FIDE Open Rapid Tournament (adults and juniors)
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Please click on this link, if you would like to be notified of our upcoming FIDE Rapid tournaments.
Our registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, so we encourage you to register early to secure your space.
Note: The information below is applicable to all tournament dates.
Note: Although the tournament is free for FIDE rated players, all players must first pay the fees, and after they successfully complete the tournament, eligible participants will receive the refund. If a player does not complete the 5 rounds, they are not eligible for a refund.
Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Eligible Players: All players with a FIDE ID are eligible. If you don't have a FIDE ID, please contact Ben.Chui@ScholasticChess.HK. You may click here for more information for getting a FIDE ID.
Venue: 11/F Kennedy Town Community Complex, 12 Rock Hill Street, Kennedy Town. Directly above Kennedy Town MTR Station Exit B. On-site parking is available.
Time Control: 15 minutes plus 10 seconds per move, starting from move 1 (per player per game).
Format: The tournament will be played in 5 rounds in a Swiss Rounds format. FIDE Tournament rules for Rapid Tournament applies.
A - Direct Encounter
B - The greater number of wins
C - The greater number of games with black
D - Buchholz Cut 1
E - Buchholz
1st prize HKD 1,000; 2nd prize $500; 3rd prize $250.
Registration and Fees
The registration fee is HK$350 per player. Your registration is not confirmed until the fee is paid. The registration will close 5 calendar days before tournament date. We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and WeChat Pay. The fee will be refunded to players with a FIDE rating AFTER the player successfully completes the tournament.
The final schedule will be sent to the registered players 2 days before the event. To facilitate the planning for the players, please use the following information as a guideline.
12:30pm – 12:45pm Mandatory Players’ Meeting
1:00pm - 1:40pm Round 1
1:50pm - 2:30pm Round 2
2:40pm - 3:20pm Round 3
3:30pm - 4:10pm Round 4
4:20pm - 5:00pm Round 5
5:00pm - 5:30pm Awards Ceremony
Registration fees are non-refundable for withdrawals and no-shows after the registration period closes. The registration may close at any time before the deadline due to capacity issue.