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Sat, 17 Nov


Elbow Beach Resort

CARIFTA 2019 Qualifiers

FIDE rated Swiss system in 6 rounds 30 minutes + 30 seconds starting from move 1 Saturday from November 17rd, 2018 Sunday November 18th 2018 Age groups U12, U16, U20

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CARIFTA 2019 Qualifiers
CARIFTA 2019 Qualifiers

Time & Location

17 Nov 2018, 10:00 am – 18 Nov 2018, 4:00 pm

Elbow Beach Resort, 60 South Shore Road, Paget PG 04, Bermuda

About the event

The Bermuda Chess Association (BCA) is pleased to announce that the official invitation for the 8th staging of the CARIFTA Chess Youth Championship to be held in Curacao 2019 has been released, and the dates for the tournament Thursday, April 18th – Tuesday April 23rd, 2019.

In preparation for the event, the BCA will be hosting the CARIFTA 2019 Qualifiers Tournament on the weekend of November 17th and 18th at the Elbow Beach Resort. The rounds are scheduled to begin at 10:00am sharp on both days, and players will be given a 15 min grace period after the clocks have been started to arrive at their board.

Tournament Regulations:

System and Schedule of Play

FIDE rated Swiss System Tournament in 6 rounds.

Saturday, November 17th

Round 1: 10:00 am

Lunch Break

Round 2: 1:00pm

Round 3: 3:00pm

Sunday, November 18th

Round 4: 10:00am

Lunch Break

Round 5: 1:00am

Round 6: 3:00pm

Awards Ceremony

Time Control

30mins + 30 seconds per move, starting from move 1.

Tie-break System

Result between the tied players if they have all played each other.

Greatest number of victories.

Bucholz Cut


Age in favor of the younger player.

Pairings and Results

Players will be paired in accordance with official FIDE Swiss System rules. If players are found to be un-rated, they will be paired by relative strength at the sole discretion of the chief arbiter.

The winner at the end of the 6 rounds will be the player who has scored the most points.

The gold medal winners in each of the bellow six (6) categories will be given the opportunity to represent Bermuda at CARIFTA in Curacao 2019 as official players of our federation. Official players are given free accommodation and meals by the host country ($700 value).

Absolute Under 12: Born 1st January 2007

Absolute Under 16: Born 1st January 2003

Absolute Under 20: Born 1st January 1999

Female Under 12: Born 1st January 2007

Female Under 16: Born 1st January 2003

Female Under 20: Born 1st January 1999

Players who do not finish at the top of their section are still welcomed to attend as part of the Bermuda contingent for the tournament as unofficial players, but it will be their responsibility to cover the costs associated with the event.

* All players will receive a participation certificate.

We very much look forward to your child’s participation in this event and hope it will be a fun and exciting weekend for our young chess players! Interested parties MUST register by email at: or online BEFORE Friday November 15st to confirm your attendance. Please include the following information in your correspondence:

Number of children registering.

Name of school.

Gender of participant(s).

Age and DOB.

FIDE ID (If applicable).

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