Katara to Host Ramadan Chess Tournament – Doha News



Registration is open to all citizens and residents via Katara’s website.

Katara Ramadan The Chess Open 2022 OTB tournament is scheduled to kick off April 7-14 at Building 15 Hall in the Katara Cultural Village.

The over-the-board event, organized in collaboration with the Qatar Chess Association (QCA), will consist of two stages: the qualifiers (rapid chess) and the main tournament (standard chess).

The lucky winners will receive a total prize of a staggering amount of QAR 20,000. Pricing details have yet to be announced, but are expected soon, organizers say.

The qualifying phase will begin on Tuesday with an 80-man knockout session to challenge the skills of all participants. Each match will feature two quickplays in the space of 10 minutes and 5 seconds.

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Two groups will be present, A and B. Each group will have 40 players competing for a chance to qualify, and in the event of a tie, the rivals will play a “Sudden Death – Armageddon” match. Matches will start at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively.

A total of twenty players will qualify for the main tournament in each group, which will take place on April 7. The tournament will see around 60 players compete in 7 rounds of standard chess according to the time control of the Swiss system (60min + 30sec/move).

Meanwhile, 40 players will advance to the second stage after the qualifying round, where twenty QCA players will be placed directly.

The tournament will be defined by the FIDE Laws of Chess.

The event aims to spread chess culture in the community and build an important base in the Gulf nation to potentially host more international tournaments, QCA Chairman Mohammed Al Madahka said.

How to enter?

Registration for the Ramadan Katara Chess Tournament is open to all citizens and residents of Qatar. The entry fee for the qualifying phase is QR 50, while the main tournament costs QR 100.

Chess players can register for the highly anticipated event via the website.


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