National Day Chess Tournament! Registration Now Open…

Dear chess fans of Kuwait, recently Taher Al Khateeb and Mr Hassan Ramadhan debated whether we should have a tournament situated in the Kuwait chess federation. After a few days of disccusions, it was finally decided that the Kuwait Chess Federation will host a special tournament. Here are the details (which Taher “MJ” Al Khateeb sent to me just this morning.)
National Day Open Chess Tournament Feb2010 :
Held in Qadisyia @ KUWAIT CHESS FEDERATION … for the sake of the old days 🙂
please contact Sami Ayoub 66661949 to Register for the Tournament. 



The Schedule:

  1. The tournament is 9 rounds.
  2. The tournament lasts 3 weeks (a break after each single round).
  3. Round 1: Feb 4  THU
  4. Round 2: Feb 7 Sun
  5. Round 3: Feb 9 Tue
  6. Round 4: Feb 11 THU 
  7. Round 5: Feb 14 SUN
  8. Round 6: Feb 16 TUE
  9. Round 7: Feb 18 THU
  10. Round 8: Feb 21 SUN
  11. Round 9: Feb 23 TUE (FINAL ROUND)


Things you need to know:

  1. Open to everyone and nationally rated.
  2. Must write moves down!
  3. hot drinks served.
  4. board one on display
  5. arbiters committee of 2 respected players + main arbiter for appeals.
  6. No Smoking In playing hall.

Tournament Timings and Details:

  1. The Entrance Fee = 5kd
  2.  The time control is 60 minutes + 30 seconds time increase per move.
  3. The games start at 6:30PM.
  4.  Top 5 players get prizes:
  5. 1st place = 300$
  6. 2nd place = 150$
  7. 3rd place = 75$
  8. 4th place = 50$
  9. 5th place = 50$

About Khaled

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20 thoughts on “National Day Chess Tournament! Registration Now Open…

  1. Nasser says:

    Great Idea!! thank you for this compitition : )

  2. eman says:

    yesssss i might play…nice sched..thanks mj…… 😛

  3. Ahmad H. says:

    wow nice timing play and rest 🙂 … i will surely play if im in kuwait by then…
    Can anyone add a map of the qadisiya chess location ??

  4. A.A says:

    yeah where in qadisiya?

    • eman says:

      qadsiya ….if you are taking magrehb road 40 from kuwait city….go up the first bridge and take left….when you reach the stoplight…take right……first circle,take right….next circle take right the end of that road….take right……there is a signbord there KCF…:P

  5. Khaled says:

    Qadsiya is a town just like Salmiya or Hawally. Its next to Dasma and can be found on the 2nd Ring Road. It’s close to Gulf Road also.

  6. Ahmed Hosny says:

    Thanks very much Taher for such a nice tournament, your efforts and contribution to the Kuwaiti chess is deeply appreciated.
    Thank you Khaled for informing us.
    Greetings to all chess lovers.

  7. Sammy says:

    Excellent..! schedules.. i’ll be there too.. to meet the chess addiction..hehehe tnx ” MJ ” viva kuwait & pilipino!!! see yeahh!!!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    300 dollar is only the prize? maybe this is a mistake, maybe its 300kd. pls answer my query. thanks

  9. Khaled says:

    Nope. 300$ is correct for the 1st place prize.
    that should give you an idea of how desperate thr Federation was. EnshAllah prizes will be bigger in the not to distant future 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    really? why this was not announced? all players are expecting for a 300kd, it shuold be announced so that they will not be disappointed knowing this prize. pls dont get offended with my comments, im just honest. Thanks for your reply.

  11. Khaled says:

    If you see in most major tournament around the world, including Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain, Russai, and many others, tournament organizers use the international currency to add appeal to the tournament. The dollar sign is universal. It gives it an extra edge and looks more appealing than a traditional national currency.

  12. Anonymous says:

    hahaha ok. actually its not the dollar sign that will attract players to join the tournament, its the devotion to play for it. I suggest next time it will be more attractive if the prize is worth showing your ability and fighting skills just to get the prize. thanks

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