AAB Chess Open begins | The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Chess Association President Mohamed Al Mudhahka, members of QCA and Dr. Eiman Al Ansari, AAB Government Relations and Public Affairs Director with players during the opening game of the tournament.

Doha: The 7th edition of the AAB Chess Open, a FIDE-Rated Tournament, kicked off at the Qatar Chess Association Training Center with the participation of 126 players rated under 2200 points.

The tournament, conducted by Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros. Co. (AAB), the distributor of Toyota and Lexus in Qatar, in collaboration with Qatar Chess Association (QCA), promises to deliver a series of exciting matches in an Over the Board (OTB) tournament setting.

The First Move was made in the presence of QCA President Mohamed Al Mudhahka, with members of QCA and Dr. Eiman Al Ansari, AAB Government Relations & Public Affairs Director leading the AAB representatives.

The tournament which runs over two weekends, is being played in a classical chess format of 7 rounds Swiss System. The results are linked for individual rating purposes with the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

AAB Chess Open has become hugely popular across Qatar and deemed one of the strongest chess tournaments in the country with high-rated players participating in it. 

The AAB Chess Open, Qatar’s first FIDE Rated Open Chess Tournament, is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative geared towards developing the community through sports. 

Organised to nurture and sustain the interest and passion of chess enthusiasts in the community, the tournament paved the way for the Rated players to improve their world ratings and for the Non-Rated players to be rated on an international level. 

With a strong partnership with QCA, the tournament has created a meaningful impact on the lives of the young chess enthusiasts as well as adult players who are given the chance to get world rating.

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