2007 World Inter-Varsity Chess Championship

Tournament Info.

Date: Dec, 04 - Dec, 12 2007
City: Kuala Lumpur
Country: Malaysia
Organizer: the Tuanku Bahiyah Residential College; Lim Yi Jing
Tel: 03 7957 1706; (6) 017 5767333
Email: gacc_12@yahoo.com
Fax: 03 7957 1608
Address: Tuanku Bahiyah Residential College; University of Malaya
Url: www.gacc-chess.com
Type: Standard
Time control: 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment from move 1
Number of rounds: 9
System: Swiss


Participation in GACC World Inter-Varsity Chess Championship (GACC) is open to all BONA FIDE representatives from universities, collages and institutes of higher education.
GACC will be conducted as an individual Swiss event.
GACC accepts the participation of individual players as well as team. The best results of the four individuals from the same team representing the same university will be accumulated for the team results.
Each university or institute can send two teams if they wish to,but not more.

Team Composition
For a university that intends to participate in the team event, the team must consist of a minimum of four players, which is inclusive of at least one female player. A team can consist of a maximum of six players.
Import of female players from other universities is allowed only if the university concerned is has difficuties in obtaining a female player.

Financial Charges
The participating fee for each individual player is USD 100 for the duration of the tournament (4th to 12th December, 2007).
Participating fees for teams are as follows:
A team consisting of four players – USD 320

For each subsequent player, an additional USD 75 is charged.

Food and accommodation for the whole duration of GACC are USD 20 per person.
Accompanying personnel will be charged USD 100 which is inclusive of food and accommodation in Tuanku Bahiyah Residential College, University of Malaya from 4th to 12th December, 2007.

Playing System and Time Control
GACC is according to FIDE – Rated 9 Round Swiss. The time control is 90 minutes with 30 seconds increment from move 1.
Tie breaks are as per FIDE C.04.2 Article D.16.

Prizes and Trophies

Individual Event Team Event
Champion Trophy + RM1000 Royal Selangor Challenge Trophy + 6 Takeaway medals + RM2000
First Runner – up Trophy + RM500 Runner-up trophy + 6 takeaway medals + RM1500
Second Runner – up Trophy + RM250 Runner-up trophy + 6 takeaway medals + RM1000
Best Local Team Royal Selangor Plaque + 6 Takeaway medals + RM500
Top Ten Players Medals
Best Female Player Trophy + RM400

Arrival and Departure
All teams are expected to arrive in Malaysia not later than 4th December, 2007, and expected to depart earliest on 12th December, 2007.
All participants will be met on arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), the main train station or main bus station according to the mode of transport used by the participants.

Meals are provided starting from dinner on 4th December, 2007 until breakfast on 12th December, 2007 except on 8th December, 2007.
The organizing committee arranges an optional programme for the participants on 8th December, 2007 for a reasonable charge. Please note that only breakfast provided.
Accommodation is provided at Tuanku Bahiyah Residential College, University of Malaya. Lodging is based on a twin – sharing basis from 4th to 12th December, 2007. Teams arriving before or after the mentioned date will have to pay extra charges for accommodation.
Participants who wish to stay elsewhere may do so at their own expenses. The organizing committee will try to assist in arranging for this.
Transportation will be provided on the arrival of participants. Transportation for departure is not provided but the organizing committee are most willing to help to arrange for this.
Each team will be provided with a liaison official as a guide in Malaysia throughout the duration of the tournament.
The organizing committee is not responsible for any participants who wish to prolong their stay in Malaysia after the tournament (4th to 12th December, 2007)


Date Programme
4th December (Tuesday) Arrival, Managers’ Meeting
5th (Wednesday) to 10th December (Monday) Opening Ceremony, Round 1 to 8, + 1 Free Day Outing
11th December (Tuesday) Round 9, Closing Ceremony
12th December (Wednesday) Departure