Events

  • Circular – FIDE Rating chess tournament for the Blind 2016, Ahmadabad.
    (10th November to 13th November 2016).
    For more details click here.
  • Circular – IDL National Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament for the visually Challenge 2016 Bangalore. (
    1st October to 5th October 2016)
    . For more details click here.
  • Circular – All India FIDE Rating Open Chess Tournament for the Visually Challenge, Hyderabad, May-2016 (27th April to 1st May 2016). For more details click here.
  • Circular – South Zone Selection chess tournament,Alawaye (RLY Station)Near Ernalkukam,Kerla 2015 from 27th November to 29th November, 2015. For more details click here.
  • Circular – South Zone Selection chess tournament,Alawaye (RLY Station)Near Ernalkukam,Kerla 2015 from 27th November to 29th November, 2015. For more details click here.
  • Circular – West Zone Selection chess tournament,, Ahmadabad, Gujarat 2015 from 20th November to 22nd November, 2015. For more details click here.



Past Events

Open National chess Tournament for the visually impaired chess player at Bangalore from 7th to 9th August 2015. For more details contact H.J.Naveen Mobile 09538206102 email:hjnaveen284@gmail.com

  • All India open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament for the Blind, held in Hydrabad from 18th May to 22th May, 2015. For more details click here.
  • Circular- chess Tournament for the blind held in Amravati, 2015. For more details click here.
  • National Open Fide Rating Chess Tournament for the Blind, held in Nagercoil from from 28th February to 3rd March, 2015. For more details click here.
  • National Open Fide Rating Chess Tournament for the Blind, held in Gujarat from 4th November to 7th November, 2014. For more details click here.
  • North Zone Chess Championship for the Blind 2014, held in New Delhi from 29th September to 01st October, 2014. For more details click here.


  • 4th All India open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament for the Blind, held in Hydrabad from 01st June to 05th June, 2014. For more details click here.
  • Vasai Taluka Kala Krida Vikas Mandal Presents _ AICFB NATIONAL ‘A’ CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE BLIND held in Vasai, District Thane, Maharashtra from 23rd February to 03rd March 2014. For more details and results click here.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS ORGANIZED BY AICFB


PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

  • Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind for the first time, which was held in Bruno, Czech Republic (3-13 July 1998). The Players who represented India were Swapnil Shah, Madan Bagayatkar, Sanjay Karandikar and Charudatta Jadhav
  • Irish Open at Cork, Ireland (9-12 October 1998). This was the first time that Indian players, namely Mr. Charudatta Jadhav & Mr. Shirish Patil, won the prizes at an international tournament. The players who represented India were Shirish Patil,Charudatta Jadhav,Sanjay Karandikar,Madan Bagayatkar & Swapnil Shah
  • World Junior Chess Championships for the Blind held in Kortrijk, Belgium (21-30 August 1999) participated by Gaurav Gadodia
  • Individual World Championship, which was held in Benaske, Spain (11-21 July 2000)
  • Chess Olympiad for the Blind held in Zakopane, Poland (28 August – 8 Sept 2000). Madan Bagayatkar bagged a Bronze medal on board no. 2 and became the first blind chess player in India to win a medal at the Olympiad
  • Junior World Chess Championship for the visually impaired, which was held in Alicante, Spain (3-12 July 2001) Gaurav Gadodia(Mumbai) & Rakesh Kumar Narwal(Haryana)
  • International DBSB Jubliee chess tournament, which was held in Germany (4 to 12 Aug. 2001)
  • Team World Championship for the Visually Impaired, which was held at Dusseldorf, Germany (7-17 October 2001)
  • Feminine World Chess Championship for the Visually Impaired, the first-ever Indian Women’s Team, held in Tarragona, Spain (5-15 November 2001)
  • Individual World Chess Championship for the Blind, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey (19-29 November 2002)
  • World Junior Chess Championship at Spain from 27th Aug to 7 Sept 2003 Laxmi Adhikari (West Bengal) and P. Kalishekhar (Andha Pradesh).
  • Conducted first ever Asian Chess Championship for the Blind in Mumbai (7-15 December 2003). Yemen, Nepal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Iran & India participated in this tournament. This was the first International Chess tournament for the blind in the history of India
  • XII World Team Chess Championship for the Visually Impaired at Tarragona, Spain in (1-14 November 2004)
  • Feminine World Championship for the Blind in Greece in (2-12 July 2005) Shobha Lokhande, Indira Gilbile & Vaishali Salavkar.
  • Junior World Championship for the Blind in Greece in (2-12 July 2005) Shivshekhar Kola (Andhra Pradesh).

NATIONAL & ZONAL EVENTS ORGANIZED BY AICFB
National Chess Championship Tournaments were organized in the city of Mumbai:

Open National

  • Open National Chess Championship for the Blind (28 April – 2 May 1998). With 172 participants from 13 states, the tournament was the biggest chess tournament for the blind in India.
  • Open National Chess Championship for the Blind (27l – 30 May 2005) at Madurai, Tamilnadu.
  • Open National Chess Championship for the Blind (23 – 27 June 2006) at Ambala, Haryana.
  • Open National Chess Championship for the Blind (24 – 27 May 2007) at Madurai, Tamilnadu.
  • Open National Chess Championship for the Blind (17 – 21 Nov. 2007) at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Open National Chess Championship for the Blind (27 – 30 June 2008) at Chandigarh, Punjab).

Team Championship

  • Conducted at Ambala, Haryana from 24 to 27 June 2008.

AICFB Organized Zonal Tournaments

  • First cycle of zonal tournament (1998-1999) at Panipat, Nagpur and Tirupati National Chess Championship (21-26 June 1999)
  • Second cycle of Zonal tournament (1999-2000) at Ambala, Madurai, Ahmedabad and Jamshedpur
  • Third cycle of zonal tournament (2000-2001) at Ambala, Eraguntla, Jamshedpur and Pune
  • Fourth cycle of zonal (2003-2004) at Delhi, Pune, Shimoga and Jamshedpur
  • Fifth cycle of zonal (2005-2006) at Nashik, Shimoga, Bhubaneshwar and Saharanpur
  • Sixth cycle of zonal (2006-2007) at Ahmedabad, Kasargod, Bhubaneshwar and Panipat.

Subpages (4): 10th AICFB National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the Blind, 2014 KIIT CUP-AICFB National ‘A’ Championship for the Blind, 2013, Bhuvneshwar (Orissa) National School Chess Championship for the Visually Challenged – 2016 – Shirdi National Women & National Junior Chess Championship for the Blind, 2012