How much FIDE charges to have a tournament rated?

Please take note this is not a definitive answer. It may not even be true because it’s from ChatGPT 4.0. However, it does look valid. Tell me if there is anything wrong in the following:

PROMPT:

FIDE charges a fee to have a tournament rated. How much is that?

ChatGPT 4,0 answer:

To answer your question, FIDE charges a fee to have a tournament rated based on the following factors:

  • The type of tournament (all-play-all, Swiss, round-robin, etc.)
  • The average rating of the participants
  • The number of games played
  • The time control used
  • The federation in which the tournament is held
  • The date of registration of the tournament

According to the FIDE Rating Regulations effective from 1 January 20221, the fee for a standard play tournament is calculated as follows:

  • For all-play-all tournaments, the fee is 1 Euro per player per game, multiplied by a coefficient depending on the average rating of the participants (from 0.5 for an average rating below 2000 to 2.5 for an average rating above 2600).
  • For Swiss and round-robin tournaments, the fee is 0.2 Euro per player per game, multiplied by the same coefficient as above.
  • For rapid and blitz tournaments, the fee is 0.1 Euro per player per game, multiplied by the same coefficient as above.

The minimum fee for any tournament is 20 Euro. The fee is doubled if the tournament is registered less than three days before the start date. The fee is waived for official FIDE and Continental events.

However, these fees may vary depending on the federation in which the tournament is held, as some federations may charge additional fees or offer discounts. For example, according to the Malaysian Chess Federation2, the fee for a FIDE rated event is RM200 (about 40 Euro) for a State Affiliate or RM300 (about 60 Euro) for a non-State Affiliate, plus RM10 (about 2 Euro) per player entry. According to the English Chess Federation3, the fee for a FIDE rated standard play event is £1 per player for an average rating below 2230, £5 per player for an average rating between 2230 and 2379, £10 per player for an average rating between 2380 and 2599, £14 per player for an average rating between 2600 and 2699, and £19 per player for an average rating above 2700. These fees are waived for ECF Gold and Platinum members.

Therefore, the exact fee for a FIDE rated tournament depends on the specific details of the event and the federation involved. You can check the FIDE website4 or contact your local federation for more information.

I hope this information was helpful. If you have any other questions or requests, please let me know. 😊

Thanks to CM Helen Milligan of New Zealand for this:

We pay zero for Rapid or Blitz, and NZ$2.5 per player for a Standard event… Which is more-or-less what FIDE charges.