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7th Asian Dragons Chess International Tournament 2013 from July 30

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Hi everyone, 

The 7th Asian Dragons International Chess Tournament 2013 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from July 30 to August 6. The Asian Dragons Invitational Tournament was held for the first time in Kaohsiung in 2007 - being the first international chess event held by the Chinese Taipei Chess Association. The purpose of the tournament was to provide opportunity for developing players with ratings below 2200 to compete against players with similar strength, offering them a friendly yet competitive environment. With this purpose in mind, the tournament was played in round-robin format for the Open section and Under 16 section with players coming from the following countries: Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Korea and the host federation, Chinese Taipei. 

The chess tournament was quite a success and requests poured in for participation. Players have been invited from Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Singapore, and Korea. Starting from 2013, the organisers are opening the invitation to all federations. 

1.1 Swiss System 9 rounds
2.1 System of Play
The tournament is FIDE rated and will be conducted as per FIDE Laws of Chess. The tournament will be conducted as Swiss system of 9 rounds and will be played according to FIDE regulations.
2.2 Time control
The time control is 90 minutes for each player for the entire game with 30 seconds increment per move from move one.
2.3 Tie-break
FIDE Tie-Break Regulations shall be applied. Details of Tie-Break will be announced during Technical Meeting.
2.4 Chief Arbiter shall make announcement accordingly before the start of the games. If a player is not present during the start of the games, he/she shall lose by default.
3.1 Eligible to participate are all players with Fide rating 1600~2200 for Open Section; Fide rating under 2200 for Youth Under 16 Section.
3.2 The host federation has the right to accept unrated local players to a maximum of one fifth of the total players per section.
3.3 To maintain Asian Dragons original spirit, those invited federations have the rights to send some players without FIDE rating, yet the players shall have approximate strength of the required rating range.
4. Registration and entry fee
4.1 Participants must pay entry fee of 100 EUR.which includes luncheon, dinner, one banquet and hotel – airport transportation.
4.2 Players with FIDE rating more than 2000 (FIDE rating 2001~2200 according to official FIDE July 2013 rating list) will have entry fees waived and receive 10% discount on Taipei Hero House accommodation.
4.3 Invited Federations are eligible to have entry fee waived for two (2) players per section and for one (1) official.
4.4 Deadline for Registration is June 30th 2013
In order to provide appropriate tournament conditions, the Federations or players must complete carefully the official registration form and send it back to the organizing committee no later than June 30th, 2013. Organizers reserve the right to refuse or decline late registrations.
5. Venue
The tournament will be held at National Taiwan University which is located at the center of Taipei city.
6.1 For invited federations, free boarding and lodging for 2 players per section and 1 official per federation are provided to stay in the official hotel (Taipei Hero House) on a triple room or double room basis from August 01 to August 08. Meals are provided from breakfast of July 30 to breakfast of August 06 2013. Single occupancy or spouse occupancy will not be covered by the host federation.
6.2 All accompanying person (including invited federation) and extra player has to pay 35 EUR per day per person for shared triple room or 45 EUR for shared double room at the Taipei Hero House hotel.
6.3 Taipei Hero House hotel – an official 3-Star hotel. Find more details at the Fide website.

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