

Category 1st 2nd 3rd
1499-1400 R 350 R 250 R 150
1399-1300 R 350 R 250 R 150
1299-1200 R 350 R 250 R 150
Below 1200 R 350 R 250 R 150

Accommodation
Below are some suggestions on where to find accommodation for the tournament:

Excellence Guesthouse (+27 (0)73 260 9214)
City Guide SA (http://capetown.cityguidesa.com)
Rooms for Africa (http://www.roomsforafrica.com)
Cape Town Accommodation & Tourism Website (http://www.cape-venues.co.za)
Cape Stay (http://www.capestay.co.za)
Sleeping Out (http://www.sleeping-out.co.za)

Directions

From the N2 (Port Elizabeth, George, etc)
  • Continue along N2 Highway (towards Cape Town city centre)
  • Take onramp left into Rhodes Drive (M3)
  • Continue along Rhodes Drive/Union Avenue/Paradise Road/Edinburgh Drive (M3) (travel for +- 6 km)
  • Left into Torquay Avenue (travel for +- 450 m)
  • Right into Herschell Walk (travel for +- 400 m)
  • Left into Lovers Walk

From the N1 (Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, etc)
  • Continue along N1 Highway (towards Cape Town city centre)
  • Take onramp left into M5 Highway (Black River Parkway)
  • Continue along M5 Highway (travel for +- 3.5 km)
  • Take onramp left into N2 Highway (Cape Town) (travel for +- 2 km)
  • Take onramp left into Rhodes Drive (M3)
  • Continue along Rhodes Drive/Union Avenue/Paradise Road/Edinburgh Drive (M3) (travel for +- 6 km)
  • Left into Torquay Avenue (travel for +- 450 m)
  • Right into Herschell Walk (travel for +- 400 m)
  • Left into Lovers Walk
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