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D.VII.02. World Amateur (Women) Championship

World Amateur (Women) Championship
Approved by 1995 Presidential Board.



The World Amateur (Women) Championship shall be organised annually under the aegis of FIDE by a federation entrusted with the task by the General Assembly at least one year in advance.



The participants shall have no Title (as in B.01-0.31) or published FIDE Rating at the start of the tournament nor have had such a rating for at least two years prior to the start of the event.


The World Amateur Championship is open to all untitled and unrated players registered with their federation. FIDE member federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish. The World Amateur Women's Championship shall be held as part of the World Amateur Championship and female contestants will be eligible to win both titles.


At least six months before the beginning of the Championship, the organising federation shall send an invitation to all FIDE member federations. The invitation shall be approved by the FIDE President. Copies of the invitation shall be sent to the Continental and also Zonal Presidents.


Each participant shall register his entry with the organising committee in a manner designated by them.

Playing schedule


The championship shall be played over 11 rounds by the Swiss system or such a number as agreed between the organising committee and the FIDE President. It shall be played according to FIDE Regulations.


The time limit is 40 moves in 100 minutes, then 20 move sin 50 minutes and finally 10 moves for the remaining moves. From move 1 30 seconds will be added after each move. The games shall be played using the DGT clocks.



The FIDE President shall appoint the Chief Arbiter after consultation with the organising federation. The organising federation shall appoint as many Deputy and Assistant Arbiters as necessary.


A protest against the decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter, within two hours of the original decision. The protest shall be accompanied by a fee to be determined by the organising committee, which shall be returnable if the appeal is successful.

Appeals Committee


The Appeals Committee shall be chaired by the Chief Arbiter, or his Deputy if he was involved in the original dispute. The committee shall include two arbiters, not involved in the dispute, and three players agreed to be suitable with the disputants.

Designation of the Winner


The final ranking of the players shall be determined by the number of points scored. If, at the end of the tournament, two or more players are tied for a medal position, the tie shall be broken as follows:


The sum of progressive scores. The highest total wins. If still tied, deduct the first round score, and, if necessary, the second round and so on.


If the above does not resolve the tie, the players shall share the prize.



The World Amateur Champion shall be awarded the title of FIDE master and a rating of 2200. The Women's World Amateur Champion shall be awarded the title of Woman FIDE master and a rating of 2050.


The winner of the Silver Medal shall be awarded a rating of 2100 and the Bronze Medal a rating of 2050.

Financial Regulations


Entry for the first two nominees of each FIDE member federation shall be free.

The entry fee for other players shall be decided by the organising committee in consultation with the FIDE President.


The players' travelling costs and living expenses shall be met by themselves or by their national federations.



Before the start of the first round, a list of the prizes to be awarded, including special prizes, shall be published together with the rules for their award. The organising committee shall award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the players taking the first three places in the Championships.



The organising committee shall insure the participants and arbiters against accident and the need for medical services including cost of medicines in the case of acute illness, surgical operations, etc. The organising committee shall not be responsible for medical services needed for treatment or other illnesses which already existed before the start of the Championship.

   FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

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