Δευτέρα, 14 Αυγούστου 2017

24th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival


Information
Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Committee has the honor 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 13th until 23rd of August, 2017

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
1- Masters Tournament:
Open to all Fide- rated players with standard rating of 2100 ELO and above “Exception Abu Dhabi chess players” (as of 1st Jul 2017,). Tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each. 30-minute tolerance will be applied. The organizing committee shall provide free accommodation in a five stars’ hotel for players rated 2600+ and women with standard Elo of 2400+ (prior approval from the committee is needed in order to guarantee the accommodation. Only for limited players who register first). FIDE ID is required. Entry Fees AED 250 (US$ 70). GM, IM with standard Elo Above 2400 and WGM are exempted from entry and registration Fees.
2- Open Tournament:
Open for players rated 2100 ELO and below (as of 1st Jul 2017,). The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each move. 30-minute tolerance will be applied.
FIDE ID is required. Entry fees AED 150 (US$ 40). IM’s & GM’s are exempted from this condition
3- Juniors Tournament (under 16 years):
Open for players born in 2001 or later. The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, time control 70 min for each player for the whole game. 30-minute tolerance will be applied.
FIDE ID is required. Entry fees AED 100 (US$ 27). IM’s & GM’s are exempted from this condition
 *Only rated junior players are eligible to play in two tournaments (open and juniors tournament). Exception Abu Dhabi Chess players if the committee accepted.
4- Blitz tournament:
Swiss system, 11 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment. Entry fees AED 100 (US$ 27). GM, IM with standard Ello Above 2400 and WGM are exempted.
5- Simultaneous exhibition:
Held by a renowned international GM. Free Registration
6- Homeland protector’s tournament:
Open to members of military and police and national service. Swiss system, 7 rounds, 15 min. If there are 10 or less teams participating, the tournament will be a round robin Free Registration
7-Family Team Tournament:
Swiss system, 7 rounds, 15 min. 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. Free Registration.
Tournament Prizes (in US Dollar)
 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10
Masters tournament$13000$7,500$5,500$3,500$2000$1500$1000$800$700$600
Master Tournament Best Player Below 2400$500$400$300
Master Tournament – Best Female$500
Open tournament$2000$1500$1200$1000$800$500$400
Open Tournament – Best 1700 & below$1000$700$500
Open Tournament – Best Unrated$1000$700$500
Open Tournament – Best Female$300
Juniors tournament$1500$1000$700$500$400$300
Juniors tournament best U14$500$300$150
Juniors tournament best U12$500$300$150
Juniors tournament best U10$500$300$150
Juniors tournament best U8$300
Blitz tournament$1000$700$500
Family team tournament$500$300$200
Homeland protector’s tournament$700$500$300
Special prizes
Simultaneous exhibition winners.
Best UAE player in Masters Tournament.
Best UAE Player in Open Tournament
Best UAE Female Player in Open Tournament
Best UAE player in Juniors Tournament.
Best UAE female player in Junior’s Tournament
Best player of the Abu Dhabi Chess Club in each category (U8, U10, U12, U14, and U16)
Best female player of the Abu Dhabi Chess Club in each category (U8, U10, U12, U14, and U16).

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