Asian Continental (Open And Women`S) Championship


1. A competition shall be held each year for the title of Asian (Open and Women’s) Champion. It shall be organized by one of the federations of Zones 3.1 to 3.7 to be designated by the Continental Assembly, if possible two years before the event is to take place.



2. Each Federation from FIDE Zones 3.1 to 3.7 can enter one official player in the Open and one official player in the Women’s division.

3. In addition, each Federation may send extra players rated 2300 and above for the Open, and 2000 and above for Women based on the current FIDE Rating List. Exceptions for the rating minimum may be made by the Continental President on request of national federations.

3.1 Extra players will be responsible for the payment of their board and lodging at the official hotel.



4. The FIDE Continental President for Asia represents the interests of the Continent and is empowered to take the final decision on all questions relating to the Championship as a whole. A Technical Delegate shall be appointed by the Continental President for Asia.

4.1 Invitations to all federations entitled to compete shall be distributed at least four months before the championship is due to begin. The letter of invitation shall be approved by the Continental President for Asia.

5. Participants shall register with the organizers their intention to participate at least two months before the competition is due to begin, with a copy to the Continental President for Asia. The organizing federation shall have the right to charge a fine for registrations received after this date.

6. The entry fee stipulated in the Financial Regulations shall be paid through the organizing federation.


Playing Conditions

7. The tournament shall be played according to FIDE regulations.

8. The tournament shall be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 rounds. Schedule of play shall be one round per day. Players from the same federation with more than 50% score shall not be paired in the last round.

9. The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The games shall be played with electronic clocks.


Chief Arbiter and his Assistants

10. The FIDE Continental President for Asia shall, after consulting with the organizing federation, nominate the Chief Arbiter, as well as the necessary assistant arbiters and other officials.

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

11. Any protest, including protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter or his assistants, must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter within one hour after completion of the playing session.

11.1 A protest shall be submitted with an accompanying fee of $100 or its equivalent in local currency. If the protest is upheld, the protest fee will be returned otherwise it shall be forfeited to the organizing federation.


Appeals Committee

12. 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.

12.1 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 discussion in the committee.


Designation of the Winner

13 In the Asian Individual Chess Championship tie-breaks are organized in the following cases:

a) to establish the Champion;

b) to establish qualifiers for the World Chess Cup.

Tie break system to make ranking will be calculated with the following system:

- Direct Encounter

- The greater number of wins.

- Average rating of opponents except 1 highest and 1 lowest.

- Median System

- The Buchholz Cut1, Cut2


Financial Regulations and Prizes

14. The number of qualifying places to the World Cup and to the Women’s World Championship in accordance with FIDE regulations shall be announced before the start.

15. Title norms and performances shall be awarded in accordance with Title Regulatons B.01.

16. The traveling expenses of the participants are to be paid by their national federations, while board and lodging shall be provided by the organizing federation for the official players.

16.1 The organizing federation shall provide appropriate trophies and souvenirs.



17. 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.

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

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