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Technical Regulations
TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

1.      
ORGANISERS
The Turkish Chess Federation under auspices of the FIDE. 

2.      
CATEGORIES, SYSTEM AND RATE OF PLAY
a)Entitled to participate are players (Boys & Girls) who shall not have reached the age:

Of  7,  by 1st January 2010 (date of Birth - January1st, 2003 and after) - Tournament Under     7,
Of  9,  by 1st January 2010 (date of Birth - January1st, 2001 and after) - Tournament Under     9;
Of 11, by 1st January 2010 (date of Birth-  January 1st, 1999 and after) – Tournament Under     11;
Of 13, by 1st January 2010 (date of Birth - January 1st, 1997 and after)- Tournament Under     13;
Of 15, by 1st January 2010 (date of Birth - January 1st, 1995 and after)- Tournament Under     15;
Of 15, by 1st January 2010 (date of Birth - January 1st, 1993 and after)- Tournament Under     17;

 Upon arrival, captains or players may be requested to present the passports of their players for verification of age eligibility. 
 

b) The tournament will be played using the Swiss system with 9 rounds. If the participants inadequate the organization committee
can decrease round number in the technical meeting. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings.  

 

c) The rate of play will be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
 
3.       RANKING AND TIE BREAK SYSTEM
Official tie-break rules of FIDE will be accepted.
The final ranking order of the players is determined by the number of points scored. If at the end of the tournament two or more players are tied for the first place, the tie shall be broken according to the criteria below.If a playoff is not stipulated in the tournament regulations, the following tie-breaking systems will be followed:
a)       For swiss tournaments where the players involved have all played only against rated opponents, after eliminating the lowest rated opponent, find the sum of opponents` ratings. The highest total wins.
 If still tied, eliminate the rating of the next lowest rated opponent(s) until a decision is possible.
b)       For other swiss tournaments, the sum of progressive scores. The highest total wins. If still tied, deduct the first round score, and if necessary the second round and so on. 

4.       APPEALS AND APPEALS COMMITTEE
a)      Protests against decisions of the Chief Arbiter or his assistants, or the Tournament Director, must be submitted in written form to the Chairman of the appeals committee within one hour after completion of the playing session. The protest must be accompanied with the sum of 100 € as a deposit from the signatory. The deposit must be handed to the Chairman of the appeals committee. If the appeal is granted, the sum shall be returned immediately. If the appeal is refused, the deposit is forfeited to the FIDE.
 
b)       Names of the members of the Appeal Committee will be announced during the Technical Conference 

5.        SCHEDULE
World School Chess Championships 2010 will be held from 21 July (day of arrival) until 31 July (day of departure) 2010 in Kayseri (Turkey). The Chief Arbiter after consultations with FIDE and the Organizers may make changes on the tournament schedule. Such a change will be announced in due time. 

Tuesday        20 July                                              Arrival of Delegations
                                                     22:00                Technical Meeting
 Wednesday  21 July                     12:00                Opening Ceremony
                                                     16:00                1st Round
Thursday       22 July                     15:30                2nd Round      
Friday           23 July                     15:30                3rd Round
Saturday       24 July                      15:30               4th Round
Sunday         25 July                      15:30                5th Round
Monday        26 July                      15:30               6th Round
Tuesday        27 July                      Free Day
Wednesday   28 July                      15:30               7thRound
Thursday       29 July                      15:30               8th Round    
Friday           30 July                      10:00               9th Round
                                                      19:00               Closing ceremony  
Saturday       31 July                                               Departure of Delegations

6.       PRIZE FUNDS 
a) The first winner in each open age category is the FIDE World School Champion for 2010 and the first girl in each girl age category is the FIDE World Girl School Champions for 2010. According to the regulations they are awarded with the FIDE Candidate Master title.
 b) Special offer: The 5 FIDE Champions (U9, U11, U13, U15, and U17) and the 5 GIRLS FIDE Champions (U9, U11, U13, U15, and U17) will play as personal right players (free accommodation) in the 2010 World Youth Chess Championship in Halkidiki, Greece. The invitation is a very kind offer of the Greek Chess Federation.
c) The champions of each category (12 categories) will receive a Notebook Computer. All 2nd places of those categories will receive Video Mp3/Mp4 Player. Third places will receive special chess set.
d) Other special gifts (books or toys) will be given to the 4th, 5th, 6th places.
e) Prize Giving Ceremony will be only for the top 6 players of each category, plus the youngest boy and the youngest girl in the tournament. 
 f) All players and arbiters will be given diplomas for participation.
g) Top three places in each tournament will be awarded also with trophies and medals.
 h) Three  special trophies for country or school delegations of 5 participants, which will play at least in 2 ages groups (winners will be named according to the best 5 individual results).
j) Three special trophies for country or school delegations of 12 age groups will begiven gold, silver and bronze medal. 
 

 7.       ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS         
a)         
Article 9.1.b. of the Laws of Chess is valid.        
b)         
Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session shall lose the game. Thus the default time is 0 minutes. (Fide Laws of Chess 6.6.a)       
c)         
Article 10.2 of the Laws of Chess is not valid.         
d)         
Analyzing is not allowed in the playing hall.          
e)         
Players who have finished their games shall be considered to be spectators and are not allowed to stay in the playing area.         
f)         
Without the permission of the arbiter a player is forbidden to have a mobile phone or other electronic means of communication in the playing venue, unless they are completely switched off. If any such device produces a sound, the player shall lose the game. (Fide Laws of Chess 12.3.b)        
g)         
Flashes may be used only in the first ten minutes of the games.         
h)         
In case of prearranged games both players will be penalized.         
i)         
We assume that all the players have read the Tournament Regulations and are obliged to obey them. 
j)          Only the players and arbiters shall be allowed in the actual playing area, except with the express permission of the chief arbiter.   
                                                                                                                                                            
 
 Turkish Chess Federation 2010