Aid Package Program for Chess Opens 2022 – reminder

— from FIDE

Following a success of the FIDE Open Tournaments support in 2021, FIDE will be expanding and extending Aid Package Program through 2022. This project will support seasoned professionals, aspiring youth, female players, veterans, representatives of all Continents. It will also help organisers of traditional events, who struggle to stage competitions in covid times. €150,000 will be allocated by FIDE to support open tournaments all over the world in 2022. Each open tournament organiser applying for the Aid Package shall accept the conditions and meet the requirements listed below —

An application for the Aid Package shall be sent to by 15 December 2021
The Aid Package cannot exceed 20% of the total budget and cannot exceed €15,000
At least 10% of the total prize fund shall be allocated for women’s prizes and at least 5% of the total prize fund shall be allocated for veteran’s prizes
FIDE may require the tournament to establish the lower fees (or absence of fees) for the agreed categories of participants (veterans, youth, women, representatives of developing countries)
Mention ‘Financially supported by FIDE’ shall be visible on tournament’s media resources (e.g. webpage, social media pages)
FIDE may require FIDE and its sponsors to be reasonably represented at the tournament
The Organiser is requested to fill in the following form.

Events with the classical time control shall be prioritised
Event’s history
Event’s strength
Geographical location
Amount of the prize fund and its distribution
Fair Play measures
The list of the selected Opens shall be announced by 15 January 2022.