General rules:

  • All games will start promptly at 18:30. The tournament director reserves the right to shorten the time control for the first round of a tournament, due to registration delays.
  • All players are to supply their own chess clocks.
  • At this stage the pairings will be calculated on the Thursday prior to the round being played.
  • It is the player's responsibility to contact the club if he/she can not play a round. A player must do so before the pairings are calculated (see abobe). If a player fails to do so he/she will not be included for further rounds of the specific tournament unless he/she notifies the club and a R50 re-entry fee is paid.
  • The club reserves the right to withhold entry into the A-section of the Club Championship from players who are in disrepute.

++Chess Club Membership fees for 2009:

  • Seniors - R250-00
  • Juniors - R150-00
  • Family - Fees for the two senior members will be payable, the rest of the family will jion free.
  • Diaz Club fees - R120 per family/adult
  • If the parent/adult does not join the Diaz club, then a fee of R60 will be payable for

the child

Please Note
1. In terms of the Selection Criteria, a player must participate in the SA Junior Closed Chess Championships in order to be eligible for selection to represent South Africa internationally.

2. Players will receive an official invitation in the next few days.

The details are as follows:
DATE: 7th to the 12th of April 2009.
PLAYING VENUE: Safari Lodge Hotel, Donkerhoek Road, Rustenburg
ACCOMMODATION: Safari Lodge Hotel (website address -
REGISTRATION FEE: R450-00 per player.
TIME CONTROL: 90/90 with a 30 second increment from the 1st move.
Players must complete the entry form and return it with the payment of your registration fee on or before the 15th February 2009. If we have not received your payment and registration form by the 15th of February, we will assume that you will not be participating. In order to facilitate easy payment, our banking details are as follows:
It is imperative that you write your name (in the reference block provided) on the deposit slip, and email it together with the fully completed registration form to Chris de Jager (az.oc.bewm|jdjc#az.oc.bewm|jdjc) or fax it to him on 0866 848780 and also retain the slip as proof of payment.

The time control for the tournament will be in the tournament rules that is attached to this letter
The tournament (and accommodation) will be played at the Orion Safari Lodge. The Orion Safari Lodge has recently been upgraded and is a fitting venue for this prestigious event. The cost per day will be R360-00 per player (and additional children) and R460-00 per adult for full board (bedding included), which includes 3 meals. As accommodation is limited, it will be done on a first come first served basis. All accommodation bookings must be done via me and NOT with the hotel. The MD of the Orion group, Mr. F Gmeiner, has given us these very good rates especially for chess. These rates are applicable if we stay for the full period 7-12 April 2009. Chess will therefore occupy 80-90% of the hotel which will be beneficial for the safety and well being of the players.
SAJCA will provide a bus to and from Johannesburg International Airport, for all players traveling by air or bus, to and from the venue. The exact departure time for the bus will be communicated to all concerned as soon as it has been finalised, however, please ensure that you are at Johannesburg airport by latest 12h00 on the 7th April 2009.
Should you have any further questions/queries, please feel free to contact Chris De Jager on 082 558 9397 or Mark January on 083 955 5679
All players traveling from afar will be refunded for travel expenses as follow: (This refund comes out of the registration fee and will be paid to the regions that will refund their players after the tournament)
Cape Town (WP & SWD) = R1000.00
George = R 900.00
PE = R 750.00
Kwazulu Natal = R 500.00
FS = Bloemfontein = R 420.00
NC = Kimberley = R 470.00
Limpopo = R 400.00
North West - N Free State = R 250.00

We look forward to seeing you at the tournament. Please contact me if you need more information. If possible, please phone me after hours or contact me via email.
Kind Regards

Chris de Jager
082 558 9397
LOC Convener

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