World Chess Championship for Disabled 2017 - Dresden

Regulations 2017



III. World Chess Championship for Disabled 

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We are honored to carry out the World Chess Championship for Disabled from the 05th October to the 13th October 2017 in Dresden under the patronage of the FIDE.


ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V.
Oskar-Mai-Straße 6,
D-01159 Dresden
Phone: +49 (0)351 416 1629
Fax: +49 (0)351 416 16 39
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The tournament takes place on a biennial basis (2013 – 2015 – 2017 – 2019) and the first three editions are hosted by the ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V. (the Organizer).


The competition is an event only for disabled chess players and each world association (ICCD, IPCA, IBCA) regulates the conditions of participation. It will be held as an individual open Tournament with a separate team ranking.

The teams may represent a national federation or any regional structure of a national federation. All the players must be members of the same federation, however this rule is void if all the members of the team are rated under 2100 or unrated. A registered player must be approved by his/her association or by the Chairman of the Disabled Commission of the FIDE.

Each team consists of four players. A provisional naming of the players has to be given together with the registration of the team. Changes in the team can be made until the technical meeting.

Tournament Hall

Wyndham Garden Dresden
Wilhelm-Franke-Straße 90
01219 Dresden

Telephone: +49 (0)351 21 77 74 02
Telefax: +49 (0)351 21 77 74 99


Thursday, 05. October 2017 16:00 - 17:30 Personal Registration
  18:00 Opening Ceremony
  ca. 19:30 Technical Meeting, Drawing
Friday, 06. October 2017 09:30 1. Round
Saturday, 07. October 2017 09:30 2. Round
Sunday, 08. October 2017 09:30 3. Round
Monday, 09. October 2017 09:30 4. Round
Tuesday, 10. October 2017 09:30 5. Round
Wednesday, 11. October 2017   Free day
Thursday, 12. October 2017 09:30 6. Round
Friday, 13. October 2017 09:30 7. Round
  16:00 Closing Ceremony


Number of Rounds

The competition will be played as a 7 rounds Swiss tournament. There will be one free day.

Time Control
90 min/40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move/from move one. The waiting period is 15 minutes.

Arrangements for a draw must not occur before the 30th move unless the arbiter comes to a different decision.

Organization Team

Director of the Tournament: Dr. Dirk Jordan (IO, FA)
Tournament Manager Yvonne Ledfuß
Chief Arbiter of the Tournament: Egmont Pönisch (IA)


Titles and Prizes

The winner obtains the title:

“World Chess Champion for Disabled 2017”

In the three kinds of disablements the winner obtains the title:


physically disabled “World Chess Championship for Disabled – Winner of Physically Disabled Section 2017” Gehörlose “World Chess Championship for Disabled – Winner of Deaf Section 2017” Blinde “World Chess Championship for Disabled – Winner of Braille Section 2017"


In the team competition:

“World Chess Team Champion of Disabled 2017”

The winners shall obtain gold, silver and bronze medals provided by the organizer.


The ranking depends on the number of points each player has reached. The rules of the ranking concerning a tie will be announced during the Technical Meeting.

Entry fee

€ 50 per player.
Registering and/or receiving payment of the entry fee after the 15th of September 2017 a late registration fee of 20,00€ will be due.
Please pay to the bank account of the ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V.,

ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V.
IBAN: DE 91 850 503 00 312 0070 105


Bank: Ostsächsische Sparkasse
Reason for payment „Entry fee Disabled and Name“.


A fee of 50€ is to be paid to the FIDE. This fee has been established on the part of the DIS of the FIDE at the 2016 congress in Baku. The FIDE fee can be paid directly to the FIDE through the national federation. Alternatively the organizers are willing to gather the fee and pay it forward to the FIDE collectively.

If the entry fee is not paid until the end of round 2, these players will not be paired in subsequent rounds.


Please find the minutes of the FIDE General Assembly and the Disabled Commission Meeting regarding the FIDE Fee under the following links:

87th FIDE Congress: General Assembly Minutes and Annexes

FIDE Commission "Chess for Disabled" - Minutes of Meeting in Tallinn


Please also pay attention to points 15.2 to 15.4 of the General Regulations for FIDE Competitions.

1 D 01. General Regulations for FIDE Competitions 14.

2 D 01. General Regulations for FIDE Competitions 15.1

3 D 01. General Regulations for FIDE Competitions 19.


You get the ordered accommodations in Wyndham Garden Dresden (4-star-hotel in a good location) for a special chess fare:

Price per Personincl. breakfast
Double room € 38,50
Single room € 62,00


Dinner is 20,00 € per Person including mineral water.

The bill has to be paid on the day of arrival at the reception of the hotel.


Arrival and Departure, Airport Dresden to the Wyndham Garden and back or to other handicapped accessible hotels will be arranged on request by the organizers to a reasonable price.

Social Program

Touristic events will be organized.


Registrations have to be submitted through the national federations or through organizations affiliated with the FIDE (IBCA, ICCD, IPCA).
The complete registration form must include the surname/s, first name/s, FIDE ID number, FIDE rating and passport number (for visa only purpose) of each player and each accompanying person.

Entry forms must be sent by email to the Organizing Committee not later than
September 15th 2017.

The organizer would like to ask for a preregistration until July 31st 2017.


ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V., Oskar-Mai-Straße 6, D-01159 Dresden
Phone: +49 (0)351 416 1629
Fax: +49 (0)351 416 16 39
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Mistakes and modifications reserved, Dresden, 10.02.2017)
If in doubt the English version of the regulations will apply.