Wednesday, September 7, 2011

1st World Chess Games for Disabled

1st World Chess Games for Disabled

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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 10:26
1st. World Chess Games for Disabled
24th. – 30th. October 2011 in Dresden

The tournament is going to take place on a biennial basis (2011 – 2013 – 2015, etc) The first three tournaments will be hosted and organised by ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V.

The competition is an event only for disabled chess players. Each world association regulates the conditions of participation.
It will be held as an open individual tournament with a separate team ranking. Any registered player must be approved by his/her association. Each team consists of four players. A provisional naming of the players should be given together with the registration of the team. Changes in the team can, however, be made until the drawing of lots.

The event is organised by ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V. under the auspices of the FIDE.

Tournament Hall
Ramada Hotel Dresden
Wilhelm-Franke-StraЯe 90
01219 Dresden

Monday 24th October, 19:00, Arrival and Drawing of lots

Tuesday 25th October, 08:30, Opening Ceremony
Tuesday 25th October, 09:00, Round 1
Tuesday 25th October, 14:00, Free Time

Wednesday 26th October, 09:00, Round 2
Wednesday 26th October, 16:00, Round 3

Thursday 27th October, 09:00, Round 4
Thursday 27th October, 14:00, Free Time (sightseeing)

Friday 28th October, 09:00, Round 5
Friday 28th October, 16:00, Round 6

Saturday 29th October, 09:00, Round 7
Saturday 29th October, 16:00, Closing Ceremony

Sunday 30th October, Departure

Number of Rounds
The competition will be played as a 7 rounds tournament, Swiss System.

Time Control
90 min/40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.

Titles and Prizes
The winner obtains the title:

“Champion of World Chess Games for Disabled”

In the three kinds of disablements the winner obtains the title:

“Winner of World Chess Games for Disabled – Braille”

“Winner of World Chess Games for Disabled – Deaf”

“Winner of World Chess Games for Disabled – Physically disabled”

In the team competition:

“World Team Champion Chess of Disabled”

The winners will obtain gold, silver and bronze medals provided by the organizer. We furthermore have a 3000Ђ prize fund available.

The ranking depends on the number of individual points every player scored in the individual tournament. The team, which scored the most individual points is the winner. If the numbers of team points are equal there will be two titles.

Entry fee
Ђ 40
The entry fee should be payed to the following account:
Account holder: ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V.
Account number: 312 0070 105
Bank: Ostsдchsische Sparkasse
Bank Code: 850 503 00

Cash payment in the tournament hall is also possible.

Any hotel in Dresden, the RAMADA – HOTEL Dresden (4-stars-hotel in a good location), however, makes a special offer for chess players:

Price per person with breakfast plus lunch plus dinner
Double room Ђ 39 Ђ 57 Ђ 75
single room Ђ 59 Ђ 77 Ђ 95

The bill is to be paid on the day of departure at the reception of the hotel.

Fringe events
Touristic events will be organised.
For those persons taking care for competitors and everybody interested there will be held simultaneously at the same place an accompanying tournament.

You are welcome to register by an informal letter or fax to ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V., Oskar-Mai-StraЯe 6, D-01159 Dresden or e-mail to

The complete registration form must include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID, FIDE rating and passport number (only necessary if visas are needed)and the kind of disability of each player as well as each accompanying person.

The organiser would like to ask for a pre-registration until Friday August 12th 2011, for further information about the kind of disability so as to be able to arrange suitable accomodation according to your disability.

Entry forms must be sent by email to the Organising Committee not later than
Friday September 16th 2011

Late registrations can be accepted only if there are enough hotel rooms and playing facilities left.

ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V., Oskar-Mai-StraЯe 6, D-01159 Dresden
Phone: +49 (0)351 416 16 36
Fax: +49 (0)351 416 16 39

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