28th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival..

16 -25 Aug 2022
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Attention

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Abu Dhabi

16 25 Aug 2022

 

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 16th until 25th August, 2022.

Attention

Attention

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Abu Dhabi

16 25 Aug 2022

 

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 16th until 25th August, 2022.

Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan,

Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports 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 16th until 25th August, 2022

Masters Tournament

Open to all Fide rated players with standard rating of 2200 ELO and above “Exception Abu Dhabi Chess Club players” (as of 1st Jun 2022). The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss System with a time control of 90 min for each player and 30 seconds’ increment. 30 minutes tolerance will be applied. The organizing committee 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.

Open Tournament

FIDE Rated Open for players with ELO 2200 and below (as of 1st Jun 2022,). 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.

Organization

Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club 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 2200 ELO and above “Exception Abu Dhabi Chess Club players” (as of 1st Jun 2022). The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss System with a time control of 90 min for each player and 30 seconds’ increment. 30 minutes tolerance will be applied. The organizing committee 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
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Open Tournament

FIDE Rated Open for players with ELO 2200 and below (as of 1st Jun 2022,). 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
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Juniors Tournament

(under 16 years)
FIDE Rated Open for players born in 2006 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.
  • $50 Or AED185
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Blitz tournament

FIDE Rated, Swiss system, 11 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment.
  • $50 Or AED185
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Simultaneous exhibition

Held by a renowned international GM. Open for Abu Dhabi Chess Club players only.
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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 5 minutes + 5 seconds.). Free Registration
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Front line Heroes Chess tournament
Open to members of military, police and national service, health workers in the UAE. Swiss system, 7 rounds, with the time control of 5 minutes + 5 seconds increment. Free Registration
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Senior Chess Tournament
Open for players aged 55 years and above. Swiss system, 7 rounds, with the time control of 5 minutes + 5 seconds increment. Free registration
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Juniors Blitz Tournament (under 16)
FIDE Rated Open for players born in 2006 or later; Swiss system, 9 rounds, 3 min + 2 sec increment.
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Abu Dhabi Chess Academy Tournament
Open for Under 18 (born 2004 and after) school students or chess academies students based in UAE (UAE Residents). Swiss system, 7 rounds, 5 minutes + 5 seconds increment.
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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 5 minutes + 5 seconds increment. Free registration
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TIEBREAK

  • Direct Encounter (The Result of the Players in the Same Point Group)
  • BUCHHOLZ (Cut 1)
  • BUCHHOLZ (Cut 2)
  • SONNEBORN-BERGER
  • ARCO (Average rating of opponents Cut 1)
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Tournament Prizes

All Prizes in (US Dollar) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Masters’ tournament 15,000 10,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 1,500 1,000 800 700 600
Master Tournament Best Player Below 2400 500 400 300
Master Tournament – Best Female 500 300 150
Open tournament 2,000 1,500 1,200 1,000 800 500 400 300 200 150
Open Tournament – Best 1700 & below 1,000 700 500
Open Tournament – Best Unrated 1,000 700 500
Open Tournament – Best Female 500 300 150
Juniors’ tournament 1,500 1,000 700 500 400 300
Juniors’ tournament best U14 500 300 150
Juniors’ tournament best U12 500 300 150
Juniors’ tournament best U10 500 300 150
Juniors’ tournament best U8 300 200 100
Juniors’ tournament– Best Female 300 200 100
Blitz Open tournament 1,000 700 500  300 200
Blitz Juniors Under 16 500 400 300 200 100
Family team tournament 700 500 300
Front line Heroes Chess tournament 700 500 300
Senior Chess Tournament 700 500 300
Community Teams Tournament 700 500 300
Abu Dhabi Chess Academy Tournament 350 300 250 200 150
Abu Dhabi Chess Academy Tournament – U14 150 100 50
Abu Dhabi Chess Academy Tournament – U10 150 100 50
Abu Dhabi Chess Academy Tournament – U8 150 100 50
  • 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
  • Registration is accepted online via the following link. http://adchessfestival.ae . Last day of registration is 31st July 2022. Entry fee and related payments must be paid in FULL prior to the deadline (10th of August 2022)
  • 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.
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Registration & Tournament Registration Fees

Tournament Registration fees Exempted Players
USD AED
Masters Tournament 120 440 GM / WGM / IM 2400+
Open Tournament 75 275 GM / WGM / IM
Juniors Tournament (under 16 years) 50 185 GM / WGM / IM
Blitz tournament (Open) 50 185 GM / WGM / IM 2400+
Abu Dhabi Chess Academy Tournament 15 55
Blitz Under 16 15 55
Simultaneous exhibition Free Free  GM / WGM / IM 2400+
Frontline Heroes tournament Free Free
Community Teams Tournament Free Free
Family Team Tournament Free Free
Senior Chess Tournament Free Free
Late Registration fees after 31st July 2022 27 100
 

                                                 Bank Account Details

Account Name    Abu Dhabi Chess Club & Mind Games
Bank Name           Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank ( ADIB )
Account Number 10079393
IBAN                     AE51 0500 0000 0001 0079 393
SWIFT                   ABDIAEAD
Account Currency AED
Address Al Najda, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Kindly mention your FIDE Name & FIDE ID in your transfer and send a copy of the transfer Receipt to  adchessfestival@gmail.com

All payments must be done before the deadline, Participants which are failing to transfer their entry fees and confirm their participation will be deleted from players list.

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

Visa & Visa Charges

Processing Visa Fee for all Players (except Invited players by organizer ) 100 USD 385 AED
Processing Visa Fee of an accompany person 100 USD 385 AED
Special request such as : Indian Citizens requiring “okay to Board Confirmation” 15 USD 60 AED

 

1- Visa rules are subject to change. Kindly confirm with your airline prior booking
2- 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
3- For Indian citizens: it’s also required to attach the last page of the passport
4- For Syrian citizens: “Issue/Expiry page” of the passport is required for visa
5- For Bangladeshi citizens: information of the bearer page of the passport is required for visa
6- 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
7- Visa Fees must paid in in order to Issue the Visa

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

Schedule

Date Tournament
Masters Open Juniors Blitz open Blitz U16 Simultaneous Abu Dhabi chess Academy Community Teams Family Team Front line Heroes Senior Chess
16.08.2022 Arrival Arrival
17.08.2022 R1 05.00 PM 05.00 PM
18.08.2022 R2 10.00 AM 10.00 AM
R3 06.00 PM 06.00 PM
19.08.2022 R4 05.00 PM 06.00 PM R1 10.00 AM
R2 02.00 PM
20.08.2022 R5 05.00 PM 06.00 PM R3 10.00 AM
R4 02.00 PM 02:00 PM
21.08.2022 Free Day Free Day R5 10.00 AM 05.00 PM 05.00 PM 03.30 PM
R6 02.00 PM
22.08.2022 R6 05.00 PM 06.00 PM R7 10.00 AM 02:00 PM 02.00 PM 02.00 PM
23.08.2022 R7 05.00 PM 06.00 PM R8 10.00 AM
24.08.2022 R8 05.00 PM 06.00 PM R9 09.30 AM
25.08.2022 R9 10.00 AM 10.00 AM         10.00 AM        
26.08.2022 Departure Departure
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Hotel & Playing Venue

  • The official hotel and playing venue will be the 5* Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche. Details
  • Single room: 500 AED (137 USD) per night – include 3 meals/day for 1 person
  • Double room: 550 AED (150 USD) per night – include 3 meals/day for 2 persons
  • Triple Room (limited availability): 675 (185 USD) per night – include 3 meals/day for 3 persons
  • To book your room, please email us at adchessfestival@gmail.com
  • 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.
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