Thursday, October 17, 2013

LSMS-Chess @ Brent 2013

The League of Southern Manila Schools-Chess Tournament is happening this Saturday, October 19, 2013. The tournament was rescheduled from the original date of October 12 due to typhoon Santi. The time control is 30/g.

Format for the tournament is kinda' odd though:


I.              GENERAL:

1.     The Tournament is open to all chess teams representing the Member Schools of the League of Southern Manila Schools (LSMS). This event will be conducted in four (4) separate Divisions, namely; the BOYS & GIRLS GRADE SCHOOL DIVISION and the BOYS & GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION.
2.     Each participating team shall be composed of Five (5) players; whereby, Four (4) Regular Board Players and one (1) Alternate. The competition shall be played over Four (4) Boards.
3.     The playing members of each team must be listed in the order of their specific board assignments (Boards 1 to 4) which shall be strictly observed throughout the tournament.
4.     All players shall maintain their designated board assignments during the entire duration of the event. In no case shall a player play on a board lower higher than his original board assignment. Substitution of players shall be done via Slide-Rule.
5.     The color assignments (White or Black) based on the Pairing shall be referred to Board 1 & 3 players. The Board 2 & 4 teammates shall play the opposite color as assigned on the Pairing.
6.     The FIDE Laws of Active Chess, unless otherwise specified in these rules, shall govern the tournament.

This two (2)-day competition will be held at the Atrium Area of Brent International School-Manila, Brentville Subdivision, Brgy. Mamplasan, BiƱan, Laguna, and will have the following schedules;




October  19, 2012
( Saturday )
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2:10 PM – 3:10 PM
Submission of Team Line-up and
Coaches’ Meeting
R O U N D  1 (Elimination Phase)
R O U N D  2 (Elimination Phase)
R O U N D  3 (Elimination Phase)
R O U N D  4 (Elimination Phase)
R O U N D  5 (Elimination Phase)
October 26, 2012
( Saturday )
 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
   9:40 AM – 10:40 AM
10:50 AM – 11:50 AM
12:30 PM
R O U N D  1 (Championship Phase)
R O U N D  2 (Championship Phase)
R O U N D  3 (Championship Phase)
Awarding Ceremony
NOTE:      The Starting Time for each Game may vary or be adjusted as the need arises.


1.     Each Division will be conducted in a FIVE (5) ROUND SWISS SYSTEM ELIMINATION PHASE. The Seed Number of each Team will be determined thru the Drawing-of-Lots which will be conducted during the Coaches’ Meeting. After the Elimination Phase, the TOP FOUR (4) TEAMS in each Division shall then advance to the CHAMPIONSHIP PHASE. In the Championship Phase, the four (4) chess teams shall compete in a SINGLE ROUND-ROBIN FORMAT. Their seeding of these four teams will be based on their Final Ranking in the Elimination Phase. The team with the highest total Game Points after the Single Round-Robin will be declared the Champion Team.
2.     The Scoring System shall be Game Points. The Defaulting Time will be set 15 minutes after the start of every Game.
3.     The Rate of Play for each player to make all his/her moves necessary to finish the game shall be THIRTY (30) MINUTES. The use of chess clocks shall be mandatory.
4.     Recording of moves is OPTIONAL. However, each team, through their Coach and/or Team Captain, must fill-up and submit the Team Result Form to the Chief Arbiter for proper recording of every Match Result.


1.     For the Final Ranking in the Elimination Phase and the Final Standings in the Championship Phase, ties shall be broken as follows;
1.1       Total Match Points,
1.2       Direct Encounter (result of the match/es between/among the tied teams (winner-over-the-other). If the match is drawn (1-1 tie), then the result of the game on Board 1 shall decide the tie. If the result on Board 1 is a draw, then the result of the game on Board 2 shall decide the tie. . If the result on Board 3 is a draw, then the result of the game on Board 4 shall decide the tie.
1.3       Sonnenborn-Berger (SB) System.
1.4       More No. of wins based on Match points
2.     For the Final Individual Board Results (players tied only on percentages), based on the Elimination Phase;
2.1       by winner-over-the-other,
2.2       by the most number of games played,
2.3       by the most number of won games,
2.4       by the most number of black pieces handled

I wonder how can there be ONLY four teams in the championship round if there will be 2 sets of Top 4 teams after the elimination phase---remember the two divisions? Gotta ask my Athletics Director about this.

In the meantime, the position below came up in our chess training the other in our Sports Program After School:

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