Indian Chess School in association with Mumbai City District Chess Association (MCDCA) and Chessbase India extends invitation to players from schools (Under-15) to participate in ICS Rapid Chess Championship to be held at Cultural Centre of Russia, 31-A, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg (Pedder Road) Mumbai - 400026 from 24 - 26 March 2017.

The special feature of this event is a key-note address by the renowned author and Grandmaster, Jacob Aagard, which is scheduled on 26 March 2017 at 06.30 pm. The GM would be talking to players on the 'Psychology & Methods of Chess Improvement'. He will dispute the notion 'WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY' and will talk about how one should orient their life towards excellence in chess and in everything else.

Categories & Eligibility:

Under - 08: Born on or after 1.1.2009

Under - 10: Born on or after 1.1.2007

Under - 12: Born on or after 1.1.2005

Under - 15: Born on or after 1.1.2002 (up-to Xth Standard)

No of Rounds: 7

Time-Control25m + 10/Player Bronstein/Delay 

Schedule of Rounds:

24 March 2017:

Round 1: 06.00 pm

Round 2: 07.15 pm

Round 3: 08.30 pm

25 March 2017:

Round 4: 06.00 pm

Round 5: 07.15 pm

Round 6: 08.30 pm

26 March 2017:

Round 7: 05.00 pm 

Prize Distribution Ceremony at 08.30 pm

Prizes & Awards:

A total of 15 trophies (top 10-boys & 5-girls) shall be awarded in each of the 4-categories. In addition, 8 chess memorabilia shall also be awarded to the champion Boy & Girl in each category. Thus, a total of 60-trophies and 8 chess memorabilia would be awarded.

Participation/Merit Certificates:

Participation certificates shall be issued to all the players. We would also be digital merit certificates to the prize winners by download from the official website.

Maximum Entries:

A total of 200 entries (50/category) would be permitted. No spot entries are allowed.

Entry Fee:

Rs.800/- per player

Mode of Payment:

Through secured payment gateway of PayuMoney on this website: Please click on the following link http://indianchessschool.com/tournament/registration_form.html

One can also pay via Net Banking to the account of Indian Chess School as under (those remitting entry by net banking are required to submit player's details by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: Name, Date of Birth, Category, FIDE ID, Rating, if any and contact details)

Account # 5092000100044001, IFSC: KARB0000509, Karnataka Bank Limited, Vazira Branch, Borivali (West), Beneficiary: Indian Chess School Private Limited.