This event will take place in Sapele under the supervision of our partner – Neighbourhood Scrabble Club to determine the first set of qualifiers for the chess event at the Grand Finale of MindGames Premier Championship – MPC 2018 holding later in the year at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja.
- Top 6 finishers to qualify automatically
- Top female player to join the qualifiers
- Already qualified players will be exempted from taking further part in the qualifying series
- Players who forfeit their qualification slot will be replaced by players next in line
VENUE: Orion Hotel, 12 Woodland Drive, GRA, Sapele, Delta State.
DATE: May 27th, 2018
- Rounds: 8 rounds
- Pairings: Swiss Manager
- Event type: RAPID VERSION
- Rules: FIDE rules
- Ratings: FIDE ratings
- Time control: 20 min + 10 Secs
The registration fee for the event will be N5000 only. Registration will close 48 hours before the start of the event. Please note that onsite registration will NOT be tolerated.
This event will be a single division event with players categorized in Class A & B. There are spot prizes for female and youth players. See prize distribution table below;
|CLASS B (<1950/UNRATED)||FEMALE||YOUTH|
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 event is not restrictive in any way or form and all chess players in Nigeria are eligible to participate except for those players serving a ban imposed by the Nigeria Chess Federation or their club.
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 N1000.
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.