CARIFTA 2019 Qualifiers
Time & Location
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.
System and Schedule of Play
FIDE rated Swiss System Tournament in 6 rounds.
Saturday, November 17th
Round 1: 10:00 am
Round 2: 1:00pm
Round 3: 3:00pm
Sunday, November 18th
Round 4: 10:00am
Round 5: 1:00am
Round 6: 3:00pm
30mins + 30 seconds per move, starting from move 1.
Result between the tied players if they have all played each other.
Greatest number of victories.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or online https://www.bermudachess.com/registration 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).