FIDE World Women's Team Championship 2023
Honorary Patronage of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki.
FIDE WORLD WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The city of Bydgoszcz, Poland, will host the 9th edition of the FIDE World Women’s Team Championship 2023.
The competition will follow a similar format to the previous edition, held in Sitges (Spain) in 2021. Twelve teams of four players each (plus two reserves) will be divided into two pools of approximate strength, according to the average rating of the team. The matches are decided by team points, with 2 points for the winning team, and 1 each in case of a draw. Four teams will be eliminated at the pool stage, with the best eight teams advancing to a double-round knockout stage.
In the pool stage, board points will be used as a tie-break, while in the knock out the eventual ties will be decided through blitz matches (see the regulations for more details).
The time control is 45 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 10 seconds per move starting from move 1.
Meet the city
Bydgoszcz, the city of science and culture
Located in northern Poland, less than 200km from the capital Warsaw, Bydgoszcz sits at the junction of the rivers Vistula and Brda. With 350,000 inhabitants, it is served by its own domestic airport. An architecturally rich city, Bydgoszcz is home to a number of universities, like the Casimir the Great University, University of Technology and Life Sciences and a conservatory, as well as the Medical College of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. With a thriving cultural life, it also hosts the Pomeranian Philharmonic concert hall and the Opera Nova opera house.
More information about Bydgoszcz: www.bydgoszcz.pl