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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Asian Dragons Chess in Taipei from August 14

Asian Dragons Open Chess Tournament 2012 - the sixth edition - would be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from August 14-21. The Asian Dragons tournament used to be an invitational when it first began in Kaohsiung in 2007. It was also, at that time, the first international chess tournament organised by the Chinese Taipei Chess Association. The tournament was inspired by the idea of providing an opportunity for players with ratings below 2200 to improve and compete against players from around the world in a friendly and competitive environment.

The initial format was that of round-robin in the open and under16 sections with players from Macau, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and host federation Chinese Taipei. Soon requests for inviting players from around the world started pouring in as the chess tournament became quite a success. The organisers have now switched to the international Swiss System to allow greater number of entries. In keeping with its original Asian Dragons spirit, the organisers continue to invite players from Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Singapore and Korea, but at the same time we now openly welcome players from all over the world.

Regulations for 9-round Asian Dragons Chess
Time control - The time control is 90 minutes for each player for the entire game with 30 seconds increment per move from move one.
Eligible to participate are all players with FIDE rating 1600~2200 for Open Section; FIDE rating under 2200 for Youth Under 16 Section. The host federation has the right to accept unrated local players to a maximum of one fifth of the total players per section. To maintain Asian Dragons original spirit, those invited federations have the rights to send players not subject to regulation yet the players shall have approximate strength of the required rating range.
Players with FIDE rating more than 2000 (FIDE rating 2001~2200-according to official FIDE July 2012 rating list) will have entry fees waived and receive 10% discount on accommodation.
Registration and entry fee
Participants must pay entry fee of 100EUR.which includes luncheon, dinner, one banquet and hotel – airport transportation.
Invited Federations are eligible to have entry fee waived for two (2) players per section and for one (1) official.
In order to provide appropriate tournament conditions, the Federations or players must complete carefully the official registration form and send it back to the organising committee no later than July 10th, 2012. Organizers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations.
Chess Tournament Venue
The tournament will be held at National Taiwan University which is located at the center of Taipei city. Players arriving by international flights should take plane to Taoyuan International airport, Taiwan.
Asian Dragons Chess Accommodation
Free boarding and lodging for 2 players per section and 1 official (coach) per federation for invited federations. Check in at noon of August 14th, 2012 and check out at noon of August 21st, 2012 at Taipei Hero House hotel on a triple room or double room basis. Meals are provided from breakfast of August 15th, 2012 to breakfast of August 21st, 2012. Single occupancy or spouse occupancy will not be covered by the host federation. For
such cases, the accompanying person has to pay 30 EUR per day per person for shared triple room or 40 EUR for shared double room at the Taipei Hero House hotel.
Taipei Hero House hotel – an official 3-Star hotel:
a. Triple rooms: 30 EUR per person per day (Bed+3 meals) ,7 nights = 210 Euro
b. Double rooms: 40 EUR per person per day (Bed+3 meals) ,7 nights = 280 Euro
c. Single rooms: 60 EUR per person per day (Bed+3 meals) , 7 nights = 420 Euro 6.4 Alternative 4-Star Hotel :
a. Double rooms: 65 EUR per person per day (Bed+3 meals) , 7 nights = 455 Euro
b. Single rooms: 100 EUR per person per day (Bed+3 meals) , 7 nights = 700 Euro
The first five players in each section will be awarded Trophies and Certificates.
Contact the Organizing Committee
Asian Dragons Chess, Mrs. Dina MF Chen E-mail :



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