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Zimbabwe Chess International Open 2018-2019

December 29, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Early Registration will close on Friday 21st December 2018 at 1600hrs. Payment must be received in full prior to close of registration. Registrations received after this deadline deadlines will attract a $10 penalty fee and the player May HAVE TO miss the first round if they register after 1600hrs on 27th December 2018. Pairings for Round One will be published on Chess Results Server at 2000hrs on 28th December 2018, for confirmed and paid up entries only.

ECOCASH PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLY TO THE ZCF TREASURER ON 0777049539 ( FARAI MASANGANISE)
ENTRY FEES: ZCF AFFILIATES $10/NON AFFILIATES $15
AFFILIATES SCHOLARS $5 NON AFFILIATES $8
LATE ENTRY PENALTY FEES $10 per entry for all CATEGORIES

No player will be paired for round 1 without payment. Official receipts will be issued for all payments received.
Foreign based players ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS to pay in USD cash on arrival but must make a prior arrangement with the treasurer if they wish to do this. Only USD payments in cash are accepted from foreign players. Foreign players must also register early so that the Zimbabwe Chess Federation is able to secure their clearances to participate in advance as required by Zimbabwean sports law.

Open Section(Open to all Players Men and Women)
8 Rounds URS™ Rated Swiss (US$2000 Prize Fund Guaranteed!)

Ladies Section (Open to all ladies)
8 Round URS™ Rated Swiss (US$1000 Prize Fund Guaranteed!)

Entry fees (ECOCASH /SWIPE and CASH)
UNACCREDITED PLAYERS – ADULTS pay US $15.00 and US$ 8.00 for Non Affiliate Scholars
ACCREDITED ZCF MEMBERS will pay $10.00 (To be paid in full upon registration) Affiliated Scholars Pay $5.00

ALL Late entries will be charged $10 late entry penalty

ECOCASH PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLY TO THE ZCF TREASURER ON 0777049539( FARAI MASANGANISE)
Official Receipts will be issued.

Rate of play 8 Rounds @ 75/75 minutes plus 30 Sec per move from move one. 8 Rounds @ 75/75

Saturday 29/12/2018
Opening Ceremony: 08:00 – 08:30
Round 1: 09:00 – 12:00 +
Round 2: 12:30 – 15:30 +
Round 3: 16:00 – 19:00 +

Sunday 30/12/2018
Round 4: 8:30 – 11:30 +
Round 5: 12:00 – 13:00 +
Round 6: 13:30 – 18:30 +

Monday
31/12/2018 REST DAY

Tuesday 01/01/19
Round 7: 08:30 – 11:30 +
Round 8: 12:00 – 15:00 +
Prize giving: 15:00Hrs+

Prizes
OPEN SECTION
SWEET HAMPERS FOR ALL WINNERS
$2000 Total Guaranteed Pool
1st USD $600; 2nd USD $400;
3rd USD $300; 4th USD $200
5th USD $100; 6th – 10th USD $50
Best Senior (50+) USD $50
Best Junior (U/20) USD $50
Best Scholar USD40, 2nd Best Scholar USD $20
Best U12-USD20, 2nd Best U12-USD10, Youngest Boy/Girl USD $10
Cash prizes will be shared amongst players ending on the same number of points.

PRIZES
LADIES and GIRLS SECTION $1000 Guaranteed Pool
SWEET HAMPERS FOR ALL WINNERS
1st USD $300
2nd USD $200
3rd USD $150
4th USD $100
5th USD $75
6th USD $50
7th USD $30
8th to 10th USD $20 each

Best Scholar USD$40,
2nd Best Scholar USD $20
Best U12- US$20,
2nd Best U12-USD$10,
Youngest Girl USD $10
Cash prizes will be shared amongst players ending on the same number of points
SWEET HAMPERS FOR ALL WINNERS

Juniors Under 14 Section
$220 Total Guaranteed Pool

Boys: 1st USD 50; 2nd USD 30; 3rd USD 20
Girls: 1st USD 50; 2nd USD 30; 3rd USD 20
Youngest Boy and Girl $10 each

SENIORS
$500 Total Guaranteed Pool
1st USD $200; 2nd USD $150;
3rd USD $100; 4th USD $50
SWEET HAMPERS FOR ALL WINNERS

Overall Section Winners will get official certificates

Tournament Rules

1. Playing Schedule – The Playing Schedule will be posted around the Tournament Venues. The Organisers will adhere as much as possible to this playing Schedule. Any changes will be advised to the players so you must to be attentive to announcements by the Organisers.

2. FIDE CHESS RULES and FIDE Tournament Rules Apply in this Tournament. There will be enough equipment for all sections. There shall be ZERO TOLERANCE for breach of RULES.

TECHNICAL TEAM 2018
Chief Arbiter : IA Simbarashe Murimi 0772 666 192
Arbiters: FA Blessing Jemani – (0713 368 811) and FA Victor Chimbamu (0773210 741)
Tournament Directors/Assistant Arbiters: FI Elton Mhangarayi (0714 177 855) and Mrs Fungirayiini Mushaninga (0773222043)
Technical Director : Ivan Chivese (0734 757 877)
Treasurer : Mr Farai Masanganise (0772 422 015) FOR PAYMENTS AND TOURNAMENT RELATED ENQUIRIES USE 0777049539

Other Staff:
Mr Clive Mphambela FA- Vice President (0772 206 913)
Mr Francis Mushaninga-Business Development and Corporate Marketing (0716 919 231)

Dr P Mhaka
PRESIDENT 0772 128 067
ZIMBABWE CHESS FEDERATION

Details

Start:
December 29, 2018
End:
January 1

Venue

POSB Causeway
3rd / Central Avenue
Harare, Zimbabwe

2 comments

tanaka kasumba December 12, 2018 - 7:23 pm

thank you for all the support

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John Chibvuri December 17, 2018 - 6:24 pm

You are welcome @Tanaka Kasumba

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