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FIDE extends the registration date of the Queens’ Festival

by Shahid Ahmed - 04/06/2021

The Global Women’s Online Chess Challenge “The Queens’ Festival”, a series of continental and global women’s online chess tournaments and educative side events, starts on June 11, 2021. Female players from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas will first be able to participate in the Continental Online Blitz Qualification Tournaments and those who qualify will advance to the Queens’ Online Individual and Team Finals. Organized by FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess in cooperation with FIDE Events Commission and with the support of the International Olympic Committee, the festival welcomes all women chess players from around the world of all ages and all rating groups, including unrated chess fans. Photo: FIDE

Registration deadline for Qualification Tournaments is 9th June for Asia

Players will compete in four rating categories:

• Category A: > 2100

• Category B: 1800-2099

• Category C: 1500-1799

• Category D: < 1500, unrated


Each country can register four female players (one in each category) free of charge.


The registration deadline for Qualification Tournaments in Africa and Asia is extended until next Wednesday, June 9, 2021.


The registration deadline for Qualification Tournaments in Europe and America is extended until Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

For those interested in various chess-related topics, organizers have prepared seminars and networking events with special guests including Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Dinara Saduakassova, Jennifer Shahade, Susan Namangale, Regina Pokorna, Sarkhan Gashimov, Dr. Gnounewou Fopa Seraphin and others.


Registration form, tournament regulations, seminars schedule and more information about the event can found at

Registration form for Indian players, others please find it here.


Women Players who are interested to participate in the event are requested to send the Registration Form along with entry fee payment details by email at The bank details for payment of Rs. 900 entry fee is mentioned below:


Name of the Account: All India Chess Federation.

SB Account Number: 432422331

Name of the Bank: Indian Bank

Name of the Branch: Harbour.

IFSC code: IDIB000H003

MICR Code: 600019020

Address of the Bank : No.60, Rajaji Salai, Chennai


Please note that the entry fee of four highest rated players registered will be refunded and their entry will be treated as Free.


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AICF announcement

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