New regional events in Matara, Ratnapura and Anuradhapura!
This year a National team is organized for the World Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2020.
The National Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2020 – Colombo, Gampaha, Kandy, Kurunegala, Galle, Ratnapura. Anuradhapura and Jaffna Divisions will be held on 25th and 26th of January 2020. Venues will be notified.
Under 18 events are Direct Finals!
Event: 12 separate individual events as Under 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 years, Open and Girls.
The Under 18 Boys and Girls events will be held as direct finals. So, any under 18 player may directly play for the finals.
25th-Rapid -15 Minutes + 10 Second In.
26th -Blitz -3 Minutes + 2 Second In.
Eligibility: Those who fall into the respective age group on the 1st of January 2020 are eligible to participate in that age group. Rated players (Including rapid and Blitz Ratings), will get direct entry for the finals. They are not allowed to play this event.
Registration: All those who are interested should register with their regional CFSL Officials or by sending an email to undersign on or before 9.00 pm on 23rd January 2020. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the regional organizer.
All players who register via email will have to pay the entry fees before the end of the second round at the latest. The Players are expected to hand over payments and not wait for the Arbiters to come asking for payments. Failure to do so will result in the name being excluded from the subsequent pairings. Arbiters have been instructed to strictly enforce this condition.
Entry Fee: Rs. 800/= for both events or Rs. 500/= per one event. The players who does not have CFSL registration has to pay 1,000/= per one event and 1,600/= for Both. All those who have not registered with CFSL May contact 0713755348 – Niroshan. for CFSL Registration. All players who played in National Youth Chess Championships 2019 regional events are already registered with CFSL for this year.
Number of Rounds: Will vary on the number of participants from 5 to 7.
All players are requested to report to the tournament arbiter before 8.15 am on 25th for Rapid Event. Blitz 26th Sunday at 8.30a.m.
For 1st Place in the event of a tie with both players having Total possible points a Playoff will be played before other 4 tiebreakers are considered.
Hony. Tournament Secretary – CFSL General Secretary – South Asian Chess Council
General Secretary – Commonwealth Chess Association
Vice President – Asian Chess Federation