Total prize fund: $130,000!

Open section prizes

1
$27,000
2
$16,000
3
$12,000
4
$8,500
5
$7,500
6
$5,500
7
$4,500
8
$3,500
9
$2,500
10
$2,000
11
$1,500
12
$1,300
13
$1,200
14
$1,200
15
$1,100
16
$1,100
17
$1,100
18
$1,000
19
$1,000
20
$1,000
Total
$100,500

Special prizes

Best Women
1
$8,000
2
$4,000
3
$2,500
4
$1,500
5
$1,000
6
$500
Total
$17,500
Best Arab players
1
$2,500
2
$1,500
3
$1,000
Total
$5,000
Best Junior players
1
$1,500
2
$1,000
Total
$2,500

Special Prizes in the Rating Groups

ELO 2300-2399
ELO 2400-2499
ELO 2500-2599
1
$1,000
$1,000
$1,000
2
$500
$500
$500

Participation and fees

The Tournament is open to all chess players with ELO rating 2300 and above.

All participating players accept to fully comply with the Regulations of the Tournament and Rules and Regulations of the State of Qatar.

All registered players and accompanying persons must stay at one of the official hotels.

The Organizing Committee has a right to refuse participation of any player.

 

Entry fee for all players except holding GM and WGM titles is 150$.

 Grandmasters and Women Grandmasters have no participation fees.

 Accompanying persons pay the same registration fee as regular players.

 

Registration fees include:

·      transportation from Hamad International Airport to the official hotels and backwards;

·      coffee breaks during the rounds;

·      sport facilities for the participants and official guests of the Tournament (football, basketball fields and tennis courts); 

·      issuing entry visas.

 

Registration will end on 30th September 2015.

 Entry fees must be transferred to Qatar Chess Association before 10th of October 2015. The applicant shall receive details of the bank account by email once his registration is approved.