Handbook ::  D. Regulations for Specific Competitions

D.IV.04. FIDE World Amateur Championships

Approved by the 1995 Presidential Board. Amended by 2011 Executive Board.

General Regulations & Rules

1.

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

Participation

2.

There shall be one category for FIDE Rating Under 2000 with a separate event for women.

3.

The player must not have a published FIDE Rating of 2000 or greater for at least 2 years prior to January 1st of the year in which the Championships are held. They must not hold any title above CM (WCM).

4.

There shall be separate Women's Championships if there are at least ten players from at least two continents. 

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 top 3 players from each Continental Amateur Championship of the year preceding this edition are qualified with personal rights and their places cannot be substituted.

Financial Regulations

7.

The Organizing Committee shall provide free board and lodging (twin rooms with bath and/or shower) for players qualified from the Continental Amateur Championships.

Prizes

8.

The prize fund for each category shall be at least 5,000 (2,500 for Women) Euros.

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