The Chess Association of Malawi is pleased to invite all African Chess Federations affiliated to the International Chess Federation (FIDE) to the 2021 African Individual Chess Championships.
The Championships will be held at the Crossroads Hotel in the City of Lilongwe in Malawi from May 17, 2021 (arrival) to May 28, 2021 (departure).
The event includes an Open Section and a Women’s Section. Each National Federation is entitled to delegate a maximum of five (5) players to each Section.
Both events are 9-round Swiss tournaments tournament played with the time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move from move one for each player.
All participants will be required to adhere to the specific local Covid-19 guidelines as communicated by the host Federation. The specific ruling guidelines at the time of the event will be communicated by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) prior to the commencement of the tournament.
The 2021 African Individual Championships are a qualification event for the FIDE World Cup 2021.
The top 4 placed players in the Open Section will qualify for the FIDE World Cup 2021 which will take place in Sochi, Russia from July 10, 2021, to August 3, 2021.
Entry Forms must be completed and returned to the Local Organising Committee (LOC) no later than May 10, 2021.