FIDE 100 Chess Tournament

This year marks the 100th anniversary of FIDE!

FIDE (International Chess Federation), the international chess federation founded in Paris on July 20, 1924. FIDE has sent a mission to its member countries.

-Let’s hold chess tournaments all over the world and try to set a Guinness record for participants.-

We, the Japanese Chess Federation, have decided to cooperate with this project by organizing a tournament on July 20!

We invite you to participate in this tournament and experience a historic moment in the world of chess.


Event Outline


Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024

Venue: SPOT Omotesando Aoyama Kotto Dori Entrance GRANDE

   3-12-7 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)

   Omotesando Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line) 1 min. walk

  *There will be no waiting room.

Format: 4 rounds Swiss style, time limit 15 minutes + 10 seconds per move, official domestic rapid

Participants will be divided into 3 groups: Open, U1600 and U1000, and each group will be paired.



Entry criteria: 

Japan Chess Federation members (yearly or 1-time tournament members), 

*Members must confirm that their membership expiration date is valid until the day of the tournament.

If you are not a member, please purchase a ticket on [Peatix] and register as a member as soon as possible.


About groupings:

Classification will be based on the domestic Rapid Ratings (or the domestic Standard Ratings if none are available) to be announced in June 2024.

Group A is for players under 1600, and Group B is for players under 1000 or no rating. Players may select their preferred group only if it is above their rating. Participants who do not indicate their preference at the time of registration will be assigned to the appropriate group.


Entry fee:  3,000 yen

U22: 2,000 yen

*U22 refers to players who have not reached 22 years of age by January 1, 2024, and were born in 2002 or later.

“Wait-list tickets” will be sold at the same price as ‘participation tickets’ on [Peatix].

*What is a waiting list ticket?

A “waiting list” ticket will be sold at the same price along with the “participation ticket” on Peatix.

“Waiting list tickets” can be purchased only when the capacity has been reached and regular tickets are sold out. If a cancellation occurs, the participants will be allowed to participate in the tournament in the order in which they purchased their “waiting list tickets,” and the purchase price will be applied directly to the entry fee. If the waiting list is not filled by one week prior to the tournament, the purchase price will be refunded.

If a waiting list ticket purchaser becomes eligible to participate in the tournament, he/she will be notified via his/her registered email address.


Registration: Purchase through Peatix within the application period(Limit: 80 people)


Application period: From 18:00 on Thu, 6 June 2024 to 23:59 on Wed, 17  2024 



July 20 (Saturday)

13:20-13:40 Check-in

13:40 Declaration of Opening

13:40 R1

15:00 R2

16:20 R3

17:40 R4

19:15 Prize Giving



Medals will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place in Open, U1600, and U1000.

Tie-breaks will be used to determine winners. No two players will share the prize.

Certificates will be sent to participants if the Guinness World Record is broken.


Other Regulations

Tournament Rules

Tie-breaks:  1.Buchholz Cut-1,  2. Buchholz, 3. Sonneborn-Berger, 4. Sum of the ratings of the opponents, 5. Drawing of lots.

Default time:  If any player is not present within 10 min after the game starts, she/he shall lose the game by default. The game is not rated.

Advance Bye: Bye (non-playing) declarations will be accepted until 18:00 on the day before the tournament day, and must be entered on the Bye Request Form. A player will receive 0.5 points for an advance bye and 0 points for a bye declared after the deadline, but all byes declared in the final round will receive 0 points. Players with more than one round of declared byes will be eliminated from the prize pool.

The compulsory Bye (Bye on the pairings) will be 1 point.

Pairings for the first round must be made after 18:00 and before 24:00 on the day before the tournament.

If you wish to declare a bye or cancel your participation in the tournament after the closing time of the previous day, please contact 

If a player missed the last round without prior Bye report,  and does not contact the above address by email, he/she will be disqualified and will be excluded from the tournament. 

Players must use clocks, chess sets, and score sheets provided by the organizer.

It is not necessary to record the moves. After the game is over, both players must sign each other’s score sheets and report the result to the arbiter. The results must be confirmed before signing.

All electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, smart watches, etc. must be turned off and put away in a bag during the game. They must not be worn during the match and must not be taken out of the venue in a bag. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the electronic devices are turned on, and any player who violates this rule will lose the match immediately, not by default. The use of smartphones or any other communication devices in the venue is also prohibited for observers and players who have finished their matches.

The order of precedence of the criteria for determining starting order shall be National Rapid Rating (if you do not have one, you will take over the National Standard Rating), Title, and Alphabetical order.

The other criteria will be determined in accordance with the FIDE Rules.  


Media Related Rules

The tournament results will be posted on the Internet ( for reporting purposes. The game record may also be published on the Internet. Participants agree to the publication of their real names, results, and game records.

Observers are allowed to take photos for the first 10 minutes of each game, including the use of a mobile, but after 10 minutes, all mobiles have to be put away by the observers, and they are not allowed to use them in the playing room. Exception for people with special permission.

Individuals who wish to use photos or videos of participants (during games, award ceremonies, etc.) must be careful to protect their privacy. In addition to obtaining comprehensive consent in advance, for example, in the case of minors, the permission of their guardians must be obtained, and due consideration must be given to the protection of personal information and portrait rights.

The organizer will take photos, record videos, and broadcast the event live. These may be published and used in media such as websites, SNS, video sites, and journals managed by the Japan Chess Federation. Participants shall agree to the publication and live broadcast of these photos and videos.


Other Rules

The organizer reserves the right to change the above conditions in case of reasonable cases before the first round begins.

If you wish to cancel your participation in the convention, please contact

If cancellation is made before the day 8-days before the registration deadline and the number of participants has not reached the maximum number, a refund will be made. We do not refund from 7-days before the application deadline. We do not refund once the number of applicants has reached the maximum.

The Japan Chess Federation cannot be held responsible for any problems that occur between individuals.

If there is a discrepancy between English and Japanese, the Japanese version prevails.


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