AICF will have a certification of Trainers programme to enable schools to introduce chess smoothly. This is the most important decision made among many other decisions on March 3, 2013. The certification will come at a nominal fee.
The All India Chess Federation will select top three boys and girls from the national school under-5 chess championships to represent India in the Asian U-5 Championships.
This was decided by the AICF at its central council meeting that took place at the Ramada Inn in Chennai on March 3, 2013.
The AICF President J.C.D. Prabhakar who chaired the meeting said he noticed healthy competition among states.
The President, Honarary Secretary Bharat Singh, Honorary Treasurer R M Dongre, FIDE Vice President D V Sundar came Straight after inaugurating the one day Blitz event with a Prize Money of Rs.2 Laksh. Prabhakar said, Mr.Balaganga, Member of Parliament inaugurated the event with 780 players. Last year 1,75,000 was the Prize money, this time the prize money was Rs.2,00,000. The event was sponsored by J.C.D.Prabhakar and held in the honour of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha on her 65th Birthday.
The AICF approved Rs.1000 per player as food expenses to all selected and seeded players in all the age group Nationals for Nationals other than Junior/Sub-Junior/Challenger/Premier. This expenditure will be met by the AICF.
The meeting accepted Prof. Anantharam’s suggestion of change of the Tie-Break for National Premier/National Women Premier. Individual encounter, sonneborn-Berger, Number of wins, Number of wins with black will be the new Tie-Break for All-Play-All National Premier. From this year the format of National Premier/National Women Premier has changed from Swiss system to all play/all round robin system. Hence the need for the change.
The AICF gave 22 States 45 Days Time to submit their constitution copy and Bye-Laws or else face temporary suspension.
Andhra Pradesh Chess Association came under severe criticism for making poor arrangements in the National Team Championships last month. The Andhra Pradesh Secretary tendered an apology to the Member.