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The 2012 Commonwealth Chess Championship will be organized by the All India Chess Federation and Tamil Nadu State Chess Association on behalf of FIDE and Commonwealth Chess Association from 22nd November to 1st December at the Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

The previous Commonwealth Chess Championship was held in 2011 in South Africa. The winner was GM Gawain Jones.

The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 11 rounds.

Total Cash Prizes: Rs. 10,00,000/- (approx USD 20000)

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in Open, Women, Under-20 (Boys and Girls), Under-18 (Boys and Girls), Under-16 (Boys and Girls), Under-14 (Boys and Girls), Under-12 (Boys and Girls), Under-10 (Boys and Girls), Under-8 (Boys and Girls) categories. The medal winners will be referred to as Commonwealth Medalists.

Each Commonwealth country is eligible to field one man, one woman, one Junior Girl (Under-20), one Junior Boy (Under-20) player and one boy and girl each in under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 as official entrants. Their boarding and lodging will be provided free.

Other entrants will have to pay for the boarding and lodging at Rs.3000/-($ 60 Approx.) per day / per person in a double room. Please note that, the entry fee has to be paid by everyone unless qualifying for a free entry under the ‘Entry fee’ section. Entry of Indian players: Only registered players of the All India Chess Federation are eligible to participate and the entries have to be routed through the All India Chess Federation.

Entries may be sent by DD (Chennai Cheque will also be accepted) favoring Tamil Nadu State Chess Association, payable at Chennai and posted to Mr. K.Muralimohan, General Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Chess Association, Room No.75, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet, Chennai – 600 003. (India)

All Foreign Participants and accompanying persons will have to pay registration 100 euros per head. This will include their transportation from airport and back.

AICF registration fee for 2012-13 is compulsory for all Indian participants. The AICF players’ registration fee of Rs. 250/- will be accepted at the venue for the convenience of the players.

All foreign participants / accompanying persons are required to stay in official accommodation. Indian Players can arrange their own accommodation.

Tamil Nadu State Chess Association
Room No.75. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet, Chennai – 600 003. Telephone : +91-44-25384477 Tele-fax : +91-44-25366464
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Mr.P.R.Venketrama Raja
Tamil Nadu State Chess Association
Chairman Org. Committee, CWCC 2012

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