QCA Board of Directors

  • Khalifa AL-HitmiPresident
  • Mohammed AL-MedaihkiGeneral Secretary
  • Mohammed Naser Al-SayedAssistant General Secretary
  • Sultan Al-KuwariBoard Member
  • Essa Mousa ABUHolayqahBoard Member
  • Amal Khaled AL-MannaiBoard Member
  • Hamad AL-TamimiExecutive Director
Khalifa AL-Hitmi1 Mohammed AL-Medaihki2 Mohammed Naser Al-Sayed3 Sultan Al-Kuwari4 Essa Mousa ABUHolayqah5 Amal Khaled AL-Mannai6 Hamad AL-Tamimi7
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International Chess News

IM Husain Aziz Nezad wins 2nd place in the Arab  Individual Men Championship 2015

Husain Aziz Nezad

IM Husain Aziz Nezad won the 2nd Place and the silver Medal in both Classical & Rapid Chess competions of the Arab Chess Championship held in Agadir Morocco during the period 1 to 11 October 2015.

Qatari GM Zhu Chen is the Asian Women's Blitz Chess Champion 2015

Zhu Chen Asian Blitz Champion 2015Qatari Grandmaster Zhu Chen Wins Gold Medal and the title of the Asian Women's Blitz Chess Championship held in Al Ain city in the United Arab Emirates during August 2015. Final Standings

GM Yu Yangyi Wins Qatar Masters Open 2014

QMO 2014 WinnerGM Yu Yangyi of China wins Qatar Masters Open 2014 after winning in round 8 against the highest seed GM Anis Giri of Holland and in Round 9 against the 2nd seed Ex World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. Read More

Qatar Masters Open 2014

QMO Opening 

Qatar is making history with Qatar Masters Open 2014 being the Strongest Open Chess Tournament ever. With more than 100 Grandmasters are competing in this tournament with Ex Men’s World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and two Women’s World Champions GM Antoaneta Stefanova from Bulgaria and GM Zhu Chen from Qatar with a Total prize fund of 110,000 US$, 25,000 is secured for the 1st place Special Prizes are for the top 5 Women and top five Arab Players. Read more
For more details check the official website

FIDE Women's Grand Prix, Sharjah - UAE

ZhuQatari Grandmaster Zhu Chen is taking part in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix taking place in Sharjah - UAE during the period 25 August to 6 September 2014
Official Website:http://sharjah2014.fide.com

Qatar to the Chess Olympiad 2014

Olympiad 2014Qatar is taking part in the Chess Olympiad 2014 in Tromso - Norway during the Period 1-15 August with Men & Women teams
Men's Team are: GM Mohammed Al-Medaihki, GM Mohammed Naser AL-Sayed, GM Zhu Chen, IM Husain Aziz Nezad, and Hamad AL-Tamimi
Women's Team are: Salama Al-Khelaifi, Aysha Al-Khelaifi, Kholoud Al-Khelaifi, AlShaymaa Hani Ballan Safar, and Hamda Al-Hajri.

Qatari Grandmasters are taking part in the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship

World Rapid & BlitzQatar is taking part in the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship which is going to be held in Dubai - UAE during the period 15-21 June 2014 with the players GM Mohammed Al-Medaihki, GM Mohammed Naser Al-Sayed, GM Zhu Chen, and IM Husain Aziz Nezad.
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Local News



chess club for boys : Starting 18th September 2016
Beginners Sun & Tue 8 lessons 300 QAR
Advanced Mon & Wed 8 lessons 300 QAR
From 4.30 to 5.30 pm

chess club for girls :

Starting 4th September 2016
Twice a week Pack of 8 lessons 300 QAR
From 4.30 to 6.00 pm

girls chess club Location : behind Abu Hamour Petrol station

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Winners of Qatargas Chess Championship felicitated


Doha: The third edition of the Qatargas Chess Championship, organized by the Qatar Chess Association (QCA) was held from February 11 – 14, 2016 at the Al Muntaza Model Primary School for Boys. Nearly 120 boys and girls between 6 – 16 years old participated in the tournament.

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Young chess enthusiasts urged to participate in the 3rd Qatargas Chess Championship


Doha - Qatar, 03 February 2016: The third edition of the Qatargas Chess Championship, a chess tournament organised by  the Qatar Chess Association for children in the age group of 6 - 16 years, will be held at the Al Muntaza Model Primary School for Boys from 11 - 14 February 2016.
Qatargas is the title sponsor of this annual tournament which will be conducted as per the Swiss-system for rapid chess involving nine rounds with each round lasting 25 minutes and allowing ten seconds for every move. 

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Ramadan Rapid & Blitz Chess Open 2015

Ramadan 2015 Winners

Ramadan Rapid & Blitz Chess Open Tournaments concluded with Diogo Alho from Portugal Winner of the Rapid Chess and Mr. Shatrugan Kumar from India Winner of the Blitz Chess. Money prizes were distributed to the top ten in the Rapid Tournament and to the Top five in the Blitz Tournament.

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 TOYOTA Kids U16 Rapid Open 2015

Toyota 2015 Top Three WinnersToyota Chess Kids Open 2015 was concluded at the Abdulla AbdulGhani and Brothers Tower in the Toyota Showroom, the closing ceremony and the prize distribution was attended by Mr. Usama Abdulghani the Chairman of the Company and Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Al-Hitmi the President of Qatar Chess Association. Read more...

FIDE Arbiters Seminar Doha 2015

FIDE Arbiters SeminarQatar Chess Association will be organizing A FIDE Arbiters' Seminar in Doha, Qatar, from 28 to 31 May 2015.  Read more...


Our Grandmasters

GM Zhu Chen GM Mohammed AL-Medaihki GM Mohammed AL-Sayed

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Khalifa AL-Hitmi is FIDE Vice President

KhalifaIn Tromso - Norway President of the Qatar Chess Association Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Al-Hitmi was elected as FIDE Vice President for the next 4 years.

GM Mohammed Al-Modaihki Zone 3.1 President

Zone 3.1 PresidentIn Tromso - Norway General Secretary of the Qatar Chess Association GM Mohammed Al-Medaihki was elected President for the ZONe 3.1 for the next 4 years.

GM Mohamed Naser Al-Sayed Wins the Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015

Al-Sayed Arab Elite 2015Qatari Grandmaster Mohamad Naser Al-Sayed wins the Arab Elite Chess Championship 2015 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup,
organized in Dubai 26 May to 4th June 2015

GM Zhu Chen Wins the Zone 3.1 Women's Chess

Zhu Chen Zone 3.1Qatari Grandmaster Zhu Chen wins the Zone 3.1 Women Chess Championship 2015, organized in Muscat - Oman 17 - 24/ May 2015 and qualifies for the Women's World Cup 2016.

GM Mohammed Al-Modaihki Wins 2nd Arab Elite Chess Championship 2013

Arab Elite 2013Qatari GM Mohammed Al-Modaihki wins the 2nd edition of the Arab Elite Chess Championship 2013 FIDE President Kirsan Ilyimzhinov's Cup which was organized by the Arab Chess Federation in Dubai during the period 16 to 23 June 2013. Read more

Zhu Chen Arab Chess Champion 2013

Zhu Chen Arab Chess ChampionQatari Grandmaster Zhu Chen Became the Arab Women Chess Champion 2013 for Classical Chess and Blitz Chess held in Abudhabi - UAE during the period 7-17 Dec 2013.

GM Mohammed AL-Sayed shared the 2nd place in Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2014

GM AL-SAYEDQatari Grandmaster Mohammed Naser Al-Sayed shared the 2nd place in the strong Masters Chess tournament held in Gibraltar during the period 27 Jan to 6 Feb 2014. the total number of the participants was 256 FIDE rated Players of which 68 were Grandmasters 8 Women Grandmasters 39 International Masters and 22 FIDE Masters. Click for official website


More News

Arab youth Chess Championship 2014 Amman - Jordan

Jordahn 2014Qatar is taking part in the Arab Youth Chess Championship 2014 for Girls with the following delegation:
GM Mohammed Naser AL-Sayed Head of the Delegation
Players: Amani AL-Sulaiti and Alla Hussain under 14 years
Hamda Al-Hajri and Al-Maha Bahzad Under 12 years
Al-Hawraa Hussain Under 10 years
Maryam Al-Hajri and and Fatima Hussain Under 8 years
With WGM Ioulia Ryjanova and WGM Mariya Sergeyeva as coaches

National Sport Day 2014, 11th of February in Katara, Blitz open

QSD 2014 WinnerSimultaneous matches started with 40 players due to limitation of the seats After 4 hours of fighting. read more.

120 Players registered for the Blitz Chess Tournament  9 round Swiss System Three Grandmasters and two Women Grandmasters took part and the Winner of the tournament was Hamdouchi Hicham from France. read more.




Training Camp in greece for the Young Players boys & girls
معسكر تدريبي باليونان للاعبي ولاعبات مركزي التدريب الأولاد والفتيات

Training Cam GreeceQatar Chess Association sent a group of young players from both the Boys and the Girls chess clubs to Greece for a Training Camp to improve their ability and skills for future tournaments.

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Ramadan Rapid chess open  & Ramadan U14 2013

Ramadan 2013Roberto Arellano and Bilal Ahmad Moosa are the Champions of the Ramadan Chess Open and Ramadan under 14 years old which took place in the Girls Chess Club during the period 14-20 June 2013 it was Open for all, Qataris and Expats from both genders The Closing Ceremony was attended by GM Mohammed AL Medaihki the General Secretary of the QCA and Mr. Hamad Al-Tamimi the Executive Director of the QCA as well as Mrs. Amal Al-Mannai QCA board member. For full results click  Open section & Under 14 section

ZONE 3.1 Chess Championship for Men & Women Doha-Qatar

Zone 3.1 CC M&WThe ZONE 3.1 Chess Championship for Men & Women in Doha - Qatar concluded on the 12th of May in Crowne Plaza Hotel after nine exiting days, where ten countries within the Zone 3.1 competed in the championship they were Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, UAE, Yemen, and for the first time in the history a new member the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia. GM Darini Pouria from Iran Won the Men's Championship thus qualifying to the World Chess Cup 2013, and in the Women's section Qatari GM Zhu Chen won the championship and gained the right to compete in the Women's World Chess Championship 2014 click for Official website


  Asian Juniors Chess Championship

Reem BallanQatari Players Fatima Ahmed Al-Khelaifi and Reem Hany Ballan are taking part in the Asian Juniors Chess Championship to be held in Sharjah United Arab Emirates during the period 29 March to 7th April.

The Game Of The Week

HamadQatari Player Hamad AL-Tamimi Draws against the Super Grandmaster Nepomniachtchi Ian from Russia In the Chess Olympiad in Tromso - Norway in the 2nd round. Click to see the game

HusainQatari Player IM Husain Aziz Nezad Wins a brilliant game against the German Grandamster Baramidze David in the In the Chess Olympiad in Tromso - Norway. Click to see the game


Al-MedaihkiOur GM Mohammed Al-Modaihki wins against the Super Grandmaster Vasily Ivanchuk from Ukrain In the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul in the 2nd round. Click to see the game

Chess In Schools

Chess In SchoolsWith the cooperation of the Supreme Education Council QCA is Sending Professional Chess instructors to the schools tuitoring Chess groups in the schools and choosing the best players to represent their schools in the InterSchools Teams Chess Championship for Boys & Girls being organized once a year.