Katara International Chess Tournament 2021
Online Bullet Tournament 20 -23 June 2021
«Chess is a game which connects us, unites us, makes us feel like one family, one community, one planet. »
QCA in collaboration with the Cultural Village Foundation — Katara, invites you and all chess enthusiasts
to join and participate in the “Katara International Chess Tournament 2021” Online Bullet Tournament.
Total Prize Fund: 12,800 $
Final Winner 4000 $
*Qualifying Stage – 90’ Arena sessions
— The qualifying stage consists in two independent Arena Bullet qualifying sessions of 90 min each.
— Top 7 players from each qualifying session qualify for the Katara Bullet Finals.
— Players are free to join one or two Katara Arenas (A, B) to qualify for the Finals.
— Players may play in both Katara Arenas (A & B) if they wish so.
— In case a player reaches the top 7 in 2 qualifying sessions, the session where he reached the highest final ranking
will be kept and his other results will be disregarded.
— To register to any of the qualifying sessions, a participant must have played at least 30 rated games on lichess.
— Every participant in any Arena must fill up the following online form:
— Bullet Arena «A» link: https://lichess.org/tournament/Ngmvodax
— Bullet Arena «B» link: https://lichess.org/tournament/7ZgLcxdF
*Katara Online Bullet Finals
— The Katara Online Bullet Finals consist in a 16-player knock out session.
— Every one-to-one Match shall be played in 12 games of Bullet Chess.
— The Match is won once a player scores 6.5 points. In case of a draw score 6-6, players shall play up to the first win.
Rules & Regulations:
— Katara qualifying stage: 20th June 2021
— Katara finals: 23rd June 2021
Admission: Open for all + No entry fee.
Online playing platform: lichess.org
If you are new to Lichess, we suggest you become familiar with the Arena format.
Read Lichess’s Arena FAQ here: https://lichess.org/tournament/help?system=arena
Time Control: (Bullet) 1min per game without increment for each player.
— Each Katara Arena qualifying session lasts 90min.
— The Katara Online Bullet Finals will be in 4 rounds, qualifying the winner of each match to the next round.
Qatar Chess Association has taken several measures to ensure clean and fair play system for all participants.
QCA reserves the right to BAN x-player from taking part in any future tournament hosted by QCA and declare
his name in public if x-player turn out to be cheating or using any external assistance like chess engines during
If your lichess account is further convicted of fair-play violations, your account will be closed, and you will be
subjected to lichess private proceedings. You can find more information about this on: lichess.org/faq
Chief Arbiter – IA Freyd, Laurent (FRA)
IA Baralic, Nebojsa (SRB)
IA Srebrnic, Ana (SLO)
QATAR CHESS ASSOCIATION
Tournament Director: +974 30006260