(for the physically disabled)

ISRAEL / ASHDOD, 1st – 10th JUNE 2020


  1. Organizers: The Israeli Chess Federation, Sports Authority of Ashdod Municipality, Ashdod Municipal Chess Club, IPCA (International Physically Disabled Chess Association).

Organizing Committee Members: Yoram Asraf – CEO of Ashdod Municipal Sports Authority, PhD Zvika Barkai – Chairman of the Israeli Chess Federation, Gil Boruchovski – CEO of the Israeli Chess Federation, Alex Poleg – Chair member, Ofer Cohen – Chair member, IM Andrei Gurbanov – 1st IPCA Vice President.

Press Officer: Dudu Kakon – Ashdod Municipal Sports Authority Spokesman

  1. Championship Manager: Moshe Slav, phone: 050-8557766, e-mail:

  1. Arbiters: IA Alon Shulman – Chief Arbiter

Appeals Committee Member: Israel Gelfer

  1. Venue and date

The championship will be held in Hotel “Leonardo”, Mediterranean Sea Ave. 1, Ashdod City, Israel, 1st – 10th June 2020 (1st June – arrival day, 10th June – departure day).

  1. Participation

The physically disabled chess players – men, women and juniors (boys, girls) 2000 year of birth and younger (including users of wheelchairs) with the disability group in the player’s country but not less than 50% physical disability.

All players must submit the appropriate medical certificate of disability for the IPCA Medical Committee before the competition.

  1. Playing system and time control

Swiss system in 9 rounds according to FIDE rules of Chess. Pairing by program SwissManager.

Time control: 90 minutes per game plus bonus 30 seconds per each move.

  1. Additional scoring system

In case of equal number of points will be used the following additional scoring system:

1) Median Buchholz, 2) Buchholz, 3) Direct result.

  1. Schedule


June 1

12:00 – 20:00

Arrival, registration, accommodation of participants


Technical meeting


June 2


Opening ceremony

15:00 – 19:00

1st round


June 3

9:00 – 13:00

2nd round

15:00 – 19:00

3rd round


June 4

15:00 – 19:00

4th round


June 5

15:00 – 19:00

5th round


June 6

9:00 – 12:00

27th IPCA Congress

15:00 – 19:00

6th round


June 7

15:00 – 19:00

7th round


June 8

15:00 – 19:00

8th round


June 9

10:00 – 14:00

9th round

18:30 – 20:00

Closing ceremony


June 10

6:00 – 11:00

Departure of participants

  1. Prizes in championship

1st place – 1000 EUR Women prizes:

2nd place – 800 EUR 1st place – 500 EUR

3rd place – 600 EUR 2nd place – 400 EUR

4th place – 300 EUR 3rd place – 300 EUR

5th place – 300 EUR

6th place – 300 EUR

Cups, medals and diplomas in followings categories: the general classification, women, men and women in wheelchairs and boy-juniors and girl-juniors.

Winner among men, women and players in wheelchairs obtain the right of participation in IPCA team at the FIDE World Chess Olympiad 2020.

  1. Registration to the championship and visas

  • Registration to the 20th IPCA World Individual Chess Championship 2020 on website: until 15th May 2020.

  • Participants of the championship are responsible for obtain of the visas to Israel if it is needed. For assistance with Visa arrangement please contact the Israeli Chess Federation by e-mail: and provide your following information: 1) Surname and name(s) (as in passport), 2) Citizenship, 3) Date of birth, 4) Passport number , 5) Passport expiry date, 6) Function (player, accompanying person).

  1. Accommodation and meals

  • Accommodation in double rooms and meals in Hotel “Leonardo”, Mediterranean Sea Ave. 1, Ashdod City, Israel.

  • Full board from dinner on 1st June to breakfast on 10th June 2020.

  1. Transport: Ashdod is located 50 km from Tel Aviv. You can get to Ashdod from Airport in Tel Aviv by train, which runs hourly. If it is necessary, the tournament organizer provides the paid transport for the participants from the Airport in Tel Aviv to the hotel in Ashdod and back.

  1. Payments

For players – 650 EUR per player (payment includes accommodation in double room and full board).

Entry fee in the tournament 50 EUR per player,

For accompanying persons of players in wheelchairs – 650 EUR per person (payment includes accommodation in double room and full board).

For other accompanying persons – 1.000 EUR per person (payment includes accommodation in double room and full board).

Additional payment for one extra day (in double room) – 250 EUR per night,

Transport of participants from airport to hotel and back – 100 EUR per person.

Upgraded rooms: EXECUTIVE room (high floor) – 28 EUR per night,

CLUB room (with a balcony) – 39 EUR per night,

JUNIOR Suite – 88 EUR per night.

The participation costs should be paid for the bank account of the organizer

not later than 15th May 2020.

Bank information:




IBAN: IL56-0204-9300-0000-0488-009


  1. Additional information

  • The 20th IPCA World Individual Chess Championship 2020 will be played according to the FIDE rules in force since 01.01.2018.

  • The player who arrives at the round with a delay of more than 30 minutes after the start of the round, loses the game.

  • The decisions of the chief arbiter during the competition are final.

  • An appeal should be filed not later than 2 hours after the end of the round.

  • In all matters not included in that communication decides the organizer of tournament.

  • For the capacity of the player to participation in the tournament, as well as for his insurance are responsible delegating organizations.

  • The representatives of the IPCA National Federations who have got a mandate to represent their countries will participate in the 27th IPCA Congress in Ashdod, Israel on 6th June 2020, 9.00 – 12.00.

Svetlana Gerasimova

IPCA President

PhD Zvika Barkai

Chairman of the Israeli Chess Association

Gil Boruchovski

CEO of the Israeli Chess Association

Moshe Slav

Championship Manager