Important Announcement regarding the National Chess Championships 2022
Considering the unprecedented situation of pandemic, cancellation of National Championships as well as international events like Olympiad, Asian Games, World Team Chess Championships and mandatory national championships, All India Chess Federation felt that conduct of Senior National, Women National, National Junior and National Sub-Juniors are found to be the top most priority to give ample opportunity to players as due weightage as per Selection Norms need to be given to the National Champion.
Due to the pandemic situation, having a championship with longer duration is not at all advisable and after due deliberation, it is decided to conduct the following events before 31 March 2022 with due modification to reduce the number of days/rounds. Such an arrangement will not be cited as precedent by any stakeholders for future National events.
1. MPL Senior National Chess Championship-2022 at Kanpur from 25 Feb to 03 Mar 2022 with 11 rounds.
2. MPL National Women Chess Championship-2022 at Bhubaneswar from 25 Feb to 02 Mar 2022 with 9 rounds.
3. MPL National Sub-Junior & National Sub-Junior Girls Chess Championship-2022 at Delhi from 04 Mar to 08 Mar 2022 with 9 rounds. (First round will be played on 04 Mar 22 afternoon).
4. MPL National Junior & National Junior Girls Chess Championship-2022 at Gurgaon from 09 Mar to 13 Mar 2022 with 9 rounds (Final round will be played in the forenoon on 13 Mar 22).
The prospectus/regulations for all the events will be published shortly and all players are requested to prepare and make necessary travel arrangements accordingly.
AICF news link: https://aicf.in/national-chess-championships-2021-22/