The Singapore Chess Federation and the World Chess Federation (FIDE), have the honour of inviting all National Chess Federations and eligible players to participate in the FIDE World Amateur Chess Championships 2014 which are to be held in Singapore from 25th April 2014 to 4th May 2014.
The Championships will be governed by the General Regulations for FIDE Competitions (approved in 2011) and the Rules of the FIDE World Amateur Championships (approved in 2011).
The Playing Hall is the Pasir Ris Sports Hall (situated within Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre).
The player must not have a published FIDE Rating of 2000 or greater for at least 2 years prior to 1st January 2014. They must not hold any title above CM (WCM). The World Amateur Championship is open to players registered by their Federation.
The World Amateur Women’s Championship shall be held as a separate section if there are at least ten players from at least two continents. If not, the Women players will compete in the Open.
FIDE-member Federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish. The top 3 players from each Continental Amateur Championship preceding this edition are qualified with personal rights and their places cannot be substituted.
The entry fee for the first two nominees of each National Federation is FREE. The entry fee for additional players shall be 30 euro each and which is payable to the Organizing Committee.
All (first 2 nominees, Continental Qualifiers & Additional) players and accompanying persons shall pay a registration fee of 100 euros each to the Organizing Committee.
The respective Champions shall be awarded the title of FIDE Master/WFM. The winners of the Silver and Bronze Medals (after tiebreak) shall be awarded the CM/WCM title.
The Prize Fund is distributed as follows:
Open (€ 5,000) : 1,500; 1,000; 700; 450; 350; 300; 250; 200; 150 and 100.
Women (€ 2,500) : 1000; 750; 400; 250 and 100. (depending on the number of entries)
Prize money will be divided equally between tied players.
Organizing Committee Contact:
Address: 51 Bishan Street 13, #02-01A SIGC, Singapore 579799
Federation’s Website: www.singaporechess.org.sg