For Scheveningen and norm events
1000GM Scheveningen events give players the opportunity to compete with quality competition in every round. We have partnered with organizations and players from several countries, bringing talented FIDE rated masters to compete with local players. Such experiences not only strengthen the quality of chess at our events, but also help bring different cultures together in competition, making it both an educational and rewarding experience.
The Scheveningen and norm events require an expectation and commitment to the spirit of competition and sportsmanship. As such, the following rules will be in place for all scheveningen and norm events beginning November 13, 2023.
- Draw offers will not be allowed prior to move 20.
- Excessive draw offers may be considered a nuisance and is referenced in 11.5 in the FIDE Arbiter’s Manual:
11.5 It is forbidden to distract or annoy the opponent in any manner whatsoever. This includes unreasonable claims, unreasonable offers of a draw or the introduction of a source of noise into the playing area.
Players should use good judgment in offering multiple draws, and may seek an arbiter to clarify questions regarding this.
- No withdrawals will be allowed unless for a medical reason. Any player deemed to be in violation of this rule is subject to be excluded from future Scheveningen or norm events.
- All cell phones must be turned in to the cell phone station located by the Tournament Director. Phones cannot be stored in a bag on the floor or on the table.
- Groupings of sections for the Scheveningen events (non-norm events) will be done by FIDE rating. We will strictly adhere to this as best we can and will only make exceptions in cases where the same players are being grouped over several events. We will make every attempt possible to keep the ratings of the competitors balanced and to diversify the opponents. The Chief Arbiter of the event will make the sections with this in mind, and all section decisions, after careful consideration, are final.
- Any changes to the proposed round times of any event must be agreed upon by both players AND be approved by the Chief Arbiter. Any round time changes should not be made for convenience, but only for emergencies, religious observances, flight schedules, etc. Even if players agree to an earlier start time and is approved by the Chief Arbiter, an early start time is considered a courtesy and clocks will not start until both players arrive OR at the designated start time.
- Both the draw offer rule and withdrawal rule are meant to keep the spirit of competition and the integrity of the game intact throughout the event. A player withdrawing from an event, and thus giving an opponent extra rest for a game not played, may give an advantage to that player against a future opponent. We enjoy providing these high-quality events to our chess community, and we want to do everything we can to continue to offer these events while maintaining the highest standards of competitive integrity.
Tournament Code of Conduct
In addition to the tournament rules, 1000GM also expects participants to conduct themselves in a manner that respects everyone else as well as the integrity of the game.
- Players are not allowed to converse with anyone while they are still playing a game, be it with another player or spectator. This includes inside AND outside the playing area. Penalties may range from time deduction to forfeit at the Arbiter’s discretion.
- Players should refrain from activities while playing that are disruptive to the playing hall. The tournament room should be kept quiet as much as possible.
- Players should treat each other with respect. No threatening or abusive language is allowed.
We believe these rules will lead to the best possible experience for players, parents, organizers, and spectators. It will protect the integrity of all games and lead to a competitive and fair experience for all.
- All registrations must be submitted through the registration forms. Registration attempts via WhatsApp or other forms of communication will not secure your spot nor be responded to.
- If the registration form is missing any required information, or the required information is submitted incorrectly, the registration will not be processed
- If the player’s name is not added to the roster within 24 hours, then the player should assume that there is something wrong with the registration
- If the player is unsure of the mistake with the registration, they must send an email to the email [email protected]
- All contact over other forms of communication will receive no response.
- The player must give the team a minimum of 24 hours to update their registration onto the roster. Kindly contact only after 24 hours and any immediate follow up after submisson of registration will receive no response.
- Please don’t make mistakes during the registration process repeatedly that cause inconvenience to the team.
- Critical information and updates about the tournament will be shared via email. If registrants provide incorrect email addresses while submitting the registration, they will miss out on the important updates.
- Please double check your email and other information while registering.
- Email is our official form of communication.
- Submitting payment information
- During the registration process, accurate screenshots of the payment, regardless of date of payment, must be submitted in order for the player to be successfully registered.
- Players with incomplete payment information are not guaranteed a spot.
- It is the responsibility of the player to have proof of their payment and balance statuses with 1000GM to use as entry for the tournaments.
- If the player’s balance with the 1000GM Organization is below $0, and accurate screenshots are not submitted fulfilling the balance, then the player’s registration will be cancelled.
- If the player intends to check their current balance with the 1000GM Organization, they should email [email protected].
- Do not contact other members of the team
- Do not use any other forms of communication
Withdrawals and Replacement players
- All notices of withdrawal must be sent via email to [email protected]
- Do not contact other members of the team
- Do not use any other forms of communication
- Withdrawals without the player finding a replacement player will not be accepted for any scheveningen tournament, 30 days from the start date of the tournament.
- The player must reach out and find the replacements themselves.
- If help is requested by the player to the 1000GM organization, their will be a $300 penalty regardless of the date of withdrawal and request for assistance.
- If the replacement player intends to receive a discount on the original and published entry fee of the tournament, then the original player will bear the cost of difference between the published entry fee and the entry fee agreed to by the replacement.
- 1000GM does not guarantee finding replacements and will not charge $300 penatly if no replacement is found. In that event, the player is fully responsible for the entry fees. 1000GM will not participate in negotiations of the entry fee.
- If the 1000GM Organization finds a suitable replacement, the contact information will be passed on to the player that intends to withdraw from the tournament.
- It is the responsibility of the player to discuss price negotiations, and the 1000GM Organization will not take responsibility for replacements.
- 1000GM will not be involved in any negotiations between the original player and replacement player. It is the responsiblity of both players to work out an arrangement.
- Following the completion of the replacement process, it is the responsibility of both the player that intends to withdraw, and the replacement player to send an email to [email protected].
- The email should contain the following information
- Name of the player that intends to withdraw.
- Name of the replacement player.
- Accurate screenshot of the payment from the replacement player to the 1000GM Organization.
- If the player that is withdrawing requests a refund of the entry fee then it is their responsibility to inform the 1000GM Organization.
- If the 1000GM Organization helps the player find a replacement, then $300 will be subtracted from the entry fee when refunding.
- If the player would like to keep the entry fee as credit with the 1000GM Organization, then this information must be clearly stated in this email..
- If the player during the withdrawal and replacement process repeatedly causes inconvenience to the team, then additional penalties will be applied.
- Players who also do not follow all policies in this document and repeatedly cause issues with registrations, refund and replacement may face further penatlies including being temporarily prevented from registering in upcoming tournaments.
- Parents should never make contact with the masters regarding the result of a game; this includes fixing the result of a game prior to the game being started.
- If this is brought to the attention of the organization, then the player may be banned from participating in 1000GM tournaments.
- The player should also never make contact with a master in order to fix the result of a future game.
- Parents and players should bring to the attention of organization any attempt by masters to fix their games in exchange for any monetary commitments. 1000GM takes ethics very seriously and will not tolerate any atempts to fix games.
- By agreeing to these terms and conditions, the player agrees to give the organization full permission to bring masters as they please, as long as they fit into the published rating ranges.
- The player and parent agrees not to contact any member of the organization regarding the rostering of masters.
- There will be certain situations where the master’s rating will be -50 to +100 of the published rating ranges. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, the player agrees to this statement, and will not conflict.
- Only the master’s rating will be taken into consideration when rostering; no other metric will be taken into consideration.
- Repeated and unnecessary contact to the team by a parent and/or player will result in either a monetary fine or a temporary ban of the player from 1000GM tournaments.
- This applies to all forms of communication.
- Unethical suggestions and requests to the team by a parent and/or player will result in either a monetary fine or a temporary ban of the player from 1000GM tournaments.
- This applies to all forms of communication.
- Unsportsmanlike conduct by a a parent and/or player will result in monetary fine or a temporary ban of the player from 1000GM tournaments.
Responsibilities of the Organization
- The 1000GM Organization ensures smooth and convenient operation of all features of the tournament, including but not limited to
- The registration process
- The publication of tentative master rosters
- The publication of pairings, at minimum 1 week prior to the start of the tournament
- The physical tournament itself
- The 1000GM Organizing guarantees that it will act in good faith and perform its responsibilities to best of its ability, but cannot guarantee that forces outside of our control will not impact the tournament, in any possible instance.
- For example, a master’s flight getting cancelled at the last possible minute and the organization being unable to replace him before the start of the tournament.
- Another example, if a master shows up too late to a round, and the default forfeit time is applied by the arbiter; this is out of the control of the organization.
- If any unfortunate circumstance occurs, the 1000GM Organization will be unable to refund any portion of the entry fee.
- The 1000GM Organization is responsible for rostering all required masters within the published rating ranges, with a -50 to +100 rating exceptions in certain cases.
- If the tournament is a norm tournament, the organization guarantees that the masters brought will satisfy all norm requirements.
- The 1000GM Organization is responsible for registering all the tournaments with FIDE before the deadlines, and for submitting the rating reports to USCF and FIDE before the deadlines.
- The 1000GM Organization is responsible for publishing the pairings for the tournament at least 1 week prior to the start date of the tournament.
- If there are situations in which a master cannot make it to the tournament, for any reason, then the organization is responsible for promptly finding a suitable replacement, and informing the participants.
- These situations are unexpected and are out of the control of the Organization
- By agreeing to these policies, parents and players agree to not pester any member of the organization regarding changing pairings, color or opponent.
- All pairings are generated by a FIDE Arbiter according to FIDE regulations
- Regardless of if the player has played the master multiple times previously or with the same color, the pairings are generated randomly per each tournament.
- The 1000GM Organization is responsible for rostering the tournament with the required level of arbiter.
- The 1000GM Organization is responsible for communicating all changes and updates of the tournament to all players, via email.
- Updates via other forms of communication are not guaranteed.
- The 1000GM Organization is responsible for sending a welcome email to all participants of the tournament, containing critical information which will be shared at least 48 hours prior to the tournament
- The 1000GM Organization is responsible for securing a suitable venue for the tournament.