Japan Chess Championship 2019

Tournament info

There will be a presentation of Argentine Republic Cup from the Minister of Embassy Mr. Campoy at the closing ceremony, followed by a closing party. All the players are welcome to join us at the party!

Dates: April 29, 30, May 1, 2, 4

Venue: Curian – Shinagawa-ku Higashioi 5-18-1, (Across from JR Oimachi Station)

Time Control: 90min/40moves + 30min, +30sec/move. 10R FIDE Swiss

Entry Criteria: Open to qualified players only
*The Japan Champion will have to be registered with Japan with FIDE. (Non Japanese FIDE players can still participate and win prizes as long as they have qualified to play)

Entry fee: 20,000 yen

If you are qualified for this tournament, we will send you an email with details at the beginning of April. If your email is not registered, we will mail you the information to your registered address.

April 29th    Venue opens  at 09:00 
                      Technical Meeting at 09:40
           R1  10:00 R2  15:30
April 30th R3  10:00 R4  15:30
May 1st     R5  10:00 R6  15:30
May 2nd   R7  10:00 R8  15:30
May 4th    R9  09:15 R10   14:30 (The final round time may change)
Awards and closing ceremony after the final round is finished. There will be a party afterwards.

The FIDE rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations. This is a FIDE and NCS rated tournament.

The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 10 rounds, time control is 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. For pairings, a Swiss Manager program will be used.

FIDE rating will be used for pairings. NCS rating will be used for the players without FIDE rating. Email the organizer to apply for a FIDE ID if you don’t have one yet.

Pre-registered byes (half points) will be accepted until the start of the tournament except for the last day. In order to qualify for prizes, players must participate in more than 7 rounds (no more than 4 byes) . Bye requests after the start of tournament will be accepted at the discretion of arbiters. A player with a paring-allocated bye receives 1 point. Only one paring-allocated bye is given to the same player.

Players must record all moves. Once the game is finished, both players sign both score sheets and the winner hands over the top copy to the arbiters. In case of a draw, a player with White pieces hands over the score sheet to the arbiters. Make sure the results are correct before signing.

Tie-break to be used: 1. Direct encounter 2. Buchholz Cut1 3. Buchholz 4. Sonneborn-Berger 5. Sum of the rating of the opponents 

If any player is not present 30min after the game is started, s/he shall lose the game by default. The game is not rated.

All electronic devices have to be turned off and stored away. They can be stored in a bag as long as they are switched off and the bag stays in the playing room during the game. That bag is not allowed to be carried outside of the playing room during the game. Players can also ask the arbiters to have their phones left on the arbiters’ table to be picked up after the game is finished. Arbiters are not responsible for them.  Any violation will result in a loss of game. This game is rated.

Spectators are also not allowed to use electronic devices in the playing room. This also applies to players who finished their game.

Photo taking is allowed for the first 10min from the start of each game, including using a mobile phone (only spectators). After that, phones have to be taken outside of the playing room.

Any player who misses any round without notifying an arbiter will not be paired in the following round, and any player who misses two consecutive rounds without notifying an arbiter will be considered to have withdrawn from the tournament.

Prizes and plaques: Plaques will be given to top 4 players. The winner will also receive the Argentine Republic Cup presented by the Ambassador Mr. Campoy.  
1st prize: plaque and 50,000yen, 2nd prize: plaque and 30,000yen, 3rd prize: plaque and 10,000yen, 4th prize: plaque and 10,000yen.

Contact: registration@japanchess.org