There will be separate championships for categories Under-2300, Under-2000 and Under-1700. In each rating section, a separate championship for women shall be organized only if there are at least 10 women entries from at least 2 continents. Otherwise the women’s event will be merged with men (open).
- A player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2300 or greater for at least one year prior to the registration deadline of the event.
For the Under-2000 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 2000 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship.
For the Under-1700 section, a player must not have a published FIDE rating of 1700 or greater for at least one year prior to the start of the championship.
- In case a player exceeds the rating of 1700 or 2000 after the registration deadline, he/she will play the upper rating category.
- All players must not hold any title above CM (or WCM for women) in the sections Under-1700 and Under-2000. All players must not hold any title above FM (or WFM for women) in the section Under-2300.
- The Championships are open tournaments for players registered by their federation. FIDE member federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish.
- In addition, the winner from each World Amateur Championship rating section and from each Continental Amateur Championship rating section, of the year preceding this edition, are qualified with personal rights (as long as they don’t reach or exceed 2300 rating by the registration deadline) and their places cannot be substituted.
- Time limit per player: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 min. for the rest of the game + 30’’ increment for every move starting from move one. A player forfeits the game if he hasn’t appeared at his board within half an hour after the start of the game.
- The final ranking order of the players is determined by the number of points scored. If at the end of the tournament two or more players are tied for the first place or for any prize, the tie shall be broken as in accordance to the following criteria for Swiss events:
- Results of direct encounters between the tied players ( applies only if all tied players have played each other),
- Buccholz Cut 1,
- The greater number of games played with black,
- The Greater number of wins.
- The FIDE Technical Officials shall be announced one month before the event. The Appeals Committee will be elected during the Technical Meeting before the tournament starts.