QCA Board of Directors

  • Khalifa AL-HitmiPresident
  • Mohammed AL-MedaihkiGeneral Secretary
  • Mohammed Naser Al-SayedAssistant General Secretary
  • Sultan Al-KuwariBoard Member
  • Essa Mousa ABUHolayqahBoard Member
  • Amal Khaled AL-MannaiBoard Member
  • Hamad AL-TamimiExecutive Director
Khalifa AL-Hitmi1 Mohammed AL-Medaihki2 Mohammed Naser Al-Sayed3 Sultan Al-Kuwari4 Essa Mousa ABUHolayqah5 Amal Khaled AL-Mannai6 Hamad AL-Tamimi7
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International Chess News

GM Yu Yangyi Wins Qatar Masters Open 2014

QMO 2014 WinnerGM Yu Yangyi of China wins Qatar Masters Open 2014 after winning in round 8 against the highest seed GM Anis Giri of Holland and in Round 9 against the 2nd seed Ex World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. Read More

Qatar Masters Open 2014

QMO Opening 

Qatar is making history with Qatar Masters Open 2014 being the Strongest Open Chess Tournament ever. With more than 100 Grandmasters are competing in this tournament with Ex Men’s World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and two Women’s World Champions GM Antoaneta Stefanova from Bulgaria and GM Zhu Chen from Qatar with a Total prize fund of 110,000 US$, 25,000 is secured for the 1st place Special Prizes are for the top 5 Women and top five Arab Players. Read more
For more details check the official website

FIDE Women's Grand Prix, Sharjah - UAE

ZhuQatari Grandmaster Zhu Chen is taking part in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix taking place in Sharjah - UAE during the period 25 August to 6 September 2014
Official Website:http://sharjah2014.fide.com

Qatar to the Chess Olympiad 2014

Olympiad 2014Qatar 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

World Rapid & BlitzQatar 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.
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Local News

FIDE Arbiters Seminar Doha 2015

FIDE Arbiters SeminarQatar Chess Association will be organizing A FIDE Arbiters' Seminar in Doha, Qatar, from 28 to 31 May 2015.  Read more...

Qatar National Sport Day 2015

National Sport Day 2015 60 players played in the simultaneous Exhibition matches against 4 Grandmasters, after which a Blitz Open Chess tournament took place. Read more ...

QATARGAS 2nd Rapid Chess for Youth 2014

Qatargas 2014Qatargas 2nd Open Chess tournament for Youth U16 was concluded on 15th of November. The Prize giving ceremony was Attended by GM Mohammed AL-Medaihki General Secretary And QCA Member Amal Al-Mannai, and Mr. Hamad AL-Awi Representing Qatargas... Read more

Safari Wonderland Rapid Open for Kids 2014

Safari Wonderland Open Chess Tournament for Kids under 14 years old Boys & Girls was concluded with the Winner is Bilal Ahmed. read more

Ramadan Rapid & Blitz Chess 2014

Ramadan Open 2014 WinnersRamadan Rapid & Blitz Open concluded with Diogo Iloh from Portugal winning both tournaments read more.

TOYOTA Kids Open 2014

Toyota 2014TOYOTA Kids Chess Open concluded in the Abdulla AbdulGhani Tower TOYOTA showroom, Closing Ceremony was attended by... read more



QOC Blitz Tournament at Sealine

QOC Winter Camp BlitzKhaled Salim Barakat is the winner of the QOC Winter Camp Blitz Open. Read More

QATARGAS Chess Festival for Kids 2013

Qatargas Chess Festival 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...


Our Grandmasters

GM Zhu Chen GM Mohammed AL-Medaihki GM Mohammed AL-Sayed

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Khalifa AL-Hitmi is FIDE Vice President

KhalifaIn Tromso - Norway President of the Qatar Chess Association Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Al-Hitmi was elected as FIDE Vice President for the next 4 years.

GM Mohammed Al-Modaihki Zone 3.1 President

Zone 3.1 PresidentIn Tromso - Norway General Secretary of the Qatar Chess Association GM Mohammed Al-Medaihki was elected President for the ZONe 3.1 for the next 4 years.

GM Mohammed Al-Modaihki Wins 2nd Arab Elite Chess Championship 2013

Arab Elite 2013Qatari 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

Zhu Chen Arab Chess ChampionQatari 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

GM AL-SAYEDQatari 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


More News

Arab youth Chess Championship 2014 Amman - Jordan

Jordahn 2014Qatar is taking part in the Arab Youth Chess Championship 2014 for Girls with the following delegation:
GM Mohammed Naser AL-Sayed Head of the Delegation
Players: Amani AL-Sulaiti and Alla Hussain under 14 years
Hamda Al-Hajri and Al-Maha Bahzad Under 12 years
Al-Hawraa Hussain Under 10 years
Maryam Al-Hajri and and Fatima Hussain Under 8 years
With WGM Ioulia Ryjanova and WGM Mariya Sergeyeva as coaches

National Sport Day 2014, 11th of February in Katara, Blitz open

QSD 2014 WinnerSimultaneous 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

Training Cam GreeceQatar 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.

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Ramadan Rapid chess open  & Ramadan U14 2013

Ramadan 2013Roberto 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

Zone 3.1 CC M&WThe 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

Reem BallanQatari 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

HamadQatari Player Hamad AL-Tamimi Draws against the Super Grandmaster Nepomniachtchi Ian from Russia In the Chess Olympiad in Tromso - Norway in the 2nd round. Click to see the game

HusainQatari Player IM Husain Aziz Nezad Wins a brilliant game against the German Grandamster Baramidze David in the In the Chess Olympiad in Tromso - Norway. Click to see the game


Al-MedaihkiOur 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

Chess In SchoolsWith 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.