30th November : Departure of Players (Before 1200 hour)
3. Time Control and Format
- 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move. - Zero-Start shall be applied. - Swiss System; FIDE-rated and titled; Swiss Manager shall be used for pairing.
Entry fee is non-refundable. Entry Fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs. There will be a discount of 25% of entry fees for those who register on or before 30th September, 2014.
Registration form shall be completed and sent back to the organizer by email via firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th October, 2014.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: FIDE regulations do not allow us to accept any entries without an official FIDE ID number. The rating of this tournament depends on this rule and any player who wishes to participate must obtain his/her FIDE ID from their own federations.
Extra charges of late entry fees (US$ 50) shall be applied to the players, who register from 16th October to 15th November, 2014.
No registration shall be accepted after 15th November, 2014.
10 GMs who register first will be provided with free hotel room on twin sharing basic including breakfast.
Souvenirs are to be distributed free for the participants by the organizer.
8. Playing Venue & Official Hotel
Also for Technical Meeting.
Central Hotel Bogyoke Aung San Road Yangon. Tel: (95-1)241001to241020; Fax: (95-1)248003; Email: email@example.com
The hotel is located in the center of Yangon. There are many places of interest such as the landmark of Myanmar; Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Central Railway Station, Yangon Port, National Museum within the walking distance. More information can be found at www.myanmar.com.
Room rates (Inclusive of breakfast) [Free Wi-Fi] Superior - US$ 80; Deluxe - US$ 95; Junior Suite - US$ 120; Executive Suite - US$ 195
Reservation can be made directly to the hotel by fax or email.
There are a number of budget hotels within walking distance from the venue. They can be found at www.agoda.com
Myanmar Chess Federation members shall have to pay their dues upon registration. Foreign players have to settle the full payment to the organizer upon the arrival. Otherwise, they shall be expelled from the tournament.
10. Entry Visa
This is necessary to have the entry visa before entering Myanmar. The players from foreign countries have to apply and get the entry visa from the nearest Myanmar Embassy in their countries. The information is available at http://www.myanmar-visa.org/ and http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
11. The organizers have the right to reject any entry without giving reasons.
There is very little information to be found about chess in Asia and is especially glaring when one goes to global chess websites where besides a focus on the elite players and super tournaments, beyond World Chess Championships, the coverage is largely European.
Yet there is so much going on in Asia!
While it is true there is good information in some country websites even if they naturally focus on the achievements of their players and from time to time we see excellent stories and reports in many places, none of them offer a comprehensive picture of what is happening in Asia and certainly many wonderful events are under reported or completely missed.
In recent months I have personally seen an “Asia Rising” for chess so now is perhaps the time for change!
Of course our effort to develop a website to showcase chess in Asia might seem to be rather ambitious given the vastness of the continent together with the enormous variety of cultures and of course languages and of course to the extent that we can succeed with this dream ultimately depends on Asians themselves stepping forward to contribute but we are encouraged.
Chess Asia is for all of us who see ourselves as chess players who live in or come from Asia and are proud of it!