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Cross-Strait Four Regions Nanao Cup in Shenzhen 27-29 July – join us!

July 1st, 2015

In October 2014 Caissa members ventured into Shenzhen and came back with prizes and loads of experience.

Also in 2013 in Shenzhen we brought some prizes back to Hong Kong from the Cross Strait Four Region Nanao Cup of that year. This year’s edition of the Nanao Cup is scheduled to take place on 27-29 July. Tournaments in China are very useful for our players to experience a distinctly different chess style of the Chinese players, young and old. Shenzhen is only 1 hour away and if you have time on 27-29 July, do consider to join!


Shenzhen, the most vibrant city in South China and home to thousands of chess players

Shenzhen, the most vibrant city in South China and home to thousands of chess players

Following information comes from the Hong Kong Chess Federation site:

Hosted by the Chinese Chess Association (CCA – 中国国际象棋协会), the Shenzhen Huateng Chess Club and the Shenzhen New Territory Nanao Office will be organizing their yearly Cross-Strait tournament inviting players from China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to join.

Location: Shenzhen

Fee: 200RMB (250HKD)

Hotel: Nanao East hotel, 280RMB per night for a standard room.

Date and Schedule: 27-29 July 2015, 9 rounds total:

Open Group & U12:
-27 July: Round 1: 9:00-11:00, Round 2: 13:00-15:00, Round 3: 15:30-17:30
-28 July: Round 4: 9:00-11:00, Round 5: 13:00-15:00, Round 6: 15:30-17:30,
Round 7: 19:00-21:00
-29 July Round 8: 9:00-11:00, Round 9: 13:00-15:00.

Prize Ceremony 15:30

U10 and Below:
-27 July: Round 1: 10:00-11:30, Round 2: 14:00-15:30, Round 3: 16:00-17:30
-28 July: Round 4: 10:00-11:30, Round 5: 14:00-15:30, Round 6: 16:00-17:30
-29 July: Round 7: 8:30-10:00, Round 8: 10:00-12:00, Round 9: 13:30–15:00.

Prize Ceremony: 15:30

Rounds & Time Limits
– Total 9 rounds according to Swiss pairing format.
– Open and U12: 60 minutes per person per game.
– U10 and below: 45 minutes per person per game.

Age Categories: in total there are 11 groups – a Youth Section with 5 age categories for both Boys and Girls and an Open section (males and females mixed) as follows:

– Open: born before 31 Dec 2002
– U12: born on 1st Jan 2003 to 31 Dec 2004
– U10: born on 1st Jan 2005 to 31 Dec 2006
– U8: born on 1st Jan 2007 to 31 Dec 2007
– U7: born on 1st Jan 2008 to 31Dec 2008
– U6: born on 1st Jan 2009 or thereafter

If you are interested to join send an email with (1) Name, (2) Date of Birth and (3) Gender by 15 july. Payment of 200RMB (250HKD) and hotel to be done at the venue.

See also following links for further detailed information in English 2015 Nanao Cup or Chinese 2015年两岸四地国际象棋公开赛规程.

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