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Friday, 19 Feb 2021 11:46
AAOIOCC 2021: Arab and African Chess Federations join forces

Based on the role of the Arab and African Chess Federations in exercising their missions:

  • Raising the level of the Arab and African players
  • Continuity of work to improve the game of chess
  • Competitive activity and development of skills in practicing the game
  • Communication between member players of the two regions
  • Cooperation between the Arab Chess Federation and the African Chess Confederation 

It has been agreed to establish an open championship that brings together Arab and African players. Following the success of the Africa Online Individual Chess Championship (AOICC) 2021, the Arab Chess Federation and the Africa Chess Confederation partnered to stage the Arab-African Online Individual Open Chess Championships (AAOIOCC). 

The event will be held online on lichess.org from February 25-27 in four stages:

  • Preliminary Stage (February 25)
  • Men’s Semifinal (February 26)
  • Women’s Final (February 26)
  • Men’s Final (February 27)

All the games are played with the time control of 3+2. 

All final-stage players will be monitored via the Zoom platform, so all finalists are required to enter the Zoom platform and share the camera, sound, and screen, and all participants must enter the Zoom meeting on the player's name as it is registered on the FIDE website. And they must enter the Zoom link half an hour before the start of the championship. 

The championship is monitored by the arbiters, the Anti-cheating Committee, and the management of the championship.

Regulations for the AAOIOCC 2021 (pdf)