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FIDE Zone 4.1 Individual Championships 2015

HammametThe FIDE Zone 4.1 Individual Championships 2015 are being organized by the Tunisian Chess Federation under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation (ACC) from 26-31st March in Hammamet, Tunisia.

The Championships will be held at Hotel of Hammamet which is about 1 hour drive from Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. The event will comprise an Open Section and a Women’s Section.

In accordance with FIDE regulations, the Zone 4.1 Individual Championships are open to players from federations within the Zone 4.1 region which are affiliated to FIDE.

The Zone 4.1 is composed of Chess Federations from the following countries: Algeria, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia.

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

Federations are 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.

It is intended that the Championships will be played in accordance with FIDE regulations as a 9 Round Swiss System tournament.

Time control will be 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the first move.

Draw offers are not allowed before Black’s 30th move. The zero tolerance rule will apply.

Prizes Open Section: US$ 1250 / US$ 750 / US$ 500

Prizes Women’s Section: US$ 875 / US$ 500 / US$ 250

The Chief Arbiter for the 2015 Zone 4.1 Chess Championships is IA Wajdi Chouari, FIDE ID 5500184.

Organizers Contacts:

President of Tunisian Chess Federation – Dr. Yousri Daly
Mobile: +216 27280965 / +216 53029832
E-mail :

Official Email for Tunisian Chess Federation –
Tel/fax : +216 71784100

Tournament Director – Bechir Messaoudi IA/IO Mobile: +216 98 285 420/+216 24 285 420

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