The Chess Association of Malawi has the honour of inviting all chess federations in Zone 4.3 that are affiliated to the World Chess Federation (FIDE) to participate in the 2015 Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championships.
The event is held under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation.
The Championships will be held from 17th April (arrival) to 26th April 2015 (departure) at Shire Highlands Hotel in the Central Business District (CBD) of Limbe (Blantyre) in Malawi. The event will comprise an Open Section and a Women’s section.
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 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.
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 Zone 4.3 Championship is a qualification event for the 2015 FIDE World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan. The winners in the Open Section will qualify for the 2015 FIDE World Cup.
Zone 4.3 federations: Angola, Botswana, Comoros Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Chess Association of Malawi