FIDE announces Qualifiers to World Cities Team Championship 2012 Print
Thursday, 04 October 2012 12:00
World Cities 2012

FIDE announces the qualifiers to the coming World Cities Team Championship for the Sheikh Zayed Cup scheduled 21-29 December 2012 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Olympiad champion Armenia will lead 32 city teams in the $150,000 knock-out format championship. Host United Arab Emirates joins qualifiers from the World Team Championship, Continental teams and 25 top zonal teams from the Istanbul Olympiad.

The tournament is organized by the Al Ain Chess Club, headed by Asian Chess Federation president Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan, on behalf of FIDE, Asian Chess Federation and UAE Chess Federation.

Attached are the regulations and flyer outlining the pairing system. Teams will be grouped by rating into 8 groups of 4 teams each who will play a single round robin. The top two qualify into the knockout Round of 16 followed by exciting Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches, and the climactic Final showdown.

Qualified federations should accomplish and return the attached Entry Form with passport copies and ID photos for visa application. Deadline for registration is 31st October. Otherwise reserves from other countries shall be invited. Deadline for submission of names of players is 15th November. Visas shall be issued by email.

The qualified federations are:

1

Olympiad Champion

Armenia

2

World Team Champion

Hungary - 5th (after Armenia, China, Ukraine, Russia)

3

European Champion

Germany

4

American Champion

Brazil

5

Asian Cities Champion

Kazakhstan - 2nd (after China)

6

African Champion

Egypt

7

Host Country

UAE

8

Zone 1.1

Netherlands - 6th

9

Zone 1.2

Slovenia - 25th

10

Zone 1.3

Sweden - 16th

11

Zone 1.4

Romania - 8th

12

Zone 1.5

Serbia - 14th

13

Zone 1.6

Russia

14

Zone 1.7

Latvia - 28th

15

Zone 1.8

Azerbaijan - 10th

16

Zone 1.9

Ukraine

17

Zone 2.1

United States Of America

18

Zone 2.2

Canada

19

Zone 2.3

Cuba - 11th

20

Zone 2.4

Peru - 55th

21

Zone 2.5

Argentina - 22nd

22

Zone 3.1

Iran - 61st

23

Zone 3.2

Bangladesh - 33rd

24

Zone 3.3

Vietnam - 7th

25

Zone 3.4

Uzbekistan - 24th

26

Zone 3.5

China

27

Zone 3.6

Australia - 32nd

28

Zone 3.7

India

29

Zone 4.1

Tunisia - 75th

30

Zone 4.2

Uganda - 90th (after Egypt)

31

Zone 4.3

South Africa - 62nd

32

New Zone 4.4

Nigeria - 96th



Regulations (pdf)

Entry Form (doc)

World Cities Flyer (pdf)


 
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