OLYMPIAD

Participation in the Chess Olympiad should be one of the highest aspirations of all chess players, since this allows the player to represent their country on the world stage. To encourage participation and to ensure that the best players are selected to form the Olympiad teams, a rigorous, fair and transparent process is being implemented.

 

FIDE
Fide Chess Olympiad 2022
Regulations
 

The Grand Prix System

The Grand Prix system is meant to ensure that the process of the team selection is publicized and marketed to the chess community and the public well in advance of the Olympiad. This Grand Prix format was first utilized during year 2019 when preparations commenced to select the team for the 2020 Olympiad which was subsequently postponed because of the onset of the COVID 19 Pandemic.

The Qualification Process

To qualify for selection on the respective teams (Open or Women), regular and consistent participation by those hopeful of making the team will be required. During this shortened period before the 2022 Olympiad which is expected to occur at the end of July  2022,  Olympiad Grand Prix points will be awarded based on players’ performances in five (5) tournaments

The tournaments will consist of one (1) set of three (3) ‘preliminary’ tournaments and the 2022 National Championships.

For the Preliminary tournaments, players will be credited for their two best performances only. If a player participates in all three tournaments only their two best performances will count.

For example, if a player plays in all four tournaments and places 2nd, 5th and 1st respectively, their performance in the second preliminary tournament where they placed 5th will not be counted. They will receive Grand Prix points for their performance in the 1st and 3rd tournaments only.

Since we restarted in-person events in March of 2022, the time available for holding tournaments has been considerably shortened, as a result, the GCF Executive took the decision to decrease the number of Grand Prix events from 4 to 3.

Those qualifying for selection to the teams will be the five (5) players with the highest Grand Prix points accumulated at the end of the 2022 National Championships.

The tournaments will consist of one (1) set of three (3) ‘preliminary’ tournaments and the 2022 National Championships.

For the Preliminary tournaments, players will be credited for their two best performances only. If a player participates in all three tournaments only their two best performances will count.

For example, if a player plays in all three tournaments and places 2nd, 5th and 1st respectively, their performance in the second preliminary tournament where they placed 5th will not count. They will receive Grand Prix points for their performance in the 1st and 3rd tournaments only.

This year Guyana will be represented by teams in the Open and Women's categories.

Those qualifying for selection to the teams will be the five (5) players with the highest Grand Prix points accumulated at the end of the 2022 National Championships.

The Defending Champions (Open and Women) will automatically be awarded an additional 30 points since they are not required to participate in the National Qualifiers, For the Preliminary tournaments, players will be credited for their two best performances only. For clarity if a player participates in all three tournaments only their two best performances will count.

The Grand Prix Points System

 

 

Preliminary Tournaments

National

Qualifiers

2020

National

Championship 2020

 

GP 1

GP 2

GP 3

Fide Rated

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

# of rounds

 

8

8

8

9

9

Time Control

 

90 min +

30secs per move

90 min +

30secs per move

90 min +

30secs per move

90 min +

30secs per move

90 min +

30secs per move

PLACE ACHIEVED

 

POINTS AWARDED

 

 

1st

 

22

22

22

30

40

2nd

 

17

17

17

23

30

3rd

 

13

13

13

18

22

4th

 

10

10

10

15

18

5th

 

7

7

7

12

15

6th

 

5

5

5

9

12

7th

 

4

4

4

7

10

8th

 

3

3

3

5

8

9th

 

2

2

2

4

7

10th

 

1

1

1

2

5

 

 

84

84

84

125

167

 

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