Registration Open for Queens' Online Chess Festival 2022

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Queens Festival 2022 FIDE


Registration is now open for the Queens' Online Chess Festival 2022, a series of continental women's online blitz tournaments beginning June 5.

The event is organized by the FIDE Commission for Women's Chess in cooperation with the FIDE Events Commission. Female players from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas will compete first in online blitz qualification tournaments. Those who qualify will advance to the individual and team finals.

The Queens' Online Chess Festival 2022 will be a 9 or 11-round Swiss System event depending on the number of participants. The time control for all games is G/3+2.

The first Queens' Festival was held in 2021 with 460 participants from 82 countries.

Click here to download a PDF of the full tournament regulations.


US CHESS "OFFICIAL PLAYERS"

US Chess will nominate four Official Players who have the right to a free entry. To be eligible to serve as a US Chess Official Player, you must register for the event no later than May 20, 2022. The top four U.S. players, according to the May 2022 FIDE standard rating list, who register by this deadline will be chosen.

 

REGISTRATION

All registrations for the tournament must be submitted by national federations. It is not possible for an individual to register directly with the organizer. Players must register with US Chess through the online form.

The registration fee for all players is $10 and payment must be made to US Chess. Please note that a $5 non-refundable administrative fee is added to all registrations. Payment will be processed separately from registration.

The US Chess deadline for U.S. players to register is May 20, 2022. This deadline will enable US Chess to collect all the information required for participation as required by the organizer.

Refund Policy 
A full refund of the entry fee will be provided, minus the administrative fee, if requested by May 20, 2022. After this date, no refund will be provided unless the tournament is canceled by the organizers.


FAIR PLAY POLICY
Fair play for the event will be ensured through assigned Zoom meetings.

All players are required to be present in their assigned Zoom meeting at all times while their game is in progress. The Zoom meetings will be recorded for internal Fair Play verification purposes. No recordings will be released to the public.

Players are required to write their real name in the Zoom call in the following way: “CountryCode-BoardNumber-Surname”. Players are required to share their screen at all times while they are playing. For more information please see the tournament regulations.


CONTACT

Please contact US Chess FIDE Events Manager Bryon Doyle at bryon.doyle@uschess.org for questions related to this tournament.

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