06. World Chess Team Championship
Regulations for the FIDE World Team Championship
If any team would have already qualified according to one of these criteria, this place will be given to the next highest ranked country, in the Olympiad preceding the World Team Championship.
1.4.4 The federations take full responsibility for the conduct of their players. Each federation may be represented by a Chief of delegation; it may either appoint a person exclusively to this office, or entrust the team captain, or one of the players or reserves, with this function. Federations shall ensure that team captains and Chiefs of Delegations possess copies of the Tournament regulations and the FIDE laws.
1.5 Schedule of the FIDE World Team Championship
2.1.1 A decision on the proposals will be made by the Presidential Board,
2.2.2 The Presidential Board shall decide on the order in which the Federations that made bids will be granted options (first, second, third option - etc.), and on the period of validity of these options.
2.2.3 The Federation which is granted the first option shall within 30 days pay FIDE the non-refundable deposit for the organization of a World Chess Team Championship of 5,000 Euros.
2.2.4 If the deposit is not paid on time, then the option is cancelled and an option is granted to the next Federation (in the order laid down by the Presidential Board.)
2.2.5 If paragraph 2.2.4 is enforced, FIDE will inform the Federation that has been accorded the next option. The procedure will then be continued as in paragraph 2.2.3.
2.3 Direct, concrete offers for the organization of the championship will be decided on directly by the Presidential Board.
2.3.1 The offers are to be made in writing.
2.3.2 Acceptance of an offer is conditional upon payment of the non-refundable deposit fee of 5,000 euros to FIDE, within 30 days, by the Federation making the offer.
2.3.3 If the Federation later abandons the undertaking, the deposit is forfeited to FIDE.
2.3.4 After the holding of the Chess Team Championship, the deposit will be repaid to the Federation by which the contest was organized.
3. Period of preparations for the World Chess Team Championship
3.2 Organization and inspection
3.2.2 At the same time as this is submitted, FIDE must be invited to inspect the venue, and to conduct a preliminary discussion at the Organizer`s expense.
3.2.3 FIDE will inform the Organizer, with (if appropriate) a note of any modification which it considers desirable on the basis of the inspection of the venue and the preliminary discussion. If necessary, further inspections are to be arranged.
3.3 Invitation to the Federations
3.4 Notice of participation
3.5 Submission of team lists
4. Organization of World Chess Team Championship
4. Commercial Rights
4.2 The commercial and television rights, including video and film rights, belong to FIDE.
4.3 FIDE Principals
The FIDE principals nominated by the FIDE President are:
The functions of these principals are laid down in the section ("Parties to the World Chess Team Championship").
4.3.1 Provisions for the President and principals
126.96.36.199 Transport in the tournament locality
188.8.131.52 Medical care
4.4 Provision for the arbiters will be as arranged by the organizing committee.
4.5 Provision for teams
4.5.2 Expenses for accommodation and meals in at least a four-star hotel shall be met by the Organizer.
4.5.3 Furnishing of the playing hall
4.6 Media Facilities
4.6.2 The Organizer shall ensure an efficient media service for
4.6.3 The Organizer shall appoint an information officer to supervise these activities, and shall set up a media center (press center).
4.6.4 The media center should be:
4.6.5 Facilities in the media center
4.7 Guidelines for co-operation with journalists
4.7.2 Every journalist (in the wide sense) shall be issued a pass. This must incorporate a firmly attached photograph, and must be worn prominently on all media premises.
4.7.3 The passes will give access to
4.7.4 Accommodation for journalists
4.7.5 Press conferences
4.7.6 Conduct of interviews
4.7.7 Conduct in the playing hall
5. Specific measures at the start of the championship or shortly before it
5.1 Notification of the precise schedule to the Federations
Not later than 6 weeks before the start of the championship, all participating Federations must possess the following information:
5.1.1 Date and time of:
5.1.2 Any extra arrangements, and provision for their cost (e.g. in case of missed airway connections etc.), must be agreed in advance with the Organizer.
The Organizer shall provide accreditation and passes for players, captains and organizers.
5.3 Care of players
The Organizer and his colleagues shall give every assistance in looking after the players, both immediately after their arrival and during the tournament itself. The Organizer shall make every effort to provide the players with the best possible quality of accommodation, food and drink, transport, and playing conditions.
5.4 Opening ceremony
5.4.1 All players, captains and principals must take part in this ceremony.
6. Parties to the World Chess Team Championship
6.1 The FIDE President represents the interest of FIDE and is empowered to take the final decision in all questions relating to the championship as a whole.
6.2.1 During the whole course of the contest, the players must conduct themselves in accordance with sporting fairness and decency, and must take care neither to distract nor to trouble their opponents. They should endeavour to settle all disputes by mutual accommodation.
6.2.2 Prior agreement between players or captains as to the result of games or of a match will be penalized with the utmost severity. If any such agreement is proved to have taken place, the points apportioned by it will be forfeited, and the matter will be referred to the appeals committee for the fixing of the penalty.
6.3 The team captains' duties
6.3.1 Before the start of a round, the captain of a team must deliver to the Chief Arbiter, or to a representative appointed by the latter for this purpose, a sealed envelope containing a list of the team members who are to take part in the round in question. If this list is not delivered by the appointed time, the team may only use the players numbered 1 - 4 in the board order.
6.4 The appeals committee
6.4.1 The Chairman of the Appeals Committee shall be nominated by the FIDE President. There shall be two other members, all from different Federations, appointed by the FIDE President in consultation with the World Chess Championship Committee. No member of the Appeals Committee shall sit in judgment in a dispute involving a player or party from his Federation except where the dispute is between two players or two parties from his Federation.
6.4.2 All protests must be submitted in writing to the Appeals Committee not more than two hours after the relevant playing session, or the particular infringement complained against. The Committee may decide on the following matters:
6.4.3 If possible, the Committee shall reach a decision not more than two hours after the submission of a protest. The appeals process shall include written representations and a written decision. The Committee shall endeavour to find binding solutions that are within the true spirit of the FIDE motto, Gens Una Sumus. Each protest must be accompanied by a deposit fee of 500 euros (five hundred euros) or the equivalent in local currency. If the protest is accepted, the fee shall be returned. If the protest is rejected, the fee may be forfeited to FIDE.
6.4.4 The written decision of the Appeals Committee arising from any dispute in respect of these regulations shall be final.
7. Tournament regulations for the World Chess Team Championship
7.1 Laws of Chess
7.2 System of play
The championship will be played using a 9 round, round-robin system. Each team will play a match against all other teams. Colours and starting numbers will be drawn at the Opening Ceremony.
Time control for the event is 90 min/40 moves +30 min/end, with 30 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1.
Each round the list of the team composition for that round will be delivered to arbiters at 9:00 am morning. Otherwise, that round the top 4 boards will be accepted as the playing team. For the 1st round, the same rule will be applied.
Each match will be scored by match points as used in the FIDE Olympiad. Winner will get 2 points, a draw will give each team 1 point, and a loss is scored as 0 points. If any teams finish with equal game points, the tie shall be resolved as follows:
8. Conclusion of the World Chess Team Championship
8.1 Closing ceremony