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JOHN POWELL MEMORIAL CHESS OPEN

THE JAMAICA CHESS FEDERATION

PRESENTS

THE 2013

JOHN POWELL MEMORIAL CHESS OPEN

DATES: Saturday February 9 and Sunday, February 10, 2013

VENUE
ALHAMBRA INN HOTEL
1 TUCKER AVENUE, KINGSTON 6; TELEPHONE NUMBERS: 978-9072-3 (OFF MOUNTAIN VIEW AVENUE; DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM; AT THE FOOT OF BEVERLY HILLS)
FOR ALL GAMES ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2013 AND SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2013

SPECIAL GUEST
WILLIAM ROPER - Attorney-at-law; Retired Principal of the Norman Manley Law School; Pioneer of Jamaican Chess and the first winner of the Jamaican Senior Chess Championship Title
SPONSORS
JAMAICA CHESS FEDERATION

INC LIMITED

MAGNIFICENT CHESS FOUNDATION

ALHAMBRA INN HOTEL

3 SECTIONS
1. FIDE OPEN SECTION
(Will be FIDE Rated, See below for Time Control and entry fees)
February 9 and 10, 2013
2. INTERMEDIATE SECTION
February 9 and 10, 2013
(For players with a JCF Rating under 1600)

3. AMATEUR SECTION
Saturday February 9, 2013 ONLY
(For unrated players and players with a JCF Rating under 1300.
NOTE: The Organisers reserve the right to determine in which section an individual must play regardless of the section for which he or she has been registered.

ARBITER/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:

Chief: NM Robert Wheeler (FIDE Arbiter)
Assistant: Mr. Michael Ramsay

FORMAT & TIME CONTROL
1. FIDE OPEN SECTION
5 Rounds
Three (3) rounds on Saturday, February 9, 2013 and two (2) rounds on Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Organisers reserve the right to change the schedule and/or increase or reduce the number of rounds depending on the number of entrants with high FIDE ratings, especially over 2200
Time Control
Game in Sixty (60) Minutes with an increment of thirty (30) seconds per move from move one (1)
2. INTERMEDIATE SECTION
6 - Round Swiss
(3 Rounds Each Day)
Time Control
Game in 60 Minutes
NOTE: NO DRAW OFFERS ALLOWED IN THE LAST THREE (3) ROUNDS OF THE OPEN AND INTERMEDIATE SECTIONS UNTIL AFTER MOVE FIFTY (50) AND ONLY THROUGH THE ARBITER/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR. BREACH OF THIS RULE WILL EXPOSE THE OFFENDING PLAYER OR PLAYERS TO DISCIPLINARY MEASURES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FORFEITURE OF GAMES, POINTS AND/OR PRIZE MONEY

3. AMATEUR SECTION
6 - Round Swiss (or such other format as the organisers decide)
ALL Rounds in one (1) Day – Saturday, February 9, 2013
Time Control
Game in Fifteen (15) Minutes
SCHEDULE: Saturday, February 9, 2013
OPENING CEREMONY: 8:30 am
ROUND ONE IN ALL SECTIONS: 9:00 am
NOTE: THE REMAINING PLAYING SCHEDULE AND AWARDS CEREMONIES FOR ALL SECTIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIRST ROUND
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ENTRY FEES
ALL SECTIONS

Non-Student Adult Males and Females
Registration - J$1,200
Late Registration - J$2,000


Male and Female Juniors and Students
Registration - J$1,000
Late registration - J$2,000


Please note that a junior is an individual who did not reach the age of 20 years prior to January 01, 2013

All entrants must be paid-up members of the Jamaica Chess Federation.


MEMBERSHIP FEES
Adult - $2,000 per year
Juniors - $1,000 per year
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GUARANTEED PRIZE LIST
(NOTE: THE PRIZE FUND MAY INCREASE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRANTS)
1. FIDE OPEN SECTION
1st - J$15,000.00+Trophy+Gold Medal

2nd - J$10,000.00 +Silver Medal
3rd - J$5,000.00+Bronze Medal
3. INTERMEDIATE SECTION
1st - J$5,000.00+Trophy

2nd - J$3,000.00+ Silver Medal
3rd - J$2,000.00+Bronze Medal
4. AMATEUR SECTION
1st - Trophy + Chess book or magazine
2nd - Silver Medal + Chess book or magazine
3rd - Bronze Medal + Chess book or magazine

Class Prizes In FIDE Open Section (Medals for top three finishers)
(Candidate Master) - 2199 - 2100 = 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(Expert) - JCF Rating 2099 – 2000 = 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
(Class A) - JCF Rating 1999 – 1800 = 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
(Class B) – JCF Rating 1799 – 1600 = 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Class Prizes In the Intermediate Section

(Class C) JCF Rating 1599 – 1400 = 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
(Class D) JCF Rating 1399 – 1300 = 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Class Prizes In the Amateur Section

(Class D) – JCF Rating 1299 – 1200 = 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(CLASS E) – JCF Rating 1199 – Unrated) 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Please note that players who finish in the top 3 in the respective sections are not eligible for class prizes.

AGE GROUP PRIZES

Best Under 8, 10, 12 and 14 year-old players

OTHER CATEGORY PRIZES

Best rural player, best female player, best junior and best new player
Half (½) Point Bye
NB: Half (½) point bye available only for the first round and will only be allowed after proper registration.

“PROPER REGISTRATION” means paying the relevant fees in addition to completing and submitting the registration form within the time stipulated. NB: SUBMITTING ENTRY FORMS WITHOUT PAYMENT OR SUBMITTING A LIST OF NAMES VIA EMAIL OR OTHERWISE WITHOUT COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS AND PAYMENT WILL NOT BE REGARDED AS "PROPER REGISTRATION".

REGISTRATION
Entrants must register with:

JCF TREASURER WILFRED MCKENLEY at MCKENLEY &
ASSOCIATES 12 Kingslyn Avenue, Kingston 10 (Off Red Hills Road - across from the Trade Centre)

CONTACT PERSONS: (Mr. McKenley or Miss Dennis: 968-3117-8)

NB:This is the ONLY person/place authorized to accept registration.
The registration period begins immediately and ends Monday, February 4, 2013 at 4 pm.

Registration after the date and time above is Late Registration which attracts a penalty. (See Entry Fees Section Above)

Individuals who register after 4:00 pm on Monday, February 4, 2013 will not be eligible to play in round one.

Please note that no form of registration will take place at the venue on Saturday, February 9, 2013 before the start of the first round at 9 a.m. Those registering late on the first day, to play in Round 2 onwards, will have to wait until after the start of the first round to register.

NB: 1. The normal rating of the players in the Amateur section will not change as a result of the games played in this section. When these players advance to the Intermediate Section or the Open Section (of future events) they will start with the rating at which they entered this Amateur tournament. 2. Players who place first (whether solely or tied) in the Amateur Section will no longer be eligible to play in that section in the next open tournament in which they participate. 3. Players who place first (whether solely or tied) in the Intermediate Section must thereafter play in the Open Section in the next open tournament in which they participate.

ORGANISERS: JAMAICA CHESS FEDERATION
c/o 12 Kingslyn Avenue, Kingston 10, Jamaica WI
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.chessjamaica.com/
(For more information contact TreasurerMr. Wilfred McKenley above OR President Ian Wilkinson - 968-0513)

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