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Qatar Chess Association to organise AAB Online Open tournament from March 26

DOHA: The Qatar Chess Association (QCA) will organise the AAB (Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros) Open tournament for under-16 players in collaboration with Qatar Streaming from March 26.

The finals (Rapid chess by knockout system) will take place on April 1 and April 9.

For registration, players can visit: www.aabqatar.com

“The tournament will be played over three consecutive Fridays in two exciting and competitive stages. A Live Stream session will be held during the finals. The winner will be determined during the last knock-out round at the iconic Lexus Building,” the QCA said in a release.

The qualifying stage will be played in 11 Rounds of Blitz Chess (5min + 3sec/move by Swiss System). The top 24 players along with the top eight Qatari players shall qualify for the finals.

The finals consist of a 32-player knock-out session.

Every one-to-one match shall be played in 2 games of Rapid Chess (10min + 5sec/move).

In case of a draw score of 1-1, players shall play up to the first win by (5min + 3sec/move).

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