Asian Amateur (Women) Championship


1. The Asian Amateur (Women) Championship shall be organized annually under the aegis of the Asian Chess Federation by a federation entrusted with the task by the Continental Assembly (in between Assemblies, by the Continental President) at least one year in advance.



2. The Asian Amateur Championship is open to all eligible players registered by their Federation. The participants shall have no published FIDE Rating above 2100 at the start of the tournament nor had such a Rating for at least two years prior to the start of the event.

3. FIDE member federations in Asia shall have the right to send as many players as they wish. The Asian Amateur Women’s Championship shall be held as part of the Asian Amateur Championship and female contestants will be eligible to win both titles.



4. The Asian Chess President represents the interests of the Continent and is empowered to take the final decision on all questions relating to the Championship as a whole.

4.1 At least four months before the beginning of the tournament, the organizing federation shall send an invitation to all affiliated federations. The invitation shall be approved by the Continental President. Copies of the invitation shall be sent to the Zonal Presidents.

4.2 Each participant shall register his entry with the organizing committee in a manner designated by them.


Schedule, system and rate of play

5. The championship shall be played over 9 rounds by the Swiss system, or such a number of rounds as agreed between the organizing committee and the Continental President. It shall be played according to FIDE Regulations.

6. The time limit is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an additional 30 seconds for each move starting from move 1.



7. The Continental President shall appoint the Chief Arbiter after consultation with the organizing federation. The organizing federation shall appoint as many Deputy and Assistant Arbiters as necessary.

7.1 The Chief Arbiter may, in consultation with the Asian Chess Federation, and with the approval of the Continental President, issue additional written regulations to inform the exact playing hours and take care of other details not covered by these regulations.

8. A protest against the decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter, within two hours of the original decision. The protest shall be accompanied by a fee of $100.00 which shall be returnable if the appeal is successful.


Appeals Committee

9. The Chairman of the Appeals Committee shall be nominated by the Continental President in consultation with the organizing federation. The Committee shall be composed of five members and two reserves, all from different Federations, chosen from among the representatives of national federations present.

No member of the Committee shall have the right to decide on questions concerning his own federation. In such cases the member concerned shall have the right only to partake in the discussions of the Committee.


Designation of the Winner

10. The final ranking of the players shall be determined by the number of points scored. If, at the end of the tournament, two or more players are tied for a medal position, the tie shall be broken as follows:

The sum of progressive scores: The highest total wins. If still tied, deduct the first round score, and, if necessary, the second round and so on. If this does not resolve the tie, the players shall share the price.


Financial Regulations

11. Entry for the first two nominees of each FIDE member federation in Asia shall be free.

11.1 The entry fee for other players is Twenty Five Dollars ($25). Each player registered for participation in the Asian Amateur (Women) Championship, or his federation, shall pay to the organizer the minimum entry fee according to the Asian Chess Federation Financial Regulations not later than one month before the beginning of the competition. With the approval of the Continental President additional entry fees payable to the organizer may be set.

12. The players` traveling costs and living expenses shall be met by themselves or by their national federations.



13. Before the start of the first round, a list of the prizes to be awarded, including special prizes, shall be published together with the rules for their award. The organizing committee shall award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the players taking the first three places in the Championships.



14. The organizing committee shall insure the participants and arbiters against accident and the need for medical services including cost of medicines in the case of acute illness, surgical operations, etc. The organizing committee shall not be responsible for medical services needed for treatment or other illnesses which already existed before the start of the Championship.



15. On completion of the tournament, the Chief Arbiter shall deliver to the Continental President an official written report on the course of the tournament with supporting documents, if appropriate. Copies of these reports are to be extended to the organizing federation.

15.1 Within two weeks after the closing ceremony, the organizing federation shall submit a rating report to FIDE.

15.2 Within four weeks after the closing ceremony, the organizing federation shall present the Continental President for Asia with a general report on the proceedings.