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Under the Patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi,

Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sharjah Chess & Culture Club is pleased to invite you to participate at the 1st Sharjah Masters international Chess Championship , which will be held at Sharjah Chess & Culture Club from 22nd March to 31st March 2017 .

Airport transfers are available for departure

– Rounds :Swiss System with 9 Rounds

– Time Control : 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move for the whole game.

– Tie Break :
*Direct encounter
*Buchholz (lowest)
*Buchholz (highest)
*Great Number of victories

At Sharjah Chess & Culture Club (Sharjah  Hall), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

– Based on standard rating & title as of 1st February 2017

GM, IM with standard Elo above 2400 & WGM       FREE

IM below 2400, WIM, FM, WFM 100$

Players with a standard Elo of 2000-2399   150$

All other players with a standard Elo below 2000    200$

– Entry fee is inclusive of tournament participation and the issuance of entry visa for the participating player only

– Entry fee and related payments have to be paid in FULL prior to the deadline (24th February 2017,) either in cash at Sharjah Chess & Culture club or through Bank Transfer/ Deposit to the following Address:

All payments due to the Organizers on account of registration fee and hotel accommodation expenses must be paid in advance to the credit of Sharjah Chess & Cultural Club with proof thereof (bank transfer certificate) must be sent along with the registration forms.


All payments shall be made payable by 24th February 2017 to:
Beneficiary Name:   Sharjah cultural and chess club

Account number:   (IBAN) AE800350000000150461887
Beneficiary
Bank:   NBAD


– Kindly mention your Fide Name & Fide ID in your transfer and send a copy of the transfer to : shjchess@hotmail.com, ralsusi@yahoo.com

– Main Prizes (based on Tie-Break):

– 1st 15000 + Trophy
– 2ND 10000
– 3RD 7000
– 4TH 6000
– 5TH 5000
– 6TH 4000
– 7TH 3000
– 8TH 2000
– 9TH 1500
– 10TH 1000
– 11TH 800
– 12TH 700
– 13TH 600

– Special Prize based on performance:

Best UAE Male 1  – 1000
Best UAE Male 2  – 500
Best UAE Female 700
Best Under 10 500
Best Under 12 500
Best Under 14 500
Best Sharjah chess player 500
Best Sharjah chess player 250
Best Female 500

– Main Prizes will be awarded based on Tie-Break and will not be shared
– Special Prizes will be awarded based on Rating Performance
– A player cannot be awarded more than one prize, and will be awarded the highest prize
– Winner of the Tournament SHOULD BE PRESENT at the closing ceremony
– Prize winners are requested to follow the dress code of business casual (or elegant casual) no shorts, sports shoes or sneakers, slippers, hats or caps (except for religious reasons).

 

Hotel Accommodation

– Players are free to stay at any hotel
– Centro Rotana Sharjah & Holyday in International will be the official Hotels of the tournament.
– Transportation will only be provided to/from the club for the two official Hotels
Tel. : +971 6 5088 000
Single Room 100 USD night Full Board
Double Room 160 USD night Full Board
– For Hotel Booking & Payment kindly Email: shjchess@hotmail.com
Tel: +971 6 545 8880, Fax: +971 6 545 8881, Mob: +971 50 366 1600

Booking and payment shall be done directly to SHJ. CHESS CLUB .

Accommodation Condition
The organizing committee shall provide free accommodation at one of two official hotels for players rated 2600 and above (prior approval from the committee is needed in order to guarantee the accommodation). FIDE ID is required
– Grandmasters with a standard Elo of 2650+ may apply for accommodation by submitting their document to sharjah chess club website
– The organizer will provide rooms
– Applying for accommodation doesn’t automatically make the player eligible to get a condition
– If a participant is given accommodation, the organizer will contact the player directly with an official form to be signed and returned as instructed through the email

– All participants are required a visa, unless they are from the following countries:
GCC Countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia)
Western Europe (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Mario, Malta, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Cyprus and Liechtenstein)
North America (USA and Canada.)
Far East & Australia (Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.)
– Visa rules are subject to change. Kindly confirm with your airline prior booking.
– Players who require a visa are requested to upload and attach a scanned copy of their passports and colored personal photo in the online application form
– Entry visas to the UAE will be issued for eligible participants and will be valid for 15 days from the date of arrival.

Day

Dates

Rounds

Time

Wensday 22 – March – 2017 Arrival After 12:00 noon
Thersday 23 – March – 2017 Technical Meeting

Opening ceremony

Round 1

11:30

16:00

16:30

Friday 24 – March – 2017 Round 2 16:30
Saturady 25 – March – 2017 Round 3 16:30
Sunday 26 – March – 2017 Round 4 16:30
Monday 27 – March – 2017 Round 5 16:30
Tuesday 28 – March – 2017 Round 6 16:30
Wensady 29 – March – 2017 Round 7 16:30
Thuersday 30 – March – 2017 Round 8 16:30
Friday 31 – March – 2017 Round 9

Closing ceremony

16:00

20:30

www.sharjahchess.ae

Sharjah Chess & Cultural Club

Mr. IA, IO Rajai Alsusi
Club Executive Manager

Email: ralsusi@yahoo.com, Mobile: +971-50-3661600, Fax: +971 6 545 8881

Mr. IA Sultan Al Taher
Asst General Secretly of Sharjah Chess Club

Email: sultahir77@hotmail.com

Players