Tashkent

The Uzbekistan Chess Federation on behalf of Asian Chess Federation and FIDE, invites your Federation to participate in the Asian Continental Chess Championships (Open and Women’s) from 25 May – 5 June 2016 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Each Federation from FIDE Zones 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 can enter one official player in the Open and one official player in the Women’s Division.

In addition, each Federation may send extra players rated 2300 and above for the Open, and 2000 and above for Women based on the April 2016 FIDE Rating List. Extra players will be responsible for the payment of their board and lodging through the Organizing Committee. Exceptions for the rating floor may be made by the Continental President on request of national federations.

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The tournament shall be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 rounds and will be played according to FIDE regulations.
The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

The top five (5) from the 2016 Asian (Open) Championship shall qualify for the 2017 World Cup. The 2016 Asian Women’s champion shall qualify for the Women’s World Championship.

If previous qualifiers are among the winners, the next in line in the Continental shall take the Continental qualification place to the World Cup / Women’s Championship.

All federations should inform the Organizing Committee by 1st April 2016 about the number of participants in order to ascertain number of hotel rooms required.

Entry forms shall be submitted by the national federation in the attached registration form on or before 25th April 2016 together with payment of the entry fees. A digital ID photo and clear scanned Passport Copy of each player or accompanying person should be sent by email to the Organizing Committee.

The total prize fund is $75,000, including Open, Women’s and Blitz Championships.
The top prizes in the Open are $11,000 / 9,000 / 7,000 / 5,000 / 3,000
Top prizes for Women are $5,000 / 4,000 / 3,000 / 2,000 / 1,000

Uzbekistan Chess Federation
Phone: (998) 71-241 15 44, (998) 71-241 12 00
Fax: (998) 71-241 35 01
e-mail: uzchess@inbox.ru

Asian Chess Federation
Asian Chess Federation Secretary General:
Mr. Hisham Al Taher, hisham4chess@gmail.com
IA Casto Abundo, mobile +971-50-3544938, Casto.abundo@gmail.com

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