02. Continental Championships and Zonal Tournaments
1. Continental Championships and Zonal Tournaments, having been designated as qualifiers in accordance with Article 4, in both the open and women’s tournaments, are qualifiers respectively for the FIDE World Cup and the FIDE Women’s World Cup.
2. With the exception of games played in tie-breaks, in all Continental Championships and Zonal Tournaments that are part of the World Championship Cycle, in each game each player must have at least two hours in which to complete all the moves, assuming the game lasts 60 moves.
3. The number of qualification places allocated for the FIDE World Cup and the FIDE Women’s World Cup for each Continent shall be determined by the FIDE Council upon recommendations of the FIDE Global Strategy Commission (GSC).
4. Regulations for the whole qualification process shall be conducted under Regulations developed by each Continent and approved by the FIDE Council.
5. A Continent may request to FIDE Council that some or all of its quota of qualifying places are allocated to one or more Zonal Tournament within their Continent.
6. The Continental Presidents shall be responsible for organisation of Continental Championships and the Zonal Presidents shall be responsible for organisation of Zonal tournaments in accordance with relative Regulations (see Article 3 above) and the recommendations for FIDE top-level events (Handbook, Art. C.01). In exceptional cases, an alternative Regulations proposal may be submitted to the FIDE Council.
7. As a general rule, an Open and a Women's Zonal tournament should be organised simultaneously, in the same venue.