Handbook ::  D. Regulations for Specific Competitions

04. FIDE World Amateur Championships

Approved by the 1995 Presidential Board. Amended by 2015 Executive Board.
General Regulations & Rules

1.

The Championships shall be governed by the General Regulations for FIDE Competitions and these Rules.

Participation

2.

There will be separate championships for categories Under-2300, Under-2000 and Under-1700. In each rating section, a separate championship for women shall be organized only if there are at least 10 women entries from at least 2 continents. Otherwise the women's event will be merged with men (open).

3.

A player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2300 or greater for at least one year prior to the registration deadline of the event.

  3.1.

For the Under-2000 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2000 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship.

  3.2.

For the Under-1700 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 1700 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship.

  3.3.

In case a player exceeds the rating of 1700 or 2000 after the registration deadline, he/she will play the upper rating category.

4.

All players must not hold any title above CM (or WCM for women) in the sections Under-1700 and Under-2000. All players must not hold any title above FM (or WFM for women) in the section Under-2300.

5.

The Championships are open tournaments for players registered by their federation. FIDE member federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish.

6.

In addition, the winner from each World Amateur Championship rating section and from each Continental Amateur Championship rating section, of the year preceding this edition, are qualified with personal rights (as long as they don't reach or exceed 2300 rating by the registration deadline) and their places cannot be substituted.

7.

The Organizing Committee shall provide free board and lodging (twin rooms with bath and/or shower) for players qualified with personal rights from above article 6.

Prizes

8.

The total prize fund (all sections included) shall be at least 7,500 euros.

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