Sunday, July 24th at Australian Int'l School, Kowloon Tong
Time: 12:45pm - 5:45pm
2 EVENTS FOR PLAYERS BORN ON OR AFTER 1ST JANUARY 2004:
The FIDE Rated "Scholastic Chess $3000 Young Masters"
DESIGNED TO CHALLENGE EVEN THE MOST EXPERIENCED OF JUNIOR PLAYERS the Young Masters is a FIDE-Rated 5-round Swiss for a maximum of 24 eligible players – (see here for full regulations)
The HKCL Rated "Scholastic Chess Round Robin" - our usual 6-player divisions suitable for all junior players, with 5 games against players of a similar strength
Registration and Fees
Enrollment in this tournament is limited to ensure we have adequate arbiters monitoring every game. You may register by using the relevant registration link at the top of this page. The registration fee is HK $450 per player. On the day registrations will not be processed.
12:45pm - 1:30pm Round 1
1:40pm - 2:25pm Round 2
2:35pm - 3:20pm Round 3
3:30pm - 4:15pm Round 4
4:25pm - 5:10pm Round 5
5:15pm - 5:45pm Awards Ceremony
Registration fees are non-refundable for withdrawals after the registration period closes 1 week prior to the event. If you plan to withdrawal please notify us as soon as possible to help facilitate the smooth running of the event. Registration will not be refunded if the player is a no-show on the day.
The 'Young Masters'
The Young Masters is a FIDE rated section comprising five "Swiss" rounds of chess. Entry will be restricted to a maximum of 24 players.. A list of entries to date will be updated regularly on www.chess-results.com (under “HKG”)..
Game results will be submitted for FIDE Rapid Rating.. All players must have a FIDE ID before entering the tournament. You can check whether you have a FIDE ID here: FIDE Ratings and Statistics. Players without a FIDE ID can apply for one here: Application for FIDE ID | Hong Kong Chess Federation Limited.
Eligibility for the Young Masters: Players born on or after 1st Jan 2004, and satisfying at least one of the following criteria:
• having a published FIDE Standard or Rapid rating (check here: FIDE Ratings and Statistics);
• having an HKCL rating of at least 1000
• players who have previously finished in the top 2 positions in Division A of a Scholastic Chess Round Robin Tournament;
• players who have previously finished in the top 2 positions in Division B of a Scholastic Chess Round Robin Tournament in the period July 2021 – June 2022
Venue: Australian International School of Hong Kong 3A Norfolk Road
Kowloon Tong (MTR Exit E)
Time Control: 15 minutes plus 10 seconds per move, starting from move 1 (per player per game).
Prizes: In the form of Festival Walk shopping vouchers, will be as follows:
• 1st – HK$ 1,500
• 2nd – HK$ 1,000
• 3rd – HK$ 500
A trophy will be awarded to the winner and medals to the first three
The 'Player & Parent Pack' will be sent out by email 2 days before the event,
The Round Robin Section
Eligibility - All players who are under 18 years old. A FIDE ID is not required.
The Tournament - will be played in 5 rounds single Round-Robin format for each division. Each division will have a maximum of 6 players. The players will be assigned to divisions based on their publicly available ratings. If the student does not have a rating, we will arrange a division assignment based on our understanding of your playing experience.
The top player in each division will receive a trophy, and the top 3 players in each division will receive medals.
The prize giving ceremony will follow at the conclusion of the last round, at approximately 5:15 pm and will be open to friends and family of the players.
The 'Player & Parent Pack' will be sent out by email 2 days before the event, however, pairings are still subject to change up until the start of the event.