AICF Central Council Meeting on 09.04.2016
at Raipur, Chhattisgarh
2. Asian Junior Chess Championship will be held at New Delhi from 02nd to 11th May, 2016.
3. KIIT International Grandmaster tournament will be held at Bhuvaneshwar from 23rd to 30th May, 2016.
4. Mumbai Mayors Cup International Grandmaster tournament will be held at Mumbai from 01st to 08th June, 2016.
5. World Junior Chess Championship sponsored by KIIT University will be held at Bhuvaneshwar from 07th to 21st August, 2016.
6. India will host World Youth (Under 16) Chess Olympiad in 2017.
7. A FIDE Trainer Seminar will be organise at Bhubaneswar during the World Junior Chess Championship 2016.
8. A FIDE Arbiter Seminar will be organise at New Delhi during the Asian Junior Chess Championship 2016.
9. As per AICF Rules only those players who participate in the respective age group Nationals in the immediate past year are eligible to participate in the current years official FIDE tournaments like Asian/World/Commonwealth. However, the Central Council decided that exceptions will be extended, as detailed below, while India is the host for Asian / World / Commonwealth Championships in future.
National Champions, Asian and World medal winners in two age categories below the intended International tournament can be permitted to participate as donor/special entries in age group International tournaments conducted in India subject to satisfying other conditions in force, even if they have not participated in the respective National age group championship, in the immediate past year.
For example a player who has not participated in the National Junior (Under 19) Chess Championship at Dindigul in 2015, will be allowed to participate in this year’s Asian Junior to be held at New Delhi and World Junior to be held at Bhubaneswar if he/she satisfies the above condition. i.e. if he/she is a) National Champion in Under 15 and Under 17. b) if he/she has won a medal in Asian / World in Under 15 and Under 17 during 2015. Their participation, however, will be subject to FIDE Rules on number of participants from each country.
10. Henceforth the National Challengers and the National Women Challengers will be a non rating event. i.e the results will not be sent to FIDE for the purpose of ELO rating.
11. A new National Championship “National Schools Team Olympiad” will be introduced.
12. The Under-6 Championship is not regularly organised by the Asian Chess Federation in Asian Schools and Asian Youth Chess Championships. In case such championships are announced by the Asian Chess Federation, the players who would like to participate as Special/Donor entries in Asian Schools / Asian Youth Championship will be selected based on ranking from the National School Under 7 / National Under-7 Chess Championship respectively, subject to their age.