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23rd Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival 2016Abu 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 21st until 29th of August, 2016.

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.

Masters Tournament:
Open for players rated 2100 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.
The organizing committee shall provide free accommodation in a five stars’ hotel for players rated 2200 and above (prior approval from the committee is needed in order to guarantee the accommodation. Only for limited players who register first).
FIDE ID is required. Entrance Fees AED 100. IM’s & GM’s are exempted from this condition.

Last year winner was GM Nils Grandelius

Open Tournament:
Open for players rated 2100 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. Entrance Fees AED 80. IM’s & GM’s are exempted from this condition.

Juniors Tournament (under 16 years):
Open for players born in 2000 or later. The tournament will be a 7 rounds Swiss system, time control 70 min for each player for the whole game. Top four players from each age group (U10, U12, U14, and U16) will qualify for the finals, which will be a knockout system tournament.
FIDE ID is required. Entrance Fees AED 50. 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.

Blitz tournament: Swiss system, 11 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment. Entrance Fees AED 50. IM’s & GM’s are exempted from this condition.

Simultaneous exhibition: Held by a renowned international GM. Free Registration.

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.

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.

Prizes (in U.S. dollars):

Masters tournament 13000 7,500 5,500 3,500 2000 1500 1000 800 700 600
Open tournament 2000 1500 1200 1000 800 500
Open tournament best 1800 & below 1000 700 500
Open tournament best unrated 1000 700 500
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
Blitz tournament 1000 700 500
Family team tournament 500 300 200
Homeland protector’s tournament 700 500 300

Special prizes
1. Simultaneous exhibition winners.
2. Best UAE player in Masters Tournament.
3. Best UAE Female Player in Master Tournament
4. Best UAE player in Open Tournament.
5. Best UAE Female Player in Open Tournament
6. Best UAE player in Juniors Tournament.
7. Best UAE female player in Junior’s Tournament
8. Best player of the Abu Dhabi Chess Club in each category (U8, U10, U12, U14, and U16)
9. Best female player of the Abu Dhabi Chess Club in each category (U8, U10, U12, U14, and U16)

For further information, please contact Mr. Zuhair Ahmad, general coordinator of the festival on phone number: (+971566113117) or email: adchessfestival@gmail.com or you can visit our website Festival Site www.adchessfestival.com

Abu Dhabi Chess Club Site www.abudhabichess.com

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