The Madagascar Chess Federation (FMJE) has the honor to invite all players affiliated to FIDE to participate in the 2015 Chess Open International de Madagascar.
The event will be held from the 5-9th August 2015 at the Centre Culturel Malagasy (IKM), Antsahavola in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
In accordance with FIDE regulations, the 2015 Chess Open International de Madagascar is open to all players from Federations affiliated to FIDE. Countries with a direct airlink via Air Madagascar include La Réunion, Mauritius, South Africa, Comoros, Kenya, France, Thailand, and China.
It is intended that the tournament will be played in accordance with FIDE regulations as a 9 Round Swiss System tournament.
Time control will be 90 minutes for the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one (1).
Draw offers will not be allowed before Black’s 25th move.
The tournament will offer a minimum of 2,300 USD in Cash Prizes. 1st = USD 700; 2nd = USD 500
The first two GM’s / IM’s (with FIDE ratings over 2400) who enter will receive full board and lodging on a sharing basis for the duration of the tournament.
The first two GM’s will also be entitled to a travel stipend in the amount of EUR 500 towards their travel costs.
Players or federations wishing to participate should complete the registration form on or before the 31st July 2015 and return them by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to confirm their entries.