Date(s) - 04/12/2021 - 05/12/2021
08:30 - 18:30
Pinnacle College Waterfall
Latest FIDE rules will apply.
All Sections will be rated by CHESS SA
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
The Organiser has the right to move unrated players between
sections at his/her own discretion and to combine or split sections to
maintain the integrity of the tournament.
Only players with confirmed payments will be added to the draw as
published on 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.
Tournament organisers reserve the right to move players from
entered sections at their discretion – players so moved will be
notified prior to the commencement of the tournament.
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.
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)
Shortness of breath
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.
CHESS SA AND FIDE RATED
CHESS SA players rated
1500 and above (Hybrid
Main or Fide Rating)
Organisers reserve the
right to include
5 rounds – 60 / 60 + 30
seconds increment per
CHESS SA RATED (ALSO FIDE
RATED IF COMPLIES TO FIDE
CHESS SA rating between 1000
5 rounds – 60 / 60 + 30 seconds
increment per move
and 1500 (Hybrid Main Rating) and
CHESS SA RATED
CHESS SA players rated below 1000
5 rounds – 60 / 60
Rate of play (games start 15′ minutes
after the last game of the round has
MAXIMUM 100 PLAYERS IN TOTAL
Incorrect registrations won’t be refunded
Round 1: Saturday 4 December 8:30 – 11.30
Round 2: Saturday 4 December 12:00 – 15.00
Round 3: Saturday 4 December 15:30 – 18.30
Round 4: Sunday 5 December 8:30 – 11.30
Round 5: Sunday 5 December 12:00 – 15.00
1 st Place R2500
2nd Place R1500
3rd Place R1000
4th Place R750
5th Place R500
Top 3 prizes
prizes depend on
number of entries
1 st Place R1250
2nd Place R750
3rd Place R500
Buchholz cut 1
Share the prize (if completely equal)
Bookings5 booked of 40 - 35 available spaces
Bookings are closed for this event.