22nd Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Print
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:53

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Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Committee has the honour of inviting you to take part in a distinguished chess annual event, which consists of numerous FIDE registered tournaments. It will be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE from 23rd until 31st of August, 2015.

Organization:
Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club is organizing the festival in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and guarantees the tournament will be held in accordance with FIDE chess rules and regulations.

Festival Tournaments:

Masters Tournament:
Open for players rated 2000 ELO and above. (exception Abu Dhabi chess players). Tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each move. The organizing committee shall provide free accommodation in a five stars hotel for players rated 2500 and above (prior approval from the committee is needed in order to guarantee the accommodation). FIDE ID is required.

Open Tournament:
Open for players rated 2000 ELO and below. The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each move. FIDE ID is required.

Juniors Tournament (under 16 years):
Open for players born in 1999 or later. The tournament will be a 7 rounds Swiss system, time control 60 min for each player and 10 seconds increment for each move. Top four players from each age group (U10, U12, U14, U16) will qualify for the finals, which will be a knockout system tournament. FIDE ID is required.

*Only rated junior players are eligible to play in two tournaments (open and juniors tournament).

Blitz tournament: Swiss system, 11 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment.
Simultaneous exhibition: Held by a renowned international GM.
Homeland protector’s tournament: Open to members of military and police.
Family team tournament: Swiss system, 7 rounds, 15 min + 10 sec increment. Open to teams of 2 players (player + one of the parents). If there are 10 or less teams participating, the tournament will be a round robin.

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