The registration system for the FIDE Open World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2021 and the FIDE Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2021 has begun.

Eligible players, accompanying persons, FIDE Principals, arbiters and media are invited to register via the following link: https://worldrapidandblitz.fide.com/registration/

The registration deadline is 12:00 PM Lausanne time on 18 December 2021.

Players are expected to read the tournament regulations before starting the registration process.

Regulations for FIDE Open Rapid & Blitz World Championship (pdf)

Regulations for FIDE Women’s Rapid & Blitz World Championship (pdf)

VISAS INFORMATION

The citizens of thirteen counties (e.g. Russia, Turkey, Armenia, etc.) are not required entry visa to Kazakhstan; the citizens of 104 countries (e.g. Angola, Montenegro, the USA, etc.) can receive a В1, single-entry visa upon arrival at the international airport of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan city; the citizens of 48 countries (e.g. Australia, Canada, France, etc.) are invited to receive B1, single-entry visa under a simplified procedure (3-5 days) at consulates of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

80 USD fee is charged for a B1 single entry visa (credit cards only).

You can find these lists of countries and complete visa information here.

Open tournaments eligibility:

– Players rated at least 2550 in any FIDE rating lists (Standard, Rapid or Blitz) from January to December 2021.

– The reigning National Champions representing their National Federation regardless of their title or rating.

– The Organiser is entitled to invite up to 15 additional players of his/her own choice.

Women’s tournaments eligibility

– Players rated at least 2250 in any FIDE rating lists (Standard, Rapid or Blitz) from January to December 2021.

– The reigning National Champions representing their National Federation regardless of their title or rating

– The Organiser is entitled to invite up to 15 additional players of his/her own choice.

Please select the event from the menu you would like to participate. If you want to participate in both Rapid and Blitz, please tick both events.

The Reigning National Champions should send a proof of their titles via their National Federations to worldrapidandblitz@fide.com in order to be accepted.

Once your registration is approved, it will automatically be validated upon receiving an entry fee.

Entry fee payment of 100 USD (single payment for both tournaments) in the open section and 50 USD (single payment for both championships) in the women’s section shall preferably be made before 21 December 2021.

Late payments for both events will be accepted until 24 December 2021; they will amount to 200 USD for open and 100 USD for women’s competitions.

The registration fees shall be transferred to the following USD account:

Name: KAZAKHSTAN CHESS FEDERATION RPA

Currency of the account: USD

Account No: KZ15998BTB0000540882

Your code: 18 ( Beneficiary code)

Legal entity’s BIN: 911240001354

Bank: The Capital branch of “First Heartland Jusan Bank” JSC

BIC TSESKZKA

Address: NUR-SULTAN, KAZAKHSTAN, Sarayshyk, 5A

BIN 040741000057

Correspondent Bank:

USD
Bank of New York Mellon, New York, USA
IRVTUS3N

USD
Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
COBADEFF

Payment reference: Registration fee for participation in the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2021, (player’s name), not subject to VAT.

If needed, an invoice can be requested from the organiser at worldrapidandblitz@fide.com.

If you have any questions regarding the registration, feel free to contact the organiser via email: worldrapidandblitz@fide.com

fide.com

Official website: worldrapidandblitz.fide.com

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