This is to inform all chess players / organizers / officials that any chess event organized under the banner of "Chess Association of India" is not recognized by the All India Chess Federation / United Karnataka Chess Association.

A set of disgruntled elements had announced that they had formed a Chess Association as rivals to parent body All India Chess Federation.

United Karnataka Chess Association cautions all chess players registered with us not to participate in this tournament or any other tournament to be organized by Chess Association of India in future as their events are not recognized by All India Chess Federation and as such not authorized by UKCA. This is to further remind strong>all UKCA registered players that you have to sign a declaration in the players registration form, which we quote for your ready reference.

"I also declare that I will not participate in any tournament / championship, not authorized / not recognized by the UKCA or its parent body AICF"

By playing in the tournaments conducted by Chess Association of India, the registered players of UKCA will attract disciplinary action and hence are cautioned against playing in the tournaments to be organized by the rival body.