International Chess Federation
Thursday, 15 Aug 2019 18:56
FIDE abolishes entry fees for the World Senior Championship

The Presidential Board received the proposal of waiving the entry fee for the participants in the World Senior Championships. This proposal was met with unanimous approval at the 2nd quarter of 2019 meeting.

In view of this, the FIDE President has decided:

1. To abolish the aforementioned fee, starting from the World Senior Championship 2019.

2. To request from the General Assembly to confirm the above decision of the President, making the necessary amendments to the FIDE Financial Regulations.

3. To issue a full refund to all participants who had already registered.

We would like to take the chance to remind you that the registration deadline for this event is September 11th, 2019. Below you will find more information.

Bucharest will host the 29th edition of World Senior Championship, from November 11th (arrival day) to November 24th (departure day). The initial prize fund of 16,000 Euro offered by the organizers was increased by the International Chess Federation with another 30,000, as part of FIDE's strategy of supporting senior chess. Hence, the prize fund amounts to a very attractive 46,000 Euro.

The venue is the four-star Rin Grand Hotel, and the playing hall is the 950 sqm "Bucharest" conference hall, located within the hotel. The organizers are preparing side activities with the aim to make participants enjoy their stay in Bucharest: city tours and visits to interesting places, a blitz tournament, wine tastings, and others.

The 2019 edition of World Senior Championship is a great occasion for senior players (amateurs, retired and successful active players alike), to take part in a top chess tournament, to explore an attractive city like Bucharest, and to share some good moments with other chess friends.

The event is sponsored by Orange, Turkish Airlines, Aqua Carpatica, BIC and Promotop, and it counts with the support of Agerpress, the national press agency.

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