JHB Metro 1st Trials u8-u18

JHB Metro 1st Trials u8-u18


08:00 - 15:00


Bookings closed


Helpemekaar Kollege
Empire Road & Melle St, Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Start time 8am – Time control 30 / 30

 Venue: Helpmekaar College, Empire Rd & Melle St, Johannesburg

Players to provide their own CLOCKS and Notation Pads


  • Latest FIDE rules will apply.
  • All Sections will be rated by CHESS SA
  • Players to provide their own clock with sanitising wipes for in between rounds. Player who plays Black to provide the Clock.
  • Players to bring their own notation pads
  • It is the responsibility of the player to ensure that he/she is entered into the correct section. The Organiser reserves the right to move a player to the appropriate section in accordance with the latest national rating; the player will be held liable for any additional portion of the entry fee which might arise due to the move between sections.
  • The Organiser has the right to combine sections.
  • Only players with confirmed payments will be added to the draw as published on http://chess-results.com/
  • No cell phones will be allowed in the playing area except for the TD, Chief Arbiter, Arbiters and PC personnel.
  • The Organiser of the tournament and other tournament officials are not responsible for the safety or property of players or spectators.
  • The player/parent/guardian gives consent for the player’s name, surname, gender, race, date of birth to be submitted to the rating agencies for the purposes of rating the tournament and the rating agencies displaying it on their respective websites.
  • The player/parent/guardian gives consent for photo’s to be taken of the players during the tournament and to be published on our Social Media pages. Should consent not be given please notify us before the tournament so that we can notify our photographers.
  • The tournament organisers reserve the right to cancel the tournament. Players will have their entry fee refunded.


Covid – 19 Tournament Procedures


  • The Wearing of Masks will be compulsory for all players. Face Shields may be worn together with a mask that covers the nose and mouth.
  • Sanitising and Hand washing – All players will line up in front of the playing hall keeping at least a 1m distance between each player at all times and their hands will be sanitised before they are allowed to enter the venue.
  • Boards and pieces will also be sanitised before and during the tournament.



  • Temperature Measurement Station – All players will report to a Temperature measurement station after their hands have been sanitised – Please arrive at least 60 minutes before the start time of the tournament to allow enough time for this. Should a player have an elevated temperature he / she will not be allowed to play.


  • Each player must have his / her own small bottle of hand sanitiser with him/ her at all times.
  • Stringent Social Distancing measures must be followed at all times. All players will be spaced 1 to 1.5 meters apart. Players must also follow social distancing rules when entering and leaving the playing venue as well as when outside on the campus grounds.


Parents / Guardians

  • All Parents / Guardians will have to wear Masks.
  • No Parent will be allowed inside the venue. (Update will be sent regarding venue rules outside of playing area)
  • No spectators will be allowed inside the playing venue. When your game is completed, you must leave the playing venue. Parents may sit outside.


Before the Tournament: Parents / Guardians are requested to check the symptoms of the player/ players for any of the following:

  • Fever (Elevated temperature above 37.5 ºC)
  • Dry Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Tiredness


Should any of the above symptoms be apparent, parents/ guardians are requested to let us know immediately and to withdraw the player / players from the tournament for their own as well as the safety of the other participants.

Disclaimer: The building and grounds of the School/Venue will always be a smoke and alcohol-free zone. Any individual smelling of alcohol will be removed from the premises.

Open Section incl U20 – Chess SA rated U8 – U18 Section Chess SA rated
Fee: R200 Fee: R150
5 rounds – 30 / 30 5 rounds – 30 / 30

Round 1: Sunday 8:30 – 9:30

Round 2: Sunday 9:45 – 10:45

Round 3: Sunday 11:00 – 12:00

Round 4: Sunday 12:15 – 13.15

Round 5: Sunday 13:30 – 14.30


Round 1: Sunday 8:30 – 9:30

Round 2: Sunday 9:45 – 10:45

Round 3: Sunday 11:00 – 12:00

Round 4: Sunday 12:15 – 13.15

Round 5: Sunday 13:30 – 14.30

Prize fund: (minimum 10 players)

1st Place    R1200

2nd Place   R600

3rd Place    R400


U8, u10,u12, u14, u16 and u18 – Gold, Silver and Bronze medals


Rate of play will be followed if possible


Tie Breaks updated:

  • Direct Encounter.
  • Buchholz cut 1
  • Sonneborn-Berger
  • Share the prize (if completely equal)



Bookings are closed for this event.

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