I. Tournament Place, Date, Time:  

  • Place: The tournament will be held at Club XiangQi, http://www.clubxiangqi.com.
  • Date: Tournament games will begin on May 14, 2005 and continue each Saturday through May 28, 2005. See our Schedules page for more information. Notice: Registration begins on April 9, 2005 and ends on April 30, 2005.                           Note: For registration, we will post an ad that link the registration page to all rooms and will also post a link at Registration page on April 09, 2005 for members to register.
  • Time: Games will start at 9:00PM Central Daylight Time on every Saturday. 
  •   Note:  There will be 1 round for first two Saturday and 2 round for the last Saturday.  Please check the Schedules pages and TimeZones page for your location time.

II. Tournament Format:

  • The tournament will be structured into a swiss rounds format.  Notice: There will be no Championship match. The winner of this tournament will be determined by the Swiss method.
    • There will be no qualifying round. There will be 16 players for this tournament.  16 players will be selected from the pool of registrants.    
    • Total of 16 players will be paired to play in 4 Swiss rounds. 

III. Time Control:

  • (35/1) For each game, a player is allowed 35 minutes to make as many moves as he can. When this time expires, he is allowed 1 minute for each move thereafter.
  • To ensure round 4 on schedule, for round 3 the total time that allow to complete the round is 90 minutes (which is 1 hour and 30 minutes).  We will force a draw if needed to end the game when time limit reached 90 minutes.  

IV. Scoring System:

  • During the course of the tournament, points will be awarded to players according to game results.
  • A win earns 1 point. a draw earns 0.5 point. A loss or forfeit earns 0 point.
  • Handling Ties:
  • Please see the rules adopted by the FIDE.
  • CXQ reserves the right to break the tie by selecting the two addition tie-breaker options of the swissround to break the tie of the two players to be the winner if the two options that we have at ranking page is fail to break a tie.

V. Selection of Players:

  • A total of 16 players will participate in this tournament.   All players must be a member of CXQ, have a CXQ rating of 1800 or greater, and have played at least 30 games at the club.
  • Method of Selection: 
  • 16  players will be chosen using the Lotto System from the pool registration.
  • If you are not selected, please come to the tour on the first day.  If anyone fail to show up for the tour, that person will be disqualified, and we will allow you to join the tour on the first come first serve basis.  Please email us at admin@clubxiangqi.com  if you are interested to be on the stand by list.


VI. Prizes:

  • 1st place: 2 months bluenicks.
  • 2nd place: 1 month bluenicks.
  • 3rd place: 2 weeks bluenicks.
  • In addition to the above prizes all players who joined the tour will be given bluenick during tournament period.  Who ever forfeit his game with reset back to blacknick during this period and will not be accepted for future tournament.  We will have a Mini-Tournament for every other month.  Please help us to keep the tournament running good by attend all rounds.  Good luck to all players and enjoy the game!

VI. Tournament Officials:

  • The Tournament Committee:
    This is a board of club operators who will meet when necessary to rule over disputes, judge move violations, and break ties, if the usual methods for tie-breaking are first exhausted and fail to produce a winner. The committee reserves the right to decide on taking certain actions such as (but not limited to) the following:
    • Ejecting players and observers from the tournament for disorderly conduct.
    • Judging move violations and declaring a winner, drawing the game, adding more time to the clock in rare cases, or setting a time and date for rematch.
    • Declaring a winner based on forfeiture due to tardiness or absenteeism.
    • Declaring a winner or draw games, and to disqualify a player with poor sportsmanship.

    The members of the committee are http and trieuho.


  • The Tournament Staff:  All Operators and Helpers.