14th-25th August 2024

30th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival..

Attention

Attention

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Abu Dhabi

14-25 Aug 2024

 

Under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sport Council, Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Committee has the honor of inviting you to take part in a distinguished chess annual event, which consists of numerous FIDE registered tournaments. It will be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE from 14th  until 25th August 2024

Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan,

Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Committee has the honor of inviting you to take part in a distinguished chess annual event, which consists of numerous FIDE registered tournaments. It will be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE from 14th  until 25th August 2024

Organization

Abu Dhabi Chess Club & Mind Games is organizing the festival in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and guarantees the tournament will be held in accordance with FIDE chess rules and regulations.

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

Festival Tournaments

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Masters Tournament

Open to all Fide rated players with standard rating of 2300 ELO and above “Exception Abu Dhabi Chess Club players (as of 1st July 2024). The tournament will be 9 rounds Swiss System with a time control of min for each player and 30 seconds’ increment 30 minutes tolerance will be applied. The organizing committee 90+ shall provide free accommodation in a five-star hotel for players rated 2600+ and women with standard Elo of 2400 prior approval from the committee is needed to guarantee the accommodation, only for limited players, in order of registration.
  • $120 Or AED440 (GM/WGM/IM2400+/WIM2300+ Exempted )
  • 300$ or 1,010 AED entry fee for Masters Tournament, if rating between 2100 to 2299
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Open Tournament ( A )

FIDE Rated Open for players with ELO 2299 and below (as of 1st July 2024). The tournament
will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, with the time control of 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each move. 30 minutes tolerance will be applied, FIDE ID is required
  • $100 Or AED380 ( All GM / WGM / IM / WIM Exempted )
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Open Tournament ( B )

FIDE Rated Open for players with ELO 1800 and below (as of 1st July 2024), The tournament
will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, with the time control of 90 min for each player and 30 seconds increment for each move. 30 minutes tolerance will be applied, FIDE ID is required
  • $75 Or AED275 ( All GM / WGM / IM / WIM Exempted )
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Juniors Tournament

(under 16 years)
FIDE Rated Open for players born in 2008 or later. The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss system, with time control of 70 min for each player for the whole game. 30 minutes tolerance will be applied, FIDE ID is required.
Juniors Tournament can play at same time the Open tournament.
  • $50 Or AED185 ( All GM / WGM / IM / WIM Exempted )
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Blitz tournament

FIDE Rated, Swiss system, 11 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment
  • $50 Or AED185 ( GM 􀍭 WGM 􀍭 IM 2400+ / WIM 2300+ Exempted )
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Juniors Blitz Tournament

(under 16 years)
FIDE Rated Open for players born in 2008 or later; Swiss system, 1 1 rounds , 3 min + 2 sec increment
  • $15 Or AED55 ( GM 􀍭 WGM 􀍭 IM 2400+ / WIM 2300+ Exempted )
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Simultaneous exhibition

Held by a renowned international GM. Open for Abu Dhabi Chess Club players only
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People of Determination Chess tournament

Open to members for People of Determination Swiss system, 7 rounds, with the time control of 3 minutes + 2 seconds ’ increment . Free Registration
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Family Team Tournament

Open for teams of 2 players (player + one parent Swiss system, 7 rounds, with the time .control of 3 minutes + 2 seconds. Free Registration
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Ladies Chess Tournament

Open for ladies players; Swiss system, 9 rounds, with the time control of 3 minutes 2 seconds’
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Embassies Chess Tournament

Open for Ambassadors and embassies employee - limited to invited players only, Swiss system, 7 rounds, with the time control of 3 minutes + 2 seconds
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Senior Chess Tournament

Open for players aged 50 years and above. Swiss system, 7 rounds, with the time control of 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.
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Abu Dhabi Chess Academy Tournament

Open for Under 18 (born 2006 and after) school students or chess academies students based in UAE (UAE Residents). Swiss system, 9 rounds, time control of 3 minutes + 2
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Community Teams Tournament

Open for teams of 3 players (2 playing + 1 substitute), UAE Residents with same nationality. The team will represent their country (or city). Swiss system, 7 rounds, with the time control of 3 minutes +2 seconds increment
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Government Department Teams Chess Tournament

open for government departments in the UAE, each teams 3 players (2 playing + 1 substitute), Swiss system, 7 rounds, with the time control of 3 minutes +2 seconds increment
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TIEBREAK

  • Direct encounter (T he Result of t he Playe rs in the Sam e Po int Group)
  • BUCHHOLZ (Cut 1)
  • BUCHHOLZ (Cut 2)
  • SONNEBORN
  • ARCO (Average rating of opponents Cut 1)
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Tournament Prizes

  • The prizes will be awarded based on tie-break and will not be shared. A player cannot be awarded more than one prize in a tournament, and he will be awarded the highest prize only.
  • Prize winners are obliged to follow the dress code of business casual/elegant casual or smart casual. No shorts, hats, caps, sneakers, or slippers
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Registration & Tournament Registration Fees

  • Registration is accepted online via the following link : https://adchessfestival.abudhabichess.ae/register/
  • The last day of registration is 15th July 2024.
  • Entry fee and related payments must be paid to confirm the registration.
  • All participating players and accompanying persons accept to fully comply with the regulations of the tournament
    and the organizer.
  • Organizing committee reserves the right to accept or deny a participant’s registration according to FIDE Rules
    and Regulations and UAE Laws.
  • All payments must be done before 31st July 2024 , Participants which are failing to pay their entry fees and confirm their participation will be deleted from players list.
  • Kindly mention your FIDE Name & FIDE ID in your Payment Details and send a copy of the payment Receipt to  adchessfestival@gmail.com
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Visa & Visa Charges

  • Visa rules are subject to change. Kindly confirm with your airline prior booking
  • Players / accompany persons who require a visa are requested to upload and attach a clear scanned colored copy of their passports and scanned colored personal photo in the online application
  • Entry Visas to the UAE Issued for eligible participants subject to the approval of the GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF RESIDENCY & FOREIGNER AFFAIRS – UAE and will be valid for 30 days from the date of arrival
  • Visa Fees must paid in in order to Issue the Visa
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Playing Schedule

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Hotel & Playing Venue

  • The official hotel and playing venue will be 5* hotel, Hotel will be selected 1 month before the event start
  • Single room will approximately : 500 AED (137 USD) per night – include 3 meals/day for 1 person
  • Double room will approximately: 550 AED (150 USD) per night – include 3 meals/day for 2 persons
  • Triple Room will approximately: 675 (185 USD) per night – include 3 meals/day for 3 persons
  • Any electronic equipment (computers, cameras, mobile phones, tablets, hand-watches, pencils, etc.) is strictly forbidden in the Playing Hall, as per FIDE Handbook.
  • Prize winners are obliged to follow the dress code of business casual/elegant casual or smart casual. No shorts, hats, caps, sneakers, or slippers.
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Appeal Committee

  • In the Technical Meeting an Appeals Committee of five persons (three regular and two substitutes) will be selected.
  • Appeals against decisions of the Chief Arbiter and/or the Arbiters must be submitted in written and signed form to the Chairman of the Appeals Committee within one hour after the completion of the playing session.
  • An Appeal shall be submitted with an accompanying fee of USD 200 or its equivalent in the local currency.
  • If the Appeal is accepted, the above fee will be returned; otherwise, it shall be forfeited to the Organizing Committee.