Commonwealth Chess Championship 2012 in Chennai from Nov 22
The Commonwealth Chess Championship is going to be held in Chennai, India from November 22-December 1, 2012. The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Swiss System with 11 rounds. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in Open, Women, Under-20 (Boys and Girls), Under-18 (Boys and Girls), Under-16 (Boys and Girls), Under-14 (Boys and Girls), Under-12 (Boys and Girls), Under-10 (Boys and Girls), Under-8 (Boys and Girls) categories. The medal winners will be referred to as Commonwealth Medalists. The defending champion is GM Gawain Jones of England.
All Foreign Participants and accompanying persons will have to pay registration 100 euros per head. This will include their transportation from airport and back. AICF registration fee for 2012-13 is compulsory for all Indian participants. All foreign participants / accompanying persons are required to stay in official accommodation. Indian Players can arrange their own accommodation. Chennai is also hosting the Blind Chess Olympiad from August 9.
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