Monday, May 26, 2014

CLOSING DATE NOW THURSDAY 10PM FOR THOMSON FIESTA

Participants can have up to Thursday 10pm to sign up for the tournament. I would suggest that you come to Thomson CC personally to make payment if you are afraid that your mailed entries cannot reach the CC in time.


Friday, May 16, 2014

THOMSON BLITZ JUNE1 SUNDAY 9AM

For interested players wanting to play in the Thomson Blitz, it is on June 1 Sunday 9am so we can give away the prizes in line with the other events.

This tournament is not rated.

Hope to see more enthusiasts in the 1st incremental time control blitz tournament!

Monday, May 12, 2014

THOMSON CHESS FIESTA ! MAY 31 JUNE 1

The annual Thomson Cup International comes back with a new format

THOMSON CHESS FIESTA

It is Singapore's first tournament played under incremental time controls at CC level competition. We have decided to take this bold step to drop the 60min per side time control due to problems in FIDE rating compliance. Having the tournament in 25 mins with 5 second increments allows each round to complete within 80 minutes and gives the players 9 rounds of chess instead of the usual 7. This tournament shall be FIDE rated under Rapid Chess. As such, foreign players wishing to participate must obtain their valid FIDE-ID when submitting their entries or it shall be rejected and their entries refunded.

In addition, we have added a blitz tournament also based on incremental time control (ie 3 minutes with 2 second increments) to be played Sunday morning from 9am sharp.

This will be a treat for those wishing to try out the incremental time controls over the sudden death modes. However, I do advise you try it out online first at the chess servers to get  a feel for playing under time pressure as precision is required at every move. 1 wrong decision can see your win disappear when the opponent gains material and will have time to convert the advantage so long as he/she finds the moves.

There will also be the Challengers tournament played over the usual sudden death of 25 minutes per side. The Challengers and Blitz tournaments shall not be rated.

Entry forms can be downloaded here.