Do you want to play in Chess tournament at Goa/India?

Do you want to play in Chess tournament at Goa/India?

Nov 13, 2008, 12:11 AM |

Children Chess Tournament on January 24, 25, 26 (Sat, Sun, Republic Day) 2009
Organisers : Taleigao Chess Academy Sports Club and International Centre Goa, Dona Paula

Venue : International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, Goa, India

Tournament will be held in Eight categories.
KG to 7th Standard (Boys and Girls Mix) for Indians.

(Any one from this world and below 13 years of age can take part in this tournamet. That child will have to play in following category below  6 years complete 1st Std. , 7 years complete 2nd Std. , 8 years complete 3rd. 9 years complete 4th Std. 10 years complete 5th Std. 11 years complete 6th Std. 12  years complete 7th Std.)

After rigorous efforts of Taleigao Chess Academy (TCA) for 6 months with Goa State Chess Association (GSCA), finally GSCA gave permission to TCA through court (Interim order CJJD Civil Suit No.63/08/C ) to hold chess tournament on 24, 25 & 26th of January 2009. “No penal action against the players participating in Taleigao Chess Academy chess Tournament.” 

TCA by letter dated June 6, 2008 had asked permission from GSCA to organize All India Primary Student Chess tournament at International Centre, Goa, Dona Paula on Jan 24, 25 & 26, 2009 followed by several reminders there after. 

In such un-supportive act of GSCA we are not in position to organize a tournament in such short notice. As also International Centre Goa has informed us that they have booked the premises for other program on those days but are willing to provide same facilities in near future for children chess tournament. 

Hope you all chess lovers are kind enough to understand our position

Prize Money in each of the eight Categories
First Prize Rs. 3,333/- Trophy and more
Second Prize Rs. 2,222/- and more
Third Prize Rs. 1,111/- and more
4th to 8th Prize Rs.555/-
9th to 13th Prize Rs. 444/-
14th to 15th Prize Rs.333/-

Special Prize for those winning all rounds Rs.12000/-

Total Prize fund Rs.100000/- and more
All rounds will be of two hours. (one hour clock time to each player)
Tournament will be held in Swiss League System 

Satuday 24th January 2009
First Round 2.00 to 4.00
Second Round 4.30 to 6.30

Sunday 25th January 2009
Third Round 9.00 to 11.00
Fourth Round 11.30 to 1.30
Fifth Round 2.00 to 4.00
Sixth round 4.30 to 6.30

Monday (Republic Day) 25th January 2009
Seventh Round 9.00 to 11.00 
Eight round 11.30 to 1.30
Final Round 2.00 to 4.00

Prize Distribution 5.30pm
(There can be changes as per discretion of Arbiter)

Eligibility : Any student studying upto 7th standard. 
School certificate certifying the standard of the student should be send along with entry form.  
(Entry for students outside India is at the discretion of the organizers.)

Entry fee Rs.300/-
Entry Fee Cheque/Draft should be drawn in favor of “Taleigao Chess Academy” payable in Goa.

Last date to accept entry form is Jan 10, 2009
Late entries may be accepted with additional late fee of Rs.500/-

Entry forms are available at from December  5, 2009

Accommodation : Participants should make their own accommodation arrangements.

There may be few changes in this prospectus. Which include association of Goa State Chess Association in organising etc...

Please write to for more details.