The Queens' Online Chess Festival 2022, a series of continental women's online blitz tournaments, starts on June 05, 2022. The event organized by FIDE Commission for Women's Chess in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission, is supported by the Asian Chess Federation, the African Chess Confederation, the European Chess Union, and the Confederation of Chess for Americas. Female players from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas will compete in the Continental Online Blitz Qualification Tournaments first, and those who qualify will advance to the Queens' Online Individual and Team Finals.
The inaugural edition of the Queens' Festival was held in 2021 and brought together over 460 participants from 82 countries. Many thousands more followed the side events featuring female role model guests and presenters on FIDE social media. With the Year of the Woman in Chess being well underway, the organizers expect even more female players to join this time.
The festival welcomes all women chess players from around the world of all ages and all rating groups, including unrated chess fans. Each national federation can register four players free of charge; the entry fee for additional players is €10 per person.
The competition will run be held in four rating categories:
Category A: 2000 and higher
Category B: 1800-1999
Category C: 1600-1799
Category D: <1600, unrated
The deadline for registration:
Friday, May 27, 2022 for America;
Friday, June 03, 2022 for Africa and Asia;
Friday, June 09, 2022 for Europe.
General Director: IM/WGM Eva Repkova
Tournament Director: IM/WGM Ilaha Kadimova
Chief Arbiter: IA Tania Karali
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org