From the 8th – 18th September, Almaty will host the 10th Asian Senior Championship. The tournament will be held according to the Swiss system in 9 rounds, according to the FIDE rules.
The tournament is held in several categories:
– men over 50
– men over 65
– women over 50
All representatives of the National Chess Federations in the FIDE zones from 3.1 to 3.7, regardless of rating and title, who will have reached the ages of 50 and 65 by December 31st 2019, can take part in the championship. The number of participants is unlimited.
To take part in the Championship, please send the following documents to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1st 2019:
– completed registration form
– your photo
– scanned copy of passport
Each player must pay a participation fee off:
– $ 25 as an admission fee to the Asian Chess Federation
– $ 100 as a registration fee for the tournament (registration and accreditation)
– payment for hotel booking (optional for local players)
For registrations made after August 1st 2019, an additional $ 50 will be charged. The deadline for late registration is August 9th.
Winners of the first three places in each category (Classic, Rapid, Blitz) will receive gold silver and bronze medals, as well as diplomas.
The prize money is distributed among the best players in the classical tournaments as follows:
In the 50+ category:
1st place – $ 500
2nd place – $ 400
3rd place – $ 300
4th place – $ 200
5th place – $ 150
6th place – $ 150
In the 65+ category:
1st place – $ 350
2nd place – $ 200
3rd place – $ 150
4th place – $ 100
5th place – $ 100
Best chess player over 50 years old – $ 300
Best chess player over 65 years old – $ 100