NK Corporate Chess 2016

1. Participants

The games are played by foursomes. A team can consist of a maximum of eight players, four basic players who play at least 50% of the matches for the team and four reserve players. All listed players must be employed in or for the company they represent or have left the company due to (early) retirement. The names (and, if applicable, the ratings) of the participants must be known to the competition management by Wednesday September 21st, 2016, at the latest.

2. Formation of the teams

Ten minutes before the start of a round, the team leader reports in writing to the match director the position of his team for that round. This statement contains the names of the players who will play for the team in this round. The submitted statement is binding for that round.

3. Rules

The game is played according to the FIDE Rules for Chess (latest Dutch translation published by the KNSB). Pace of play: 15 minutes + 5 seconds added time per move.

4. The layout

There will be classified according to the Swiss on resistance points, in accordance with the latest version of the KNSB. However, the following arrangement applies to the classification of the first round; all teams are ranked by strength according to the last known rating. Only the rating of the four players with the highest rating is taken into account and for those players for whom no rating is known, it is set at 1700. The teams are then divided into two groups, in the first group the teams with the highest sum of ratings and in the second group those with the lowest sum of ratings. It is then determined by lot which teams from the second group will be paired with those from the first group.

5. Rounds

The championship will be played in seven rounds. The first round will start at 10:10 AM. End about 5:15 PM. The team leaders must be present for the first round at 9:45 a.m. for the lottery.

6. Final ranking

After the last round, a ranking is drawn up in which the teams are ranked according to the number of match points achieved. If this number is equal, the order is determined by the number of board points. If this too is tied, the order is determined by the amount of resistance points and if a tie is also obtained, the order will be determined using the progressive scoring method, with the lowest outcome taking precedence over a higher one. If the application of the above methodology does not lead to a decision regarding first place, the title will be shared.

Based on the framework regulation established by the general board of the KNSB, July 1st, 2014

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