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World Amateur Championship with large prize fund

Intercontinental School and NA Masters parallel events

world amateur chess

The 2010 World Amateur Chess Championship features the largest prize fund in the history of the tournament $20,000 USD guaranteed. In addition to the prize fund available the following prizes are present:

* The FIDE Master title for the winner of the event
* The Woman’s FIDE Master title for the top placing female player of the event
* 2 scholarships valued up to $36,000 each to Texas Tech University for the top Male and Female participants

The World Amateur Championship is organized by the NA Chess Federation. Currently registered are players from United States, Columbia, Canada, Finland, Russia, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Sri Lanka, India, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, here is all the info and side events:

World Amateur Chess Championship

March 19 – 25, 2010
9R-SS | G/90 + 30/sec increment
$20,000 USD Prize Fund Guaranteed
2 Scholarships to Texas Tech University
FIDE Master and Woman FIDE Master title to top male and female player
More info: http://www.worldchesschamps.com/world-amateur/general-information/

Intercontinental School Team Championship

March 26 – 28, 2010
U18, U16, U14, U12, U10 sections
More info: http://www.worldchesschamps.com/world-school-team/regulation/

FIDE Arbiters Seminar

March 22 – 25
Required seminar for FIDE Arbiter title
More info: http://www.worldchesschamps.com/side-events/arbiter/

25th North American Masters

March 20 – 24
9R-SS | G/90 + 30/sec increment
$5,000 USD Prize Fund Guaranteed
GM/IM/WGM/WIM norms available
More info: http://www.worldchesschamps.com/side-events/25th-na-masters/

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