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D.V.09. Asian Boys -16 Championships

Regulations for the Asian Boys-16 Championship
Approved by the 1989 Asian Conference.
Amended by the 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997 General Assemblies.



(GA '94) A tournament for the Asian Boys-16 will be organized each year by one of the affiliated chess federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.4, to be designated by the General Assembly, if possible two years before the event is to take place.



Entitled to participate are chess players from the federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.4 who will not have reached the age of 16 by January 1st of the year in which the tournament will commence.


The players placed 1-3 in the previous Championship will have a personal right to participate in the tournament if they fulfil the condition of Article 2.


In addition to the players mentioned in Article 3, each federation in Zones 3.1 to 3.4 will have the right to send one representative. The organizing federation will have a second place in the tournament, and holds a player in reserve to make an even number of participants if necessary.


(GA '95) Subject to the agreement of the organizers, the Continental President may allow additional participants subject to payment of their board and lodging for which their federation shall be held responsible.


Without prejudice to previous regulations on number of participants in this championship, each federation shall be entitled to register any number of participants it deems necessary provided the following conditions are met:

  1. payment to FIDE of the approved fee of SFr. 200 per player in advance;
  2. payment of the full board and lodge of the additional player(s) to the host chess federation;
  3. the additional participants shall not be entitled to any other privileges such as payment of pocket money, etc. (if any), already reserved to the original nominee(s) of each federation (GA97)

At least four months before the beginning of the tournament the organizing federation will send an invitation to all affiliated federations in Zones 3.1 to 3.4.


The letter of invitation should be approved by the Continental President for Asia.


Copies of the invitation are to be sent to him, to the FIDE President and to the Presidents of Zones 3.1 to 3.4.


At least two months before the beginning of the tournament each federation accepting the invitation will send its entry to the organizing federation.


Copies of the entry will be sent to the FIDE President, to the Continental President for Asia and to the President of the Zone to which the federation belongs.


The entry fee stipulated in the Financial Regulations will be paid to FIDE.

Playing Schedule


The tournament shall be played in 9 to 11 rounds.


When the number of participants is 12 or fewer, the tournament will be played in one group, in which each participant plays once against each other participant.


When the number of participants is between 14 to 18 players, the tournament will be played in preliminary and final stages, with the players carrying the points they obtained against the other participants in the final, from the preliminary over to the final.


When the number of participants is 20 or more, the tournament will be played in nine rounds of the Swiss System.

Playing Conditions


The tournament will be played according to the Rules of Play of FIDE.


The time limit is 40 moves in 100 minutes, then 20 moves in 50 minutes and finally 10 minutes for the remaining moves. From move 1 30 seconds will be added after each move. The games shall be played using the DGT clocks.

Appeals Committee


Before the beginning of the tournament an Appeals Committee will be selected. This committee will consist of five members and two reserves, chosen by the players from among themselves or the representatives of national federations present. The persons chosen for the committee of appeal should represent seven different federations.


No member of the committee shall have the right to decide on questions concerning his own federation. In such cases the member concerned shall have the right only to partake in the discussions of the committee.

Designation of the winner


The order of the players is determined by the number of points obtained.


If at the end of the tournament two or more players are tied for first place, the tie shall be broken by the tie-break system specified in FIDE Tournament Rules C.07, Article VIII.


In case the above still does not produce a decision, the players remaining tied will be proclaimed joint winners of the title Asian Boys-16 champion.


The Asian Boys-16 Champion shall be awarded the title of FIDE Master. (cf. B.01 Art. 1.33 & 1.62.) Where there is a tie for first place, each of the players concerned shall be awarded the title, on condition that not more than three titles will be awarded. (cf. B.01 Art. 1.331 & 1.621.)

(GA '93) Clear first place in the Asian Boys-16 Championship is equivalent to a 9-rd International Master result. (cf. B.01 Art. 1.27 & 1.57.)


The Asian Boys-16 Champion shall have the right to participate in the same year's or the following year's World Boys-16 Championship, if he has not exceeded the age limit. The current Asian Boys-16 champion shall have the right to participate in the Asian Junior Championship.

Financial Regulations and Prizes


The travelling expenses of the participants are to be paid by their national federations, while board, lodging and pocket money will be provided by the organizing federation.


The organizing federation shall award prizes to at least the eight highest placed participants.


Before the beginning of the tournament a list of these prizes shall be published together with other prizes to be awarded, and the conditions to be met for winning them.


Moreover, the organizing federation shall award a gold-plated medal to the winner of the title Asian Boys-16 Champion, a silver-plated medal to the player who took second place and a bronze medal to the player who took third place.

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