Regulations For The Asian Youth Championships Under-8, 10 And 12 And For Under-14, 16 And 18
1. A tournament for the Asian Youth Under-8, 10, 12 and for age groups Under-14, 16 and 18 will be organized each year by one of the affiliated chess federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.7, to be designated by the Continental Assembly, if possible two years before the event is to take place.
1.1 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.
2. Entitled to participate are chess players from the federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.7. The participant must not have reached his 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th or 18th birthday, respectively, before January 1st of the year in which the tournament is held.
3. The players placed 1-3 in the previous Championship shall have the personal right to participate in the Championship of the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category if the stipulation of Art. 2 is met. This privilege may be exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of qualification.
4. In addition to the players mentioned in Article 3, each federation in Zones 3.1 to 3.7 will have the right to one representative in each of the Under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 (Boys and Girls) totaling a maximum of twelve (12) invited players. The organizing federation will have a second place in the tournament, and holds a player in reserve to make an even number of participants if necessary.
4.1 At most two (2) additional (extra) players per category from one national
federation can also be registered.
5. Participation of additional players is subject to payment of the entry fee per player in advance; and payment of the full board and lodging of the additional player(s) to the host chess federation.
6. At least four months before the beginning of the tournament the organizing federation will send an invitation to all affiliated federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.7.
6.1 The letter of invitation should be approved by the Continental President for Asia.
6.2 Copies of the invitation are to be sent to him, to the FIDE President and to the Presidents of Zones 3.1 to 3.7.
7. At least two months before the beginning of the tournament each federation accepting the invitation will send its entry to the organizing federation.
7.1 Copies of the entry will be sent to the FIDE President, to the Continental President for Asia and to the President of the Zone to which the federation belongs.
7.2 Entry fees according to the Asian Chess Federation Financial Regulations must be sent to the organizing federation.
8. The Championships will be played according to the Swiss System of 7 or 9
rounds, depending on the number of participants in each category. Seven rounds shall be played with 16 or fewer players, and 9 rounds if greater than 16.
9. The tournament will be played according to the Rules of Play of FIDE. Players with more than 50% score, shall not be paired with players from the same federation in the last round.
10. The time limit is 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. The games shall be played using electronic clocks.
Chief Arbiter and his Assistants
11. The Continental President for Asia will - after consultation with the organizing federation - nominate the Chief Arbiter, as well as the necessary assistant arbiters and other officials.
11.1 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.
12. Protests, including protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter or his assistants, must be submitted in writing to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee within one hour after completion of the playing session.
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.
13. 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.
13.1 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 discussions of the committee.
Designation of the winner
14. The order of the players is determined according to the number of points obtained.
If at the end of the tournament two or more players are tied, the tie shall be broken by the tiebreak systems in the following order:
a) Direct Encounter.
b) The greater number of wins.
d) Buchholz Cut 1, Cut 2, etc.
e) Sonneborn-Berger for RR.
14.1 In case the above still does not produce a decision, the players remaining tied will be proclaimed joint winners.
15. The first place winners shall be awarded the title of Candidate or FIDE (Woman) Master in accordance with FIDE title regulations.
15.1 The champions shall have the personal right to participate in the World Youth
Championship of the corresponding age-category or a higher age-category if the stipulation of Art. 2 is met. This privilege may be exercised once exclusively in the subsequent year following the year of qualification.
Financial Regulations and Prizes
16. The traveling expenses of the participants are to be paid by their national federations, while board, lodging and pocket money will be provided by the organizing federation.. Additional (extra) participants are obliged to pay for their board and lodging for which their federation shall be held responsible.
17. Before the beginning of the tournament a list of prizes shall be published together with other prizes to be awarded, and the conditions to be met for winning them.
17.1 Moreover, the organizing federation shall award a gold-plated medal to the winner of each category, a silver-plated medal to the player who took second place and a bronze medal to the player who took third place.
18. 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.
19. Within two weeks after the closing ceremony, the organizing federation shall submit a rating report to FIDE.
20. Within four weeks after the closing ceremony, the organizing federation shall present the Continental President for Asia with a general report on the proceedings.