FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2022: Registration is open

The FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championship will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from December 25-31 at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, the arena that has hosted many international sports competitions as well as live concerts and various shows.

Eligible players, accompanying persons, FIDE Principals, arbiters and media are invited to register via the following link.

Please select from the menu the event you are going to participate in. If you want to participate in both Rapid and Blitz, please tick both boxes.

When applying for press accreditation, please fill out the following form.

The accreditations will be issued in accordance with the FIDE Media accreditation policy.

Tournament schedule:

December 25 — Opening Ceremony

December 26-28 — Rapid competitions

December 29-30 — Blitz competitions and Closing Ceremony

Upon completing the registration process, each player will receive an invoice to be paid by 12:00 PM Lausanne time on December 8, 2022.

Registration will automatically be validated upon receiving the payment.

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)

Open tournaments eligibility:

— Players rated at least 2550 in any of the twelve FIDE rating lists 2022 (Standard, Rapid or Blitz);

— Reigning National Champions (in Standard, Rapid, Blitz) representing their National Federation regardless of their title or rating;

— Ten players nominated by FIDE President;

— 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 of the twelve FIDE rating lists 2022 (Standard, Rapid or Blitz);

— Reigning National Champions (in Standard, Rapid, Blitz) representing Member Federations regardless of their title or rating;

— Ten players nominated by FIDE President;

— The Organiser is entitled to invite up to 10 additional players of his/her own choice.

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

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