CHESS

Example based on 200 entires

The event starts with Rapid and Junior on 19th August with the Main 6-day Event starting on 20th August, this will be FIDE rated with GM and IM norms. The final weekend will include Bughouse, Chess Blitz 3+2 and to complete the event; Chess Blitz 5+2.

Every participant will receive a Participation Medal and Diploma.

There will be varying daily side events starting at costs as low as $10 per entry. Plus, there will be a FREE to play area.

Prize Pool: Approximately 10% of the field will be paid out. However, first prize will be at least $10,000 for the main event.

Other placement prizes include ratings and age champions

The example chart opposite shows example prize pay-outs, this is based on 200 participants for the Chess Main Event with the prize pool of $28,000 (the number of placements and prize pay-out quantities will change and are dependent on the number of entries per tournament). It is our intention to ensure many players receive a decent pay-out.

There will be additional spot prizes; these will be announced closer to the event.

Registration closes 16th August 11:59pm (BST)

Click on each event below for more details, to register you will need to complete the form and this will take you to the payment section.


Jamie Kenmure

Tournament Director

Australia’s Jamie Kenmure has been a passionate chess promoter and teacher since his early 20’s. As an International Arbiter, Jamie has been a regular on the international circuit since 2014. He also currently serves as Solomon Islands Delegate to the World Chess Federation (FIDE) from 2014 to present day.
In his debut with MSA, Jamie looks forward to directing our largest chess program ever and invites chess players from around the Globe to join us in Qatar.

19th August 2017 – 1-day event
7 round tournament.
Time Control: 15 minutes + 3 seconds from move.
FULL COST: $35
PRIZE POOL: $2,000 in Cash and Prizes.
Approximately 10% of the field will be paid out.

Saturday 19th August 2017 - 1 day event
The Rapid tournament will be a 7 round open tournament.
Time Control: 15 minutes + 3 seconds from move 1
Estimated Prize Pool: $5,000 in Cash and Prizes
ENTRY FEE: $50
Approximately 10% of the field will be paid out.

20th-25th August 2017 - 6 day event, 9 rounds
FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible. No minimum entry
Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds from move 1.
FULL COST: $150
PRIZE POOL: $30,000 in cash and prizes
Approximately 10% of the field will be paid out.
First prize will be at least $10,000.
Other placement prizes include ratings and age champions.

Saturday 26th August 2017
7 Rounds. Time control is 5 minutes + 2 seconds from move 1.
ENTRY FEE: $50
PRIZE POOL: $3,000 in Cash and Prizes.

Saturday 26th August 2017 - 1 day event
Blitz tournament will be a 9 round open
Time Control: 3 minutes with +2 increment
ENTRY POOL: $50
PRIZE POOL: $3,000 in Cash and Prizes.
Approximately 10% of the field will be paid out.

27th August 2017 - 1 day event
Blitz tournament will be a 9 round open.
Time Control: 5 minutes with +2 second increment from move 1.
ENTRY FEE: $50
PRIZE POOL: $3,000 in Cash and Prizes.
Approximately 10% of the field will be paid out.