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Qatar Masters Open 2014
Qatar Chess Association proudly announces Qatar Masters Open, which will
take place in Doha 25th November to 5th December 2014, and will become the
strongest yet open tournament in the Middle East with a prize fund as much
as $110,000 including $25,000 first prize!
For more details check the official website
Qatar to the Chess Olympiad 2014
is taking part in the Chess Olympiad 2014 in Tromso - Norway during the Period
1-15 August with Men & Women teams
Men's Team are: GM Mohammed Al-Medaihki, GM Mohammed Naser AL-Sayed, GM Zhu Chen, IM Husain Aziz Nezad, and Hamad AL-Tamimi
Women's Team are: Salama Al-Khelaifi, Aysha Al-Khelaifi, Kholoud Al-Khelaifi, AlShaymaa Hani Ballan Safar, and Hamda Al-Hajri.
Qatari Grandmasters are taking part in the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship
is taking part in the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship which is going
to be held in Dubai - UAE during the period 15-21 June 2014 with the players
GM Mohammed Al-Medaihki, GM Mohammed Naser Al-Sayed, GM Zhu Chen, and IM
Husain Aziz Nezad.
Click for the Official website
Ramadan Rapid & Blitz Chess 2014
TOYOTA Kids Open 2014
QOC Blitz Tournament at Sealine
QATARGAS Chess Festival for Kids 2013
Qatargas Open for under 14 years old was concluded on the 26th of October, the tournament was held for 3 days In ASPIRE Ladies Club read more...
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GM Mohammed Al-Modaihki Wins 2nd Arab Elite Chess Championship 2013
Qatari GM Mohammed Al-Modaihki wins the 2nd edition of the Arab Elite Chess Championship 2013 FIDE President Kirsan Ilyimzhinov's Cup which was organized by the Arab Chess Federation in Dubai during the period 16 to 23 June 2013. Read more
Zhu Chen Arab Chess Champion 2013
Qatari Grandmaster Zhu Chen Became the Arab Women Chess Champion 2013 for Classical Chess and Blitz Chess held in Abudhabi - UAE during the period 7-17 Dec 2013.
GM Mohammed AL-Sayed shared the 2nd place in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2014
Qatari Grandmaster Mohammed Naser Al-Sayed shared the 2nd place in the strong Masters Chess tournament held in Gibraltar during the period 27 Jan to 6 Feb 2014. the total number of the participants was 256 FIDE rated Players of which 68 were Grandmasters 8 Women Grandmasters 39 International Masters and 22 FIDE Masters. Click for official website
National Sport Day 2014, 11th of February in Katara, Blitz open
Simultaneous matches started with 40 players due to limitation of the seats After 4 hours of fighting. read more.
120 Players registered for the Blitz Chess Tournament 9 round Swiss System Three Grandmasters and two Women Grandmasters took part and the Winner of the tournament was Hamdouchi Hicham from France. read more.
Training Camp in greece for the Young Players boys & girls
معسكر تدريبي باليونان للاعبي ولاعبات مركزي التدريب الأولاد والفتيات
Qatar Chess Association sent a group of young players from both the Boys and the Girls chess clubs to Greece for a Training Camp to improve their ability and skills for future tournaments.
Ramadan Rapid chess open & Ramadan U14 2013
Roberto Arellano and Bilal Ahmad Moosa are the Champions of the Ramadan Chess Open and Ramadan under 14 years old which took place in the Girls Chess Club during the period 14-20 June 2013 it was Open for all, Qataris and Expats from both genders The Closing Ceremony was attended by GM Mohammed AL Medaihki the General Secretary of the QCA and Mr. Hamad Al-Tamimi the Executive Director of the QCA as well as Mrs. Amal Al-Mannai QCA board member. For full results click Open section & Under 14 section
ZONE 3.1 Chess Championship for Men & Women Doha-Qatar
The ZONE 3.1 Chess Championship for Men & Women in Doha - Qatar concluded on the 12th of May in Crowne Plaza Hotel after nine exiting days, where ten countries within the Zone 3.1 competed in the championship they were Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, UAE, Yemen, and for the first time in the history a new member the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia. GM Darini Pouria from Iran Won the Men's Championship thus qualifying to the World Chess Cup 2013, and in the Women's section Qatari GM Zhu Chen won the championship and gained the right to compete in the Women's World Chess Championship 2014 click for Official website
Asian Juniors Chess Championship
Qatari Players Fatima Ahmed Al-Khelaifi and Reem Hany Ballan are taking part in the Asian Juniors Chess Championship to be held in Sharjah United Arab Emirates during the period 29 March to 7th April.
The Game Of The Week
Our GM Mohammed Al-Modaihki wins against the Super Grandmaster Vasily Ivanchuk from Ukrain In the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul in the 2nd round. Click to see the game
Chess In Schools
With the cooperation of the Supreme Education Council QCA is Sending Professional Chess instructors to the schools tuitoring Chess groups in the schools and choosing the best players to represent their schools in the InterSchools Teams Chess Championship for Boys & Girls being organized once a year.