World Rapid and Blitz confirmation deadline Print
Friday, 10 November 2017 11:02
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Dear Chessplayers,
FIDE announces that deadline for sending the signed confirmation for participation in 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships is the 25th of November 2017.

All players wishing to participate should send scan of passport and entry form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  along with a color scanned passport copy and advise the City of residence (to apply for visa from KSA Embassy). Photographs of passports made with phones will not be accepted for processing.

All participants receiving conditions are required to obtain written approval from FIDE for all flight bookings and to send to FIDE the player’s entry form signed and scanned.

Please download Entry Form.


Regulations for the FIDE "Open" World Blitz Championship 2017 & FIDE "Open" World Rapid Championship 2017
Regulations for the FIDE Women World Blitz Championship 2017 & FIDE Women World Rapid Championship 2017


Official Schedule

December 24 Arrival of players and officials
December 25 5:30 PM Transfer to venue
  6:00 PM Technical Meeting
                                                    7:00 PM Opening ceremony
December 26 3:15 PM 1st day of Rapid (rounds 1-5)
December 27                      3:15 PM 2nd day of Rapid (rounds 6-10)
December 28 2:00 PM 3rd day of Rapid (rounds 11-15)
                                                    8:30 PM Award Ceremony
December 29                3:15 PM 1st day of Blitz
December 30                        2:00 PM 2nd day of Blitz
                                                    8:30 PM Award and Closing ceremony
December 31                        Departure