Expressions of interest are now required for the above event. Please see further info below.
Commonwealth Championships Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka 30th July to 7th August 2016
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
DEADLINE: 27 MAY 2016
Full details of the event including schedule, format, deadlines and the cost of acconmmodation are available here. (The website address quoted in the document though seems incorrect).
Briefly, the championship will be a ten-round Swiss with standard FIDE time limits over seven days.
Each Commonwealth country is eligible to field one man, one woman, one Senior (Over 60), one Junior Girl (under 20), one Junior Boy (under 20) and one boy and girl each im under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 as official entrants. Their boarding and lodging will be provided free in the five star Citrus Hotel, Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka.
Other entrants will have to pay for the boarding and lodging as outlined in the document above.
Entrry Fee is 75 USD per person but GMs and IMs abiove 2450 and WG|Ms and WIMs abiove 2250 are free.
As the WCU are in no position to help with these costs (though the WCU will be willing to contribute towards the registration fee of 100 USD for one player only to the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka), travel expenses will have to met by participants. The document makes no mention though of transport to and from the venue and Colombo airport to date.