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Zhu Chen Zone 3.1 Chess Champion 2013
Qatari Grandmaster Zhu Chen Became the Zone 3.1 Chess Champion held in Doha - Qatar in the Crowne Plaza Hotel during the period 4-12 May 2013 after 8 victories and one draw, thus gaining the right to compete in the World Women Chess Championship 2014.
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, 176 players Boys & Girls Qatari and expats from different nationalities living in Qatar competed for the prizes. The winner of the first Place was Khiran S. From the Indian Community. The Closing Ceremony was attended by Mr. Mansour Al-Nuaimi the Manager of the Public Relations Department in QATARGAS, and from Qatar Chess Association by the General Secretary International Grandmaster Mohammed Al-Medaihki
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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
Blitz open on the 6th December 2013
In Collaboration with Qatar Chess Association the Hunter International will be organizing a Blitz Open 9 Rounds Tournament on the 6th of December 2013 in Grand Regal Hotel. The tournament is open to Qatari and expats and both genders of all ages can take part, Money prizes will be distributed to the top ten in the final ranking list, additional prizes will be granted to the best Qatari Men and Best Qatari Women as well as best Boy under 14 and Best Girl under 14. Registeration starts same day at the Grand Regal Hotel 15:00 hrs. first Round will start 16:00 hrs.
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 Individual Chess championship men & women
Qatari Grandmaster Mohammed Naser Al-Sayed and Interenational Master Husain Aziz Nezad will be participating in the Asian Individual Chess Championship Classical Chess and Blitz Chess held in Manilla Philippines during the period 17-26 May 2013
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.
GM Zhu Chen to Asian Blitz
Grandmaster Zhu Chen will take part in the Asian Individual Blitz Chess Championship for Women which will be held in Manilla On the 26th of May.
GM AL-SAYED to World Blitz & Rapid CC
Grandmaster Mohammed Naser Al-Sayed is going to take part in the World Blitz & Rapid Chess Championship which is going to be held in Khantymansiysk - Russia during the period 4-11/June 2013
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.