Malta to host FIDE World Amateur Chess Championships

by ChessBase
6/29/2022 – FIDE has announced the World Amateur Championships 2022 to be held in Malta from October 20-30 in the 4-star conference hotel "Paradise Bay Resort". It will be one more major international event hosted by Malta recently, after the successful European Small Nations Team Championship in December 2021.

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FIDE Press release, 28 June


In total, six championship titles in three categories of the World Amateur Championships will be awarded (categories for FIDE ratings under 2300, under 2000 and under 1700): Open & Women u-1700, Open & Women u-2000, Open & Women u-2300.


With the cooperation of FIDE, the Malta Chess Federation and the appointed organiser, the event (initially planned for April 2021) has overcome all the obstacles of the Covid-19 crisis. The prize fund has also been increased to €15,000 - from €10,000 last year.

The deadline for registration is September 5, 2022. For full details of the event's regulations, including registration procedure, participation costs, detailed prize fund and travel instructions, download the official information package from the FIDE calendar at The tournament's website will also be launched soon.

For direct enquiries, you can also contact the Organising Committee by sending your messages to:


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