Western Province Open 2022 – OTB (Meridian Pinehurst)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/02/2022 - 27/02/2022
All Day

Location
Meridian Pinehurst

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Event Notes

Western Province Open 2022

Chess Championship

TOTAL PRIZE FUND: R12,500

 

Date:  25 – 27 February 2022
Venue:  MERIDIAN PINEHURST, DURBANVILLE

 

FORMAT AND TIME CONTROL
Section Rating /Criteria Format Time Control Total

Players

Championship Players with FIDE/ CHESSA rating: 1700+ 6 Round Swiss 60+30 spm 20
Advanced Players with FIDE/ CHESSA rating: 1300 – 1699 6 Round Swiss 60+30 spm 50
Intermediate* Players with CHESSA rating: 1100 – 1299 6 Round Swiss 60+10 spm 60
Junior U14: Players born during 2009 and 2010

U12: Players born during 2011 and 2012

U10:  Players born 2013 or later

5/6 Round Swiss 60+10 spm 20

20

20

*Players 14 years or older with CHESSA rating below 1100 will be allowed to play in the Intermediate Section

  • Players with a rating within 50 points of a higher section may “play-up” into that section.
  • Junior players may “play-up” into any of the other sections if they meet the minimum rating requirements.
  • For the Championship and Advanced sections, the highest rating between CHESSA rating and FIDE rating will be used to determine the section in which the player will compete.
ENTRY FEES
Championship Section Advanced Section Intermediate Section Junior Sections
R300 R200 R150 R150
PLAYING SCHEDULE
Championship and Advanced Sections Intermediate & U14 Sections
Friday, 25 Feb 2022
– 19h00    Round 1Saturday, 26 Feb 2022
 – 09h00    Round 2
– 12h30    Round 3
– 16h00    Round 4Sunday, 27 Feb 2022
 – 09h00    Round 5
– 12h30    Round 6
Saturday, 26 Feb 2022
– 09h00 – 16h30     Rounds  1 to 3Sunday, 27 Feb 2022
 – 09h00 – 16h30     Rounds  4 to 6All rounds will be accelerated
U10 & U12 Sections
Saturday, 26 Feb 2022
– 09h00 – 16h30     Rounds  1 to 5/6All rounds will be accelerated

Covid-19 Screening will commence 60 minutes before the start of the first round on each playing day. 

Default time for each round: 15 minutes

LOC CONTACT DETAILS
Tournament Director Chief Arbiter
Burton van Staaden
Cell: 073 212 4875
Andrew Talmarkes
Covid Compliance Officer Appeals
Irma Wilson Ricardo Minnaar
PRIZE BREAKDOWN
Position Championship Section Advanced

Section

Intermediate

Section

Junior

Sections

1st R3000 R1500 No cash prizes No cash prizes
2nd R2000 R1000
3rd R1500 R800
Best Female R850 R500
Best Junior R850 R500
  • A trophy will be awarded to the winner of each section.
  • Medals will be awarded to Top 3 as well as Best Female and Best Junior for each section.
  • Prizes may be paid in by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) within 48 hours after the conclusion of the event.
  • Players must attend the award ceremony to receive their prizes and/or awards.
  • No player may win more than one individual prize. A player will receive the prize with the highest value.
  • Prizes may be amended subject to numbers of entries.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
  1. Registration to be made using the South African Chess Hub website and payment to be made via PayFast.
  2. The closing date for registrations and payment is Wednesday, 23 February 2022 at 21h00. Late entries will be subject to an additional late entry fee of R50 and will be allowed up to 24 hours before the scheduled start time for the first round of the relevant section.
  3. A maximum number of 190 players will be allowed to participate in this event.
  4. CWP Players that has not submitted the 2022 Individual membership registration and paid their 2022 CWP individual membership fees can do this through the SA Chesshub.

CWP member registration link: https://chesshub.org.za/events/cwp-2022-membership-fees/

COMMUNICATION

Please join the relevant tournament WhatsApp group to receive information relating to the event:

Championship and Advanced Sections: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DlvvekjH9aK2GvRIBjmzQ5

Intermediate and Junior Sections: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IPxWb6mzff041uz1ZDmruN

TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS

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Selected regulations:

TIE BREAKS

The following tiebreak systems, in the order given below, will be used to rank the players (who finish the tournament on the same scores) to determine the final standings.

  • Direct encounter
  • Bucholz
  • Sonneborn-Berger
  • Rating average of opponents

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
FRIDAY

25 February 2022

18h00 Covid Screening
18h45 Announcements
Championship & Advanced Sections

19h00                    Round 1

SATURDAY

26 February 2022

08h00 Covid Screening
08h45 Announcements
U10 & U12 SECTIONS

09h00 – 16h30    Rounds 1 – 5/6 (All rounds will be accelerated)

Intermediate & U14 Sections

09h00 – 16h30    Rounds 1 – 3       (All rounds will be accelerated)

Championship & Advanced Sections

09h00                    Round 2
12h30                     Round 3
16h00                     Round 4

SUNDAY

27 February 2022

08h00 Covid Screening
08h45 Announcements
Intermediate & U14 Sections

09h00 – 16h30   Rounds 4 – 6      (All rounds will be accelerated)

Championship & Advanced Sections

09h00                    Round 5
12h30                     Round 6

16h30 Award Ceremony

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EVENT

  • Players withdrawing from the event will forfeit their entry fees.
  • If a player withdraws during the event, rating penalties will be applied as per Chess SA Rating Regulations if no valid and acceptable reason(s) are provided by the player.

COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  1. A total of 190 players will be allowed to participate in the event.
  2. All officials, players, parents, and other persons attending the event must complete the online Covid-19 screening form every day before their arrival at the playing venue.
  3. Only players will be allowed to enter the playing area. No spectators or parents will be allowed into the playing area.
  4. Screening of all players, support staff, officials and attendees will be done upon entry at the venue and recorded in a register.
  5. All players, support staff and attendees will complete a self-screening questionnaire to ensure efficient contact tracing where necessary.
  6. Any person displaying symptoms associated with Covid-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties) or people who are considered in a high-risk group should not attend.
  7. Players will not be allowed to leave the playing venue during the day as well as its associated demarcated breakaway area.
  8. Food deliveries will be allowed; however players will not be able to leave the playing venue to buy food or drink.
  9. Sanitisation of chess pieces, sets and surfaces will be done in between rounds, but players may bring their own hand sanitizers as well.
  10. Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance of the venue, as well as at strategic areas inside the venue and toilets. Toilets will have sufficient soap and paper towels as well as marked Covid-19 disposal facilities.
  11. All players must wear masks always covering both their noses and mouths.
  12. All players must adhere to strict social distancing at all times.
  13. Players, support staff and officials over the age of 60 or people with comorbidities will be encouraged to be cautious and minimise exposure.
  14. Players will sign their own scoresheets and report the result to the arbiter. No signing of opponent sheets and no sharing of pens.
  15. No hands will be shaken at the commencement of the round, nor at the end of the match.
  16. Once the players are done with a match, and their results have been recorded, they become “Spectators” and must leave the playing area immediately and reside in the breakaway demarcated area.
  17. No informal games on private chess sets are allowed outside the playing venue in the demarcated breakaway area.
  18. Any player that does not comply with Covid-19 Health and Safety protocols may be expelled from the event.

Bookings

196 booked of 183 - -13 available spaces

This event is fully booked.

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