Qatar Masters Open is not only known to be one of the strongest open tournaments, in its first edition featuring such stars as Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and the list even expanded this year.
The tournament has become also a great opportunity for young talented players. The chance to meet the highest rated players and world champions, to play with elite professionals at the same room or even to face them at the board gives a priceless experience and huge boost for the prodigies from around the globe. Three of our last year's young players already got their GM titles and eight under 20 years old players became International Masters!
Preparing the second edition of our tournament and increasing the prize fund ($130,000 against $110,000 of the last year) we decided to encourage youngsters with prize money as well, offering $1500 for the best Junior player and $1000 for the second place in "under 20" category.
Still remembering a great feedback we got among participants of the last year's Tromso Chess Olympiad lucky draw, we have decided to establish a nice tradition.
Today we announce a Lucky Draw for the participants of the World Junior Championship 2015, which is being held these days in a beautiful chess city Khanty-Mansiysk in Russia!
Two boys and two girls with at least 2300 ELO (current or live as of 15.09.2015) rating will be randomly chosen to get a free accommodation with breakfast at The Torch or Grand Heritage Hotel, official hotels of the Qatar Masters Open 2015!
In order to take part in the Draw players need to send a participation request using "Contact Us" form at the bottom of the website with subject "Lucky Draw".
Deadline for the entries is 15th September 2015, 5 PM Khanty-Mansiysk time (GMT +5).
The offer is valid only for participants of the World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship 2015, holding 2300 rating or higher as of 1st September 2015 FIDE rating list or live rating on 15th of September 2015 after the last round of World Junior Championship 2015. In order to take part in the Lucky Draw, player must submit the contact form and provide a valid email. The prize is a double shared room accommodation with breakfast at one of the official hotels - The Torch Hotel or Grand Heritage Hotel. Check in on 19th December 2015 at 3PM, check out 30th December 2015, 12PM. The prize is not exchangeable and not refundable. It can not be transmitted to another participant or moved to another dates. Player will stay with another participant or may come with accompanying person who will pay for his/her stay. If the player is not GM/WGM titled, he/she will be required to pay an entry fee according to the Tournament Regulations.
Entering this competition players accept the Tournament Regulations and the Lucky Draw Conditions.