CHESS

The event starts with Bughouse and Blitz 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 Chess Rapid, and to complete the event; Chess Blitz.

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.

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.


Hal Bond

Tournament Director

Canada’s Hal Bond has been a passionate chess promoter, teacher and organizer since he took up the game during his college years. As an International Arbiter, Hal has been a regular on the World Chess Championship circuit since 2005. He has also served as Canada’s Delegate to the World Chess Federation (FIDE) from 2008 to present day.

In his debut with MSA, Hal 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
11 Rounds. Time control is 3 minutes with a 2 second increment.
9:00-13.00 Rounds 1-11
13.00- 14.00 LUNCH
ENTRY FEE : $50

19th August 2017 - 1 day event
Blitz tournament will be a 9 round open, with 2 games for each round.
Time Control 3 minutes with +2 increment
16.00 - 20.30
Entry fee: $50

20th-25th August 2017 - 6 day event, 9 rounds
FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible.
Full Cost : $150

Prize Pool: $28,000 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

26th August 2017 - 1 day event
7 round tournament
10.00 - 13.00 Round 1-2
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 21.30 Round 3-7
Entry fee: $50

27th August 2017 - 1 day event
Blitz tournament will be a 9 round open, with 2 games for each round.
Time Control 5 minutes with +2 increment
10.00 - 15.30 Rounds 1-9
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
Entry fee: $50