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African Chess Junior Championship

the 2008 Junior Championship will take place in Bronkhorstspruit, SOuth Africa

Under the auspices of the African Chess Union, Chess South Africa has
the honour of inviting African Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in
the 2008 African Junior Chess Championship and African Girls Chess
Championship.

African Junior Chess championship venue

The 2008 African Junior Chess Championships will be held from 28th December 2008 (arrival) to 6th January 2009 (departure) at the
malaria-free Amanzintaba Resort “Water from the Mountain”, in
Bronkhorstspruit, a town in the Gauteng Province, a forty minute journey
from Pretoria, or less than an hour from Oliver Tambo International airport,
Johannesburg.

Not only is South Africa an important emerging economy, it is also the
gateway to other African markets. Home to 6% of the continent’s
population, South Africa produces 23% of Africa’s GDP, boasts 45% of its
mineral production and 50% of its buying power. South Africa has a
population of about 47.9-million.
The weather in December is warm ranging from 24 – 30 degrees.

Participants

In accordance with FIDE regulations, entitled participants are those
players born on or after 1st January 1988.
The tournament will be played in TWO sections, an open event and a girl’s
event. The host Federation will cater for Two players (one boy and one
girl) from each FIDE affiliated African National Federation on a full board
and lodging basis (i.e players are required to stay at the venue).

Additional players may be accepted on application subject to a maximum
of 4 players per federation in each category. Additional players will be held
responsible for payment of Є45.00 per person per day for meals and
accommodation. Officials and accompanying persons from participating
Federations wishing to live at the official Chess Resort will also be allowed
upon payment of Є50.00 per person per day for meals and
accommodation subject to confirmation of accommodation on a first
come first serve basis. The accommodation of other accompanying
persons such as friends or relations will be for their own account.

FIDE/ACU Fees

In accordance with FIDE regulations an entry fee of Є70 (Seventy Euros)
is required for each invited player (one boy and one girl). Additional
players are required to pay an entry fee of Є140 (One Hundred and Forty
Euros).

Federations are responsible for paying the entry fees for each of their
players. All fees should be paid into the account of FIDE/ACU by 28th
October 2008. (Please note only the FIDE/ACU fees are paid into this
account. All other fees for registration and accommodation are to be paid
into the CHESSA account).

Dabilani Buthali

First National Bank of Botswana

International Trade Centre

Account Number: 2310101 309401

Bank Code: 284667

Swift Code: FIRNBWGX

Please use the reference of AJ, your Federation code, Surname, (for
example AJRSAvanRensburg meaning African Juniors, South Africa,
player name).
A copy of the deposit slip or letter from the Federation’s Treasurer as
proof of payment to FIDE/ACU must accompany the player(s) to the
venue as well as faxed to(+2786 611 7224) local 086 611 7224 or
emailed to lynne@chessa.co.za.
No participant shall be allowed to take part in the event without
payment of the FIDE/ACU Fees.

Registration

A Registration Fee of Є100.00 per player will be payable in advance into
the CHESSA bank account. The deadline for registration is 15 November
2008. Failure to pay this fee will result in the affected player(s) being
excluded from the tournament. Players will not be paired until all the
payments are effected to the organisers. After this date a penalty of 50 €
(Euros) for each late registration will be charged to participants. However,
organisers reserve the right to decline late registrations.
To secure participation of all players, a 50% deposit is required to be paid
into the CHESSA Bank Account by 15th
November 2008 , with the
balance to be paid by 30th
November.

NAME OF ACCOUNT: CHESSA

BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK

BRANCH/CODE: CRESTA / 254905

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 58810045419

SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJ

For all payments, please use the reference of AJ, your Federation code,
Surname, (for example AJRSAvanRensburg meaning African Juniors,
South Africa, player name).
Arrival and confirmation of pre-registration will take place on 28 th
December 2008.
A copy of the deposit slip or letter from the Federation’s Treasurer as
proof of payment to the organisers must accompany the player(s) to the
venue as well as faxed to(+2786 611 7224) local 086 611 7224 or
emailed to lynne@chessa.co.za.
No additional player shall be allowed to take part in the event without
full payment of registration fees and accommodation costs.

Travel Arrangements

The cost of traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa and returning home
again is for personal account of the participants. The hosts shall meet
participants and accompanying persons at the Johannesburg International
Airport, provided that full information about the flight/trip and arrival times
is given in writing to the organizers not later than 12th December 2008.
Transport from and to the Airport will be included as part of the registration
fee.

Board and Lodging

Between the Gousberg Mountains and Wilge River one finds a place
hidden from city life, where one can explore simple things often forgotten.
A large lapa overlooks the swimming pools and the warm water spa is
renowned for its therapeutic effects. Various sport, entertainment and
game facilities offer a wide range of stimulating activities.
All participants will be accommodated at the one Resort.
They will also have all their meals at the Dining Hall at the resort.
Amanzintaba offers comfortable chalet accommodation, in either 4 bed
(3 people sharing, 1 bedroom and a lounge) or 6 bed units (5 people
sharing – 2 bedrooms and lounge), offering guests comfortable relaxed
living, breathtaking natural beauty and new quality facilities.
Accompanying persons requiring assistance with sourcing of
accommodation should advise the host by 15th November 2008 (€50 per
day). A clear description of the requirements should be advised, using the
online entry form.

To secure participation of additional players, a 50% deposit (€45 per
day for 9 days) is required to be paid into the CHESSA Bank Account
by 15th November 2008, with the balance to be paid by 30th November 2008.

NAME OF ACCOUNT: CHESSA

BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK

BRANCH/CODE: CRESTA / 254905

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 58810045419

SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJ

For all payments, please use the reference of AJ, your Federation code,
Surname, (for example AJRSAvanRensburg meaning African Juniors,
South Africa, player name).
A copy of the deposit slip or letter from the Federation’s Treasurer as
proof of payment to the organisers must accompany the player(s) to the
venue as well as faxed to(+2786 611 7224) local 086 611 7224 or
emailed to lynne@chessa.co.za.

Tournament Regulations, Tie break and Appeals committee

It is intended that the Championships will be played in accordance with
FIDE regulations on a 9 Round Swiss System basis with a free day after
the Fourth Round. However should the number of participants be around
twelve, the tournament could be adjusted to a Round Robin (all-play-all)
event.
The games will be played using DGT XL clocks.
The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for
the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an
addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

Local Currency

The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR), which currently stands
at an Exchange Rate of R8.= US$1 (Or R12.5 = Є1). You are advised to
change any foreign exchange through the banks or foreign exchange
beaureaus, which are readily found. Banks open every day except on
Sunday. Visitors are advised to try as much as possible to use the local
currency for most transactions, as this will minimize exchange rate
confusion or complications.

Visas

For delegations coming from countries requiring entry visas into South
Africa, these can be obtained from South African Embassies. The host
Federation will arrange for official invitations to facilitate applications for
those countries that need special invitations. Should there be any
problems in obtaining entry visas, the intending travelers should urgently
contact the host Federation for assistance either by phone or email.
It is advisable that this invitation letter be carried by players when crossing
through South African frontiers as this may help in having so many
questions answered.

The citizen who is a holder of a national passport (diplomatic, official or
ordinary) / travel document of the following countries / territories /
international organisations is not required to hold a visa in respect of
purposes for which a visitors permit may be issued or by virtue of being a
person contemplated in section 31(3)(b) [diplomatic and official visit] for an
intended stay of 30 days or less and when in transit:

Botswana (90 days),
Gabon,
Lesotho,
Malawi,
Mauritius,
Mozambique,
Namibia,
Seychelles,
Swaziland,
Zambia,
Zimbabwe [only in respect of government officials, including police on
cross border investigations]

Flights

There are regular flights arrive in South Africa from major centers throughout
Africa including: Blantyre, Cairo, Gaborone, Dar es Salaam, Harare,
Lilongwe, Livingstone, Luanda, Lusaka, Kinshasa, Maputo, Manzini, Maun,
Mauritius, Nairobi, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.

Players and officials safety

You are requested to guard all personal belongings that can easily attract
thieves. Resorts are generally safe to store items in.

Chief Arbiter

The Chief Arbiter for the 2008 African Junior Chess Championships will be
Günther van der Bergh, FIDE International Arbiter from South Africa. Lars
Persson, FIDE Arbiter from South Africa and Gilton Mkumbwa FIDE
arbiter from Malawi will also assist.

Organising Committee

CHESS South Africa
Postal Address: P. O. Box 130629, Bryanston, South Africa, 2021
Phone – +2711 463 3237
Fax – +2786 611 7224
E-MAIL: lynne@chessa.co.za

LOC Contact:
Neelu Dole
Cell +2782 346 2286 or
Phone +2721 701 8588
Email: neeluchess@gmail.com

Secretary:
Lynne van Rensburg
Phone +2711 463 3237 (after 14:00h)
Email:lynne@chessa.co.za

CHESSA President:
Emelia Ellappen
Phone – +2721 696 1076
Cell – +2782 713 6162
Email: ellappen@telkomsa.net

Appeals Committee

The Appeals Committee will consist of 5 members and 2 reserves chosen
from among the participating delegations.

Registration Form

The closing date for entries is 15th
November 2008. Registration can be done
online at http://www.chessa.co.za/Africanjuniors.html.
Or
By Email to lynne@chessa.co.za (with attached registration form)
Please try to register before 28 th
October 2008 to assist administration.

Regards

Lynne van Rensburg

CHESSA Secretary

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