The Grand Finale will be an exclusive event for all the players who qualified from the regional qualifiers and wildcard awardees. The event will take place at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, Lagos and will feature both chess and scrabble concurrently.
- The top 6 finishers at each qualifier will proceed to participate in the Grand Finale of MindGames Premier Championship – MPC 2018.
- 2 wildcards will be given to each partner hosting the qualifier.
- 2 wildcards to be given to Lagos Country Club for hosting the Grand Finale.
- Wildcards to be given at the discretion of organizers.
- Top female player at each qualifier. (If a female player finishes in top 6, the slot goes to next in line).
- Already qualified players will be exempted from taking further part in the qualifiers.
- Players who forfeit their qualification will be replaced by next in line.
- All wildcard awardees to be announced on October 01, 2018.
VENUE: Lagos Country Club, GRA Ikeja, Lagos
START TIME: 9.00AM
DATE: November 10th – 11th, 2018.
- Rounds: 16 rounds
- Pairings: Swiss Manager
- Event type: RAPID VERSION
- Time control: 20 mins + 10 Secs
- Rules: FIDE rules
- Ratings: FIDE ratings
- Rounds: 18 rounds
- Lexicon: CSW15 (SOWPODS)
- Rules: WESPA rules
- Ratings: NSF ratings
- Time Control: 25 min/player, 10-point for every additional 1 minute.
- Challenge rule: 10-point penalty per move
The registration fee for the event will be N10000 only. Registration will close ONE WEEK before the start of the event. Please note that onsite registration will NOT be tolerated.
The event will be a single division event.
|1st||500,000 + TROPHY||500,000 + TROPHY||75,000 + TROPHY|
SCRABBLE FAIR PLAY AWARD ***NGN20,000.00
All prizes will be published at the end of all qualifiers.
In the event that there are less than 70 players participating, the CLASS B prizes will be invalidated and CLASS A prizes will be extended to 20th position.
Please note that no player is eligible for more than one prize. Where a player qualifies for more than one prize, the player shall be awarded the higher of the two prizes, while the forfeited prize goes to the player next in line for that category
The Grand Finale event will be an exclusive event ONLY for all the players who qualified from the regional qualifiers and wildcard awardees.
Already registered players who cancel their registration are entitled to a refund provided the cancellation request is received in writing by the organizers at least three days before the start of the event. Any request received after the specified period will not be processed and player forfeits the registration fee in full. ALL REFUNDS ARE SUBJECT TO A CANCELLATION CHARGE OF N2000.
The organizers reserve the right to reject entries and also to modify/change the format of the event as deemed necessary to account for unforeseen circumstances. MGi shall have no liability whatsoever for any injury, death, loss or damage caused to, or suffered by any player, player’s guest or representative, or any equipment, clothing or personal item of player, his guest or representative whilst at the venue, accommodation or at any other location during the tournament.
DRESSING & CODE OF CONDUCT
All players should endeavour to dress neatly and appropriately during the event. Unkempt or provocative dressing will not be tolerated and any player found guilty may be excused from the tournament venue.
It is very important for players who will be arriving late to notify organizers of their circumstance and confirm participation before the start of event on day one.
By continuing to register for this event, player acknowledges to have read and agreed to the terms and conditions of MGi.