world-rapid-and-blitz-2016

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Draft Regulations for the FIDE “Open” World Blitz Championship 2016 & FIDE “Open” World Rapid Championship 2016

$400,000 total prizes

1. Frequency

The FIDE World Blitz & Rapid Championships shall be organized annually under the aegis of FIDE by a federation entrusted with the task by the General Assembly or the Presidential Board at least one year in advance. All rights for the organization of the World Blitz & Rapid Championships and the title of the World Blitz Champion or World Rapid Champion belong to FIDE.

2. Format
The events will be both Swiss pairings tournaments and will be held over two days for Blitz and three days for Rapid. The Blitz will have twenty one (21) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event.The Rapid will be fifteen (15) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event.

3. Participation

3.1 All players rated at least 2500 in any of the FIDE rating lists (Standard, Blitz or Rapid) from January 2016 to October 2016 are eligible to participate in the FIDE World Blitz & Rapid Championships.
3.2 The FIDE World Blitz & Rapid Championships are open to all the National Champions representing their National Chess Federation regardless of their title or rating.
3.3. Applications have to be sent by the national federations only.

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Draft Regulations for the FIDE “Women” World Blitz Championship 2016 & FIDE “Women” World Rapid Championship 2016

$80,000 total prizes

1. Frequency

The FIDE Women World Blitz & Rapid Championships shall be organized annually under the aegis of FIDE by a federation entrusted with the task by the General Assembly or the Presidential Board at least one year in advance. All rights for the organization of the World Blitz & Rapid Championships and the title of the Women World Blitz Champion or Women World Rapid Champion belong to FIDE.

2. Format

The events will be both Swiss pairings tournaments and will be held over two days for Blitz and three days for Rapid. The Blitz will have seventeen (17) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event. The Rapid will be twelve (12) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event.

3. Participation

3.1 All players rated at least 2200 in any of the FIDE rating lists (Standard, Blitz or Rapid) from January 2016 to October 2016 are eligible to participate in the FIDE World Blitz & Rapid Championships.
3.2 The FIDE World Blitz & Rapid Championships are open to all the National Champions representing their National Chess Federation regardless of their title or rating.
3.3. Applications have to be sent by the national federations only.

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26 Dec 2016 : Day 1 – Rapid.
27 Dec 2016 : Day 2 – Rapid.
28 Dec 2016 – Day 3 – Rapid.
29 Dec 2016 – Day 1 – Blitz.
30 Dec 2016 – Day 2 – Blitz.

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