1.System of Play
The tournament will be conducted as per FIDE laws of chess and FIDE Swiss System. The number of rounds and schedule will depends on number of teams and players.

There will be three sections for school team events: Under-14, Under-17 & Under-19 age groups. A school team comprises of both boys only or mixed team (boys & girls )and girls only consisting of a minimum of 4 players and maximum of 5 players (4+1 reserve). A school can send only one team in each category.

  1. Category
    a. Under 14 years    Boys   1st January 2002, up to 8th class
    b. Under 17 years    Boys    1st January 1999, up to 10th class
    c. Under 19 years    Boys    1st January 1997, up to 12th class
  2. Time control
    60 minutes plus 30 seconds increment from move 1 for entire game.
  3. Tie Break
    In case of tie , the latest FIDE Rules shall come into effect.
  4. Note
    As per IPSC rules each school team is required to bring three chess boards with pieces and three chess clocks.

7.Participants will be in school uniform while playing in the arena.????area?

8.Mobile and electronic gadgets will not be used in the playing arena. ???

9.Each school shall clearly state the names of its team members before the start of the tournament.

10.The Captain/Manager shall submit the original ranking order to the Chief Arbiter before the start of the tournament.

11.Each team must play through the entire tournament.However,if a team is forced by       circumstances beyond its control to withdraw from the tournament, the team/s will not be paired for the remaining matches.

12.Scoring System:-   The team winning the match will be awarded ‘2’ points and the losing team ‘0’ points. In the case of a draw, both the teams will be awarded ‘1’ point each. For example, teams winning by 4 – 0;3- ; 3 – 1 or 2 – 1 will be awarded ‘2’ points, irrespective of their score.

13.The final position of the teams shall be determined by the number of points scored by each team.

14.The position of teams, which finish with the same number of games points, shall be determined by the application of the following tie – breaking procedures,in sequence from (1) to (2) to (3) to(4)to theextent required.

  1. By the sum of the game scores of all the teams opponents.

2.By the sum of match points won.

3.By the sum of the game of all the opponents defeated plus one half of the game scores of all the opponents with which tied result was achieved.

4.By the sum of the game scores of all the team’s opponents, excluding the opponents who scored the highest number of game points and the opponent who scored the lowest number of game point.

15.Procedure to be followed for breaking the tie for Board Prizes :-

  1. Percentage score.
  2. If the percentage score are same then more number of games shall be considered for Board Prize.
  3. If the tie still remains, then the highest placed team member will be considered for the Board prize.
  4. For considering the Board prize, a maximum of four games must be played for the board one to four and minimum three games must be played to be considering fifth Board Prize.???

16.Whatsoever the circumstance is, any request pertaining to postponement of first round will not be entertained.

17.The walk – over time shall be 15 minutes.

18.Not more than five Merit Certificates shall be awarded to a team.

19.Certificates to Individual Board winners will also be awarded.


Protest of any nature in connection with the tournament shall be in writing and must reach the Organizing Secretary and IPSC Observer within one hour of the declaration of the result,duly accompanied by a fee of Rs.1000/-{RS.One thousand}

Such a protest will be considered by aJury of Appeal, consisting of following:-

1.Principal, Organizing School

2.Organizing Secretary

3.One or Two technical qualified People present at the venue

The parties under dispute may be heard before deciding the issue.In case the protest is upheld, the protest fee shall be refunded to the protesting school otherwise the fee shall be forfeited.

The decision taken by the Jury of Appeal will be final and binding.

                                                INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

1.In addition to the Team Championship, separate Individual Championship shall also be played at the National level in the Under 14, Under 17 and under 19 years categories, separately in both the sections.

2.Each team reaching in Nationals??? shall sponsor one player who shall play Individual Championship.

  1. The number of rounds and the schedule will depend on the number of players.

4.Besides the above, the school that has players having more than 2000 ELO“Rating Points” as per October 2015 FIDE RATING LIST shall be eligible to play Individual Championship directly at the National level.

5.But each school can sponsor only one player for the Individual Championship; even though they may have more than one such player who has above 2000 ELO points.

6.The time control? Limit? for the individual Championship shall be 30 minutes each?for the entire game.