Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Asian Seniors and Asian Amateurs Championship

Australia does not do a good job of hosting official Asian events. Apart from the Oceania Zonals it has been a long time since an Asian Continental event was held in this country.
However next month sees not one, but two such events, to held in Parramatta, NSW. The Oceania Chess Confederation is organising the 2012 Asian Seniors Championship, and the 2012 Asian Amateurs Championship. The Seniors is open to players born before 1/1/1958 (Male) and 1/1/1963 (Female).  It will be a 9 round swiss with $7000 in total prizes.
Running along side it with be the Asian Amateurs Championship. This is open to all players who have been rated under 2100 for at least the past 2 years, and do not have a title of FM/WFM or above. It is also a 9 round swiss, and has a prize fund of $7000.
Both tournaments start on the 2nd June and finish on the 7th. This fits in nicely with the 2012 NSW Open, which then begins on the 9th June.
Entries for both events close in two weeks (14 May), as all entrants must be approved by their respective national federations (even Australian players). Assuming the other criteria is met, both tournaments normally award FIDE titles for the winners.
Further details including entry forms are available at the Oceania Chess Confederation website

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