Golden Week Open 2024



  • Date(s): Sat (Holiday), 4 May 2024 – Mon (Holiday), 6 May 2024
  • Venue: Shinagawa Ward General Kumin Hall “Curian”5F
    5-18-1 Higashi-Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (地図)
    About 2 min walk from Oimachi Station on JR Keihin-Tohoku Line, Tokyu Oimachi Line & Rinkai-sen
    About 15 min walk from Aomono-Yokocho Station on Keihin-Kyuko Line
  • Format: 5R Swiss, 90min+30sec/move, National & FIDE Standard Rated
    Participants will be divided into two tournaments, Open and Group A.



  • Entry criteria: 
    (1) If your chess nationality is Japanese, you must be an annual member of the Japanese Chess Federation and purchase ticket A below
    *Members must make sure that their membership is valid until the day of the tournament. If you are not a member, purchase tickets through Peatix and complete the membership registration as soon as possible.
    *In cases where a player has never participated in a FIDE tournament and does not currently have chess nationality, those who intends to acquire Japanese chess nationality shall be treated as (1).

    If your chess nationality is other than Japanese, you must purchase ticket B below.
    *However, if you are an annual member of the Japan Chess Federation at the time the regulation is published, you may buy Ticket A for (1), regardless of your chess nationality.
  • Group: Group A is only for players with FIDE Rating under 1700 (include UR). Participants who do not have a preference at the time of registration will be assigned to the appropriate group.
  • Entry Fee: 
    Ticket (A) 
    Normal ticket (for annual membership) : 10,000 yen (Limit: 60 players)
    U22 7,000 yen
    *U22 refers to players who have not reached the age of 22 by January 1, 2024. (i.e. were born in and after 2002.

    Ticket (B)
    Foreign Chess Nationality Ticket : 13,000yen (Limit: 20 players)
    *Foreign Chess Nationality Ticket may be purchased by players whose chess nationality is not Japan (JPN) and who are not annual members of the Japan Chess Federation. The person who has purchased this ticket may participate only in this tournament. 
    *For Ticket (B), there will be no U22 discount nor waiting list tickets.
  • Registration: Purchase tickets through [Peatix] during the registration period.(Limit: 80 players)
    If ticket (B) has fewer than 20 applicants by April 21, and if the maximum number of applicants for ticket (A) (60 players) has been filled, the applicants for the waiting list tickets will be considered as participants in order.
  • Registration Period: From 18:00 on Tue, 19 Mar 2024 to 23:59 on Wed , 1 May 2024
    A “waiting list” ticket will be sold at the same price along with the “participation ticket” on Peatix.
    “Waiting list tickets” can be purchased only when the capacity has been reached and regular tickets are sold out. If a cancellation occurs, the participants will be allowed to participate in the tournament in the order in which they purchased their “waiting list tickets,” and the purchase price will be applied directly to the entry fee. If the waiting list is not filled by one week prior to the tournament, the purchase price will be refunded.
    If a waiting list ticket purchaser becomes eligible to participate in the tournament, he/she will be notified via his/her registered email address.
    *This ticket will be provided only for Ticket A.



Sat (Holiday), 4 May

09:30-10:10 Check-in

10:10 Opening Ceremony

10:30 R1

16:00 R2


Sun (Holiday),5 May

09:45 R3

15:15 R4


Mon (Holiday), 6 May

09:45 R5

15:00 Prize Giving




1st 20,000 yen and plaque

2nd 15,000 yen and plaque 

3rd 10,000 yen and plaque

4th ChessMood Prizes and plaque 

5th ChessMood Prizes and plaque


Group A (Refer to the ‘’group’’)

Plaques and ChessMood Prizes for 1st~3rd.

4th and 5th ChessMood Prizes.


Tie-breaks will be used to determine winners. No two players will share the prize.


Other Regulations

Tournament Rules

  • Tie-breaks:
  1. Buchholz Cut-1 (Sum of the opponents’ points excluding the lowest)
  2. Buchholz (Sum of the opponents’ points)
  3. Sonneborn-Berger (Sum of the defeated opponents’ points and halves of drawn opponents’ points)
  4. Sum of the ratings of the opponents
  5. Drawing of lots
  • Default time: If any player is not present within min after the game starts, she/he shall lose the game by default. The game is not rated.
  • Pre-registered Byes: Bye requests will be accepted until 18:00 on the day before the tournament by filling in the Bye Request Form. 0.5 points will be awarded for pre-requested Byes, and 0 points for Bye requested after the deadline. The requested Bye for the final 1 rounds shall be given 0 points. If a player has more than 1 requested byes, the player will not qualify for prizes.
  • Pairing-allocated bye will be one point.
  • Pairings of the first round will be published between 18:00 and 24:00 on the day before the tournament.
  • If you wish to declare a bye or cancel your participation in the tournament after the closing time of the previous day, please contact .
  • If a player missed the last round without prior Bye report,  and does not contact the above address by email before the pairings of the next round is published, he/she will be disqualified and will be excluded from the tournament.
  • The organizer will provide chess equipment including clocks and score sheets. Players must use them.
  • Players must record all moves. Once the game is finished, both players sign both score sheets and hand over the original score sheets to the arbiters. Make sure the results are correct before signing.
  • All electronic devices including smartphones, tablets or smartwatches must be turned off and stored away. Players are not allowed to keep it on him/her or take it outside of the venue in a bag. When a player breaks these rules, his/her game shall be immediately lost. It is forbidden for anybody to use a mobile phone or any kind of communication device in the playing venue.
  • The pairings will be done in order of the FIDE ratings, the National ratings, titles, and the alphabetical order of the players.
  • The tournament will follow FIDE rules unless otherwise stated above. For example, an illigal move will be penalised and the second illegal move will result in the loss of the game. Pressing the clock by mistake or pressing it with the other hand which touched the pieces will also be judged as an illegal move.


Media Related Rules

  • The tournament results will be posted on the Internet ( for reporting purposes. The game record may also be published on the Internet. Participants agree to the publication of their real names, results, and game records.
  • Observers are allowed to take photos for the first 10 minutes of each round. No photos are allowed after 10 minutes, except for the case with special permission.
  • Individuals who wish to use photos or videos of participants (during games, award ceremonies, etc.) must be careful to protect their privacy. In addition to obtaining comprehensive consent in advance, for example, in the case of minors, the permission of their guardians must be obtained, and due consideration must be given to the protection of personal information and portrait rights.
  • The organizer will take photos, record videos, and broadcast the event live. These may be published and used in media such as websites, SNS, video sites, and journals managed by Japan Chess Federation. Participants shall agree to the publication and live broadcast of these photos and videos.

COVID-19 Related Rules

All players have to follow the “COVID-19 Guidelines 4th Edition.”


Other Rules

  • The organizer reserves the right for changing the above rules with adequate reason before the first round starts.
  • Due to the spread of coronavirus infection or other unforeseeable reasons, there may be unavoidable changes to the duration of the rounds or the event may be cancelled.
  • Cancellation must be noticed to If cancellation is made 8-days before the registration deadline and the number of participants has not reached to the maximum number, a refund will be made. We do not refund from 7-days before the registration deadline. We do not refund once the number of applicants has reached the maximum.
  • Japan Chess Federation shall not be responsible for any troubles between individuals.
  • If there is a discrepancy between English and Japanese, Japanese version prevails.



Japan Chess Federation





  • COVID-19 Guidelines 4th Edition
  • Chess-Results (participants list)