The Lebanese Chess Federation, on behalf of the FIDE, invites your Federation to participate in the 10th Mediterranean Individual Men and Women’s Chess Championships – Normal and Rapid chess, scheduled 15th (arrival) to 26th (departure) of October 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon.

The Championships will be held under the patronage of FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and played in accordance to the FIDE rules and regulations.

Each Federation from FIDE, listed in the Mediterranean Chess Association statute, can enter one official player in the Men’s Championship and one official player in the Women’s Championship.

If a Federation wishes to have additional player(s) participating, besides those qualified though the normal way and by right, it should apply to the Organizing Committee. Additional players can participate in the competition only after getting official consent from the Organizing committee.

Entry shall be submitted by the MCA federations on the event website www.lebanesechessfederation.com
– Application form to be filled.
– A digital ID photo and passport scan to be uploaded.
– Letter of designation of the official player by his MCA federation to be uploaded.

The registration should be before October 1st, 2015. If the Federations submit the registration form of their player(s) after the deadline, they may have to pay for their accommodation.

The invited participants, a man and a woman identified by each federation will be hosted by the organizers with free accommodation (full board) in double or triple rooms in the hotel organizing the tournament.

Any additional participant or accompanying person will have to pay for all their expenses, (100$) per person per day in a double room, or ($120) per day for single occupancy, both options with full board. Hotel payments for the accompanying persons or extra players should be made in advance to the Organizing Committee or upon arrival in Beirut.

Men and Women players will participate in one joint tournament, giving the women category more opportunity for title norms.

The Championships shall be conducted as a Swiss system, with 9 rounds. Time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes until the end of the game, with 30 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1, for each player for the whole game.

The Blitz Open competition will be organized as a Swiss System of 9 rounds (could be changed depending of the number of players). The time control will be 3 minutes per player with 2 seconds increment for each move starting from the first move.

The Total prize fund is 7,500 US$. The Chief Arbiter is (IA) Charles Kayle.

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Lebanese Chess Federation
Mr. Nabil Badr
Lebanese Chess Federation – President, MCA – President
Email: management@green-glory.com

Tournament Director:
Mr. Roland Akhrass
Lebanese Chess Federation – Vice-President
MCA – Executive Director
Email: rolandakhrass@gmail.com
Mobile: (961) 3926776

Mr. Geoffrey D Borg
FIDE – Chief Executive Officer, MCA – General Secretary
Email: Geoffrey.borg@gmail.com
Mobile: (356) 99434729

Mr. Chihade Abou Nemri
Lebanese Chess Federation – General secretary
Email: chihade1-chess@hotmail.com
Mobile: (961) 3955700

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