21st ASEAN+ Age-group Chess Championships 2023

The 21st ASEAN+ AGE-GROUP CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023 to be organized in Bangkok, Thailand from 17th June (arrival) to 27th June (departure) 2023. The Championships shall be governed by FIDE Tournament Rules and Regulations.

Download source Regulations here --> 21st AAG Bangkok 2023.pdf

Tournament Rules and Regulations
1. Eligibility of Participants
1.1 There shall be 14 categories; namely Under-08, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16, Under-18, and Under-20, with separate events for Open and Girls. Players entitled to participate shall not have reached their respective age before 1 January 2023.
1.2. There shall be 4 categories for Senior>50 and Senior>65 for Open and Women. Players who are entitled to participate must reach the required age during the year 2023.
1.3. The national chess federations listed above shall have the right to send as many players as they wish but they are responsible for all their own expenses.

2. Time Control
2.1 Standard Chess: Each player has 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment.
2.2 Rapid Chess: Each player has 25 minutes.
2.3 Blitz Chess: Each player has 5 minutes.

3. Pairing
3.1 In the last 2 rounds, where possible, players from the same Federation and who have scored more than 50% shall not be paired to play each other.

4. Schedule
Players who are absent from the Technical Meeting shall not be paired for Round 1.

17th June 2023 06.00 – 19.30 Arrival
  20.00 Technical Meeting
18th June 2023 10.00 – 11.00 Opening Ceremony
  15.00 – 20.00 Standard Chess, Round 1
19th June 2023 08.30 – 13.30 Standard Chess, Round 2
  15.00 – 20.00 Standard Chess, Round 3
20th June 2023 08.30 – 13.30 Standard Chess, Round 4
21st June 2023 08.30 – 13.30 Standard Chess, Round 5
  15.00 – 20.00 Standard Chess, Round 6
22nd June 2023 Free Day, 10.00 City Tour
23rd June 2023 08.30 – 13.30 Standard Chess, Round 7
  15.00 – 20.00 Standard Chess, Round 8
24th June 2023 08.30 – 13.30 Standard Chess, Round 9
  16.30 – 20.30 Social Evening
25th June 2023 08.30 – 13.30 Rapid Chess, Rounds 1-4
  15.30 – 19.30 Rapid Chess, Rounds 5-7
26th June 2023 08.30 – 13.30 Blitz Chess, Rounds 1-9
  16.30 – 20.30 Closing Ceremony
27th June 2023 06.00 – 12.00 Departure


5. Medals
5.1 Medals: Shall be awarded to the top three positions in each event and category.
5.2 Team Medals: Shall be awarded based on the total score of the top three players of a Federation. Federations with less than 3 players shall not be eligible for a team award. In the case of a tie, the tie-break scores of each player shall be determined. (See 6.1)
5.3 Individual Medals: Where there is a tie, not more than 3 players shall receive the same
color medal. For each category, not more than 5 medals shall be awarded. Examples: If 2 players tied for first and 2 players tied for third, then, 2 Gold Medals shall be awarded, and there shall be no Silver, but 2 Bronze Medals shall be awarded. If 3 players are tied for first, then, no Silver and Bronze Medals shall be awarded. If more than 3 players are tied for first, then, the 3 highest players based on the tie-break shall receive the Gold Medals and the Silver and the Bronze Medals shall not be awarded.
5.4 In the determination of FIDE Direct Title Awards applicable to Standard Chess only, the tiebreak shall be used in case of more than one Gold, or more than one Silver or more than one Bronze was awarded. Titles are awarded to the winners for the categories U20, U18, U16, U14, U12, U10 & U8. In the case of a tie, after the tie-break, only the top three finishers shall be awarded.

U20 1st - norm 1st equal – title 2nd & 3rd – norm 2nd & 3rd – title  
U18   1st – title 2nd & 3rd - title  
    1st equal – norm    
U16   1st – norm 1st equal – title 2nd & 3rd – title
U14 & U12     1st – title 2nd & 3rd – title
U10 & U8       1st, 2nd & 3rd - title


6. Tie-Break Systems
6.1 Direct Encounter, Buchholz, Median Buchholz 1 & 2, Buchholz Cut 1 & 2, Sonneborn Berger.

7. Appeals Committee
7.1 The Appeals Committee will be appointed during the Technical Meeting. An appeal, accompanied by a deposit of USD 100.00 (One Hundred US Dollars), must be submitted within 15 minutes of the completion of the relevant playing session.

8. Registration Fee:
For players, the amount is inclusive of all the three competitions.

Registration Date Players registered by Federation Players by Direct Registration Accompanying Persons
Before & On 25th April USD 250 USD 300 USD 100
From 25th April 2023 USD 300 USD 400 USD 125


9. Official Hotel and Venue of Play
9.1 The Official Hotel & Venue of Play is ASIA HOTEL, Bangkok, Thailand. The Organizer will also provide a 4-star Hotel nearby for late registration.
9.2 All players and accompanying persons shall have to be registered through the Organizer and are obliged to stay in the Official Hotel(s). Non-Thai players or accompanying persons who stay outside the official Hotel(s) shall not be eligible to participate in this Tournament.
9.3 The room rates (inclusive of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day per person shall apply to all players and accompanying persons.

Room Rates Per Person Per Day Single Twin/Double Triple
Before and on 25th April USD 100 USD 80 each USD 65 each
From 25th April 2023 USD 120 USD 100 each USD 85 each


10. Entry Visa
This is necessary to have the entry visa before entering Thailand for non- ASEAN member country. There is no need for a visa for any ASEAN country.

11. Social Evening
It is a custom that each Federation shall select some of their players participating in these Championships to perform a show of their choice. Please bring your own musical instruments and/or CD/DVD for use in the show. Prizes will be awarded.

12. Registration of Participants and Accompanying Persons
Please send your registration and provide the name, gender, date of birth, FIDE ID No.,
type of room required, and rooming list via email to both: sahapol09@gmail.com and copy to fideleong@gmail.com
All players are also required to send their passport photo size in a jpeg file to the Organizer for preparation of nameplates. All accompanying persons must have identification tags (with photo)
for admittance into the Opening Ceremony, Social Evening, and Closing Ceremony. The
FINAL Deadline for Registration is 21st May 2023, subject to availability of space.

13. Payments
Account Address: 99/348 Setasiri, Sarithai Road, Kannayaw, Bangkok, Thailand 10230 Account Number: 040-2-49808-2
Bank Name: Kasikorn Bank
Bank Address: 33 Sarithai Road, Klongchan, Bangkok, Thailand 10240