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FIDE Zone 4.4 Individual Championships 2015

Novela Star HotelThe FIDE Zone 4.4 Individual Championships 2015 are being organized by the Togo Chess Federation under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation (ACC) from 13-22nd March in Lome, Togo.

The Championships will be held at Novela Star Hotel on the beach of Atlantic Ocean in Lome, capital of Togo. The event will comprise an Open Section and a Women’s Section.

In accordance with FIDE regulations, the Zone 4.4 Individual Championships are open to players from federations within the Zone 4.4 region which are affiliated to FIDE.

The winner in the Open Section will be awarded International Master (IM) title whilst the winner in the Women’s Section will be awarded the Woman International Master (WIM) title.
Other titles will be awarded in accordance with FIDE title requirements.

The Winner in the Open Section will qualify for the 2015 FIDE World Cup in Baku.

Federations will be allowed to enter a maximum of five (5) players in each category. The host federation reserves the right to field up to seven (7) players in each category and
also hold a player in reserve; that can be registered in the event that there are an odd number of participants.

The Championships will be played in accordance with FIDE regulations as a 9 Round Swiss System tournament.

Time control will be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one (1).

Draw offers are not allowed before Black’s 30th move.

Participating Federations will receive free board and lodging for one player in each category.

Organizers Contacts:

President, Togo Chess Federation: Mr. Frederic Mawuvi Koue KOUEVI
Tel. +228 90043148
E – mail: f.kouevi@yahoo.fr
Official Email for Togo Chess Federation: ftdetogo@yahoo.fr
Tel. +228 22566200
General Secretary: Mr. Enyonam Sewa FUMEY
Tel. +228 90130628
E-mail: informaplus@yahoo.fr

Countries affiliated to FIDE Zone 4.4 are:
1. BURKINA FASO
2. CAMEROON
3. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
4. COTE D’IVOIRE
5. GABON
6. GAMBIA
7. GHANA
8. NIGERIA
9. SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
10. SIERRA LEONE
11. TOGO

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